Our Top Picks For Royal Jelly

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If you haven’t heard of Royal Jelly yet, check out our post on it here. If you’ve already read it, you know about the amazing benefits it has for your skin and to prevent aging. As mentioned there, it comes in a variety of forms and the type you’ll want to choose depends on your use of it and preference, in some cases. Read on to learn about the different forms and our top pick for each!

As one might expect, fresh royal jelly is one of the best forms that you can get. Unlike other forms, it hasn't had to be processed in any way. One can eat it directly for it's anti-aging and other health benefits. For skin care, it can be rubbed directly on the spots where you need it. This is the best form if you are wanting to use it for skin care and if you want to also take it as a supplement, this is the least processed form. Some people don't mind the taste, but for those that do, it can be mixed with something else.

Pros

  • Fresh, unprocessed
  • Large container, so you won’t quickly run out
  • High quality
  • Better deal than smaller jars
  • Suitable as a supplement and for skincare

Cons

  • Requires refrigeration
  • Some dislike the taste
  • More expensive initial purchase

Tips

  • Don’t have room in your fridge? Try packing it into ziplock baggies and freezing it to save space.
  • If you have trouble eating it straight, try mixing it with some honey, jelly, or into a smoothie.
  • Don’t want to start out with a big jar? There is a smaller size here.

Don't like the taste of royal jelly and not looking to apply it directly to your skin? If so, royal jelly capsules are the form for you. These capsules are made up of freeze-dried royal jelly, so you can still reap its benefits.

NOW Royal Jelly Supplement

Pros

  • Easy to swallow
  • 1-2 month supply
  • No taste
  • Not full of additives
  • Cellulose capsules, not gelatin

Cons

  • Not for use directly on the skin
  • A few people mention minor side effects
  • Uses magnesium stearate (plant source)

Tips

  • Take daily for the best effect
  • If you are one of the few that has side effects, try starting at a lower dose, such as the 1000 mg or 300 mg capsules.

Royal jelly cream is a great product if you are looking for skincare benefits only, rather than a supplement. There are a variety of creams that include royal jelly for your benefit. Since it needs to be made into a cream, there will always be additional ingredients to the royal jelly.

Pros

  • Combines the benefits of royal jelly with a day cream
  • Quick absorbing
  • Includes amino acids, vitamins, and other beneficial nutrients

Cons

  • Not for use as a supplement
  • Some people dislike the scent and find it too strong

Tips

  • Want to have more of an overall skincare routine? Add Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Cream with Royal Jelly.

Royal jelly does not have to be taken as a single supplement. You will find many blends to increase the benefits to your skin, aging, and health. Common things you will see alongside royal jelly include bee pollen, which is jam packed with nutrients and antioxidants; propolis, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; and/or ginseng, which may help with cancer prevention and reduces stress. 

Pros

  • Multiple supplements – royal jelly, propolis, and bee pollen
  • Reduces the number of different products you need to buy
  • Made with vegetable capsules, not gelatin

Cons

  • Has a 4-pill recommended dosage
  • Not for use directly on skin

Tips 

  • Don’t like the idea of taking 4 pills a day? Many people have experienced the benefits with just 2 or 3 a day instead.

Royal jelly is also available in a powder form. This can be great if you don't like swallowing pills or are just looking for the possibility to mix royal jelly into your current drinks or foods. As royal jelly has a sweet taste to it, some even use the powder as a sugar alternative, as they would stevia or similar. You can mix it into a smoothie, yogurt, or your morning juice, but can also just take it directly. Avoid adding it to something hot. 

Bag of royal jelly powder from Bulk Supplements

Pros

  • No other ingredients
  • Free of allergens like dairy, soy, yeast, and gluten
  • Can be mixed into food and beverages, or taken directly

Cons

  • Not for use directly on skin

Tips

  • It’s available in multiple sizes, including 25, 50, 100 grams and more.
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