Royal Jelly is a milky secretion produced by the glands in the heads of honey bees (Apis mellifera). The composition of royal jelly varies geographically. It typcially contains about 60-70% water, 12-15% crude proteins, 10-16% sugar, 6% lipids, and 2-3 lower molecular weight compounds such as vitamins, salts, and free amino acids. Royal jelly also contains vitamins, such as pantothenic acid, minerals and phytosterols. Royal jelly is used for anti-aging, hypolipidemic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative activities.
Royal jelly has been used for a variety of ailments such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), stomach ulcers, the kidneys, skin disorders, insomnia, the liver, and pancreas. Royal jelly is used as a general health tonic, for rejuvenation, and potentiating the immune system.
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