What is the difference between bee pollen and royal jelly extract? What benefits do they offer? Let’s do a little comparison on each.
Bee pollen is called the “food of life”. It contains 18 amino acids, vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, phosphorous, potassium, fatty acids, carbohydrates, rutin, and protein. Bee pollen is originally taken from plants, compressed into pellets, and extracted from beehives.
Royal jelly contains acetylocholine, which is a neurotransmitter that allows for the transmission of messages from nerve cell to nerve cell but, more importantly, has been shown to have a positive effect on memory loss which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It contains amino acids, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and is also considered a bee food.
Royal jelly is a substance produced by the worker bees that, in turn, is used to feed the queen bee. It serves to increase her growth and longevity. This is why queen bees are considerably larger and live longer than worker bees.
What are the benefits of bee pollen and royal jelly in human terms?
Bee pollen builds up the immune system in order to fight allergens. It can slow the aging process, reduce stress, and is very effective for those who wish to lose weight – or gain weight, whichever the case may be.
Individuals who have taken royal jelly extract assert that it provided improved memory function, overall good health, increased resistance to infections, lowered cholesterol, and prevented anemia as well as other chronic disorders. In general, they saw a significant improvement in their overall well-being.
It should be noted here that bee pollen was found to increase longevity among a group of people in the Russian mountains. Their average age is 125. So there seems to be some similarity between bee pollen and royal jelly in this regard.
Bee pollen has the ability to increase the production of blood cells in those who have anemia, prevents allergies, increases energy levels, builds up the immune system against allergens, and prevents infections; royal jelly plays a similar role in enhancing the immune system as well.
If one looks at the benefits of bee pollen and royal jelly and combines the two, clearly they both provide many of the elements needed to maintain a healthy life and, to a large degree, extend it as well. Bee pollen and royal extract is a combination that can’t be beat!