What is Royal Jelly?
Royal Jelly - The Miraculous Food
The philosopher Aristotle (384a.C. ~ 322a.C.) mentioned about the Royal Jelly as the same as the honey, smooth and dense, with a yellow color.
Despite the Royal Jelly is known to the people since the days of ancient Greece, their properties began to become known only after the nineteenth century. The Royal Jelly has become the focus of worldwide attention as a supplement to health in 50 years. During this period, Pope Pius XII, with more than 80 years in critical health condition, completely disillusioned by doctors, began a treatment based on Royal Jelly. After a few weeks, the Pope miraculously regained his health.
This event was reported at the International Congress in 1955, where Pope Pius XII showed gratitude to the Royal Jelly and later in 1958, the 17th International Congress of Apiculture in Rome, Pope Pius XII personally spoke stating that "The Royal Jelly is a food granted by God to keep the mirth forever.”
Since then, Royal Jelly has become internationally known and recommended, however, the production process is very difficult and for this reason the cost is very high.
Even if science reaches a major development, the Royal Jelly can never be produced by artificial means.
The Royal Jelly in its natural state, has a semi-liquid consistency, gelatinous, slightly yellow appearance like condensed milk, it is slightly spicy, the taste is spicy and the odor is acid.
The Royal Milk
The Royal Jelly is a secretion produced by the hypo pharyngeal glands of young worker bees for a short period of their lives, feeding on pollen of flowers, make your digestion in the stomach and intestines, and after the action of several enzymes, can produce some grams of this miraculous food. In each hive there is less than one gram of Royal Jelly.
The queen bee and worker bees are two types of bees that have their lives completely different, but which are generated from eggs of the same nature.
The difference between them is because the queen bee feeds on the entire life cycle exclusively Royal Jelly and the workers only in its first three days of life.
Royal Jelly is the exclusive food of a queen bee is also known as "Royal Milk". The function of feeding the queen bee has the characteristics and special abilities, which the workers do not possess. For example, the queen bee has her body 2 ~ 3 times larger than the workers. While worker bees live for 30 ~ 45 days, the queen bee lives for about 4 ~ 5 years, or has a life of 50 ~ 60 times longer than the workers. And yet, the queen bee is the only one able to fertilize every day of 1500 ~ 2000 eggs.
The Complete Food
The Royal Jelly has been enshrined as one of the richest and most complete food in nature. Its nutritional value is unquestionable, because it presents in its composition a balanced set of vitamins, minerals and other vital elements that are essential to the human body. Examples of some substances that make up the Royal Jelly that stands out for their properties:
- The 10-hidroxidecenoico acid is a fatty acid with anticancer and antibiotic activities;
- The parotin is an amino acid that stimulates the vital center and it is a rejuvenator;
- Acetylcholine is an organic compound that has a performance superior cognitive functions such as learning and memory;
- Pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5, which helps to control the ability of the body's response to stress and the metabolism of proteins, fats and sugars;
- Inositol is a substance that acts as a growth factor, often used as a vitamin B complex;
- Element R is the substance that stimulates cell division and metabolism.