You’ve probably heard a lot about the Royal jelly . And it is that this natural product has become a perfect complement to the human diet due to its many benefits.
But what exactly is royal jelly and what is it used for? In this article we tell you everything you need to know about this natural product that is so demanded and beneficial for health and well-being.
Royal Jelly is a great revitalizing food whose properties have been used since ancient times, manufactured by bees and on which the queen bee feeds throughout its life. It is very rich in group B vitamins, it also contains minerals and trace elements essential for life, such as: potassium, iron, calcium, copper, silicon or phosphorus, as well as amino acids, essential fatty acids and 10-hydroxydecanoic acid, known as 10-HDA.
The mere presence of all these substances in Royal Jelly would suffice to explain the renewing action it exerts from the physical and mental point of view: feeling of well-being, disappearance of fatigue, recovery of appetite. To this can be added a better balance of digestive functions. All this makes it an ideal food supplement for children, adults and the elderly.
As we can see, royal jelly has a multitude of properties that make it a highly recommended product for a healthy diet. Next, we detail how royal jelly is obtained, its benefits and we explain the quality and quantity that you should consume . If you want to expand your knowledge on this subject and you are passionate about nutrition, we recommend the cycle of Higher Technician in Dietetics or higher grade in Nutrition and Dietetics at a distance .
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How do you get royal jelly?
Royal jelly comes from bees, which produce this substance to feed the larvae of the hive in their first days of life and the queens throughout their lives. Since bees do not have the capacity to store royal jelly, they produce it only when they need it, so the amount of production is very small. Even so, beekeepers have developed various methods to obtain royal jelly.
One of the most used methods is to leave the hive without the queen bee, so that the rest of the bees begin to generate royal jelly to feed the larvae and generate a new queen. During this process, which usually takes about three days, beekeepers encourage the creation of royal jelly by adding honey, pollen and water to the hive to provide it with more nutrition. And after three days, just before the new queen is generated, they carry out the harvest and remove the royal jelly from the hive.
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What are the benefits of royal jelly?
Royal jelly has multiple benefits that make queen bees, which are the ones that consume it throughout their lives, have greater size and longevity than the rest of the bees. Furthermore, royal jelly also has numerous properties for humans:
- It increases the body’s defenses.
- Improves physical and mental performance.
- Helps delay early aging, fight wrinkles and prevent degenerative diseases.
- It helps in the growth of children and adolescents, provides extra energy during exams and sports competitions.
- It promotes the care of the skin, bones and cells of the nervous system. The action of royal jelly on the skin is very interesting, since it notably improves the lack of elasticity and opacity of the skin.
- Increases the body’s energy and provides greater vitality.
- Helps improve and balance the digestive system.
- It balances the nervous system and is very useful in cases of nervousness, stress, insomnia or depression.
- It increases hemoglobin and favors the proliferation of red blood cells, which is why it is recommended to treat certain types of anemias.
- It has antibacterial and antiviral qualities, which is why it is used in the prevention of flu processes.
Quality of royal jelly “Reina Real”
The royal jelly with which we work at Robis is fresh and natural, not having undergone any freeze-drying process, so it maintains all its properties. The 10-HDA is an indication of the quality of the jelly, responsible for a large part of its properties. Depending on the harvest time, an increase in 10-hydroxydecanoic acid (10-HDA), the most important fatty acid present in royal jelly and with proven antibiotic action, has been verified. The royal jelly in Robis products contains more than 2% in 10 HDA, which is equivalent to 6% in 10 HDA or more, of freeze-dried royal jelly.
How much royal jelly should be consumed daily?
Ingesting one ampoule daily helps the body to take advantage of the properties and benefits of royal jelly, especially in periods when, due to the activities to be carried out or the surrounding circumstances, it is more necessary to help recover the energy of the body and increase resistance to fatigue and effort every day.
In addition, at the immunological level it serves as a reinforcement for the body and the maintenance of a good state of health, helping to prevent flu and viral processes, and strengthens our defenses, making it ideal as a complement to strengthen the immune system .
Children can also consume one ampoule daily, which is of great help for their development, growth and for the strengthening of their immune system. Specifically, the Reina Real Junior model is ideal for the little ones, as it is royal jelly enriched with iron, phosphorus, calcium and vitamins B and C.
In short, you can benefit from all these properties by obtaining products rich in royal jelly, such as Robis royal jelly ampoules, with a wide variety of models that combine plants and essential nutrients to complement your needs.
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