Fertility Super Food – Royal Jelly

Fertility Super Food – Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly, Bee Propolis, Bee Foods for FertilityWhile there are a number of different “superfoods” that have proven to be highly effective at helping with fertility, Royal Jelly is more than likely the reigning King…or Queen of the bunch. This nutrient dense substance is a secretion that comes from specific glands in nurse worker bees, and is used to not only create a queen bee for procreation, but it is also fed to honey bee larvae to provide them with optimal health and growth.

Royal Jelly is rich in amino acids (29 to be exact), 10-hydroxydecenoic acid (10-HDA), lipids, sugars, vitamins, and proteins. It contains vitamins A, B complex (including folic acid and inositol), C, D and E, and also has ample levels of iron and calcium, as well as other minerals. Royal Jelly also contains acetylcholine, which is needed to transmit nerve messages from cell to cell. 10-HDA is thought to be its major therapeutic constituent as it has been shown to have antitumor activity. Because Royal Jelly contains a wide variety of nutrients that are essential to proper health and organ function, it is very easy to see how it can help assist fertility.

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Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is the main food source for bee larva in the first three days of their development. One larva that is to be the Queen Bee is fed only Royal Jelly its entire life. This exclusive feeding triggers the full development of her ovaries which are needed to create the millions of eggs she will lay in her lifetime. The Queen matures in 5 days and weighs double that of a worker bee. A worker bee only lives to be 30-45 days old, but the Queen bee lives to be 5 to 6 years old. The queen also lays around 250,000 eggs in one season and in peak season she may lay up to 2000 eggs a day. This may have something to do with the extremely high nutritional content of the Royal Jelly, which is this Queen’s exclusive diet.

Using Royal Jelly to Support Fertility

Regular consumption of high-quality Royal Jelly has been shown to help balance hormones. This makes it beneficial to those individuals that suffer from a hormonal imbalance, as it helps to provide support to the endocrine system. It may also help with fertility issues that are related to hormonal imbalance.

A study done in Japan and published in 2007 shows that Royal Jelly has the propensity to mimic human estrogen, similar to that of plant phytoestrogens. Estrogen is essential for healthy bone formation and gene expression, and is vital for a healthy menstrual cycle. This study also showed a potential for increased size of uterine cells in the rats studied. While there may need to be more studies done to show the full potential of Royal Jelly consumption on uterine health, this is an exciting potential for women with weak uterine muscles or thin uterine lining due to long-term hormonal birth control use.

Another study aimed to see if Royal Jelly could combat BPA growth-promoting effects on human breast cancer MCF-7 cells. BPA (bisphenol A) is a harmful chemical used in plastics that is a known xenoestrogen. The results of the study showed that Royal Jelly inhibits the stimulated growth of BPA on MCF-7 cells. Not only has BPA been linked to breast cancer, it has also been linked to poor egg health.

Royal Jelly may be beneficial for the following:

  • To increase libido
  • Support egg and sperm health
  • Promote hormone balance
  • Protect liver health
  • Diminish and reduce the signs of aging
  • To reduce inflammation caused by illness or injury
  • To naturally boost the body’s immune system
  • Protect against the fertility-damaging effects of chemotherapy

Making Informed Decisions When Choosing Bee Products

Be sure that you are choosing high quality products from a reputable source. This is very important not only to you, but to the health of the bees. As you may well know bees are rapidly declining and much of this is thought to be linked to environmental pollution. Choose to support organic, free-range, biodynamic farming and bee keeping practices when possible. Your choices make a difference!

Take the time to learn more about bees and how they sustain our food chain, without them we might perish. There are some great documentaries out there on Colony Collapse Disorder, the lives of bees and how they are on the brink of total collapse. Please keep in mind their vital role in our daily lives!

Our Natural Fertility Shop carries a premium choice of Royal Jelly which is pure Royal Jelly freeze dried to maintain quality. We also carry Active Bee Power which contains a wonderful blend of these 3 bee products as well as some immune boosting herbs. This company has been certified organic since 1995.

How and When To Take Royal Jelly

Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly and Honey

Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly and Honey

Royal Jelly comes in either capsules or in a semi-liquid state. Be sure to follow instructions for use on the label of the product you have purchased. For general information on suggested use, see below…

Traditional Suggested Use:
The traditional suggested use of Royal Jelly is 500 – 3000mg of pure royal jelly per day, taken in 2 – 3 separate doses throughout the day.

Royal Jelly is best taken between meals and is fine to take all month long.

Important Caution

It is extremely important to note that if you are allergic to bees or honey you should avoid all bee products. Side effects and reactions can include minor to severe skin irritations, difficulty breathing or even anaphylactic shock. If you begin to develop a reaction to any of these products discontinue use immediately. Do not feed to infants under 1 year of age. Do not use bee products during pregnancy if either side of your family or the father’s family has a history of bee allergy as this may affect the baby.

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  1. I have been trying to conceive for over 16 months now. I have been taking vital for the last 8 months and nothing. I believe I have luteal phase defect. Never longer then 10 days.
    Would royal jelly be a good supplement to try?

  2. Hello, I have endometriosis and getting ready for IVF. Can I use the royal jelly? Thank you Katrin

    • Dear Katrin,

      If you feel you may benefit from Royal Jelly is could be considered while preparing for IVF. It is best stopped before beginning any medications (unless your healthcare provider suggests otherwise).

  3. i am 24 years old my problem aftar married confarm pregency but 3 month miss then trying 2years not confarmed pregency my married 3 years i am cunsalt docter [m.s.] obs& GYNAE OBSTETRICIAN &GYNAECOLOGIST total tretment 15month but no respon pls tel me i can ues forever product then confarmed pregency pooduct name

    • Dear Sushila,

      If I am understanding correctly, you have had a miscarriage. I am very sorry for that! What treatment did you try for 15 months? Do you have a fertility health issue, confirmed through testing? Can you please clarify what this means “pls tel me i can ues forever product then confarmed pregency pooduct name”.

      I will try to help as best as I can.

  4. I am 42 years old. My menstrual cycle has been regular until later last year when I skipped twice. I had regular flow this year until later June. I have not seen my period and the medical test confirmed I am menopausal. I just got married, I had hoped to have a child naturally. Please how can you help me reverse this trend? I am currently on ubiquinol.

  5. hi can I take royal bee pollen or jelly capsules from holland and barrett with Gonal-f. I am currently going through ovulation induction. If so how much can I take daily? Thanks

    • Dear Cherelle,

      It is best to ensure your healthcare provider knows you are taking Royal Jelly right now and with Gonal-F. We suggest against combining herbs or nutritional supplements that have an action on hormonal balance with medications that do the same. If your healthcare provider approves, then it will be best to follow his/her advice.

  6. Hi there,
    I have been following your posts/site now for a few weeks and have decided to take some supplements to help us in getting pregnant naturally. I am taking a prenatal, magnesium, coq10, vitex, and b complex. It is ok to take these all at once? I have been taking them before bed all together.
    Thank you,

    • Dear Lise,

      We hope the information we share has been helpful!

      A prenatal multivitamin, magnesium, CoQ10, Vitex and a B complex can all be taken together. Before bed should be fine, but I do want to share that the general suggested use of Vitex is to take the whole dose, 900-1000mg, first thing in the morning with water. And a B complex may be most beneficial in support of supporting energy levels throughout the day if taken in the morning as well. It is always best to follow the manufacturers suggested use is if the suggested dose is more than one pill/capsules, to be sure to spread the dose throughout the day.

  7. I am 38 and have been told by a fertility specialist that I have poor egg quality. Right now i am using Pregnacare conception. Is it fine to take royal jelly also..Weve been trying to get pregnant for 10yrs.

    Many Thanks.

    Mailyn

  8. Hello,
    I used royal jelly this month and have finally managed to conceive! (we have been trying for one year following a miscarriage). I am naturally cautious to protect this pregnancy and have read conflicting opinions about taking royal jelly in pregnancy. Please can you clarify if it is safe to take? I am currently in the very early stages at 4-5 weeks pregnant.
    Many thanks

    • Dear Gemma,

      Congratulations! What wonderful news!

      Royal Jelly is not suggested into pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It can be discontinued or if you want weaned off of over a week’s time.