It is a great nutriment excreted by nurse bees for the diet of the broad and later of the queen-bee. This gelatinous substance has been always used as a restorative and as a factor of growth for the development of children.
Synthetic chemical composition:
70 % WATER
15 % PROTIDS
12 % GLUCIDS
3 % LIPIDS
The lipidic portion is really interesting; there are keto-trans-decenoic acid, hydrox-trans-decenoic acid, sebacic acid, polemic acid and stearic acid. As reference to healthy activity of royal jelly it is used in particular a hydroxylated unsaturated acid the 10 hydroxy-delta 2- decenoic (10-HDA). The activities attributed to royal jelly are : RESTORATIVE and PROMOTER OF GROWTH. Recently some studies have proved also the cosmetic activity.