This yellowish white cream is bee's milk. Unlike the plant-sourced pollen and propolis the bees harvest and bring back to the hive, royal jelly is a food produced by the hypopharyngeal glands in the heads of nursing bees.
The benefits attributed to royal jelly span the millennium. It has been used by the very young and the very old, athletes, pregnant women and royalty. With the commercialization of royal jelly, more people use it today than ever before. Studies show it to be more digestible than beef.
Since we lose our B vitamins so quickly with our stressful lifestyles, royal jelly can provide a natural replenishing source of these vitamins. In Asia and Europe, it is perhaps the most widely used food supplement today.