Thursday 08/26/2021 (jkzx.com/jakezex.com/healthabc.com) — A study reported in Aug. 2019 in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice suggests that taking royal jelly supplements can help alleviate postmenopausal symptoms.
Seyedeh Nazanin Sharif and Fatemeh Darsareh from Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran came to the conclusion after they studied data from 200 postmenopausal women aged 45 to 60 years.
For the study, participants were told to take 1000 mg of royal jelly capsules or placebo daily for eight weeks. The authors found the post-treatment menopausal score was significantly lower than that of pre-treatment or baseline menopausal score.
The study suggests that taking royal jelly supplements can reduce the severity of postmenopausal symptoms. It is unknown why royal jelly may render such a benefit. But it is possible that some hormones in the supplement may play a role.
Andreea Bălan from Transylvania University of Brasov, 500019 Brasov, Romania and colleagues reviewed the health benefits of royal jelly which were revealed in the journal Molecules in 2020.
The reviewers found that in addition to its benefits for post menopausal women, royal jelly offer many other benefits including “antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, vasodilatative, hypotensive, anticancer, estrogen-like, antihypercholesterolemic, and antioxidant activities.”
Potentially,royal jelly can help prevent or reduce risk of diseases such as “cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, sexual dysfunctions, diabetes or cancer.”
Hiroshi Kunugi and Amira Mohammed Ali from National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo 187-8551, Japan published a review on supplementation of royal jelly and human longevity in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. They review evidence and found it likely that the supplementation of royal jelly can help extend human span.
According to the review, compounds of royal jelly such as royalactin; 10-hydroxydecenoic acid; and pantothenic acid can improve healthspan and extend lifespan in animals like honeybees, fruit flies, crickets, silkworms, Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes, and mice
The antiaging property of royal jelly is plausible. It has been found that royal jelly downregulates insulin-like growth factors, upregulates epidermal growth factor signaling, dietary restriction, and enhances anti-oxidative capability among other things.