The benefits of beehive products - royal jelly
Why is Royal Jelly in our organic creams?
Royal Jelly is a naturally occurring substance in the 100% organic raw honey and beeswax used in Honey Girl Organics’ skin creams. It enhances the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antibiotic elements of the creams, helping to keep your skin clear of acne outbreaks and infection, while enhancing collagen production, minimizing wrinkles and supporting supple and glowing skin.
The amino acids in royal jelly are also basic ingredients in collagen. Collagen is essential in maintaining the skin’s firmness by supporting its connective tissue. Royal jelly contains collagen, lecithin, vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, and E, which are essential for skin health, firmness and elasticity.
What is Royal Jelly?
Royal jelly is a creamy white/pale yellow substance specially created by worker bees when they mix honey and bee pollen with enzymes in the glands of their throats. This extraordinary food is fed to all bee larvae, whether they are destined to become drones (males), workers (sterile females), or queens (fertile females). After three days, only queen larvae continue to be fed this special substance, and it is fed to her throughout her long life to ensure her continuous fertility.
The queen bee grows up to 40 times the size of worker bees and lives 50 times longer (5-6 years as compared to the 35-40 days of most bees). During her extended life span, the queen lays up to 2,000 eggs per day, and each batch of eggs weighs two and a half times the queen's own body weight. This remarkable strength and vitality is explained by just one single factor: For her entire life the queen consumes only royal jelly.
Scientists at the Department of Pharmacology, Nihon University in Japan, set out to discover whether or not Royal Jelly can augment wound healing and found that royal jelly did shorten the healing period of skin lesions.
Royal Jelly contains specific nutrients and vitamins that support skin renewal such as flavonoids, nucleic acid, decanoic acid, enzymes, and hormones. It also contains numerous vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, acetyl-choline and zinc, all of which are excellent for the skin.
Studies indicate that the acids found in Royal Jelly contribute to collagen production, which is important for more youthful looking skin.
The ancient Egyptians used royal jelly to ward off aging and keep their skin soft and looking young. Aristotle wrote of its benefits, and the Greeks used it in a health elixir called Ambrosia that was said to bestow immortality on the gods. The Chinese have used it in medicines for centuries and still use it today.