Last update Nov. 2, 2023

Royal Jelly

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Royal jelly is a viscous secretion from the salivary glands of worker bees that serves to feed the bee larvae, including the queen. It contains water, proteins, fats, sugars, minerals and vitamins B5 and B6. (Ahmad 2020)

There are no clinical studies to support the medicinal properties traditionally attributed to it as a restorative or curative tonic in some diseases. (Vajdi 2023, Bahari 2023)

At the date of last update we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk. 

Except for sporadic cases of asthma and hypersensitivity allergic reactions (Ghosh 2003), it is a food product devoid of toxicity and widely consumed, so there should be no problems in breastfeeding.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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References

  1. Vajdi M, Musazadeh V, Khajeh M, Safaei E, Darzi M, Noshadi N, Bazyar H, Askari G. The effects of royal jelly supplementation on anthropometric indices: a GRADE-assessed systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Front Nutr. 2023 Aug 3;10:1196258. Consulted on Nov. 2, 2023 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  2. Bahari H, Taheri S, Rashidmayvan M, Jamshidi S, Jazinaki MS, Pahlavani N. The effect of Royal jelly on liver enzymes and glycemic indices: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Complement Ther Med. 2023 Oct;77:102974. Consulted on Nov. 2, 2023 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  3. Ahmad S, Campos MG, Fratini F, Altaye SZ, Li J. New Insights into the Biological and Pharmaceutical Properties of Royal Jelly. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jan 8;21(2). pii: E382. Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  4. Stocker A, Schramel P, Kettrup A, Bengsch E. Trace and mineral elements in royal jelly and homeostatic effects. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2005 Abstract
  5. Ghosh S, Playford RJ. Bioactive natural compounds for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Clin Sci (Lond). 2003 Abstract Full text (in our servers)

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