One of the reasons Royal Jelly is so precious is it cannot be duplicated in a laboratory; it can only be hand-harvested from beehives in very minute amounts. In more ancient times, Royal Jelly’s use was limited to people of royalty or great wealth, because it simply wasn’t available. While Royal Jelly is no less precious today, it is more widely available because of advances in the science of beekeeping and cultivation of Royal Jelly. At BeeAlive®, we only use fresh Royal Jelly in our products — straight from the beehive — it’s not freeze-dried like most other brands. We believe that using fresh Royal Jelly makes our products superior.
The Queen Bee’s story begins in the hive where each little bee starts out genetically identical. But, as nature would have it, only one bee is selected to feed on Royal Jelly … and that bee grows into a beautiful Queen Bee, who lives for up to approximately six years. Worker bees, which eat only honey and pollen, live for approximately six weeks! The only difference between the two is the Royal Jelly.
Royal Jelly is a natural substance from the beehive that has been used for many years by people throughout the world for increased energy, stamina, and vitality. The exclusive food of the Queen Bee, Royal Jelly is composed of trace amounts of many wonderful nutrients and nutritious, biologically-active compounds. Some of the naturally occurring nutrients in Royal Jelly are:
• B complex vitamin
• amino acids (building blocks of protein)
• minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc
• lipids, including fatty acids and phospholipids
• carbohydrates (monosaccharides and disaccharides)
• nucleic acids
• 10-HDA (a compound unique to Royal Jelly)