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Royal jelly

Royal jelly: how to use it and why it's good for you

A highly nutritious substance rich in proteins, sugars, lipids, vitamins and minerals.

Royal jelly, like honey, is produced by bees. However, unlike honey, it is used for the needs of the colony and, in particular, is intended to nourish the larvae (of bees) and the queen bee. Royal jelly is also known as royal honey and it is a substance precious And precious with unique characteristics that distinguish it from other hive products and make it rich in beneficial properties also for man.

How royal jelly is born

Royal jelly is produced by nurse bees, or workers less than 14 days old. Young nurse bees have a much more developed hypopharyngeal gland than adult ones, so they can produce a greater quantity of royal jelly. 
Officially it was discovered in 1853 by a beekeeper Swiss by name François Huber. The man who initially thought it was liquefied wax soon understood the importance that royal jelly had for the health of the hive.
The discovery of royal jelly had a fundamental impact not only on beekeeping but also on understanding the role of bees within the ecosystem. Huber continued to do research throughout his life and published many books related to beekeeping. He thus contributed significantly to the knowledge of bees and theirs importance for agriculture and the environment.
Even today, beekeepers, with great care, take royal jelly during the swarming period of the bees, in spring.

Royal jelly: consistency and benefits

Royal jelly is made up of water, proteins, sugars, lipids, vitamins and minerals. It has a gelatinous consistency, a milky color and an acid-aromatic flavour. In addition to being the hive queen's only food source, it is highly nutritious, revitalizing And restorative. All this makes it a valuable aid in case of exhaustion, poor concentration or how restorative after a convalescence. It also helps when you are too tired, in physical activities and sports. Can stimulate The immune system and improve the skin health. Royal jelly is considered an important source of pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5, essential for the production of cellular energy and for the synthesis of hormones. 

Among the characteristics that are recognized is that of having a positive effect on stress reduction And of anxiety. Furthermore, it re-establishes a correct metabolism by stimulating the appetite and is an excellent ally in case of nutritional deficiencies in children and elderly people. The stimulation of the metabolism allows nutrients to be disposed of better and despite having a concentrate of vitamins and mineral salts, it has a minimum caloric level: this means that it does not make you fat but rather regulates the balance of the entire organism.

An important aid for the hair

Royal jelly contains a unique combination of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that can help improve the hair health And of the scalp. Among the most relevant properties it allows to improve blood circulation in the scalp and at the same time stimulates the production of new cells in the hair follicles. It contains nutrients, such as biotin and vitamin B5, which can help promote healthy hair growth.

A valuable benefit it is dandruff reduction thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to stimulate the production of natural sebum in the scalp.

But it can also help improve shine of the hair as it nourishes the hair from the inside and is good for its structure.
To reap all the benefits it can be ingested as food and also applied directly to the hair as a mask or shampoo.

Royal jelly: how to introduce it into our diet

Royal jelly can be taken in different forms: capsules or tablets, liquid extracts or simply as fresh food. In this case it is consumed alone or mixed with honey or even with yogurt, fruit or juice. It is important to keep fresh royal jelly in the refrigerator to preserve all its naturalness and freshness.

Extracts can be mixed with water or other liquids. The dose may vary depending on the product, so it is important to know all the directions. In general, it can be taken daily for a period of no more than 3 months, followed by a break of at least 1 month before repeating throughout the year. It is always advisable to inform your doctor or an expert before taking to determine the most appropriate dosage and method of administration.

Royal jelly is a pure food and valuable, loved by bees and rich in benefits for humans.

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