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The Power of Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is a creamy product secreted by young nurse worker bees for feeding to the queen, queen larvae, and other young larvae. It is totally synthesized by the bees in the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands and is derived from the proteins and nutrients in the pollen ingested by the secreting bees. Royal jelly consists of an emulsion of proteins, sugars, and lipids in a water base. The proteins have no particularly unusual properties and have the main presumed function of providing the growing larva or the queen a readily digested source of protein. The remainder of the composition, except the lipids, also appears to be oriented toward providing a balance of nutrients for the consuming individuals.

For humans, royal jelly possesses the appealing properties of being a creamy emulsion that is strongly antibacterial. These make it an ideal component of cosmetics and skin care products.

Royal jelly contains twenty-two amino acids, eight of which are the essential amino acids our bodies need but cannot produce on their own. If your body does not have enough of an amino acid, then some bodily function is likely to be thrown off balance.

See a list of amino acids in royal jelly.
See a list of vitamins in royal jelly.
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