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Benefits of Royal Jelly that are Backed by Evidence

The fascination with royal jelly and its dramatic effects on the growth and lifespan of the queen bee has led to many scientific studies to find out whether any of its properties really can benefit human beings.  These are some of the more significant findings to date:

Antibiotic: As far back as 1959 the journal “Science” reported a study by Louisiana State University noting royal jelly’s antibiotic action on many fungae and bacteria.


Cancer: 

A paper by T Tamura and others, published in 1987 by the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, reported that the product reduced slow-growing cancer tumours in mice.

Antibacterial: In 1990, the Biochemical Research Laboratory of the Morinaga Milk Industry Company in Kanagawa, Japan isolated a powerful antibacterial protein from royal jelly, that they named “royalisin”.

Anti-inflammatory: A 1990 study on rats by the Nihon University School of Dentistry in Matsudo, Japan found royal jelly to be anti-inflammatory, improving the healing process in wounds.  (Note that honey too has long been known for its value in wound dressing, and in 2008 the British Journal of Community Nursing confirmed that it should be considered as an option for dressing chronic wounds.


Cholesterol:

 A study by J Vittek of the New York Medical College reported in the journal Experientia in 1995 stated that royal jelly decreased total serum cholesterol levels in rats and rabbits by about 14%.


Osteoporosis:

 Tests on rats in 2006 by the Fukuoka College of Health Sciences in Japan found evidence that royal jelly improves the absorption of calcium and may therefore help prevent osteoporosis.


So there seems to be evidence that royal jelly could indeed do you some good.  



The bottom line is that royal jelly has been used by humans for thousands of years.  We know there could be some side-effects, we know there could be some benefits – and we know that there is still a lot we don’t know about this complex substance.  I hope you now have some useful, balanced information that will help you to decide for yourself whether or not to give it a try


Here is a list of some of the issues Royal Jelly has been said to assist in the management of. 

ANEMIA
ARTHRITIS 
ASTHMA
ANABOLIC SUPPORT
BROKEN OR WEAK BONES
BLADDER INFECTIONS
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
DEPRESSION 
DIABETES
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM DISORDERS
HORMONAL IMBALANCES
HIGH CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
IMPOTENCE
INFERTILITY
INFLAMMATION 
IMPAIRED MEMORY
IMMUNNE SYSTEM PROBLEMS
LIVER AILMENTS
MENT AL EXHAUSTION 
MENOP AUSE 
PANIC OR ANXIETY ATTACkS
PARKINSON’S DISEASE
RETARDED GROWTH
SKIN BLEMISHES AND WRINKLES
VIRAL AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
WEIGHT CONTROL
WOUND HEALING 
WEAK OR TIRED EYES