Active components and biological functions of royal jelly

Jianying Guo, Zixu Wang, Yaoxing Chen, Jing Cao, Wenli Tian, Baochen Ma, Yulan Dong
2021 Journal of Functional Foods  
A B S T R A C T Royal jelly (RJ) is a kind of bee product widely used in cosmetics, medicine and other fields. Not only can RJ regulate the physiological function of bee population, but also play a specific biological role in many diseases. This paper overviews the main active ingredients in the functional food RJ, including major royal jelly protein, fatty acids, phenols, flavonoids, etc, and summarizes the active role of RJ in the maintenance of human health, such as the regulation of
more » ... gulation of immunity, lifespan, memory, digestive system, blood glucose, obesity, antibacterial and anti-cancer effect, among which the regulation of memory can be used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. These findings will benefit for comprehensive understanding and use of RJ, hence making it more effective in maintaining health.
doi:10.1016/j.jff.2021.104514 fatcat:c4ou3hot2beebiuncnkl65fwhu