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As medicine appears to vanquish more and more enemies once thought unconquerable, the victories highlight its impotence against the ultimate foe: growing old. No matter how many people approach the apparent maximum life span of about 120 years, Methuselah's feat still seems as out of reach as parting a sea. Yet in "Longevity, Senescence and Genome,: to be published this winter, Caleb Finch of the University of Southern California reaches a conclusion both scary and hopeful. Not only are there a few limitations on life span, he writes, but "many mechanisms of senescence should be reversible" by turning selected genes off or on.
A central enigma in biology is whether growing old is the result of random environmental factors or an immutable genetic clock. Finch, covering everything from the aging of elephant teeth to how starving extends life span, believes that there is indeed a genetic clock--but that its timing can be dramatically affected by lifestyle and medical technology. The keys to aging are probably related to the genes that regulate how long it takes an individual to grow and sexually mature. But DNA is not omnipotent. Although queen honeybees and sterile female worker bees have identical DNA, queens often live 50 times longer. One difference: queen-to-be eat special food (Royal Jelly) during development.
Proper diet and exercise slow aging in people, too. But Finch also raises the possibility of regeneration "damaged molecules, cells, or organs" to turn back the clock. Soon, we may even understand how to activate "youth" genes and dampen "age" genes responsible for such signs of decrepitude as a depressed immune system. Then, the question will be, will we want to?
by Sharon Beglet
What is Royal Jelly?
The honeybee has been one of the greatest friends to mankind for thousands of years, providing honey, pollen, propolis, wax and newly discovered Royal Jelly. Royal Jelly is a thick, milky substance secreted from the pharyngeal glands of a special group of young nurse bees between their 6th and 12th days of life after birth. The remarkable energy-creating properties of the substance secreted by the parotid glands in man is in greatest abundance between the ages of 17 and 18. The refined product resulting from the combining of honey and pollen by nature's own process within the young nurse bees is Royal Jelly.
The Miracle of Royal Jelly
The greater nutritional significance of Royal Jelly is the fact that the anatomical and functional differentiation of the female larvae is totally dependent upon the nature of their diet in their early development stage. In the larvae stage, they are absolutely identical and feed on Royal Jelly for the first three days after hatching. The fertilized eggs give rise to females which are either sexually immature small worker bees or large, fertile Queens. From the fourth day on, only the special larvae selected to become the Queen continues to be fed with Royal Jelly throughout her entire life, while the worker bees are fed on regular honey and pollen. The fascinating discovery by apiculturalists was that nutrition was the only distinctive difference between the worker bees and the Queen. The Queen Bee is a mother of a quarter of a million bees, and amazingly lays over 2,000 eggs in a single day, a total more than twice her own body weight. The life span of the Queen lasts four to five years, contrary to the considerably shorter life of workers--an average of 3 months or less. Royal Jelly is truly a miracle food!
48-hour extracting method and quality control
We beekeepers with whole life time experience know the quality of Royal Jelly is critically dependent on the time at which it is extracted from the bee hive. This process can be initiated anywhere from 24 hours to 72 hours of gestation but the most effect time is immediately after 48 hours. After extensive testings, it was found that nutritional properties of the substance are most potent for peak effect at this time. When the technicians waited 60 to 72 hours, the substance started to become watery and the Royal Jelly's activation count degenerated. Researchers found also safe storage life in its most activated stage is one year (temp. 0-3 degrees C, refrigerator), 15 year (deep freezing). Fresh Royal Jelly in its natural state is the only form which the Queen Bee accepts to feed on. A more encouraging discovery is the fact that Fresh Royal Jelly becomes more stable and effective when mixed proportionally with quality honey. Then there is no need to keep it refrigerated. This is another way to prove nature's own way is the best.
Composition of Royal Jelly
Research studies show that Fresh Royal Jelly in its activated state is a treasure house of B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, biotin, folic acid and the vitamin B-like substance, inositol. It is a major natural source of pantothenic acid and acetylcholine. The natural jelly contains vitamins A, C, D, E and 7 minerals, 18 amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes, hormones and 10 hydroxydelta 2-decenoic acid, and in addition has antibacterial and antibiotic components. The nature of Royal Jelly has prompted many investigations into its chemical nature and pharmacological properties. But the mystery of this material has yet to be completed. The unknown substance call "R" might explain the close relationship with the mysterious vitality contained in Fresh Royal Jelly.
Since Royal Jelly is the only food that Queen bees take, it must be highly rich in nutrients because a Queen lays over 2,000 fertile eggs in a single day.
The most multi-faceted substance--Fresh Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly has been known to the world since the pronouncement of the personal physician of his Holiness, Pope Pius XII, Dr. Ricardo Galleazzi Lisi, in April 1956, that he attributed the Pope's recovery from a long weakening illness in large measure to his taking of Royal Jelly, was encouraging. So the announcement of the eighty-year-old President of Chile, who in March 1957, stated from publication that it was the Royal Jelly he was taking which made it possible for him to develop such tremendous vigor for his most burdensome job.
Royal Jelly has been favored by the Royal Family, Prince Philip of England, his daughter, Princess Ann and Princess Margaret have been taking Royal Jelly. Princess Diana took it during her pregnancy.
Dr. Donadieu Yves, Royal Jelly in Natural Therapeutics, 6th edition, Librairie Maloine S.A. Editeir. 27, Rue de l'Ecole de Medecine, Paris, France 75006, 1983. States the effectiveness of Royal Jelly on human beings' six basic functional systems.
Publishing in GLOBE "Miracle of the Bees," Nov. 4, 1986 Dr. E Oliveto of Omaha, Nebraska reports he used Royal Jelly on his own patients for two years.
AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL January 1977. Young T. Cho, MD. Director of Lab, St. Mary's Hospital, Brooklyn N.Y. describes how Royal Jelly effected the cholesterol levels in several of his patients.
MEDICAL WORLD NEWS, Oct. 7, 1966 and THE LANCET (862-863, 1963) reports the effect of Royal Jelly and Pantothenic acid on rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Remy Chauvin, Director of Apicultural experiment station at Bures-Sur-Yvette University in France, 1956, conducted clinical research with 134 people, 5 -to 85 years of age in Geriatry and Neuropsychiatry.
Modern scientific analytic techniques let us have a rather precise idea about the composition of royal jelly on a quantitative as well and qualitative basis. We will give the results which relate to the recent studies undertaken in the past few years, which cite the rather old tables which are still found in various publications.
The results of the physiochemical analysis of royal jelly, although explored in rigorous conditions, show slight quantitative discrepancies which can be explained by in the variations the origin of the substance itself, the period of its sampling, and, of course, the error variation which is minimal, but existent, and inherent to dosing techniques.
We will confine ourselves to giving here, the qualitative composition of royal jelly which is practically constant and very well understood. This study will only contain approximate percentages of principal constituents.
Royal jelly contains water, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and amino acids. A water content which oscillates around 66%, or approximately two-thirds. Carbohydrates (sugars), with an average percentage of 14.5%, among which are found mainly: glucose and fructose in the greatest amount. Their respective proportions are appreciably equal, whence a glucose/fructose relation which border on 1. Sucrose is found in smaller but nonetheless noteworthy amount. Maltose, eriose, melibiose, trihalose present in much smaller proportions. Lipids (fat matters), with an average of 4.5%, consisting of, in decreasing order according to their respective proportions: cetotransdecenedioic acid, hydroxytransdecenedioic acid, dydroxytransdecenoic acid, sebacic adic, pilemic, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. Proteins (azotizd substances) with an average percentage of 13%, of which a great part are amino acids either in free state or combined. Royal jelly is the natural product, and more particularly, the product of the hive, containing the highest qualitative content amino acids. This fact deserves mention, for it is certainly an important element, directly, and indirectly, in therapeutic actions. The amino acids are the following: alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine or glycocoile, histidine, isolucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, taurine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, and valine. Eight of these amino acids are an indispensable dietary component (isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine), and all eight of these are found in royal jelly, which give it its great therapeutic importance.
Royal jelly contains a great amount of vitamins (with a particular abundance from the vitamin B group, and a specific wealth in vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid), among which are found: in great quantities: vitamin B1 or thiamin, vitamin B2 or riboflavin, vitamin B3 or vitamin PP or nicotinamide or niacin, vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 or pyridoxine, vitamin B7 or mesoinositol, vitamin B8 or vitamin H or biotin, and vitamin B9 or folic acid; in small quantities: vitamin B12 or cyanocobalamin; and in negigible or null quantities: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E. It is not necessary to review the essential role played by these vitamins in the harmonious development and balance of the human organism.
Royal jelly contains mineral substances and trace mineral, among which are found calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, silicon and sulfur. These substances, too, play important roles in the numerous reactions which control the general cellular metabolism.
Royal jelly contains other components such as: acetylcholine which is found in great quantity in royal jelly (up to 1 mg. per gram); an anti-bacterial antibiotic component, different from that which is found in pollen, which is extractible in cold water, alcohol, either, and acetone. It is thermostable, and not influenced by pH, and is particularly active on Proteus and Escherichia coli B (colibacillus). Note that studies have shown that the antibiotic action of royal jelly exists after 1 to 2 months storage in a refrigerator at 32 degrees F (0 C), but it disappears after four months in the same conditions, showing the reason for always using, preferably, the freshest possible royal jelly (as we will explore further on). Royal jelly contains some grains of pollen, whose introduction in the royal jelly cells is not yet perfectly explained and a possible gonadotropic hormonal substance, which many have an effect on the female genital system. New works will have to be undertaken to prove this theory.
And finally royal jelly contains a very small percentage of substances which are still unknown today, which are certainly of great importance, New, very intensive factionary studies should be undertaken so as to determine even more precisely the composition of royal jelly. The extreme wealth of known fractions is insufficient to explain the totality of beneficial effects on man. The future, as in the case of pollen, too, will certainly hold very interesting discoveries in this domain.
Properties of Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly is, therefore, as we have just seen, a natural food rich in numerous elements which are indispensable for life. It seems, however, that its action in man is mainly due to the still unknown fraction of which we spoke above, and not just the totality of known elements which have been defined by analysis. It is possible to think that these amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, even without playing a big role on a quantitative basis, can play part qualitatively by their association according to a manner which entails a particularly efficient catalytic action. On this basis, royal jelly is a substance which contains potentialities which act essentially:
On the Neuro-Psychiatric Balance:
This action can certainly be related to the fact that royal jelly has shown in vitro, as proven in certain experimentation, an increase in the oxygen consumption of some tissues. It is well-accepted that a better oxygenation of the brain provokes a better resistance to stress and disappointments. The excellent results obtained in some neuro-psychiatric trouble of aged persons, whose cerebral oxygenation is generally diminished because of vascular aging, helps to support this hypothesis.
On the Endocrine System:
The works of K. Ardry and R. Chauvin in collaboration with S. Herbert, whose references are found at the end of this study, have shown a particular action on the adrenal glands.
On the Hematopoietic Organs:
This action seems above all remarkable in functional anemia of the elderly, with a global deficit of erythropoiesis, that is to say, the formation of erythrocytes (red blood cells).
On the Digestive System:
There is a eupeptic action with an increase in appetite, and consequently in weight, with regularization of different functional digestive problems. In this domain, there is often a predilection for those which relate to a neuro-vegetative imbalance.
It is thus that royal jelly, by its global composition, its pharmaco-dynamic actions, and its proven effects in rigorously controlled clinical experimentation (particularly in the works of Dr. Destrem can: furnish some elements which are lacking to the organism; regularize or help certain organic functions which have become insufficient or irregular; favor or harmoniously reestablish momentarily failing metabolism; improve general vitality.
A certain number of properties flow from this list, and can be summarized schematically and globally as follows: royal jelly is stimulating, tonifying and euphoretic, producing a sensation of well-being; royal jelly is a restabilizer (particularly a neuro-stabilizer) and a revitalizer.
These general properties give this natural food many therapeutic indications in man's health: for maintaining it at its highest level; for improving it if it is failing; and for helping it to retrieve its level when faltering. We will now review these indications in greater depth in the following chapter. Before beginning this discussion, another excerpt from Dr. Destrem's work introduces the matter nicely: "Improving general physical tone, feeling euphoric and joyful, and improving the appetite are all things that patients who benefit from a royal jelly treatment describe. Objectively, this is a revival of general activity, more or less consequential, weight-gain in emaciated patients and a distinct blood count for such results are not always easy to obtain in equivalent situation with other more complex or more aggressive therapeutics."
It must be mentioned and noted before closing this chapter, that some of these properties or actions are only partially explained at present. Let us hope that our rational will be satisfied by scientific and medical research, that will, with its great investigational facilities soon devote time to royal jelly in order to dissipated the somewhat mysterious shadows that still shade some of its therapeutic actions.
In the meantime, however, the results obtained in the majority of cases are quite real and manifest, and difficult to contest, showing that nothing should prevent us from using this natural product right away to our own great advantage.
Therapeutic indications of Royal Jelly
It is important to note above all that even if all the indications mentioned in this chapter are quite real, this does not mean in any way, of course, that royal jelly alone is always capable of completely solving the pathological problem or illness in question, and will completely and definitively restore a state of well-being.
Royal jelly is neither a miracle product nor a panacea, but only a substance that can help on a therapeutic level; sometimes a bit, often a great deal, and in very many cases. As exaggeration is always dangerous for the cause of a high quality product, we will stay levelheaded, and will give the greatest possible objectivity to our observations.
Let us study successively the indication of royal jelly in the healthy man, and in the man bearing a characterized problem or a determined illness which has been subject to examinations and a precise diagnosis.
Note, nevertheless, right away, that the results have been particularly spectacular in young children and aged people. Concerning the latter, Dr. H. Destrem notes again that the activity of royal jelly is generally more evident in proportion to the increasing age of the patient, and when their global senility is less related to the evolution of a well-defined pathological situation.
A. In the healthy man royal jelly will be taken internally to obtain better physical, sexual, or intellectual output in normal activities, with greater self-confidence; to have greater resistance to physical and intellectual fatigue during periods of activity which are temporarily more intensive (athletes for example); to strengthen the organism in it fight against general aggressions; to retard the effects of general organic aging and particularly that of the skin and integuments (hair, nails), because of the great amount of vitamin B5 or pantothenic and acid contained in royal jelly, which is, let us note, the natural substance which contains the greatest known concentration of this substance; to palliate, but at a lesser level, some dietary insufficiencies in amino acids, vitamins, mineral substances, trace minerals, etc.
Royal jelly will be used externally in cosmetology in various preparation and associations, which will not be related in this study, as it is a bit outside of our purpose.
B. In the sick man, according to the etiology and the seriousness of the causal illness, royal jelly can be taken in the following cases, alone, or associated with other indispensable therapeutics.
1. General Indications of asthenia are asthenia (or fatigue) at all levels, in the physical as well as psychological domain; asthenia during illness and convalescence; post-operative asthenia; overwork, and physical or intellectual exhaustion; asthenia of the elderly, etc.: anorexia (or loss of appetite) from all origins, including anorexia nervosa; weight loss and emaciation from various etiologies, with and amazing effect on hypotrophia in infants; general bodily insufficiencies (interesting results have been obtained with premature babies); senescence (or premature and abnormally exaggerated again) and state of physical and psychological senility. (The efficiency seems proportional to the importance of the functional deficit).
2. Particular indications of the digestive system are anorexia, because of its regulating effect on appetite, for, although it barely modifies normal appetite, royal jelly increases rapidly and significantly the appetite of chronic or transitory anorexics;diverse dyspeptic problems; gastrointestinal ulcers, where royal jelly is an excellent complement, and has a positive effect in association with usual therapeutics; colitic problems, when the neurovegatitive constituent is predomination; some hepto-vascular difficulties are sometime regulated in an amazing ways; alcoholism, by it general activity and anti-anorexic properties.
Particular indications of the cardiovascular and circulatory systems is isochromic anemia of the elderly; arterial hypertension (essential or other); arteriosclerosis and its consequences, such as hypertension which is often favorably influenced. (Royal jelly appears to be a regulating substance of arterial tension, tending to bring the numbers to normal, no matter what direction their variations took.); neuro-circulatory problems; dizziness, buzzing, and whistling in the ears from undetermined etiopathology; hypercholesterolemia often has very interesting results, but statistical experience in this domain is still too incomplete to draw a conclusion.
Particular indications of the genitourinary system are some forms of impotence and sexual asthenia in men, especially when these genetic capacities are diminished under the effect of aging; some frigidity in women, some functional menstrual problems are often influenced favorably, and regulated by royal jelly, urinary incontinence.
Particular indications of the neuro-psychological system are neurastenia (state in which neurotic fatigue is predominant) and minor nervous breakdowns; states of anxiety and phobias; moodiness, and its regularization; some kinds of insomnia; memory problems; and young child with Down's Syndrome for whom we are often therapeutically impotent, for whom royal jelly often leads to an improvement in the mental development with a decrease in muscular excitement; and various psychosomatic and functional troubles.
Particular indications of the dermatological system are certain skin illness such as dermatitis in which keratosic and seborrheic elements enter, can receive benefits; xeroderma (excessive dryness of skin with fine scaling); acne; lupus eryththematosis, for which a long-term treatment of royal jelly is sometimes successful, and should be tried when traditional methods failed.
Particular indications of anti flu properties, essentially in prevention, royal jelly seems to be particularly efficient ( treatment by royal jelly before and during the usual flu epidemic periods most often permits weathering them without hindrance); and alone, or associated with bee venom, royal jelly often gives good results in some chronic osteo-articular syndromes which are barely relieved by usual therapeutics.
Some interesting results have been published concerning the use of royal jelly in asthma and Parkinson's disease. Actually, even without a large experimentation on this question, the effect of royal jelly, in association with the necessary specific therapeutics, can be considered beneficial for the two illnesses. Finally Drs. Townshen and Morgan of the Minister of Health in Ottawa, Canada have experiments (1959-1960) that show that cancer cells inoculated in 1000 mice provoked the death of all the animals by cancer in the next tow months, whereas, the same cancer cells, mixed with royal jelly and inoculated in the same conditions to 1000 more mice similar to the first, left them all unscathed.
This does not mean, of course, that royal jelly can cure cancer, it only means that when royal jelly is present, the cancer cells of this experiment were not able to develop and provoke illness or death. Can one suggest that royal jelly has a preventive role in the genesis of cancer in man? The question has been posed, and the hypothesis is yet to be proven.
Presentation and Dosage
A. Presentation Depending on the case, royal jelly can be either the only active substance or, in association with other products which complete its action in some therapeutic indications.
Thus, one can find at present either natural royal jelly unassociated with other product (pure and fresh or pure and lyophilized) or natural royal jelly (in one of the forms afore cited) in associate with honey; a honey and pollen mixture; lyophilized queen bee's embryos; various dietetic products; and various hygienic or cosmetological products.
Only the most commonly used and encountered forms of royal jelly will be discussed here, that is to say: natural pure royal jelly, fresh or lyophilized, and royal jelly and honey. The numerous other associations and preparations in which royal jelly intervene will be deliberately left aside, for no useful schema can be disclosed.
1. Pure natural royal jelly fresh (preferential form whenever it use is possible, and only when one can be sure of it freshness and rigorous conservation), which is usually presented in capsules or small container of various weights depending on the producers or the sales firms, but they are most often, 3, 5,10, or 20 grams. This form must imperatively be stored in the refrigerator at temperature between 32 and 37 degrees F (that is to say in the upper part of the machine, near the ice compartment). Pure natural royal jelly lyophilized, which is most usually presented either in vacuum containers or vitals, which do not necessitate any particular precaution for storage or in capsules which should be preferable stored in dry places. The doses are variable depending on the fabricants and laboratories which commercialize the product. Note that lyophilized royal jelly has lost 2/3 of its water content, and corresponds to approximately 1/3 the weight of fresh royal jelly for the same efficient dose. For example, if 300 mg. of fresh royal jelly are recommended, this is equivalent to only 100 mg. in lyophilized form.
2. Royal jelly mixed with honey (a form which allows an easy and convenient storage, but which presents some inconveniences which must not be ignored. It is usually presented in containers containing a mixture of 1 to 3 percent depending on the preparation, which is to say, 1 to 3 grams of royal jelly for 100 grams of honey. The mixture can be stored either in the refrigerator or at a constant average temperature of 57 to 59 degrees
3. Note that some producers sell the honey jar and the corresponding dose of royal jelly separately. This seems to be an excellent idea, for the user, as well as being sure of the real dose of royal jelly he is consuming, can prepare his mixture at the last moment, insuring this, perfect homogenization at the beginning of the treatment.
After many years of regular prescription, associated with the numerous observations which have been sent to us, we are now able to give efficient dosage figures which are most probably definitive. Fresh royal jelly the doses are the following in adults per day and depending on each case a minimal dose of 100 to 300 milligrams, then an average does of 500 milligrams with an initial does in serious or emergency case of 800 milligrams to 1 gram. In children, depending on their age, the doses are usually cut to a half or a quarter of the adult doses mentioned above, but the doctor's opinion is desirable, and advisable. The dose for lyophilized jelly is one third of the preceding doses and the doses for royal jelly mixed with honey is the amount of honey to be taken depends on the percentage of jelly which is contained in the mixture. A fast calculations allows one to determine the dose.
The miracle healing powers of royal jelly can increase your vitality, boost your love life and help you live longer, say researchers. Doctors say the potion, produced by honeybees, is an amazing nutritional supplement that, can relieve stress, soothe digestive ailments, strengthen your liver, help you sleep, eliminate fatigue and even increase vitality.
Royal jelly can achieve "stunning results", says Dr. Eugene Oliveto of Omaha, Nebraska, who's been using it on his own patients for two years. "Almost invariable, they have reported feeling dramatically better," he told GLOBE.
Royal jelly is the white, milky substance produced in the glands of worker honeybees to fee the queen. It is sold in health food stores by itself but, most often, a special manufacturing process preserves it in raw honey, where it does not occur naturally. "It can be taken by the spoonful, spread on toast or used to sweeten coffee or tea," Oliveto says.
The health-enhancing nutrients of this super supplement include: pantothenic acid, a B vitamin that is a proven stress reducer; plentiful amounts of the other B vitamins, especially B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, biotin, folic acid and inositol; an ample supple of the vitamins A, C, D and E; the minerals calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, silicon and sulphur; acetycholine, a compound that nerve cells need to function properly (Scientists believe deficiencies of this substance make people prone to illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease); protein in the form of the eight amino acids required by humans, as well and 10 others; and antibiotic and antibacterial properties.
It also contains a compound that stimulates the sex glands and behaves life a natural hormone, say researchers at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.
In Britain, Princess Diana found it helped alleviate morning sickness during her pregnancy.
Prince Philip took it for an arthritic wrist, and other members of the Royal family have taken it for lasting energy and vitality, Oliveto says.
Dr. Yves Donadieu, of France, writing in Natural Therapeutic (Librairie Maloine), report that royal jelly is useful for ulcers, constipation and other digestive disorders, cardiovascular and circulatory ailments, some forms of male impotence, female frigidity, and skin problems such as acne and dry skin. Studies show that royal jelly therapy helps premature infants suffering from nutritional deficiencies to gain weight.
It can also help patients suffering from anxiety, moodiness, insomnia and memory loss and may bolster the body's defenses against the flu, Donadieu says.
We hope our Pure, Fresh Royal Jelly will help you make a fresh start in your life. We believe Pure, Fresh Royal Jelly will become recognized as one of the most valuable natural products available to man. Our Fresh Royal Jelly is absolutely genuine and premium grade. It is exactly the same substance that serves as the only food of the Queen Bee. Any Royal Jelly product that has been processed or taletted or mixed with alcohol is no longer the miracle food of the Queen. The Queen will never accept any form of Royal Jelly that is not pure and fresh. The grade of Fresh Royal Jelly depends critically upon method management in harvesting (extraction time and how much exposed to aired, sunlight and body temperature). Our Fresh Royal Jelly is accepted by the Queen. Hospital and laboratory tests around the world have been performed on Fresh Royal Jelly, the results are positive. We'd like to have your comments on the results you are experiencing. Please write to us. We care.
Helpful tips: We recommend mixing the entire contents thoroughly with a quality, natural honey. Honey preserves its full potency and protects from stomach acid. The amount of honey is dependent on your taste. If mixed with one (or 1/2, 1/4) pound of honey, take one (or 1/2, 1/4) teaspoonful twice a day at bedtime and before breakfast with small amount of chilled water. If honey is not preferred, you may make a mixture of honey (50%). Use enclosed spoon for dosage. The same mixture can be used as facial massage cream (half and half mixture). The above mixing ratio still requires refrigeration. Avoid alcohol and do not take on a full stomach. If you do not care for honey, mix in your favorite drink (1/4 cup).
Reports from prestigious medical journals from throughout the world have been singing the praises of bee pollen. And for good reason--bee pollen is nature's most complete food. Gathered from the stamen of flowers, it is rich in dozens of nutrients, including minerals, vitamins A, D, E and all the B-complex, enzymes and co-enzymes, carbohydrates and fatty acids.
Following are just some of the more recent scientific studies upholding bee pollen's healthful attributes.
Russia, February 1990: To improve the immunological status of patients with multiple sclerosis, treatment with bee pollen is recommended. Great Britain, January 1987: A product containing bee pollen, bee bread, royal jelly and vitamin C was given to a menopausal group of women of 39 days. The results: 82 percent of the patients reported to be symptom-free. The remaining 18 percent found the symptoms had been reduced to a tolerable level. All patients reported a feeling of well-being after just ten days.
Czechoslovakia, August 1987: Favorable effect of bee pollen in patients with chronic renal insufficiency is demonstrated. United States, November 1976: Iron-containing cells in the honey-bee accumulate during development. The iron is obtained from the bee pollen, and is believed to play a role in orientation when the worker bee begins its foraging behavior.
Norway, May 1980: Several bee pollen samples were investigated with regard to their content of crude fiber, ether extract, protein, amino acids, carbohydrates, and inorganic components. In all aspects, the results were in agreement with previous investigations which validated the nutritional superiority of bee pollen.
1969, Kilmer McCully, M.D., Harvard Medical School: Dr. McCall discovered the monocysteine theory and noted that the original lesion (injury) in arteriosclerosis (heart disease) caused by a series of events initiated by a deficiency of pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and an increase in the toxic substance, homocysteine. Homocysteine is a breakdown product of the amino acid methionine. When pyridoxine is present, homocysteine is unable to do its destructive work.
Vitamin B6 facilitates the enzyme reaction which quickly converts homocysteine to cystothionine which is not toxic. "Since methionine is an essential amino acid--which means it must be on your plate every day," explains McCully, "it would be in your best health interest to eat foods having a high B6 content and a low methionine content. The three foods having the most favorable B6-methionine ratio are: bananas ratio:40 to 1, carrots ratio: 15 to 1, and onions ratio: 10 to 1.
If McCully knew that bee pollen has a B6-methionine ratio of 400 to 1, it surely would been at the top of his list. Is it possible that bee pollen can help to wipe out heart disease, our number one killer?
1948, National Cancer Institute: Bee pollen in the ration of one-part per 10,000 to food, had a pronounced effect on malignant mammary tumors; it prevented or delayed such tumors, and reduced the size of existing tumors.
Hippocrates: Honey and pollen cause warmth, cleanse sores and ulcers, soften hard ulcers of the lips, heal carbuncles and running sores.
What is Bee Pollen?
If you remember your school biology, you know that pollen is the male seed of flowers which fertilize a plant. Whether the flower develops in a green house, in a formal garden, or grows wild at the side of the road, it puts forth a dusting of pollen. Pollen is then carried from one flower to another, a process called pollination.
Bees are responsible for the pollination of more than 80 percent of green growing thing. As the honeybee forages for its lion's share, it collects the pollen in a sac. When the bee returns to the hive, the pollen grains which have not been lost to flower pollination along the way are deposited in the honey-comb cell.
What Makes Bee Pollen Special?
Anything capable of reproduction has to be highly nutrient-dense--it must contain the full range of nutrients essential for life. A pollen grain contains from one hundred thousand to five million pollen spores, each capable of reproducing the species. Just think of the profusion of nutrients in a single grain of pollen!
Bee pollen is extraordinarily rich in rutin, which strengthens capillaries. It may, in fact, have the highest content of rutin of any source test to date.
RNA and DNA are found in abundant quantities in bee pollen. This would be expected of any substance that is capable of reproduction. Vitamin B12, not usually found in vegetable sources, is found in bee pollen in relative abundance. This makes it a special asset for vegetarians. Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid (which means it must be on your plate because your body cannot manufacture it) is well represented in bee pollen.
B vitamins are also among those that must be replenished daily. Dr. Trubetsloi, at the Besting Institute in the USSR, reports that pollen is the richest source of the water-soluble B vitamins.
Vitamin E deficiency has just been correlated with heart disease, independent of smoking habits, blood pressure, lipids, and even of weight. The findings suggest that those with a high incidence of coronary heart disease may benefit from eating diets rich in natural antioxidants, particularly vitamin #. Bee pollen contains vitamin E in large amounts.
The amino acids of bee pollen were compared with those of animal origin by the chief of the French National Center of Scientific Research in Paris, Mme. Aschenasy Leru. The conclusion? Bee pollen is superior in every respect. It contains five to seven times more amino acids that beef, eggs, and cheese of equal weight.
Because of it high content of glutamic acid, which is able to cross the blood/brain barrier, bee pollen has the reputation of reducing alcohol craving, increasing IQ (including the IQ of retarded children), and increasing powers of concentration. The presence of lecithin in bee pollen also contributes to the increase in brain function.
If you think small Japanese cars do well with mileage, note this: A delightful commentary in Science Digest in an article called, "The Honeybee--A lesson in Energy," refers to the energy power of pollen. "Bees eat some of the pollen and honey they've manufactured for the energy to collect more nectar," states the article. "They make amazingly efficient use of the fuel, getting about one million miles of the gallon." Those of you who are interested in energy metabolism will be especially intrigued with this report: Dr. Eric H. Erickson, an entomologist at the University of Wisconsin, is studying the electrical energy in bee pollen. He explained that plants give off a strong electrical charge themselves, so when the bees come in close contact, the experience a surge of power too.
Erickson found that bee pollen is particularly high in natural electricity. When volunteers consumed various pollen samples, they were monitored with sensitive electronic devices and an increase in their bio-electricity or body energy was noticed.
For those concerned about weight (and that's most of us), it is comforting to know that bee pollen is a low-calorie food. Two tablespoonful, or approximately two ounces, contain only 90 calories. It offers 15 percent lecithin by volume. This significant because lecithin helps to normalize fat metabolism. That may be one reason why been pollen lowers cholesterol. It natural phenylalanine content also helps give it appetite suppressant qualities.
In his book, How to Live the Millennium, Royden, Brown, who is probably the world's greatest authority on been pollen, says: "Researchers have demonstrated that there is a substance in bee pollen which offers resistance to the development of numerous harmful bacteria. Experiment have shown that bee pollen contains an antibiotic factor effective on salmonella and some strains of colibacillus. On the clinical level, observations have shown precisely that a regulatory effect on intestinal function may be attributed to bee pollen. Bee pollen even plays a role in sexual health. Examining 40 men from sterile marriage showed that sperm deficiency was the culprit. Bee pollen proved to be the superb elixir.
After bee pollen treatment, there was an improvement in general health status, an increase in sexual activity, and improved sperm production. Just as we cannot create an orange in the laboratory with seeds that will develop into another orange, so it is that we cannot reproduce the gold pollen grain, in spite of our very sophisticated high technology and the thousands of bee pollen analyses that have been make--dissection, examining and identifying each of its amazing constituents. So it is that honeybee pollen is high on the priority list of natural food supplements.
Other Products from the Hive:
While most everyone knows that the honeybee produces honey from nectar, fewer are aware that the honeybee also produces other products from the raw materials it gathers.
Royal Jelly - A thick, creamy white substance manufactured by the nursing bee. The Queen Bee is maintained exclusively on royal jelly, which accounts for her incredible size and longevity, Rich in proteins, hormones, nucleic acid, B vitamins and vitamins A, C, and E.
Propolis - Bees gather resin from the trees to make propolis. It blends with wax flakes secreted from special glands on the underside of the bee's abdomen. Used to line interior cells in preparation for queen's laying of eggs, and defensive seal. Known as "Russian penicillin", propolis has antiseptic, antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti viral properties.
Honey - Sweet viscous fluid. Manufactured by bees from nectar collected from flowers and sorted in nests or hives for food. Offers negligible amount of most nutrients, except simple sugars. Sweeter than sucrose, so less quantity required for sweetness. Known to soothe sore tissues. Dr. Betty Karmen, with degrees in psychology and nutrition education, and experience as an award-winning photo-journalist and university instructor, has made her mark as a health expert in the media. Betty has hosted major radio and TV programs and authored fourteen books, among them: The Chromium Diet, Supplement and Exercise Strategy.
Dr. Alfred Vogel, author of The Nature Doctor, has found pollen, as well as honey, to be a dynamic healer. He explains that pollen existed long before humans. The earth had to be prepared for survival of humans. For this reason, the plant world had to be made first, then came animals and finally humans.
Pollen contains the make gametes of plants, which are essential to their propagation. Perhaps, the wind carried these reproductive cells; otherwise the plants could not have been fertilized or pollinated before the arrival of insects.
When bees visit individual flowers with their untiring zeal in gathering nectar, they collect something else at the same time. Their little legs touch the pollen, which in turn sticks to them in tiny grains, making the bees look as if they were wearing little yellow plants. It is the pollen that is gathered. An analysis shows pollen to be rich in vitamins and to contains nearly all minerals and trace elements vital to humans and beasts.
How can pollen be a healer? Dr. Vogel list these discoveries:
Tiredness and Low Blood Pressure
Experiments have shown that pollen has a strong action on the human sex glands and, through them, on all the endocrine glands. People who always feel tired and weary are able to get ride of this tiredness by taking a teaspoon of pollen in the morning with their breakfast. Dr. Vogel says further, "Pollen is excellent for low blood pressure, especially when taken together with seaweed, that is kelp. If one drinks carrot juice in addiction, the unpleasant symptoms of low blood pressure, for example, fainting, and weakness, will usually rectified after a short time. People who suffer from low blood pressure are often subject to sexual weakness, too, and therefore a deficiency in the sex glands. As a rule, taking pollen in combination with seaweed preparation can remedy this condition."
High Blood Pressure, Exophthalmic Goiter, Metabolic Disorders
If the blood pressure is too high, it is no advisable to take pollen at the start, says Dr. Vogel. As a necessary precaution would be, first of all, to bring down the pressure by eating a natural diet of whole rice, soft white cheese (cottage cheese) and salads. Only when the blood pressure has be normalized can a person start taken pollen.
Those who have exopthalmic goiter, that is to say, a hyperfunction of the thyroid, should take pollen only after the function disorder has been eliminated. On the other hand, metabolic disorders such as constipation and diarrhea can benefit from treatment with pollen. Mental Strain
Dr. Vogel finds that for those who do much mental work, bee pollen is an extremely simple and natural energy food. With its help they are able to stand up to the intensity of their work for longer and feel less tired. In today's hustle and bustle of everyday life pollen is a welcome food supplement, providing the help needed when great demands are made on one's mental capacity. Not all the active substance of pollen have been isolated, as experience has shown, are cause enough to recommend this natural product to everyone who lives modern life.
Bee pollen, being very rich in vitamins and containing all known minerals and trace elements, has been a popular energy booster. Since Nature provides us with the wonderful tonic food, we should prefer it to artificial of chemical products every time.
Taken from: Health from the Hive by Carlson Wade
Propolis is a resinous substance gathered by the bees from the leaf buds or the bark of certain trees and bushes. The bees then use the propolis as a 'cement' that lines the walls of the hive in which they prepare honey, pollen, royal jelly and other related by-products. Nature has provided bees with this substance to keep them and their hives free of germs in spite of 40,000 to 50,000 bees being crammed into close quarters in the hive.
The green to brownish glue-like material with an aromatic smell and slightly bitter taste is made up to 50 to 55 percent resin and balsam, 40 percent wax, 10 percent other, depending on what kind of foliages available.
Researches found the therapeutic properties of propolis come from substances call flavonoids found in the resin. Propolis is rich in minerals, B-vitamins and antibiotics and works to raise the body's natural resistance by stimulating it to produce its own disease fighting defenses.
Bees collect propolis, treat it with their own enzymes and use the sticky material to patch holes or cracks in the hive. This natural 'cement' protects the insects and their home from contamination, moisture and germs.
"The bees have relied on it since the beginning of time," says Dr. Kupsinel, a Florida physician. "The bees must be doing something right because beehives contain less bacteria and are far more sterile than hospitals," says Dr. Kupsinel.
References (Due to FDA regulations, details available on request.) Vosnjak, M. - The Miracle of Propolis, 1978. Wade, Carlson - Nature’s Energizer, 1983
Propolis Medical Data:
Subject: Investigation of immunogenic properties of ethanol extract of propolis (EEP)
Publication: Arzneimittel-Forschung, Drug Research
Author: S. Scheller, J. Tustanowski, E. Fleus and A. Stojko
Summary: Intravenous injection of various does of EEP in Tween solutions to rabbits induced no synthesis of antibodies detectable by means of serologic tests. It can be regarded as a result either of too little an intensification of immunological reactions in the immunized animals, or a lack of EEP immunogenicity. The latter possibility seems to be the most probable since neither allergic skin test nor the attempts of provoking an anaphylactic shock in the animals (the method of the high sensitivity) yielded a positive result. Therefore, it seems, it can be assumed with great probability the EEP has no immunogenic properties.
Subject: Effect of propolis on antigenic and immunogenic properties of tetanic toxoid.
Publication: Kazan Veterinary Institute, USSR
Author: V.P. Kivalkina and E.L. Budarkova
Summary: Propolis, when injected simultaneously with concentrated tetanus toxoid, either once or under conditions for hyper-immunization, stimulated non-specific and specific immunity factors and increased the preventive properties of immunizing sera and the resistance of animals to tetanus toxoid.
References: Vosnjak, M - The Miracle of Propolis (1978); Wade, C. - Nature's Energizer (1983); Propolis - Propolis Medical Data Information Bureau
Subject: Anti-oxidant property of ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP) as evaluated by inhibiting the chemiluminescence oxidation of luminol
Publication: Biochemistry International
Author: W. Krol, Z, Czuba, S. Scheller, J. Gabrys, S. Grabiec and J. Shani
Summary: Ethanolic extract of propolis has remarkable medical properties, including protection of mice against gamma irradiation. Its anti-oxidative effect has been attributed to its radical scavenging ability. This manuscript demonstrates the ability of increasing amount of EEP to inhibit luminol h4O2 chemiluminescence in vitro, and suggests that its anti-oxidative capacity is partly due to its high content of flavonoids.
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What do we think of when someone says "organic"?
Naturally the thought of something being grown with fertilizers that consist only of plant or natural matter, with no chemical additives pops into our heads. Now we add the word "Honey" and it becomes more complicated, or so we think. Our "Organic Honey" comes form an area with pure air, water, soil, vegetation and the foraging bees all rolled into one. The major factor that tends to confuse many of us is the bees flying into "inorganic" areas. To clarify this and other questions concerning our organic honey we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions that need to be addressed:
How can someone say it's organic honey when bees travel wherever they want?
First, in order to be truly organic, the beehives must be placed in isolated areas miles from the congestion of populated areas, farm fields and landfills. Second, bees' maximum flying range is about four miles. When out of this range they lose their sense of direction coming back to the original hive.
Where do you get your honey and bee pollen from?
As beekeepers, finding clean and fresh areas to place beehives is difficult. Isolated areas of the Dakotas, Montana and upper Canada are to date the only range of certifiable land.
Why is your honey so light when others are dark?
Depending on where and what the bees forage on will determine honey color. Northern honey is normally lighter than Southern honey because of the type of flowers and vegetation the bees forage on. An example would be wildflower (which is lighter colored plants and produce an almost white colored honey) vs alfalfa (which is a darker plant producing a brown honey color). Different types of plants can also determine honey smell.
What makes your honey such a soft solid?
The product is so clean, extracted form the healthy hives, raw, unprocessed, unfiltered and unheated making the honey this way naturally. A high content of sweet wildflowers being foraged on increase the different sugars inside the honey, which in turn explains the quick crystallization process. Since honey has its own natural preservatives nothing else is needed to keep it in its natural state.
Is your honey spun or whipped before it is bottled and marketed?
Our honey is only spun during extraction form the comb. This spun look is kept because of how quick the honey goes from the hive to the store shelves. We take as much special care as possible handling our honey in the original form.
What is the difference between "Organic Honey" and "Certified Organic Honey"?
Organic Honey is exactly what is stated in the opening statement above in this information. Our purpose is to ensure that only true organic goes into our honey products. The Certified Organic Honey is from beehives placed on different organic approved areas. Not only must the beehives’ location be remote to be truly organic, but the certification is a drawn out process which entails vigorous detailed inspections by different departments. Because of this, color, consistency and sometimes smell will vary between the two. Although both being organic, area and its environmental plant surrounding are the determining factor.