Hailed as “one of nature’s best kept secrets” by Royden Brown, author of The Bee Hive Product Bible (Brown, 1993), “this royal food contains an extraordinarily high concentration of vitamins B5, B6, and amino acids and is believed to be a potent antioxidant and a special rejuvenating substance that promotes tissue growth, [and] muscle and cell regeneration.” It’s one jelly that has humans buzzing all about and starting to use it for their pets as a general nutritional health tonic, arthritis remedy, egg quality enhancer, hair growth promoter, skin and coat care, and immunity booster. Further, its natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties make it a great alternative for treating arthritic older pets. Debbie M., from Bee Pollen Buzz says, “Studies indicate that the acids found in Royal Jelly contribute to its collagen production and promotion”, which is beneficial for multiple systems in the body. Moreover, science says that in animals, this bee made secret tonic seems to also have some activity against tumors and the hardening of the arteries as well (Liang, et al, 2018).
Bees actually produce this unique elixir; which is fed to all the bee larvae in the hive for the first 3-4 days of life, as a beginning of life nutrition boost. After the 3-4 days, only the potential queen bees get put in separate future queen chambers and are fed royal jelly. These queen bees can grow to be 2 times larger than normal bees and can live up to 5-7 years, while normal bees only live 2-6 months, the difference, royal jelly (Daily Mail Science & Tech, 2011).
Royden Brown, (1993) Bee Hive Product Bible, Avery.
Daily Mail Science & Tech. (2011, April 25). Royal jelly makes one live longer: Why queen bees survive 40-times longer than workers. Retrieved Oct 20, 2019 from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1380138/Royal-jelly-makes-live-longer-Why-queen-bees-survive-40-times-longer-workers.html
Aoyue Liang, Satomi Kagota, Kana Maruyama, Yuri Oonishi, Shino Miyauchi-Wakuda, Yoshihiko Ito, Et al (2018) Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. Royal jelly increases peripheral circulation by inducing vasorelaxation through nitric oxide production under healthy conditions. Retrieved on October 15, 2019 From https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0753332218331299
Debbie M. (2019) Royal jelly for my pets skin issues? Retrieved from https://www.bee-pollen-buzz.com/royal-jelly-for-my-pets-skin-issues.html