Function and efficacy of royal jelly and edible method

Royal jelly is named because it is the lifelong food of the queen bee, the queen bee because of eating royal jelly and the development period is shorter than other bees and longer life, while if the worker bee larvae have been eating royal jelly can develop into the queen bee, it is these magical effects make royal jelly almost become a synonym for "senior supplements", let's take a look at the role and efficacy of royal jelly and edible methods!
  • Nutritional value
  Royal jelly is the secretion of pharyngeal gland of young worker bees feeding larvae, which is similar to the milk of mammals and is highly nutritious. Its main components are protein, fat, sugar, etc. It is also rich in nucleic acids, vitamins, fatty acids, sterols, minerals and biohormones, among which the most representative component is royal jelly acid. Royal jelly acid is a special unsaturated organic acid, which only exists in royal jelly at present and is named for it. It has the functions of enhancing immunity, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and lowering blood lipid.
  • Boost immunity
  The most significant effect of royal jelly is to enhance the body's immunity. Royal jelly is rich in royal jelly, taurine, nucleic acid, vitamins and minerals, among which royal jelly acid can regulate the immune response involved in T lymphocytes, taurine can improve the cellular immune phagocytosis function and promote the production of immunoglobulin, nucleic acid can stimulate the proliferation of T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. At the same time, royal jelly is rich in vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B and minerals such as zinc, selenium, etc., can also play a role in enhancing immunity.
  • Reduce blood lipids
  There are three main reasons why royal jelly can reduce blood lipids. First, royal jelly can reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the stomach and promote bile secretion, thereby reducing cholesterol and other lipids in the blood. Second, the β-food sterols rich in royal jelly can clear the accumulation of cholesterol on the intestinal wall mucosa and arterial blood tube. The third is that royal jelly rich in royal jelly acid can regulate cholesterol metabolism and prevent the synthesis of lipids in sebaceous glands, while royal jelly rich in unsaturated fatty acids can improve the blood fat content.
  • Lower blood pressure
  Hypertension is caused by aging blood vessels and high levels of low-density cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Why can royal jelly reduce blood pressure? The fatty acids, phospholipids, flavonoids and mineral components rich in royal jelly can purify blood and reduce blood lipids, while the royal jelly contains a variety of vitamins, hormones and hormone-like compounds, phosphate compounds and other components can effectively clear the inner wall of blood vessels, soften and dilate blood vessels, reduce blood vessel fragility and inhibit arteriosclerosis.
  • Regulate blood sugar
  There are four main reasons why royal jelly can reduce blood sugar. First, some components contained in royal jelly can promote the synthesis of exogenous glucose into beneficial liver glycogen; second, insulin-like polypeptides contained in royal jelly are effective substances in regulating blood sugar; third, some components contained in royal jelly can restore the normal metabolism of islet beta cells and promote insulin secretion. The fourth is that royal jelly contains vitamins, acetylcholine and minerals such as chromium, magnesium, zinc, nickel and so on have a balance effect on fat metabolism and sugar metabolism.
  • Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
  Royal jelly is also very significant in terms of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, because royal jelly acid rich in royal jelly can inhibit and kill a variety of pathogenic bacteria such as tuberculosis bacillus, typhoid bacillus, staphylococcus, Escherichia coli, Proteus bacillus and hemolytic streptococcus, and a special peptide substance contained in royal jelly also has a strong lethality to a variety of pathogenic bacteria. In some ways it can even be comparable to penicillin (antibiotic), while some ingredients contained in royal jelly have the effect of promoting healing of wound infections.
  • Simple eating
  The eating method of royal jelly is very simple, in fact, fresh royal jelly can be directly eaten, but directly eating royal jelly has a particularly strange taste, resulting in many people can not accept, so the most common way to eat royal jelly is to mix it with natural honey according to 1:2 or 1:3 ratio to cover the strange taste of royal jelly. At the same time, the best time to eat royal jelly is generally in the morning on an empty stomach and before going to bed at night, because taking it on an empty stomach is conducive to the body's absorption of effective substances in royal jelly, especially macromolecular proteins.
  • Edible contraindications
  The taboo of royal jelly mainly has the following aspects, a few people may have an allergic reaction to some components of royal jelly, such people must not eat royal jelly, the second royal jelly can not be washed with more than 60 ° C of water, otherwise it will reduce the nutritional value of royal jelly, its three royal jelly contains relatively rich hormones and hormone-like components, Pregnant women must consult the doctor before taking so as not to affect the health of themselves and the fetus, its four royal jelly has the effect of lowering blood pressure, and patients with hypotension may take it to aggravate the condition.
  • Note: Although royal jelly has a very unique effect on bees, it is not clear whether it is equally effective in humans, in fact, many of the effects of royal jelly have not been strongly proven, so the best way to go to the hospital to consult a doctor.
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