What is it?
Royal jelly is the milky secretion that is produced by the worker bees which is used to nurture the queen bee. It is make up of water (60-70%), proteins (12-15%), sugar (10-16%), fats (3-6%), vitamins (2-3%), amino acids and salts.
Royal jelly is believed to help in conditions like menopausal symptoms, high cholesterol, asthma, pancreatitis, liver disease, anti-ageing, boost immune system and kidney diseases. However more scientific research is required to ascertain if these proclaimed benefit is true.
Possible side effects
Royal Jelly is generally safe to take for most people. Asthmatic patients may find that it may induce hypersensitivity to the lungs.
There is insufficient evidence to prove if it is safe for lactating/pregnant women to consume it, hence it is best to avoid. People who has skin dermatitis may find that applying royal jelly on their skin may make it worse.
There is currently no specific guidelines on the dosage. Please follow the instructions on product label and if in doubt consult your doctor first.