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Fertility Super Food – Royal Jelly

Fertility Super Food – Royal Jelly

While 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 larvae 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 in the journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. showed 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 out of Kuyushu University in Japan, 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.

One additional promising rat study of out of Iran, published in the International Journal of Fertility and Sterility found that Royal Jelly “promotes folliculogensis [the maturing of follicles in an ovary] and increases ovarian hormones…” Thirty two female rats were divided into four groups, three control groups receiving either 100, 200 or 400 mg/ kg of body weight daily for 14 days. Rats in the Royal Jelly consuming control groups had increased levels of estradiol and progesterone, increased uterine and ovarian weights, as well as a significant increase in mature follicles and corpora lutea (more than one corpus luteum). Serum antioxidant levels were increased and nitric oxide levels decreased.

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

Click here to shop for Fertilica Royal Jelly

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, the bee population is 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.


Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Traxler is a University-trained obstetrician/gynecologist, working with patients in Minnesota for over 20 years. She is a professional medical writer; having authored multiple books on pregnancy and childbirth; textbooks and coursework for medical students and other healthcare providers; and has written over 1000 articles on medical, health, and wellness topics.  Dr. Traxler attended the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Medical School,  earning a degree in biochemistry with summa cum laude honors in 1981,  and receiving her Medical Doctorate degree (MD) in 1986.

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    Is it ok to take royal jelly while also taking Shatavari? (I just finished a round of clomid and did not take anything else those days, but was going to go back to taking shatavari and adding royal jelly)… Thanks

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    Is it safe to use royal jelly everyday? Is it OK to use if I’m on Clomid? Is it better eaten raw or in a capsule? Sorry I have so many questions!

    • Hi Tiffany,

      Yes, royal jelly has been shown safe for consumption daily. It is not okay to combine with Clomid, since the both have an action on the hormonal system.

      Royal Jelly is very bitter, it tastes better when combined with honey or other herbs, if eaten raw. To avoid the taste, capsules are best. Many people love eating it with other bee foods in Active Bee Power.

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    hi, pls can i take maca. am suffering hyperprolactinemia and am taking cabergolina. thank u.

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    We’ve been trying to conceive for 12+ months now with no success. I recently had my OB/GYN visit and blood work done and everything came back normal except for the testosterone which was elevated. Would Royal Jelly be right for me? Does it have any effects on the testosterone level (in women)? Thanks!

    • Dear Hannah,

      Elevated testosterone in women can be linked to adrenal, thyroid and ovarian health and may also be linked to being overweight and insulin levels. Insulin signals the ovaries to secrete testosterone. When this happens in excess, it may indicate PCOS. I am not a medical doctor and it may be best to first talk to your doctor about what might be causing your testosterone levels to be elevated.

      Royal Jelly provides a wide array of nutrients to the body and is not known to have an affect of on testosterone levels. It is best to read through its benefits to decided if it might be useful for you.

      Take care!

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    If you say -“A study done in Japan and published in 2007 shows that Royal Jelly has the propensity to mimic human estrogen, which may help those that suffer from low estrogen levels” – is it then OK to take it in case of small uterine fibroid keeping in mind that fibroids are associated with high estrogen levels? Thanks!

    • Dear Katrin,

      While this is true of Royal Jelly, it also has superior nutritional benefits (29 amino acids, lipids, vitamins, sugars, proteins, fatty acids, iron, calcium and Acetylcholine). These benefits far outweigh any concern for increasing estrogen in the body. Royal Jelly may actually protect our bodies from xenoestrogens. Royal Jelly would need to be consumed in very large concentrated amounts over a long period of time, which is not recommended, to actually increase estrogen levels. Herbalists and most natural health care practitioners would not use phytoestrogens like Royal Jelly in concentrated forms, especially if their patient has an estrogen-dominant fertility health condition.

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    My husband and I have been TTC for approx a year now. We have not used protection since my son was 1 (he is now 4). I recently saw my family doctor for this and was referred to an OBGYN, but don’t see him until December. I am 28 years old, about 200lbs, 5’5. My blood work came back that my prolactin levels were elevated, approximately double the normal for a non-pregnant female. I started taking Vitex yesterday, as well as taking Royal Jelly today. What doses should I be trying to take and is there anything else I should try?

    Thanks in advance for your response!

    • Greetings!

      Vitex is known to support healthy prolactin levels and general suggested use is 900-1000mg per day each day of the menstrual cycle without taking a break. The traditional suggested use is shared in this article, 500 – 3000mg of pure royal jelly per day, taken in 2 – 3 separate doses throughout the day with food and all month long.

      There is also research proving that for some women fertility health is influenced by weight. Consider learning more as you begin to make dietary and lifestyle changes in addition to try herbs and fertility superfoods to benefit fertility health.

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    I am hypothyrodic and having PCOD too. I am 33 now and not taking any treatment at the moment. Will Fertilica Royal Jelly be suitable for me? If so, what is the quantity and frequency I should have?

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    Is it ok to take royal jelly and DIM together while trying to conceive? I am 34 and have been told by a fertility specialist that I have a high FSH level and poor egg quality. I am currently taking royal jelly and have been for 2 weeks. Any help would be appreciated, Thank you.

    • Hello Bre!

      Fertilica Royal Jelly and DIM Complete can be taken together in preparation for and while trying to conceive. Each are to be discontinued upon confirmation of pregnancy.

      There are additional natural options that support healthy FSH levels, learn them in the article FSH Levels and Your Fertility.

      All my best!

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    i have ordered royal jelly….but i had BEE Pollen delivered instead.. is this the same…as when i read up it looks the same but i want to make sure.

    many thanks for your help.


    • Dear Khekhe,

      Royal Jelly and Bee Pollen are different. Royal Jelly is a substance that is secreted by glands of the nurse worker bees that serves as a food source for bee larvae and Bee Pollen is pollen gathered by worker bees that is packed with enzymes, some honey or nectar. Take time to learn more about the differences is the article Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen & Bee Propolis for Fertility to see it you might use the Bee Pollen too.

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    Can Royal Jelly be taken if I have multiple uterine fibroids and hypothyroidism?

    • Hello!

      Royal Jelly is a superfood with a impressive nutrition profile. It contains 29 amino acids, lipids, vitamins, sugars, proteins, fatty acids, iron, calcium and Acetylcholine (which transmits nerve impulses from cell to cell).

      It is for men and woman with hormone imbalance of any kind, to support sperm and egg health, the endocrine system, and uterine and immune system health in preparation for pregnancy.

      Consider also taking some time to learn more tips for Getting Your Thyroid in Shape for Conception and Pregnancy (click that link).

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    Good Day

    Where can I get or buy Royal Jelly?


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    Can I take Dong Quai, Maca and Royal Jelly together?
    Also, what is the best herbal medicine to help with fertility. I would like to get pregnant.


    • Dear Anna,

      Fertilica Dong Quai, Maca and Royal Jelly can be taken together.

      It is a bit challenging for me to answer your question about the best herbs to help for your specific needs without knowing more. It may help to consider sharing in detail about your fertility journey through a Fertility Consultation. This experience allows our fertility herbalist to work with you one on one to develop an natural fertility program for your needs.

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    I was told I have high estrogen and low progesterone with no other underlying factors that the fertility doctor can detect however, after trying to conceive for 4 years, I was hoping that royal jelly may help along with some acupuncture, but if I have high estrogen already with this still help or not?

    • Dear Jennifer,

      Royal Jelly has been found to have the propensity to mimic estrogen in the body, but it also has superior nutritional benefits (29 amino acids, lipids, vitamins, sugars, proteins, fatty acids, iron, calcium and Acetylcholine). For many, its superior health benefits far outweigh any concern for increasing estrogen in the body. Royal Jelly may actually protect the body from xenoestrogens. To actually increase estrogen levels, Royal Jelly would need to be consumed in very large concentrated amounts, over a long period of time, which is not recommended.

      It may be worth considering learning more about Feritilica Vitex and speaking with your acupuncturist, or working one on one with our fertility herbalist to help you determine the best natural fertility program for your specific needs. Learn more about a Fertility Consultation here…

      The article Restore Hormonal Balance for Improved Fertility is an in-depth article about hormone balance and may be helpful as well.

      Take care!

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    Can you have royal jelly when you are pregnant?

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    Hi! I want to conceive. It has been detected that I have thickened endometrium, but normal size of Uterus. Can I get pregnant? Please suggest the way to recover from this.

    • Dear Monika,

      It is often that a thick endometrium is a result of hormone imbalance – low progesterone and high estrogen. It may help to refer to our guide for Improving Uterine Health for Fertility, Conception and Implantation.

      If is has been determined that this issue for you is endometrial hyperplasia, it would be best to seek the advice of a naturopathic doctor or herbalist in your area to work one on one with you as this condition is complex.

      I hope to have been helpful!

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    Hi! I am 40 years old & have Low AMH like 0.06. I am trying to get pregnent & taking folic acid & other fertility medicine. I am planning to take Royal Jelly. Please suggest whether I should take this or not.

    • Dear Monika,

      While Fertilica Royal Jelly has a number of fertility health benefits. I do not know if it can be taken with the “other fertility medicine” you are taking. We can not suggest combining herbs and nutritional supplements with medicine unless being guided in doing so by a qualified healthcare provider.

      As you educate yourself on how to naturally support healthy hormone levels, consider referring to the article AMH, Ovarian Reserve, & Continued Follicle Production as well.

      Take care!

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    Hi! I am 38 years old and have been trying to get pregnant for two years. I did two cycle of IUI, it was not successful. I decided to use Vitex and Royal Jelly because I heard they are very helpful. I have a question, I am still taking folic acid, a prenatal vitamin and Co-enzyme Q10, can I still take those plus Vitex and Royal Jelly? Thanks so much.

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    Hi! Can I Feed my 16-month-old babies Royal Jelly since it has rich nutrients?

    • Dear Doris,

      It is going to be best for you to do your research and speak with your children’s healthcare provider about giving them Royal Jelly. If there is concern of your children having a nutrient deficiency, it will be best to work with their doctor to address this. While Royal Jelly is a nourishing fertility superfood, children do not need the hormone balancing support Royal Jelly provides.

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    Hi, thanks for the very helpful article. My wife has an irregular cycle – 90 days. She is undergoing IVF treatment and we have learned that the quality of eggs is bit weak. She is planning to take Maca, Royal jelly with Natural Antioxidants together everyday. Is it fine or do you suggest something else??

    • Dear Eric,

      Thank you for reaching out to us!

      If your wife has begun the IVF process and is on medications, we can not suggest using these supplements unless she is being guided in doing so by her reproductive endocrinologist.

      We suggest supporting egg health prior to beginning IVF, for a minimum of three months time if possible. Our article How to Increase Your IVF Success Rate Naturally may offer additional guidance for her as well.

      All our best!

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    I’m Stanley and I’m 45. Once a year, I meet my wife for a month. Those days I want more enjoyment from intercourse & to have long sex with her. So, how do I apply royal jelly?

    • Dear Stanley,

      Fertilica Royal Jelly is to be taken internally. I have not ever heard of it being used topically. I suppose there may be a product out there that suggests this, but I can not guide you in using Royal Jelly topically.

      While libido may not be an issue, I do think there are some very honest, helpful tips in the following article, 10 Natural Ways to Increase Baby Making Libido, that many couples in this journey should consider.

      Enjoy your time with your wife!

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    I will be adding Royal Jelly as my natural substitute for Clomid at the end of this month/after my next period as discussed with my RE Dr Kamar… When I asked him this question, I was told that it’s my choice. My question wasn’t answered… So I’ll ask here…

    What works better/quicker/stronger most of the time/based on studies or observation… Capsule or Honey form?? Or is there a better form than them both?? Thanks so much. :o)

    • Dear Amber,

      I don’t know that there is an answer to your question. It depends entirely on the manufacturing process and any filler added to either products. A quality Royal Jelly supplement whether honey form or capsule needs to manufactured in a way so as not to damage the medicinal properties, enzymes and nutrients. Fertilica Royal Jelly and Alive Bee Power Royal Jelly are two supplements that are produced properly.

      Regarding working better or quicker, there is no way to know how each person who takes Royal Jelly will respond to is and to what degree.

      We offer guidance on Clomid: Natural Alternatives to Clomid you may be interested is as well.

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    Hi there! Well, where to start? At Easter I stopped taking my pill and we tried to get pregnant. One year later nothing happened, so I went to the doctor and found out I have PCOS. So now I am on Metformin 3x a day. Its now 8 months later, I have lost a small amount of weight, but am still not pregnant. My question is, can I take Royal Jelly and Metformin together? Thanks!

    • Dear Krm,

      I am sorry you have had to learn this, but also glad you now know the issue you can work to support.

      Metformin is often given to help control of blood sugar levels which is an issue for some who live with PCOS. It will be best to speak with your healthcare provider about combining Metformin with Royal Jelly.

      Consider also addressing the issue at its source – supporting endocrine system function and supporting your body in re-learning balance by promoting healthy hormonal balance, a healthy uterine lining, regular ovulation, improved estrogen metabolism, reduced cravings for sweets and improved digestion.

      Take time to read the information at those links. I think it will be very helpful!
      Best wishes!

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    How much quantity of royal jelly in mountain flower honey should be taken per day.

    • Dear Khan,

      General suggested use of Fertilica Royal Jelly is 500 – 3000mg of pure royal jelly per day, taken in 2-3 separate doses throughout the day. I am sorry I am not familiar with the product, Mountain Flower Honey. I can not guide you in its use.

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    Can you take royal jelly during pregnancy and while breast feeding (since it is full of nutrients)?

    • Dear Monique,

      We do not suggest using Fertilica Royal Jelly in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. While it does provide a number of nutrients, it also has been found to have hormone balancing effects which are not intended for infants (bee products are also not intended for children under the age of 1).

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    Hi. I have a question. I’m trying to get pregnant. I ordered some of the Alive Royal Jelly, and am excited to take it. I am currently taking GABA for adrenal health. Would the GABA interfere with the royal jelly, should I stop taking it? Thanks so much.

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    Does Royal Jelly include CoQ10? What is the difference between Wellwoman , Wellwoman 70s, Biotin and Royal Jelly? What is the relationship between them and CoQ10?

    • Hello Zeinab!

      Royal Jelly does not contain CoQ10. Royal Jelly is nutrient-dense food on which a Queen Bee lives. Consider learning about this Fertility Super Food – Royal Jelly. CoQ10 Ubiqionol is an antioxidant that has been shown to protect cells from oxidative stress. This enzyme in every cell of the body and helps the cells produce the energy the body needs for cell growth and maintenance.

      It is my knowledge that Wellwoman is a women’s multivitamin and Wellwomen 70+ is a women’s multivitamin for senior women/women over the age of 70. Biotin is a B Vitamin involved in the synthesis of fatty acids and glucose.

      Each of the supplements you have asked about have very different health and fertility benefits.

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    Are Royal Jelly and Vitex safe to take while pregnant? If not, should they be stopped when trying to conceive since you don’t you are pregnant for a few weeks weeks after implantation??

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    Hello, I started taking royal jelly last month and now I am going to start taking Vitex. I also take a multivitamin, omega 3 and ubiquinol on a daily basis. Because I am taking all these supplements, I just would like to know if I can take Royal Jelly and Vitex at the same time? I am 38 and suffer from poor ovarian reserve and luteal phase defect, I am looking after myself the best I can in order to conceive naturally. I did your fertility cleanse last month and felt very good, I even lost a bit of weight. I would appreciate it very much if you could reply to this question and also give me general advice, thanks so much to you and all the team of this website, you are a great help!!!

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Rose!

      Yes Fertilica Royal Jellly and Fertilica Vitex can be taken at the same time.

      Best wishes!

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    Hi, I am currently taking 60mg Aloe Vera Gel and 1000mg of Royal Jelly every morning on an empty stomach. My husband also takes 1000mg of Royal Jelly.

    Is it safe to take both Aloe Vera and Royal Jelly – we are trying to conceive?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Nicky!

      Aloe Vera and Fertilica Royal Jelly can be combined.

      Best wishes!

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    I started taking royal jelly after it was suggested by a friend. Im 43 and im currently on bcp and will be attempting my 3rd IVF cycle. Im a bit concerned because I have read after I purchased it that it can raise my estrogen levels and I don’t want that being an issue at baseline and having my cycle cancelled if my E2 levels are too high. Is this true?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Rae,

      Bear with me as I hope to properly explain what you have read…

      Royal Jelly is a nutrient-dense superfood that contains phytoestrogens. We have learned that Plant estrogens have the natural tendency to mimic estrogen in the body and may protect our bodies from estrogen dominance. Though not all natural health care practitioners may agree, most do. The reason is because of xenoestrogens that come from human-made chemicals like plastics, pesticides, paint, body care products, ect., that are ingested, breathed, or slathered onto our skin daily. Xenoestrogens are chemicals that disrupt the function of our endocrine systems (the system responsible for the coordination of hormones) and have the ability to interfere with the natural functions and development of our bodies.

      Xenoestrogens disrupt endocrine function by binding to our estrogen receptor sites. Not only can they mimic our natural hormones, but they can block other hormones from binding to receptor sites. Xenoestrogens elicit a very strong estrogenic action and can alter how natural hormones are produced, metabolized and eliminated.

      A person who consumes a diet rich in phytoestrogens may be more likely to protect their body from xenoestrogens. Phytoestrogens eaten daily may bind to receptor sites first, blocking the xenoestrogens from binding. Plus, phytoestrogens elicit a weaker estrogenic effect than xenoestrogens.

      While Royal Jelly has been found to have the propensity to mimic estrogen in the body, it also has superior nutritional benefits which we feel outweigh any concern for increasing estrogen in the body. To actually increase estrogen levels, Royal Jelly would need to be consumed in very large, concentrated amounts, over a long period of time, which is not recommended or the suggested use of Fertilica Royal Jelly.

      If you are concerned, or curious about your hormone levels while taking Royal Jelly, you should speak with your healthcare provider.

      Best wishes on this journey!

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    Hi. I’m 37 years old. I have tried everything. The growing age factor is the basic cause for not getting conceived. Someone told me to use Royal Jelly. Can you guide me further,please.
    Which Products should I use? Where from we can get the Royal Jelly & your products ?
    Rani (Pakistan)

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Rani,

      Royal Jelly is considered a fertility superfood due to its high nutrient content. You are welcome to check out our Royal Jelly here…

      There is additional information about Royal Jelly, as well as additional supplements many women approaching and over the age of 40 consider in supporting egg health in this article… How to Increase Your Egg Health in 90 Days.

      I think you might also enjoy learning about the .

      I wish you well!

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      Thanks. But can you help me what should I choose between Fertilica Royal Jelly and Mecca. As the report says my FSH Level is :12.4 & LH:7 ….. and 2 IUI unsuccessful attempts…Uterus is Bicornuate . Anxiously waiting for your reply.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Dr. Rani,

      Hello again!

      I think you are asking about Maca. Is this correct?

      Maca and Royal Jelly are two different nutrient dense fertility foods, superfoods is what we refer to them as. Often they are taken together.

      I know you have learned about Royal Jelly here, but also take some time to learn about Maca here. This should either help you know you want to try both, or simply one or the other.

      Maca and Royal Jelly are both supportive of fertility and hormone balance, and compliment one another. They can be taken together.

      I hope this is helpful!

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    Hi, I was wondering that if you are taking Maca and Royal Jelly when TTC, then stop once you get pregnant; could this have adverse effects, like miscarriage? I have read such mixed reviews on taking these products while pregnant and am confused. I know they work as a fertility treatment, but wouldn’t your body be “thrown out of whack” once these products are taking away completely, therefore having negative effects on the fetus?
    Thank you

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Michelle!

      Maca and Royal Jelly are not to be taken into pregnancy unless being guided to do so by your healthcare provider or midwife.

      While they are safe to take while trying to conceive, it is true that for some women, suddenly stopping some herbs in pregnancy may potentially cause a miscarriage due to hormonal disruption.

      If you have been taking herbs and learn you are pregnant, you now should take time to make a plan of how to wean off of that herb slowly, over time.

      A good way to wean off of Maca or Royal Jelly (any herb or herbal blend actually) is to take less and less each day over a week or two. You can learn how to wean of off herbs in pregnancy here…

      I hope that is helpful!

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    Im thinking about taking royal jelly but my hormones are all over the place and I have completely stopped ovulating….with this help? My next step will be ivf if not 🙁

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hi Barbra!
      I am sorry for the challenges you are having.

      Royal Jelly may be supportive as it works to support normal reproductive health by encouraging normal hormonal balance and healthy estrogen levels, nourishing the body and aiding in normal endocrine-system function. There could be any number of reasons sadly that anovulation is happening. Consider learning more about Getting Ovulation Back on Track, or a Natural Fertility Consultation to have one of our staff fertility herbalists help you create a program specific to your needs. You can learn more here…

  34. So true, thanks for your concise article.

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    can you take royal jelly and maca at the same time (in one smoothie)?

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    Is it okay to take ginseng royal jelly (liquid form)? I start Lupron this Wednesday and I want to know if I can continue to take this?

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    I am about to start fertility treatment in two days. I have been taking maca, royal jelly, polen and chia seeds for about 3 weeks. Can i still take all of these while in treatment of Lupron, merional and gonal f?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Sandy,
      We do not advise taking Maca, Royal Jelly, or bee pollen while taking fertility medications. Chia seeds are find to continue to my knowledge, but if you have concern, please ask your healthcare provider.
      I wish you well!

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    Hi dear, thanks for the helpful information. I had a question , I have PCOS, and irregular periods ,prolonged mostly on periods (u could say Polymennorhea), I have started taking omega 3, prenatal vitamins, and now Maca , i have changed my diet as well and feeling little lighter and better.. can i use Royal jelly and milk thistle tea along with these things and supplements ? as i read that Royal jelly is good for those who have low estrogen and i think i don’t have low estrogen problem…Please suggest me on that …

    Thank you NFI team

    • Hi Suma,

      It may help to support healthy estrogen levels in people with low estrogen. Royal Jelly is first and foremost a superfood, rich in nutrients show to support hormone balance overall. Royal Jelly is fine to combine with maca, milk thistle seed, prenatal vitamins and omega 3 EFAs.

      Because you have PCOS, I would urge you to learn more about eating a PCOS specific diet along with what you are currently doing. Learn more about that here:

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