Bee pollen and royal jelly are gaining recognition due to the presence of bioactive compounds presenting positive effects on muscle and bone health. A sufficient amount of calcium intake during physical development at childhood and young ages becomes more crucial for protection against osteoporosis and other bone diseases at the time of aging. Furthermore, natural foods promoting collagen synthesis in the body are often recommended as aging develops because collagen supports a healthy tooth, bone, and muscle structure. Royal jelly and pollen promote collagen synthesis, and also they are rich in calcium. Royal jelly contains B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6) and minerals such as zinc, magnesium, calcium, and iron. Additionally, royal jelly possesses royalactin protein and 10-HDA (a fatty acid) that are exclusively present only in royal jelly. Bee pollen is rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E, and C as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and selenium. Therefore, at least one tbsp of raw honey and royal jelly mixture can be consumed daily to support bone health! Also, pollen can be taken 2-4 tsp by adults and 1-2 tsp by children every day. Stay healthy!
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2.Ares, Ana M., et al. "Extraction and determination of bioactive compounds from bee pollen." Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 147 (2018): 110-124.