Royal Jelly - the food of the queen bee

two25acresAugust 13, 2012

Have you heard of it? Have you ever tried it? Just trying to do some research on this product.

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Toni S

I have a fairly new jar in my fridge, that I keep forgetting to use. Thanks for the reminder. It tastes a bit different than the local honey, it's ok tho.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 6:19PM
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Are you talking about food or face cream? My aunt used Orlane's Royal Jelly creams. I used to buy it for her when we would go to St. Thomas -- still very $$$. AFAIK there's no evidence creams and lotions do anything beyond moisturising.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 12:54PM
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from Better Nutrition, December 1994
by James F. Scheer
Royal jelly is a favorite supplement of Barbara Cartland, mentioned in
Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific romance novelist
of all
time -- more than 500 published books. She is also known as England's
Lady of Nutrition."
Several years ago, when I interviewed her in her 55-room mansion,
Place, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, she made a point to
that she uses every product from the hive, including bee propolis and,
particularly, royal jelly.
"Do you know that the queen bee, nurtured on royal jelly, is 40 to 60
percent larger than worker bees and lives 40 times longer -- for years,
with seven or eight weeks -- and, each day, lays from 2,000 to 4,000
weighing two and one half times her own body weight?" Barbara asked
"One of the last studies on royal jelly coming out of Cornell
University in
Ithaca, N.Y., revealed that chickens fed royal jelly laid twice as
many eggs
as the others, and even the older hens on retirement started laying
"Many remarkable cures have been realized by people who take royal
regularly," she added "There are enough such clinical reports to
convince me
that we should all take royal jelly daily with our other supplements."
Ms. Cartland's friends and relatives in Buckingham Palace (she is
related to
Princess Diana) are also believers in royal jelly.
Palace sources say that most of the royal family takes royal jelly
regularly, and that Princess Margaret, for example, who was dogged by
chronic fatigue,
went on this supplement and regained her optimism, zest and energy.
Nutrition authorities all over the world are enthusiastic about the
health uses for royal jelly. James F. Balch, M.D., and Phyllis A.
Balch in
their book, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, write:
"Royal jelly is known to aid in liver disease, pancreatitis, insomnia,
stomach ulcers, kidney disease, bone fractures and skin disorders, and
as a
potentiator for the immune system."
Dr. Alfred Vogel, author of the perennial bestseller, The Nature
Doctor, is
equally sold on royal jelly and its widespread contributions to
"Royal jelly not only vitalizes and rejuvenates through its efforts on
endocrine glands, but also successfully combats whooping cough,
especially in
children," Vogel said. "It has been found that children with a weak
constitution soon pick up and have better appetites when on royal
He also said that, "Benefits can also be obtained in cases of
mi-graine, stomach and gallbladder troubles, digestive disorders, bad
and the peculiar kind of fatigue resulting from weak functioning of
endocrine glands. These and many other health I problems can be
considerably, if not cured, by taking royal jelly regularly."
"Moreover," he added, "it is maintained that people with a
predisposition to
cancer will benefit from a regular intake of royal jelly...."
Royal jelly has some amazing medicinal properties. Some years ago, Dr.
Murray S. Blum, of Louisiana State University, and associates from the
Department of Agriculture, discovered that royal jelly contains an
almost one-quarter as active as penicillin, without the side effects.
Further, the
researchers discovered that royal jelly stops the growth of bacteria
cause skin infections, such as welts and boils, as well as intestinal
Royal jelly is both an antibiotic and bactericide, effective in
virus-infected patients -- particularly with various types of flu and
What is the specific ingredient in royal jelly that does this? English
researchers have isolated the antimicro-bial substance and named it
10-hy-droxydec-2-enoic acid.
Still other biochemists, working on the hypothesis of Dr. Roger Wyburn
Mason, stating that rheumatoid arthritis is caused by harmful bacteria,
discovered that royal jelly is effective in relieving symptoms of
Given daily injections of 50 mg of pantothenic acid, the B vitamin,
with royal jelly, arthritics -- especially the vegetarians -- showed
improvement: less pain and far greater mobility.
Why is royal jelly one of the most sought after supplements for the
and the not-so-healthy alike? Because it is an incredibly nutritious
Biochemists find that it contains vitamins A, B Complex, C, D and E
� with
particular emphasis on the B Complex, namely, B1, B2, B3, B6, Bl2,
biotin, folic
acid and, of course, is especially rich in pantothenic acid, which is
to bolster the strength of the adrenal glands and to help reduce
"All the water-soluble vitamins of the B group are found together in
jelly," writes Dr. A. Saenz of the Pasteur Institute in Paris in a
"Biology, Biochemistry and the Ther-apeutic Effects of Royal Jelly."
He writes,
"Physicians and biologists realize the prime role of the B vitamins in
cellular respiration and in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and
Royal jelly also supplies many min-erals, calcium, copper, iron,
potassium, silicon and sulfur, as well as the eight amino acids
essential to
human 10 more.
Another exciting nutrient found in royal jelly by researchers at the
York Medical College in Valhalla is a complex compound that acts like
a natural
hormone and stimulates the sex glands of women and men.
This discovery tends to underscore the findings of French biochemists
concluded that royal jelly helps to overcome sterility and sexual
insufficiencies such as frigidity and impotency. Still another French
study discloses that
women going through menopause took royal jelly for an unspecified
period and
appeared, by various physical signs, to look younger. The most
fact was that some were again able to conceive.
Royal jelly has widespread use throughout the world, as it is easily
tolerated by most people, even the ill. Some research indicates that
royal jelly may
help life extension by revitaliz-ing endocrine glands in the manner of
cell therapy and by revving up the immune system.
The late Paul Niehans, M.D., fa-mous for rejuvenating several wellknown
historical figures, such as Sir Winston Churchill, with live cell
therapy, once
said that royal jelly is truly a rejuvenator.
For external health care, as mentioned in Morton and Jean Walker's
Sexual Nutrition, when royal jelly is spread on the face and neck in
lotions or beauty masks, it usu-ally softens skin and causes shallow
wrinkles to
fade. Also, several clinical researchers have found royal jelly to be
effective in managing eczema, neurodermatitis and impetigo, a skin
characterized by pustules. Such disorders usually accompany an
extremely alkaline pH;
royal jelly works to restore an acid skin mantle.
Argentinean researchers Drs. J.R. Lamberti and L.G. Cornejo discovered
royal jelly contains a gelatinous amino acid which is a basic
ingredient in
collagen, essential to skin firmness and youthfulness. Collagen is a
protein and a key part of connective tissue, which is a supporter and
strengthener for the skin.
These doctors use royal jelly for pa-tients in two ways: by mouth and
injection in the veins. When used in-travenously, the youthful-looking
tone, the strengthened immune reaction and renewed energy were
espe-cially marked
in pathological cases.
French biologist Professor foyer de Belvefer has devoted much of his
life to
studying royal jelly and finds that it seems to rejuvenate the
glands and boost immunity. It also appears to strengthen the weak
benefit bronchitis as well as digestive disorders, gallbladder
problems and
Many of the health benefits of royal jelly were revealed by papers
recently at the Second International Biogenetic Congress in
Germany. For example, one of its little-known benefits is its ability
to help
relieve emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression, shock and
senility, as
well as chronic insomnia.
A finding that calls for further testing is that of Chaim Kalman of
whose paper on this subject is entitled "Royal Jelly's Effects on
Eyesight." Here is an excerpt from that paper:
"A man came to me asking for royal jelly, as fresh as possible. He
asked me
how much he should take. I told him a tenth of a gram a day for at
three weeks. A week later he came to me and shouted excitedly, "I can
Kalman continued, "When I questioned him, he told me he was under the
observation of an ophthalmologist, because he could not see clearly.
doctor had not found any inflammation or deterioration or any other
fault, but had told the patient: "Take royal jelly. I read in a
journal that it can improve eye-sight."
It certainly did in this instance

I received this info when I started with Jafra Cosmetics, as
we have several products with Royal Jelly in them Feel free
to check them out at I hope this does not offend anyone, as I have been a member of GW for
years, and have never even mentioned it. None of the people mentioned are associated with Jafra in any way.... Thanks Ladies...

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 1:12PM
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I've heard of it, but didn't know that it was something you could buy and eat. I thought only queen bees ate it.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 1:23PM
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Jelly is an ingredient in our

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 5:32PM
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How do you take royal jelly, I mean in what form? Pill or is it like honey and put it on toast etc?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 8:10AM
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I was actually looking at the vitamins, not really interested in lotions/creams etc. Experiencing a little fatigue, I know it's related to eating habits of late and not getting enough excercise. It's been a rough year and in a short while I'll be packing my mom up, selling her condo and moving her into our home. It's going to create allot of additonal work and some stress so I wanted to get myself prepared. I already take calcium/magnesium for leg cramsp, Olive Leaf extract, vitamin c and d among others. I've also had some nerve damage and heard this could help.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:18AM
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The vitamins really help me. I can definitely tell when I run out. I have Diabetes, Type 2, and they especially help to keep my metabolism working ok. Of course, they may not work so well for everyone. There are a lot of companies that you can get Royal Jelly Vitamins from, not just Jafra....

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 2:59PM
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If you believe something helps, it does.

Blind tests prove that many medications and supplements produce no greater effect than placebos.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 5:49PM
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