I was recently sent some of BioBees royal jelly elixir, a zingy little pick-me-up which I thought would be great for this time of year when we’re all dragging a bit as we wait for Winter to finally be over.
BioBees by Bioceuticals has brought out a whole range of royal jelly products, including skin care and bee pollen, but it was the elixir which I tried out. The ingredients: fresh royal jelly, korean ginseng, guarana, bee pollen, ginger, liquorice, and extracts of damiana aphrodisiaca and sarsaparilla, have all been selected for their energising properties.
These little vials (which contain just enough to “down in one”) are therefore a great blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, helping give you a boost in concentration and focus, as well as helping your body fight off infections. Great for anyone needing instant energy (for the gym, for instance… !), people who seem to catch every cold going, and anyone generally running themselves ragged because of kids/work/life in general.
Royal jelly is a natural substance, produced by worker bees to feed and nourish the Queen Bee, and give her a healthy and long life. Sounds about right to me chaps! Bring it on. It’s high in amino acids, carotenoids, and vitamins B, C, D, E and K, it has been found to help boost the immune system, improve collagen production and increase cell rejuvenation. BioBees uses only fresh royal jelly in their products (not freeze-dried like you’ll find elsewhere).
My verdict? It was really tasty (very spicy, you can definitely taste the ginger and liquorice) and it did give me a definite energy boost before the gym, making me feel revved up and focused.
BioBees royal jelly elixir is priced at £23.54 for box of 10 vials and you can find stockists here.
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.