Royal jelly is the milky substance made by honey bees from their diet of honey and pollen. It is the food of all bees for the first three days of life, after this time only the queen bee is fed exclusively on royal jelly – which extends her lifespan by six to eight years. In contrast, the worker bees live only six to eight weeks.
Australian royal jelly mostly comes in two forms – fresh and in capsule form. Fresh it is slightly sour and a little bitter. Some people love the taste – others mix it with regular honey also for some extra sweetness (we’re for this!). Other ways to consume include in smoothies, on toast or dropped into your muesli or cereal in the morning.
For fresh royal jelly you can start with around a quarter of a teaspoon a day on an empty stomach (it’s a good idea to check with your doctor first). Over time a half a teaspoon or more may suit you (no more than a teaspoon per day is advised).
Dosage with Superbee capsule products is 2% or 6% 10H2DA (active ingredient) and can be taken 2-3 times per day with food with your GP’s blessing.
If you have any recipes or ideas for how to consume Australian royal jelly we’d love to hear from you.