Piping Rock, Royal Jelly,
Propolis & Bee Pollen
60 Capsules, Made in USA
Royal Jelly, Propolis & Bee Pollen
Bees provide us with some wondrous nutritional products. Not only the sweetness
of honey, but also the tremendous health benefits offered by bee pollen, propolis
and royal jelly. Historically, these bee products have been highly valued within the
natural products industry, but it seems that many retailers have forgotten just how
valuable these foods are to improving health. Here is a brief description of these
• Bee pollen comes from the male germ cell of flowering plants. As the honeybee
travels from flower to flower, it fertilizes the female germ cell. Honeybees enable
the reproduction of more than 80 percent of the world’s grains, fruits, vegetables
and legumes. The pollen is collected and brought to the hive, where the bees add
enzymes and nectar to the pollen. It is important to recognize that one teaspoon
of bee pollen would take a single bee working eight hours a day for one month
• Propolis is the resinous substance collected by bees from the leaf buds and barks
of trees, especially poplar and conifer trees. The bees use the propolis, along with
beeswax, to construct the hive. Propolis has antimicrobial activities that help the
hive block out viruses, bacteria, and other organisms.
• Royal jelly is a thick, milky substance produced by worker bees to feed the queen
bee. The worker bees mix honey and bee pollen with enzymes in the glands of
their throats to produce royal jelly. Royal jelly is believed to be a useful nutritional
supplement because of the queen bee’s superior size, strength, stamina and
longevity compared with other bees.
Bee pollen is often referred to as “nature’s most perfect food.” It is especially rich
in protein (typically containing 35-40 percent total protein) and it is a complete
protein, meaning it contains all eight essential amino acids. In fact, bee pollen is
higher in protein content than any animal source and about half of its protein is
in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body.
Bee pollen also provides significant levels of B vitamins, vitamin C, carotenes,
minerals, DNA, RNA, numerous flavonoid molecules and plant hormones.
Propolis and royal jelly have similar nutritional qualities to pollen but considerably
higher levels of different biologically active compounds. Royal jelly contains
approximately 12 percent protein, 5-6 percent lipids, and 12-15 percent
The health benefits of bee products are much heralded but insufficiently researched.
Some overlap exists in the uses of pollen, propolis and royal jelly to promote health.
Little research has been done on bee pollen, probably because financial rewards to
justify such an investment are lacking. The research that does exist is limited but
impressive. For example, studies in animals show that pollen can promote growth
and development; improve semen quality; increase fertility percentage; protect
against free radical and oxidative damage; and protect against the effects of
harmful radiation, as well as toxic exposure to chemical solvents.
In a human study, a pollen extract has also been shown to produce significant
improvement in menopausal symptoms (headache, urinary incontinence, dry
vagina, decreasing vitality) in double-blind studies. The improvements were
achieved even though the pollen extract produces no estrogenic effect, an
important consideration for women who cannot take estrogens of any kind.
The primary use of propolis has been in immune system enhancement and
infections. Propolis has inherent antimicrobial activity that protects the hive block
from viruses, bacteria and other organisms. Propolis has shown considerable
antimicrobial activity in in-vitro studies. Propolis also stimulates the immune
system, according to preliminary human studies. In-vitro and animal studies have
also shown that propolis exerts some antioxidant, liver protecting,
anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.
A key use of propolis is protection against and shortening the duration of the
common cold. A preliminary human study reported that propolis extract reduced
upper respiratory infections in children. In a double-blind study of 50 patients
with the common cold, the group taking propolis extract became symptom free
far more quickly than the placebo group.
The antimicrobial properties of propolis may also help protect against parasitic
infections in the gastrointestinal tract and vaginal yeast infections based upon
Some research on royal jelly has found a cholesterol-lowering effect. Specifically,
11 human studies have been published, eight of which were double blind. Of the
eight doubleblind studies, four used an oral preparation and an injectable form
was used in the other four studies. Results of a detailed analysis of the
double-blind studies indicate that with oral preparations, despite shortcomings
in the design of the studies and lack of standardization with commercial
preparations used, royal jelly can decrease total cholesterol levels by about
14 percent in patients with moderate to severe elevations in blood cholesterol
levels (initial values ranging from 210 to 325 mg/dl). Even better results may
be noted when using higher-quality royal jelly products.
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings Per Container: 60
* Daily Value (DV) not established.
Last Updated @ 1/11/2019 12:39:30 AM