A substance secreted by honey bees that provides nutrition for the queen bee (hence the “”royal”” name) and the larvae. It is often used in skin care products, as it contains B-complex vitamins that could allow for healthier skin.

Royal jelly also contains a large number of amino acids, and there is limited evidence to suggest that it has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. More scientific research needs to be completed to validate these claims.

While royal jelly is generally safe, people with severe allergies should check with their physicians before using this product. It may cause mild to serious allergic reactions; some possible side effects include hives and rashes.