List of Some Effects of Royal Jelly on Humans

A list of some effects of royal jelly on humans.


  • Premature bebies and those with nutritional deficiencies of various origins
  • Elderly (70-75 years), anorexic, depressed and low blood pressure patients
  • Psychiatry
  • Chronic metabolism
  • Stimulating metabolism
  • Wound healing


  • 8-100 mg orally, improvement of general condition; increase in weight, appetite, red blood cells and haemoglobin
  • 20 mg injected every second day, improvements on all accounts
  • 20 mg taken orally every second day, improvements as above
  • Improvements of asthenia, nervous breakdown, emotional problems and counteraction of side effects of psychoactive drugs.
  • Mixture or royal jelly, honey and ginseng, improvements in weight gain and psychological conditions, but changes of blood characterisics
  • Stimulating effects comparable to that by proteins, effect assumed to be due to activity of enzymatic complexes
  • 5-30 mg/ml injected into burn blisters, improved regrowth of skin

Uses and marketing of royal jelly

Royal jelly can be sold in its fresh state, unprocessed except for being frozen or cooled, mixed with other products, or freeze-dried for further use in other preparations.

The fresh production and sale can be handled by enterprises of all sizes since no special technology is required.

In its unprocessed form it can also be included directly in many food and dietary supplements as well as medicine-like products or cosmetics.

For larger industrial scale use, royal jelly is preferred in its freeze-dried form, because of easier handling and storing.

Freeze-dried royal jelly can be included in the same products as the fresh form.

The production of freeze-dried royal jelly requires an investment of at least US$ 10,000 for a freeze-dryer, sufficient production volume and an accessible market for the raw material or its value added products.

The discussion below describes some of the value added products in which royal jelly has been included in the past.

Since the assumed benefits of royal jelly have not been sufficiently proven, statements in advertisements and on package labels should be very careful to avoid suggestions which are not well-founded.

Any kind of fraudulent or exaggerated statements and claims are in the long run more damaging than any short-term benefit that may be derived from, for example, an increase in the price of a product.

Products containing royal jelly should be specially marked or packaged in order to distinguish them from similar products without it.

As dietary supplement

Royal jelly belongs to a group of products generically described as “dietary supplements”

These are products which are consumed not for their caloric content nor for pleasure, but to supplement the normal diet with substances in which it might be lacking.

In reality, however, the use of royal jelly is not so much linked to its high content in “noble” substances, but to its assumed stimulant and therapeutic value.

However, it cannot be defined as a medicine because the data required for classification in this category are lacking.

If it were declared a medicine, its use would become dependant on medical prescriptions and the production and marketing of royal jelly-based products would become the exclusive domain of the pharmaceutical industry.