Whether you’re entirely new to bee pollen or a skilled herbal and holistic therapist, you will find something of use when reading about the differences between bee pollen and royal jelly in this article.
The biggest difference, which I will touch on towards the end of the article, is that bee pollen, and specifically New Zealand bee pollen is a better product both nutritionally and health wise than royal jelly.
Both bee pollen and royal jelly belong to a branch of alternative therapy known as Apitherapy.
Apitherapy is the treatment and prevention of bodily ailments through the use of honey bee products. This includes bee pollen, royal jelly, beeswax, propolis, honey and bee venom.
We are going to cover two of the most popular products in this article and consider what the difference between bee pollen and royal jelly is.
What is Royal Jelly?
Royal jelly is a secretion made from the worker bees of a honey bee colony. It is produced solely for the nutrition and development of all bee larvae up to 3 days old and for the continual development of all chosen Queen Bee larvae.
It is the constant ‘soaking’ in royal jelly that the chosen larvae do, that allows them to become Queen Bees instead of worker bees. Hence the name royal jelly!
Royal jelly offers a range of health benefits and is considered a highly potent anti-aging product.
It is that renowned as an anti-aging product, that is commonly used in many cosmetics and toiletries that offer anti-aging effects.
This bee product is also perfectly suited for the balancing of hormonal problems such as PMT, and for increasing both libido and fertility in men and women. Because of these traits royal jelly has been considered an aphrodisiac since the ancient civilizations.
How Does Bee Pollen Differ To Royal Jelly?
Bee pollen differs in many respects to royal jelly.
The key difference between bee pollen and royal jelly in the honey bee hive is that it is fed only to the worker bee and drone larvae over 3 days old. Thus in some aspects it is the ‘commoners’ food.
When it comes to its health benefits you will find a substantial difference to royal jelly. Bee pollen is known for its breathtaking and utterly impressive benefits to human life.
It is adept at helping with the treatment and prevention of prostate related issues in men, and many scientific research papers have agreed with this.
Bee pollen is also an excellent general prophylactic, strengthening the immune system. It allows our bodies to remain strong and provide adequate defense against common colds and flu’s.
The best and the biggest difference between bee pollen and royal jelly are the levels of nutrition. Bee pollen is that dense in nutrition that it contains all of the vitamins and minerals for optimal body functioning.
Due to this major abundance of vitamins, and in particular B vitamins, bee pollen is known for its energy boosting qualities. This allows you to get more done in your day, it has allowed athletes to perform better, and academics to think clearer and see problems in a whole new light.
For Bee Pollen To Be Better Than Royal Jelly, You Need The Highest Quality!
The biggest downside of Apitherapy is that its products are highly sensitive to pollution and as such need to be harvested from perfect environments for its products to be as beneficial as they can be.
There is one such place, and furthermore, one such company that can offer the highest quality bee pollen available. The place is New Zealand, a country famed for its low level of pollution, expansive and wondrous landscapes, wide diversity of plant life and superlative levels of air quality. Together this makes for the perfect environment to harvest bee pollen from.
So remember, the major difference between bee pollen and royal jelly, is that bee pollen is miraculously packed full of healthy, energy boosting, body strengthening and mind sharpening vitamins and minerals, and royal jelly isn’t.
Lang runs several health related websites and is advocate of healthy nutritional supplements.