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Can Royal Jelly Aid Arthritis?

The Golden years of someone’s life is truly one of the greatest periods of time; where you may get to slow down and appreciate what’s going on in the world around you and what you have contributed to it.

This is what we call longevity & growing older. This is should be cherished by our elderly generation and not looked upon as an uncomfortable time to live such as the dreaded ‘aching 80’s’.

Royal Jelly is something that may help in this area. It may provide healing properties which help in prolonging life and longevity, along with helping ease arthritis, one of the most common joint ailments in the aging population. There are many different types of arthritis and related diseases, two examples are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Both have been seen to be positively impacted by Royal Jelly.

What exactly is Osteoarthritis? It had been shown that the lowering of the Estrogen hormone in aging women has a strong connection with Osteoarthritis. Estrogen has a direct impact on adult articular (joint) cartilage, implementing chondrocyte homeostasis, and therefore protect cartilage from becoming eroded in women during menopause. Meaning that without enough Estrogen protecting your joints, OA can begin to develop, which is why OA is more common in post-menopausal women.

How does Royal Jelly help this? 7% of Royal Jelly is Lipids and a part of those are steroids. These substances are called 10H2DA (10-hydroxy-trans-2-decenoic acid), 10HDA (10-hydroxydecanoic acid), 2DEA (trans-2-decenoic acid), and 24MET (24-methylenecholesterol). These have shown to mediate Estrogen signals and increase Estrogen should the need arise. This means Royal Jelly may eventually result in preventing OA and may ease your aches & pains!

Royal Jelly also has been seen to have a positive effect on Rheumatoid Arthritis as well. RA is when the immune system attacks healthy tissue where it thinks there is disease and does this by sending inflammatory chemicals to the area (the joint) to help heal it. This is your body’s Biological response and is initially very effective until the inflammation builds too much causing RA. This is when your immune system starts attacking healthy tissue, mistaking it for harmful pathogens.

Royal Jelly helps this condition in a very simple way. It interrupts the signals from the cells to the brain, which tell it to keep sending the inflammatory chemicals. Scientists found that it is 10H2DA (a compound in Royal Jelly) that may help prevent the degradation of joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is important for us to find ways of stopping RA as it can reduce your lifespan by 10-15 years!

Royal Jelly increases longevity in other ways too.  A test was done on roundworms, scientists discovered that it did increased the lifespan of the test subjects. It was concluded that Royal Jelly did this by reducing insulin/IGF-1 signalling. This pathway helps improve longevity in many organisms.

The fact that the queen bee is fed Royal Jelly while in larvae form, as well as for the rest of her life and she may live for up to 5 years (compared to worker bees who only live for 6 weeks). Shows that Royal Jelly is indeed a powerful superfood.

Studies have also shown that Royal Jelly lowers the glyceride & lipoprotein levels, providing protection to your heart. Consuming a small amount of it daily may  possibly increase your lifespan by 8%.

So don’t go on ‘just bearing’ the painful arthritis in your fingers and knees, and consider taking our special product which could help you live your life, right to the end!

Disclaimer: Vitamins and minerals are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

References & Further Research:
Journal of Ethnopharmacol, 2010 Feb 3