01 Dec ROYAL JELLY IN COSMETICS
During the 1950’s an interest in Royal Jelly began to surface in several leading French cosmetic houses. Shortly after it was picked up by American beauty companies who soon combined it with chicken embryos and hormones extracts. There was obviously a buzz about!
This thick off-white paste is what nursing bees produce to feed the lava as well as the Queen Bee! The lack of distinct colour makes it easy to incorporate royal jelly into cosmetics and creams and does not require to be discolourised like pollen. Over the years it has been added to eye creams moisturisers, hand lotions, lipsticks, cake and liquid foundations, shampoos, and nail enamels. In fact, it’s still used in many of these products today. The amount of Royal Jelly used in each product is minimal and the potency of the jelly is determined by the area it’s harvested from.
The chemical responsible for the development of a queen bee has recently been identified as “Royalactin”. It is fed exclusively to the queen bee all her life. He job is to produce lots of bees to keep the hive running smoothly while she becomes the centre of the hive’s universe.
It makes sense for there to be an interest in this substance when you consider the benefits it has to the queen bee as well as to the lava. Did you know that when the Queen bee dies the worker bees will feed high quantities of royal jelly to select female larva which in turn alters the insect’s DNA and turns her/them into a queen?
It has created a big interest in many areas not just in cosmetic, but also in easing premenstrual and postmenopausal symptom as well. It has also been identified to be beneficial in treating Asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, fatigue, hay fever, high cholesterol, inflammation, kidney disease and pancreatitis. It has also been identified as beneficial in treating infertility.
As if you haven’t heard enough positive things about royal jelly here is another! Royal Jelly is even said to slow down the aging process by eliminating free radicals. It also bolsters up the immune system to fight viruses and infections.
It sounds like a super serum! Well, that’s not far from the truth.
When taken orally royal jelly is safe for most people if taken in appropriate doses. Some people who suffer from asthma or allergies, royal jelly may cause a serious allergic reaction.
Please ask your medical practitioner if this product is right for you!