Royal jelly: the anti-ageing secret of queens
Another product of the hive is royal jelly. This substance is secreted to feed larvae during the first three days of their lives, and the queen of the hive is fed on it throughout her life.
There are few studies on the effects of pure royal jelly, but it is believed to have stimulating properties for the immune system. When taken around season changes, it can help fight fatigue. Traditional Chinese medicine uses it to combat arthritic pain, diabetes, infertility, and fatigue. You can try this product by choosing organic royal jelly found in vials.
Used externally, royal jelly is highly valued for its cosmetic, anti-ageing properties. With a high concentration of active elements, it contains vitamins A, B, C, D and E, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and minerals. It preserves the skin’s elasticity thanks to properties, similar to elastin and collagen, which make the skin stronger and more supple. It has everything going for it!
Careful though: not many beekeepers produce it. Make sure you check its origin and its quality.