Monday, March 24, 2014

Royal Jelly Lowers Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients

The Remarkable Royal Jelly and the Queen Bee
Guardian, 3/22/2014
The Queen bee is a remarkable insect, and the royal jelly formed from the milky white substance secreted by the glands of the honeybee is the only food they live on. This food contains water, proteins, sugar, fats, amino acids and vitamins. There are variations of its composition depending on the climate and geographic location. The queen bee lives exclusively on the thick substance, and this is the reason for their longevity and impressive size. Queen bees live up to seven years compared to the short seven-week life span of the worker bees…
Royalactin, which is the active ingredient of royal jelly, is a single protein responsible for the development of a bee into a queen. This medicinal compound secreted by the bees is a form of nourishment for the entire hive and is a factor in the development of larvae into queen bees. Research shows that it has demonstrated powerful antioxidant capacity and the ability to block cholesterol.
A random trial analysis revealed the effects of royal jelly on glycemic control and oxidative stress factors in type 2 diabetes. The health benefits provided from royal jelly include significant blood sugar lowering agents, a finding that could be useful for diabetic patients. Previous studies revealed royal jelly to be an effective functional food to prevent insulin resistance associated with hypertension and lower blood pressure…

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