Royal Jelly Side Effects

Royal Jelly is an important, if not the primary nutrient source for Honeybee queens. Worker bee’s are the producers of the jelly (which looks like a milky like substance) through glands in their heads. Royal Jelly is available to be purchased as a dietary supplement in shops and is used for a variety of health conditions. However, before you take any, be sure to consult your doctor as there could be some side effects and precautions for its use.

What are the Dosage levels?

While Royal jelly is generally considered harmless and non-toxic to humans, you should still take any supplement, capsule or liquid with caution.  Always follow closely the instructions given to you from your healthcare provider or from the label of the product you have purchased.

While there is proper no clinical data to support a recommended dose, the limited data available suggests that 6-10 g daily can help to bring any cholesterol issues to a healthy.

Side Effects Considerations

In general Royal Jelly is considered safe to take and is well-tolerated. Apart from some people who are allergic to Bees, to the general public the symptoms of any side effects are considered mild with symptoms including skin rash, weight gain and possible gastrointestinal upset. 

Note: If you are concerned about any possible effects your doctor can conduct an allergy test for you.  

Seek immediate medical attention if you do find that you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Swelling in the face, tongue or throat.
  • Royal Jelly can also potentially spark any asthmatic symptoms in susceptible people

Are there any Precautions?

Please consult your doctor if are currently taking cholesterol-lowering medication, as there is a possibility royal jelly can have an influence on any additional effects.  Please take similar caution with Royal Jelly if you are currently taking the blood- thinning medication “Warfarin”, as combining it with jelly may amplify its effectiveness. The effects increase your bleeding risk.Do not take Royal Jelly supplements if you have estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, since Royal jelly has weak estrogenic properties.

Uses of Royal Jelly in Supplements

When Royal Jelly is taken as a dietary supplement, it is used to treat various conditions.  These conditions would have anti-inflammatory effects according to the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, which also includes lowering inflammation of the colon.

It commonly used for controlling any menopausal symptoms, help control blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and be an effective ally for the treatment of colitis.

Finally it can also be effective in male fertility as well as exert weak estrogenic activity.

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The content contained herein is not medical advice, it is for informational purposes only. If you have health concerns please see your doctor or health professional.