Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion critical to the development of a Queen Bee. This is the sole food for the Queen Bee. When fed to normal larve, they will use the special chemicals and hormones of the Jelly to grow into a Queen.
The Jelly contains complex B vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, enzymes, natural antibiotic properties, and antibacterial properties. The main active ingredient is 10-HDA.
10-HDA, a natural fatty acid only found in royal jelly has proven to be tremendous value when it comes to treating dry skin. 10-HDA not only increase skin protein production (new skin growth) but that it was also highly anti-inflammatory.
- Royal Jelly has an anti-inflammatory effect and is able to assist wound healing.9
- Royal Jelly has been shown to assist dermal fibroblasts (skin cells) and regulates photo aging of the skin.10
9. Tamura T, Fujii A, Kuoyama N, Nippon Yakurigaku Zasshi (1987) 89 (2):73-80
10. Park HM, Cho MH, Cho Y, Kim SY; Journal of Medical Food (2012) 15(6):568-575