Royal jelly, the sole food of the queen bee, is secreted by young nurse bees between their sixth and twelfth day of life. It is naturally created when pollen and honey are combined, then refined in the glands of the nurse bee. It contains all the B vitamins as well as minerals, enzymes, hormones, 18 of the 22 amino acids, anti-bacterial and antibiotic components and vitamins A, C, D and E. It has similar applications to that of bee pollen but it also has a strong effect on the glandular and reproductive systems of both sexes.
Bee pollen is a rich source of protein and vitamin B12. It is one of nature’s completely nourishing foods and contains almost all the nutrients we need, although not all its properties are known. It may be used effectively for improving endurance and vitality, convalescence, reducing cravings, addictions and infections, building blood levels and overcoming developmental problems in children.
Vegans and many others feel these products – the bee’s food – shouldn’t be consumed at all. If you decide to then use both royal jelly and bee pollen mindfully, as a tremendous amount of time and energy is required to produce these nutritional elixirs.