Royal Jelly and Mental Health


Royal jelly is a valuable bee product that is secreted by worker bees to feed baby bees and the queen bee in the hive. Being fed only with royal jelly, queen bee grows 2 times bigger and lives 30 times longer than the other bees. 10-HDA (10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid) and royalactin are two unique compounds found only in royal jelly and have been reported to have many functional properties, including increased collagen production in the skin, antioxidant benefits and positive effects on brain.


In 2012 a Japanese research investigated the influence of royal jelly consumption in 61 healthy individuals at ages 42-83 for their cognitive functions. The results demonstrated that regular intake of royal jelly in the diet for six months improved mental health and brain activity.  You may take one tsp fresh royal jelly or one tbs honey-royal jelly mixture every day to reap these amazing cognitive benefits of royal jelly!

 

Morita, H. et al., 2012. Effect of royal jelly ingestion for six months on healthy volunteers. Nutrition Journal 11: 77.

 

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