A very potent multivitamin & mineral preparation which is supplemented with
pollen, ginseng, royal jelly & Dimethylaminoethanol
Known as gelee royale and RJ, is the milky-white gelatinous substance
secreted from the cephalic glands of nurse worker bees (Apis mellifera)
for apparently the sole purpose of stimulating the growth and
development of the queen bee. Without royal jelly, the queen bee would
be no different from the worker bees and would live about as long (seven
to eight weeks). With royal jelly, the queen bee can live five to seven
years. This fact explains the popular belief that royal jelly has
Royal jelly consists of an emulsion of proteins, sugars, lipids and some other
substances in a water base. Proteins make up about 13% of royal jelly. Most of
the proteins comprise a family called major royal jelly proteins.
One protein in royal jelly called royalsin possesses
antibiotic properties against gram-positive, but not gram-negative,
bacteria. About 11% of royal jelly is made up of sugars, such as
fructose and glucose, similar to those found in honey. Lipids comprise
about 5% of the substance and consist mainly of medium-chain hydroxy
fatty acids, such as trans-10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid, which is also
thought to possess antimicrobial properties.
Royal jelly also contains vitamins, such as pantothenic acid, minerals
and phytosterols. Neopterin, or 2-amino-6- (1,2,3-trihydroxypropyl)-4
(3H)-pteridinone, was initially isolated from royal jelly. Neopterin is
also found in humans, and, although its precise role is not known, it
appears to play an important role in the human immune system.
Melbrosia, a mixture of royal jelly and bee pollen, is sometimes used by
menopausal women to manage climacteric symptoms.
Ginseng root is native to eastern Asia and North America, and has been
in use as a folk medicine and tonic amongst the peoples of China, Korea,
Thailand, Viet Nam and Manchuria, as well as amongst Native Americans,
for untold thousands of years. Frequently used as a potent preventative
rather than a curative, it has also demonstrated tremendous therapeutic
benefits for a wide number of conditions. If taken regularly it
increases vitality, and can extend your life span.
A perennial plant, ginseng is often found in heavily wooded areas and requires
rich soil to thrive. Ginseng takes several years to mature, with most roots
cultivated when the plant is between 3-10 years old.
After too many years the plant and its root can begin to degenerate, and
the root may become pitted and wooden.
The plant itself is very attractive, with well shaped green leaves and
bright red berries; however it is only the root that has any medicinal
value. Its original name means Man Root, due to the shape of the ginseng
root which strongly resembles the form of a human body.
Ginseng is a member of the Araliacae family. The American ginseng plant,
Panax Quinquefolius, has become in such high demand in Asia that more
than 85% of American grown ginseng is exported to asian markets.
DMAE is really one of the classic Smart Nutrients. It was discussed in the
original Smart Drugs & Nutrients book. DMAE is an ingredient in some foods
Why should I use Royal jelly?
Why should I use Ginseng? Why should I use Dimethylaminoethanol?
(Several human studies have also found it to significantly lower
cholesterol levels) Meta-analysis of controlled human studies also
showed significant reduction in total serum lipids and cholesterol, and,
in those with hyperlipidemia, it
normalized HDL- and LDL-cholesterol determined from decreases in
beta/alpha lipoproteins. The author of this meta-analysis concluded:
"The best available evidence suggests that royal jelly, at approximately
50 to 100 milligrams per day, decreased total serum cholesterol levels
by about 14% and total serum lipids by about 10% in the group of
(Test tube studies have shown that royal jelly fights bacteria.)
Anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative activities.
Enhanced immune function
Wound-healing properties.and that it
shortened healing time in desquamated skin lesions.
(There have been scattered repots that royal jelly and its constituent
10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid might have anti-cancer effects. There was one
report that both provided complete protection against transplantable
mouse leukemia. Tumor growth inhibition of other cancers has been
associated with royal jelly supplementation in other animal models)
Opening the mind
Strengthening the body
Cleansing the body of stress
Treating sleep disorders and overcoming insomnia
Ginseng has had beneficial effects on women suffering post-menopausal
Ginseng has also demonstrated clinical improvements in virility among
men, and effected improvements in conditions of sexual dysfunction for
Enhances "vigilance" (roughly translated, this means it makes you more alert and
responsive to your environment and increases "presence of mind".) Elevates mood
and learning. Improves memory. Increases intelligence. Extends the lifespan of
Increase physical energy. Provides a mild, safe tonic effect. Makes it easier
for most people to get to sleep.
Enhances lucid dreams Decreases fatigue in the day while providing for sounder
sleep at night.
Reduces the need for sleep. Treatment for hyperactivity in children. Antiaging
How do I use Royal jelly? How do I use Ginseng?
Although a recommended daily allowance for royal jelly has yet to be
established, many alternative health practitioners recommend 50-100mg per day.
Clinical studies on ginseng have utilized ginseng extract standardized to 4%
ginsenosides at a dosage of 200 to 500 mg per day.
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Fujii A, Kobayashi S, Kuboyama N. Augmentation of wound healing by royal jelly
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Fujiwara S, Imai J, Fujiwara M, et al. A potent antibacterial protein in royal
jelly. Purification and determination of the primary structure of royalisin. J
Biol Chem. 1990; 265:11333-11337.
Gene M, Aslan A. Determination of trans-10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid content in
pure royal jelly products by column liquid chromatography. J Chromatogr. 1999;
Hamerlinck FF. Neopterin: a review. Exp Dermatol. 1999; 8:167-176.
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Ishiwata H, Takeda Y, Yamada T, et al. Determination and confirmation of methyl
p-hydroxybenzoate in royal jelly and other foods produced by the honey bee. Food
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the community. Clin Exp Allergy. 1997; 27:333-336.
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immunomodulator in rats and mice. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 1996;
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hyperlipidemia and thrombosis.] [Article in Chinese.] Chung Hua Yu Fang I Hsueh
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treatment of climacteric symptoms.] [Article in German.] Wien Med Wochenschr.
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jelly. Clin Exp Allergy. 1996; 26:216-222.
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associated with royal jelly intake. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 1997; 12:495-499.