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February 19, 2008 at 10:45 AMComments: 2 Faves: 0

Royal Jelly for Menopausal Women

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Royal Jelly: An Introduction to Bees

Royal jelly is produced as larval food by bees. It is comparable to bee pollen, but is known to have generally the same effects. The young nurse bees are responsible for the production of royal jelly by secretion from glands localized to the head. They are also responsible for the distribution of royal jelly to all larvae, ensuring proper nutrition for the process of development. General bee larvae are only provided with royal jelly for the beginning stages of maturation, queen larvae are supplied with royal jelly for the entire length of their existence. Due to this fact, royal jelly has been known as "the food of queens."

Royal Jelly: Components

Royal jelly is a natural substance comprised of a variety of nutrients and vitamins essential to the body. Royal jelly is primarily comprised of vitamins; particularly B1, B2, B6, C, niacin, and pantothenic acid. It is also composed of biotin, inositol, and folic acid. It is these components that are generally associated with the common general uses of royal jelly in disease treatment and prevention. It should be noted that individuals with allergies to bees should avoid use of royal jelly, as it may cause severe consequences, including anaphylactic shock.

Royal Jelly: History of Use

Royal jelly was first utilized by the ancient Egyptian cultures as an overall method of improving immune system function. Particularly, it was used to enhance the vitality and appearance of the skin. The ancient Greeks also utilized royal jelly as ambrosia, thought to improve and lengthen an individuals overall life span. It was not until the early 1600's that a Dutch scientist discovered the true facts of royal jelly production and use by the bee society. In the late 1700's it was discovered by the French that royal jelly was used to "educate" queen bees and was provided for their entire lifespan. It is now commonly associated in herbal remedies for a variety of conditions.

Royal Jelly: General Use

Royal jelly has been associated with a large and numerous amount of conditions. However, these health benefits are potential and still lack critical evidence of how royal jelly actually functions before these general health benefits can be evidently concluded.
  • Bone weakness
  • Imbalanced hormones
  • Menopause
  • Decreased wrinkle appearance
  • Improved immune system functioning
  • Memory improvements
  • Anxiety
  • Specific bacterial infections
  • Improved eye functions
  • Control of weight
  • Inflammation
  • Panic attacks

Royal Jelly and Menopause

Preliminary studies have shown that royal jelly can be cause for relief of signs and symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes. Royal jelly is also used as having the capability of increasing overall sexual stimulatory effects. This evidence is preliminary and therefore more studies are required to confirm such claims. It is not recommended that royal jelly be used by those individuals that are pregnant or nursing, as side effects may occur. Royal jelly is commonly found in herbal tablets with other known herbs that effect similar symptoms.

[sniplet Vita Female]

Sources: http://www.envirobee.com/royaljelly.htm

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