The Benefits of Bee Products

Bee products have long been recognized as having unique and powerful anti aging abilities. Bee products include honey, royal jelly, propolis and pollen.

Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly is unique and powerful bee product that is believed to:

  • promote anti aging
  • help with arthritis pain
  • strengthen the immune system
  • promote brain health - it has the ability to stimulate the
    growth of neural stem cells and glial cells in the brain
    that may prevent Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
  • lower cholesterol levels
  • promote anti inflammatory effects
  • help with wound healing
  • act as an antibiotic - 10-Hydroxy-Dgr2-decenoic acid is
    effective against some bacteria
  • support cancer prevention
  • act as an anti fatigue substance


What Is Royal Jelly?

Royal jelly is a thick creamy substance that is used to
develop the queen bee. It comes from glands in the heads
of the worker bees.

When queen bees are born, they are just like other bees.
(The DNA of all bees is identical.) It is only because of
their diet of royal jelly that they become queen bees with
their special attributes.

The difference is that while all bees are fed royal jelly
for the first 3 days of their life, only the queen bee is
fed royal jelly after the first 3 days. Regular bees are
fed honey and pollen instead. The lifespan of the queen is
about five years while the average life of the work bees is
3 months or less. Scientists believe that this is due to
the queen's diet of royal jelly.

What Is In It?

What is it that makes royal jelly so special?
As one of the most powerful of the bee products, royal jelly contains a unique mix of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fatty acids.

It contains 2.0 to 6.4 percent trans-10-hydroxy delta-2-decenoic acid (HDA), a monosaturated fatty acid with a hydroxyl group which supports the immune system. Researchers in Germany and Fracne have shown that that this
substance helps to kill viruses by stimulating white blood cells

Royal jelly contains collagen, lecithin, and vitamins A, C, D and E, all of which benefit the skin.

Royal jelly is high in protein. About 13% protein by weight. It is high in phospholipids which are needed for brain function.

Royal jelly is rich in acetylcholine which regulates nerve impulses and helps us to think clearly. This special substance is also known to contain DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid) which are genetic materials that are required for proper brain functioning.

This bee product is rich in B vitamins especially pantothenic acid.
Pantothenic acid is needed to make cortisone, the steroids
in the agrenal glands and used for estrogen metabolism.
Pantothenic acid also stimulates the production of immunoglobulins which are the proteins that are produced by our white blood cells to protect us against viruses and bacteria.

It also contains vitamins A and D.

Royal jelly also contains albumin which is needed for heart function.

What Makes Royal Jelly Unique?

Royal jelly has never been able to be duplicated in a
laboratory.

One of reasons for this is the unique substances in royal jelly is believed to be a protein called royalactin. By feeding the queen royal jelly, the queen's DNA is modified so that the expression of an enzyme is silenced or turned
off. This seems to allow for the extraordinary health and longevity of the queen.

This also backs up the research of Dr.Stanislaw Burnzynski, the famous cancer doctor, who believes that royal jelly has the capability to "turn on" our good genes and lengthen our telomeres (which provides a strong anti aging effect in our bodies).

Learn more about the importance of telomeres.

How To Use Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is often used in skincare and well as taken as a supplement.

When taking it as a supplement, be sure of your source. Purchase only fresh raw royal jelly in capsule or liquid form. The generally recommended dosage is 1/2 teaspoon a day.

Be sure to make sure that you are not allergic to as some people are allergic to bee products.

Propolis

Propolis is a waxy substance made by bees and combined with plant material that the bees gather. They use it as a glue to build and patch holes in their hives. The bees also use propolis as a disinfectant in their hives against viruses and bacteria.

It has been used for thousands of years as a natural healing substance. Today it is used in cosmetics, ointments and as an oral supplement.

Propolis is believed to contain many bioactive substances
that can help:

  • heal minor wounds
  • heal burns
  • enhance the immune system
  • act as an anti inflammatory
  • treat infections
  • heal ulcers
  • radiation damage
  • slow tumor growth/anti cancer effect
  • have an antioxidant effect
  • treat dental pain

Propolis contains a component called caffeic acid phenithyl ester or CAPE. Recenty scientists from the University of Chicago Medical Center tested CAPE on prostate cancer cells. They found that small amounts of CAPE slowed tumor grouth as much as 50%.

As with other bee products, it is important to be sure that you aren't allergic to propolis before using it as a healing substance.

Bee Pollen

What is bee pollen? It is the tiny seed that is in flowers that is used for plant fertilization. When bees go from flower to flower collecting nectar, little balls of pollen stick to their legs.

Pollen is a very special substance that cannot be completely duplicated in a laboratory. It contains all the nutrients needed to sustain human life.

Pollen is richer in amino acids and protein than any other animal source. It contains vitamin A, B, C and E as well as minerals, enzymes, bioflavinoids, fatty acids, lecithin and natural sugars.

It also contains RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) which are important for cell growth, renewal and repair. Without RNA and DNA we age rapidly. Stress, pollution and poor diet causes us to lose RNA and DNA.

In 1948 a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that mice that were bred to develop cancerous tumors and die from them were fed bee pollen. Those mice fed the bee pollen had a delayed onset of tumors by 10 weeks. Some of the pollen fed mice never developed tumors. The mice that were not fed the bee pollen died as predicted - right on schedule.

Bee pollen:

  • stimulates energy and metabolism
  • restores energy
  • relieves hay fever
  • increases strength and endurance
  • builds blood
  • regulates digestion
  • is antibacterial
  • combats cancer, arthritis and diabetes
  • can normalize cholesterol and triglycerides
  • promotes cell regeneration/anti aging
  • helps heal skin conditions when used topically
  • has more amino acid concentrations than beef
  • is rich in B vitamins
  • has powerful antioxidants
  • boosts immunity

How Do you Take It?

Bee pollen is one of the easiest of the bee products to take as a supplement. A teaspoon a day is all that is needed for a daily dose of bee pollen. It can be added to smoothies or taken by the spoonful.

Buy the granules instead of tablets. The heat used to make the tablets detroys its enzymes and vitamin C. Keep opened jars of granules in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.

Some bee farms feed their bees high-fructose corn syrup. Be sure that your source of bee pollen and other bee products is natural and organic - without chemicals and high-fructose corn syrup.

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