Bee Royal™ - Research Brief

I Product Info I Ingredients I Recommended Use I Clinical Trials I Research Brief I References


Indication: vitamin deficiency (especially carotene), malnutrition, unbalanced diet, weakened immunity, general weakness, decrease in exercise performance, impaired night vision.

Actions: rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals supports overall health strengthens host defenses tones up the body, increases energy levels and physical endurance has antioxidant and adaptogenic properties

Ingredients (per 1 tablet):

Spirulina algae (Spirulina platensis) – 125 mg, Bee Pollen - 100 mg, Royal Jelly – 100 mg, Octacosanol – 0.5 mg.


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Bee Royal™ - Research Brief:

Bee Pollen’s beneficial health properties were described in medical books thousands of years ago. It has been prescribed by traditional health practitioners - including the “fathers of Western medicine” Hippocrates, Pliny the Elder, and Pythagoras - for its healing properties. The Russian scientist Nicolai Tsytsyn was the first to discover that the major part of food consumed by Russian/Georgian “long-livers” (older than 125 years old, more than 200 people) consists of Bee Pollen and honey. Bee Pollen is a wonderful natural treasure!
Bee pollen is actually pollen from flowers that is collected from bees as they enter the hive or is harvested by other means. Pollen granules stick to the bees' legs and other body parts as they help themselves to nectar (the precursor of honey) inside the flowers. Bee pollen contains all of the essential amino acids and many vitamins and minerals. It is rich with vitamin B, contains vitamin A, C, D, E, bioflavonoid rutin. Bee Pollen consists of approximately 35% protein (22 different amino acids, more than 5,000 enzymes and co-enzymes), 55% carbohydrates, 2% fatty acids, 3% vitamins and minerals. 
Owing to the fact that Bee Pollen is high with the vitamin B group it can be used for energy support. Bee pollen is also widely used for immune system support and body detoxification.
In the last years Bee Pollen attracted the dermatologists’ attention. Doctor Lars-Eric Essen, a Swedish dermatologist claims that Bee Pollen prevents premature skin aging, stimulates new skin cell growth, improves blood circulation and prevents dehydration. 

Royal jelly is a combination of flower nectar, sugars, proteins, and bee glandular secretions. For the first three days of a larval bee’s life, it is fed royal jelly. After three days, however, royal jelly is only fed to the larva that is destined to be the Queen Bee. As a result of this royal diet, the queen bee is nearly 50% larger than the working bees, and she lives an average of six years, compared to the 35-40 days lifespan of the worker bee. Although laboratory studies have found that this mysterious food is a combination of well-known vitamins and nutrients, because of its effect on bee longevity, it has traditionally been used as a health food in many cultures for everything from weight loss, to liver disease, to an external fountain of youth.
Royal jelly is rich in protein, vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6, C, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, inositol and folic acid.  In fact, it contains seventeen times as much pantothenic acid as that found in dry pollen. The overall composition of royal jelly is 67% water, 12.5% protein (including small amounts of many different amino acids), and 11% sugars, also including a relatively high amount (5%) of fatty acids. It also contains many trace minerals, some enzymes, antibacterial and antibiotic components, and trace amounts of vitamin C.

The study of bees and their products is no longer limited to folk medicine, since both beekeeping and harvesting of products are carried out under technically advanced conditions, it has reached the status of scientific medicine. Santegra® is presenting this unique product - Bee Royal™ to your attention.

Octacosanol is a waxy substance naturally present in wheat germ oil. It is used to improve energy levels, to increase endurance, stamina & vigor.  The research shows that octacosanol had promising effects on endurance, reaction time, and other measures of exercise capacity. Some preliminary reports suggest that octacosanol can decrease cholesterol levels. 

Spirulina is a microscopic blue - green algae. These algae are found in the warm, alkaline waters of the world, especially of Mexico and Central Africa. This ability of Spirulina to grow in hot and alkaline environments ensures its hygienic status, as no other organisms can survive to pollute the waters in which this algae thrives. Spirulina is in fact one of the cleanest, most naturally sterile foods found in nature. 
Its adaptation to heat also assures that Spirulina retains its nutritional value when subject to high temperatures during processing and shelf storage, unlike many plant-based foods that rapidly deteriorate at high temperatures.
The name "spirulina" is derived from the Latin word "spiral"; describing the physical configuration of the organism.
Spirulina has been used since ancient times as a source of nutrients and has been said to possess a variety of medical uses, including as an antioxidant, antiviral, antineoplastic, weight loss aid, and lipid-lowering agent.
Spirulina is believed to have been a food source for the Aztecs in the 16th-century.
Spirulina may have an even longer history in Chad, as far back as the 9th century. French Professor Pierre Dangeard, an expert phycologist, reported in 1940 that the Kanembus of Lake Chad were eating cakes of blue-green algae, which they called dihe. The Spirulina is harvested from small lakes and ponds around Lake Chad. But it took another quarter of a century before Jean Leonard, a Belgian botanist participating in a 1964 expedition to Lake Chad, noticed some blue-green “cookies” for sale in the local markets. He determined that the cookies were made of the algae from alkaline lakes northeast of Lake Chad, at the same time that French scientists were researching Spirulina from Lake Texcoco.
Spirulina algae is an extremely high protein source with a protein content of 60-70 percent higher than any other natural food and most nutritional products, containing all essential amino acids. However, even greater nutritional value can be found in its high concentration of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E, minerals: potassium, and also contains calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, and zinc. Spirulina also provides high concentrations of many other nutrients - amino acids, pigmentations, rhamnose sugars (complex natural plant sugars), enzymes - that are in an easily assimilable form.