Royal jelly is probably the queen supplement for enhancing fertility, it comes as no surprise as it is the only food the Queen Bee of a honey bee hive eats. Royal jelly is a milky substance secreted by the glands of nurse honey bees. It typically contains about;
- 60% to 70% water
- 12% to 15% proteins
- 10% to 16% simple sugar (monosaccharides)
- 3% to 6% fatty acids
- 2% to 3% vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K Including good amounts of folic acid and inositol. It also contains traces of minerals, antibacterial and antibiotic components, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and ample amounts of vitamin C
- Amino acids.
- It contains acetylcholine, which is essential for nerve message transmission from cell to cell and 10-hydroxy-2-decanoic acid (10-HDA)
Generally, its composition varies depending on geographical location and climatic conditions. This dense nutritive substance is originally used by worker bees to make a new queen when the old one is either weakening or dead. They choose several small larvae and feed them with ample amounts of royal jelly from which a queen emerges. This type of feeding triggers the full development of her ovaries needed to create millions of eggs, laying up to 2000 eggs per day.
Due to the extremely rich nutritional content of Royal Jelly, it is easy to see how it can assist with fertility when consumed by both men and women.
Royal Jelly has proven to be beneficial for asthma, liver disease, pancreatitis, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), stomach ulcers, kidney disease, bone fractures, menopausal symptoms, skin disorders, high cholesterol and most importantly boosting fertility. It can be used to boost fertility in the following ways:
- It can aid in boosting estrogen production, which thickens the uterine lining, preparing it for implantation. It equally nourishes the ovaries for egg production.
- It Increases libido, Sperm Count and sperm health (its motility, viability, maturity and DNA integrity) thus, improving sexual activity and increases chances for conception.
- Promotes hormone balance by increasing the level of luteinizing hormone in the blood, which promotes ovulation and is critical for amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, irregular menstrual cycles, or the treatment of women with egg failure.
- Royal Jelly has been found to contain testosterone. A study done on men proved that infertile men using Royal Jelly at 25, 50, and 100mg daily for 3 months showed increased levels of testosterone by 22.01%, 19.8%, and 20.4%; whereas infertile men who didn’t take Royal Jelly experienced a non-significant increase of 8.33%.
- Royal Jelly can interfere with harmful xenoestrogens (Xenoestrogens are synthetic chemicals which mimic natural estrogen). It blocks the activities of xenoestrogens like BPA (bisphenol A) found in plastics. BPA is linked to breast cancer and also poor egg quality.
- Protect the liver health and overall body system by boosting the body’s immune system.
- Royal Jelly is an anti-aging superfood. Premature ageing due to poor diet, exposure to chemicals, direct sunlight or low immunity can weaken fertility health. Royal Jelly contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which diminish and reduces ageing signs by preventing free radicals from damaging the cells in the reproductive system. In addition, it boosts collagen production essential for healthy, glowing skin and normal tissue repair and development.
- Royal jelly has the ability to mimic the functions of estrogen in humans. A study done in Japan revealed that women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and menstrual irregularities after taking Royal Jelly showed an increase estrogen level. Estrogen is vital for healthy bone formation and healthy, regular menstrual cycle.
- Royal Jelly is a good source of B vitamins which reenergizes the adrenal glands. It helps counteract the negative effects of stress by revitalizing the adrenal glands. Thereby, naturally fighting adrenal stress and fatigue.
- Protect against the fertility-damaging effects of chemotherapy
- Some research shows that taking royal jelly can reduce menopausal symptoms, improve feelings of well-being in menopausal women and decrease menopausal symptoms. It also lowers certain symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) such as; weight gain, inflammations and irritability.
How much do you need?
Royal Jelly is typically packaged in either capsule or in a semi-liquid state. We recommend consultation with a specialist before adding Royal Jelly to your supplements.
However, the generally accepted dosage is between 6 to 10 g royal jelly per day or 50 to 300mg doses taken in 2 to 3 separate times throughout the day preferably between meals and is fine to take all month long.
Do not use bee products if you are allergic to bees or honey before or during pregnancy. Side effects might include; severe skin irritations, difficulty breathing or even anaphylactic shock.