Last updated: May 30th, 2019 at 11:29 am
Author, Linda Ryan, BA, Lic. TCM, CH
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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.
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.
So this lady bee needs a lot of nutrients to keep her going, so she can keep the hive well stocked with worker bees.
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).
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 is usually recommended to those who have age related fertility decline issues such as low Amh.
You definitely want good quality royal jelly for fertility enhancement.
We recommend 2 brands:
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.
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.
Reactions can include skin irritations, difficulty breathing and possibly anaphylactic shock.
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.