Royal jelly is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of worker bees, which is used to feed larvae, as well as adult queens. The main composition of royal jelly includes proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. Royal jelly has antibacterial effects, healing promoting effects on stomatitis, and can help people recover from tiredness and overwork. Moreover, royal jelly could stimulate and regenerate the nervous system, accelerating the healing and consolidation of fractured bones. In our study, we focus on whether royal jelly can extend lifespan and increase tolerance of several stresses, which might be beneficial to treatment of age-related disorders.
Cook, Lauren F. and Grasso, Lindsay M., "Royal Jelly Mediated Prolongevity and Anti-stress Functions in C. elegans" (2015). Focus on Creative Inquiry. 139.