In a constant quest to combat aging and dull skin, I conduct a lot of online research to find some new and natural methods to have illustrious skin. One such search resulted in royal jelly, which is a secretion from honey bees used to feed their young. When it’s time for a new queen bee, the colony selects a few chosen larvae to feed royal jelly to in copious amounts. By feeding the larvae the royal jelly in such large quantities, it triggers the larvae to morph into queens. Sounds a bit gross, but royal jelly is packed with tons of antioxidants and nutrients that can give your skin an amazing glow. Some folks recommend ingesting it raw or in pill form; however, getting fresh royal jelly is the best method. It is quite bitter and it is recommended you consume it with a little bit of honey (naturally). You only need a small amount daily and, it’s good to break off after having it for 30 consecutive days.
Benefits of Royal Jelly:
- Loaded with antioxidants to support against free radical damage
- Boost your immune system
- Boost brain function
- Cholesterol control and more!
Please check out http://www.bee-pollen-buzz.com/health-benefits-of-royal-jelly.html for more benefits and research on royal jelly.
I buy a small jar of fresh royal jelly at a local honey company called Honey Pacifica. They sell it frozen and once you get it home, it must be keep refrigerated. (You can purchase royal jelly from Honey Pacifica here.) I take a quarter teaspoon every morning with some honey and, once a week I will rub some on my face as a royal jelly mask and leave on for 30 minutes or longer. I wipe off my face with a warm cloth and my skin feels tighter and has a noticeable glow to it. Before using royal jelly on your face, test a patch of your skin to make sure you aren’t allergic.
*While the European Food Safety Authority has concluded that there are no benefits to consuming royal jelly and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken legal action against companies selling, I still personally have seen benefits in its use. Do your own research and find if its best for you. It is noted, if you are an asthmatic, you should not consume royal jelly. *