Royal Jelly has long been regarded as one of nature’s super foods due to its rejuvenative, antibiotic and anti-bacterial properties. It has many uses but is perhaps most often recommended by herbalists to women experiencing menopause, menstruation and fertility problems and to men who are looking to increase their sex drive, sperm count and stamina!
Royal Jelly is a rich source of protein, contains numerous valuable amino acids and B vitamins and as a result has many applications (aside from those already mentioned) in natural medicine.
Royal Jelly is so called because it is made primarily for the Queen Bee by nursing bees. It is believed to be responsible for the Queen Bee’s unmatched reproductive powers (average 2000 eggs laid daily) and long life span compared to that of worker bees. A Queen Bee can live up to 40 times longer than worker bees.
Royal Jelly has similarly been found to have remarkable anti-aging, energising and reproduction effects on humans (though not quite as remarkable as seen with a Queen Bee!) and it has been used in Chinese medicine to aid long life and enhance fertility for many years. The Chinese believe that food is the body’s main source of energy and that different foods act on energy levels in different ways and on different parts of the body.
Royal Jelly (and bee pollen) is believed to balance hormones and to increase energy. Both of these changes together can result in increased sex drive, stamina, sperm production and of course a reduction in fertility problems that may have resulted from a hormone imbalance.
Unfortunately, due to the scarcity and short shelf life of pure Royal Jelly, it is quite difficult to obtain, store and keep. It is therefore often mixed with honey and oils and is sealed inside capsules to increase its distribution, to lower costs to consumers and to prolong its shelf life. The result of all this processing is that the Royal Jelly’s effectiveness is reduced. However even in its processed form it is still believed to increase energy levels and balance hormones, which is why many women use Royal Jelly to assist with menstruation, menopause and fertility problems.
When researching Royal Jelly and its effects on fertility I came across this thread on a fertility forum.
The women here discuss the manner in which they take the Royal Jelly, the results, taste and aspects that can reduce or increase the Royal Jelly’s effectiveness.
As with all things, some people might be allergic to Royal Jelly, so it should be taken with caution and advice from your GP, especially if you already suffer from food related allergies.
One of the few complaints about Royal Jelly is its taste, which is why we provide it in capsule form. To give it a super energy boost it is combined with Ginseng which is also known for its rejuvenating qualities.
One recent study concluded that Korean Red Ginseng is particularly useful for curing erectile dysfunction in men. You can read more about the study and the results here: