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Royal Jelly vs. Honey!?

Both royal jelly and raw honey have been harvested for centuries for both similar and different reasons. Royal jelly is typically used as a nutritional supplement, and we all know honey as a delicious natural sweetener for our morning toast or afternoon tea — and they both can be highly beneficial to your health.

There are numerous proven and potential benefits of royal jelly and honey, many of which are similar. Here is a quick guide that may help you determine how best to use it based on your needs.

Royal Jelly

It’s a honey bee secretion that’s used in the nutrition of larvae and adult queens. It’s known for:

Immune system support
Antibiotic effects
Kidney, pancreatic and liver disease support
Healthy skin
Energy and vitality
Healing wounds
Fighting cancer
Hormone support
Digestive support
Bone support
Diabetic support

Raw honey is 100 percent unprocessed, meaning it’s pure, natural, unpasteurized and unadulterated. It retains all the enzymes, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, rich vitamins, minerals and carbohydrate content in this form. Honey is known for:

Natural sweetener
Weight loss support
Helping regulate insulin
Antibacterial power for the skin
Sore throat remedy
Local honey my help build immunity to local allergens
Antioxidant effects
Healing wounds
Improved athletic performance
Here are some more fun facts on these two bee products:

How to become a queen bee: Did you know that royal jelly is actually an important step in becoming a queen bee?Uniquely, it’s the only determining factor in the development of a queen bee from an ordinary bee. The hive selects its next queen when she’s just a few days old. Once she’s been chosen, the queen bee to-be starts getting fed royal jelly and eats it for the rest of her life. And all those nutrients are what make her the biggest bee on the hive living longer than the other bees.
Royal jelly will make you smarter: Royal jelly has been touted as brain food due to its ability to improve cognitive functions. I don’t suggest you run out and eat a ton of it right away, but with proper research and the right dosage, it just may improve your short-term memory, your ability to learn new things and even your motor skills.
Raw honey was depicted on cave paintings: Honey has been loved for a very long time. Cave paintings, dating to around 13,000 years old, depict beekeeping. In fact, the world’s oldest intact beehive is in Israel and believed to be 3,000 years old.
Beekeeping was illegal: Believe or not, beekeeping was illegal in many U.S. cities, including Norfolk, Va., where it’s still illegal today. It became legal in New York city in 2010. (15)
The honey badger uses a honeyguide: Honey badgers favor bee honey and often search for beehives to get it, which earns them their name. However, the honeyguide, which feeds on beeswax, is a tiny bird that leads honey badgers to beehives so they can feast on the delicious honey. When the honey badger is done feasting, the honeyguide swoops in and feasts on the beeswax left over.