Unsung heroes of supplements
Lovely County Citizen, 11/5/2014
Royal jelly is reserved for the aristocracy in the bee hive. The makeup of royal jelly is mostly water, about 10 percent protein, including small amounts of many different amino acids, and about12 percent simple sugars. It also contains many trace minerals, some enzymes, antibacterial and antibiotic components, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and trace amounts of vitamin C. When checking Pub Med hundreds of studies were referenced, (for example go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22995.... This one concluded, "Six-month ingestion of Royal Jelly in humans improved erythropoiesis, glucose tolerance and mental health. Acceleration of conversion from DHEA-S to T by RJ may have been observed among these favorable effects". Putting this in normal language what they are saying is that they found benefits in improving red cell numbers/production, sugar tolerance, mental health and an improvement in natural testosterone production.
Bee Pollen has long been used to reduce allergy to pollen. It has been called a nutrition super-food and described as having beneficial effect on health and beauty and cholesterol (lowers bad, increases good), while enhancing physical activity. Because this is pollen-based be careful of using this if you're prone to allergic reaction. Some people believe the more local the bee pollen, the better effect it will have. This may or may not hold true.