Description Royal Jelly is a milky-white substance produced by the salivary glands of worker bees as a food source for the queen bee. It is an essential food for the queen bee.
Function/ Used for Royal jelly supplements are thought to assist general well-being.  It may have antiseptic properties and also act as a vasodilator (widening of blood vessels).
Intake N/A


As a supplement Royal jelly is available in the form of tablets and capsules. The dose is not established. Dietary supplements provide 250-500mg daily1.
Found in (dietary sources) N/A
Deficiency N/A
Precautions and contraindications Not to be taken by asthma sufferers or those allergic to bee stings.
Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding No problems reported, but there is insufficient evidence to guarantee the safety of royal jelly in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Interactions e.g. with other medications None reported
Adverse effects Allergic reactions, which can be severe.
References 1.            Mason, P. Dietary Supplements. Pharmaceutical Press, London, 2001.


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