The rise of the ‘superfood’ trend has caused an explosive market demand for such products. One of these such ‘superfoods’ is Royal Jelly. Known for being highly nutritious and unique in it’s properties, Royal Jelly has become an increasing addition to many’s supplement routine. In fact, famous martial artist & actor Bruce Lee supplemented with Royal Jelly. Though due to it’s scarcity and shipping methods, has become quite expensive, quite befitting it’s name.
What Is Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly is the honey produced by worker bees to feed the queen and potential-queen larvae, hence the name. It is believed to be the reason queen bees live 30-40 times longer than normal bees who survive on normal honey. It is incredibly nutritious, rich in B-vitamins and possessing unique compounds and antioxidants. It has been used as an energizing & rejuvenating tonic for hundreds of years and topically as a disinfectant. Considering it is a sprout of life, it is no wonder how beneficial and healthy it is.
Benefits of Royal Jelly
The benefits of Royal Jelly are vast and have been toted of for several hundred years. Benefits include:
- Decreased Fatigue
- Increased Testosterone
- Anti-Aging Properties
- Improved Memory
- Better Eye Sight
- Healthier Skin
- Improved Libido
- Improved Athletic Performance
- Increased Concentration of Neurotransmitters
- Increased Neuritogenesis
- Improve Immune System
- Aid Wound & Skin Repair
- Help With Acne
- Improve Depression & Boost Dopamine
Dosing, Timing, and Application
Benefits with Royal Jelly have been seen in dosages of 300mg-6000mg, but the average supplemental serving seems to be 675mg. If you have more pure Royal Jelly, 1g is a recommended dose. I personally use 2g of pure Royal Jelly daily. Use as much as you can afford.
Time of day does not matter though it should be avoided before bed as it can be excitatory.
Use sublingually (dissolved under the tongue) or topically depending on what you hope to achieve. The listed benefits are from ingestion, so external benefits would be amplified topically. Royal Jelly is a very potent natural skin moisturizer and acne fighter.
Best Royal Jelly Supplement
Note: Due to shipping methods for Royal Jelly, it will often cost more than the product unless you buy in larger volumes.
Manuka South – Manuka South is a premium New Zealand honey supplier. They sell Royal Jelly capsules either normal or standardized to 1.1% 10-HDA (one of the unique active ingredients in Royal Jelly. Because of New Zealand international shipping prices, I recommend purchasing it here instead.
Honey Pacifica – Honey Pacifica offers a variety of specific honeys such as Sage Honey, Star Thistle Honey, and even 60lb lots of Wildflower Honey. Their Royal Jelly is pure and shipped frozen. They also recommend you choose 2-day shipping for maximum freshness.
Skakich Honey – Skakich Honey offers many Royal Jelly products, most interestingly is Royal Jelly Powder, concentrated to be x3 as powerful as normal Royal Jelly. It’s difficult to assess if the powderizing process affects the nutrients so you have to come to your own conclusion. All their Royal Jelly is frozen up until shipping where it is placed in a container with an ice packed and sent with 2-day delivering.
It should be noted, as it is a bee product, that those with bee or pollen allergies avoid. There have also been adverse reactions in those with Asthma or other breathing conditions.
Some have reported skin irritation and rashes after use, though this is likely an allergic reaction.
Some have also reported brain fog and an upset stomach after ingesting.
There are currently no known medical interactions.
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