Last updated: May 30th, 2019 at 11:29 am

Author, Linda Ryan, BA, Lic. TCM, CH

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Royal Jelly Fertility Benefits

You may have come across a lot of Royal Jelly Fertility Success stories

What is Royal Jelly?

Quite simply, royal jelly is a nutrient dense bee food.  Young worker bees create this milky substance.  It is the main food source for the first 3 days of a bee larvae’s life. This royal jelly bee food supports the growth and development of baby bees so they can develop into healthy, robust bees.

What is the Royal Jelly Fertility Connection?

The significance of the term “royal” is that when a baby bee is selected to become a Queen Bee, she is exclusively fed this royal jelly throughout her entire life. Being exclusively fed royal jelly triggers the full development of her ovaries.

The Queen Bee’s only purpose is to reproduce and her only food is royal jelly:

  • A Queen Bee’s ovaries will create millions of eggs which she will lay in her lifetime.
  • A Queen Bee will mature in just 5 days and will weigh double the weight of a worker bee.
  • A worker bee will only live for about 30 to 45 days.  The Queen Bee, however, will live 5 to 6 years.
  • Queen Bees lay about 250,000 eggs in one season. In peak season they may lay up to 2000 eggs per day.

So this lady bee needs a lot of nutrients to keep her going, so she can keep the hive well stocked with worker bees.

What ingredients does Royal Jelly contain?

  • Proteins
  • Amino acids
  • Sugars
  • Fatty Acids
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Enzymes
  • Antibacterial and antibiotic components

More specifically, Royal Jelly contains high levels of the vitamins A, B5 and B6, C, D, E and K, the minerals iron and calcium.  It contains a whopping 29 Amino acids.  Royal jelly contains acetylcholine (this is needed to transmit nerve messages from cell to cell).

Royal Jelly Fertility Evidence

A study by Bogdan Tekacic, M.D. showed that royal jelly showed an improvement or disappearance of menstrual problems.

A study from Japan published in 2007 showed that Royal Jelly has the propensity to mimic human oestrogen, which may help those that suffer from low oestrogen levels. Oestrogen is essential  for a healthy menstrual cycle. This study also showed potential for increased size of uterine cells in the animals in the study.

In Randine Lewis’ book, “The Infertility Cure”, she states, “This nutritive tonic might be considered the bee equivalent of fertility drugs…royal jelly helps the queen lay millions of eggs and live longer than the worker bee.”

If you want to check and see if your fertility hormone levels are normal, you can get a Day 3 Bloods test done.

Royal Jelly for Fertility may have the following benefits:

  • Supports egg and sperm health
  • Boosts hormone health, balances hormones
  • Diminishes signs of ageing
  • Reduces inflammation that is caused by illness or injury
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Increases in libido

Royal jelly and fertility over 40:

Royal Jelly is usually recommended to those who have age related fertility decline issues such as low Amh.

Where to buy royal jelly for fertility

You definitely want good quality royal jelly for fertility enhancement.

We recommend 2 brands:

  1. Royal Jelly by Fit Life Health – 750mg High Strength Tablets, it has a 5 star rating on Amazon-it’s their best seller and you can read more about it and order it here
  2. Zestlife Royal Jelly 500mg capsules,  it has a 4 1/2  star rating on Amazon and you can read more about it and order it here  *Zestlife is currently doing a promotion where you get 10% off when you buy 3 items- it can be 3 of the royal jelly or you could also get another supplement of theirs like Maca Root

Royal Jelly Fertility Dosage

500mg up to 3000mg taken 2 to 3 times a day in separate doses.  Best taken in between meals.  You can take this throughout your monthly cycle.

*make sure it is pure Royal Jelly and not mixed with honey, etc.

Caution when using royal jelly for fertility

If you are allergic to bees or honey do not use bee products.  If you begin to develop a reaction to any bee products stop using them immediately. Do not use bee products during pregnancy, so once you get that positive pregnant test, discontinue use.  Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements or vitamins, especially if you are doing IVF.

Royal Jelly Side Effects

Reactions can include skin irritations, difficulty breathing and possibly anaphylactic shock.

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Linda Ryan- Founder of MARA Fertility Acupuncture Clinic

Hi, I’m Linda Ryan, Fertility Acupuncturist & mother of three: Having overcome my own fertility issues is what drives me to help women like you to achieve the results that I made happen for myself.



Nakaya, M., Onda, H., Sasaki, K., Yukiyoshi, A., Tachibana, H., & Yamada, K. (2007). Effect of royal jelly on bisphenol A­induced proliferation of human breast cancer cells. Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry, 71(1), 253­-255.