Sunday March 13th, 2016

Royal jelly and spring asthenia

Springtime started on Monday and, along with the good weather, sun and increasingly longer days, asthenia is also on its way.

Although some people believe asthenia is a disease, doctors ensure us that this is not so, and instead is simply the way our bodies adapt to the change of season and more daylight and higher temperatures. And this can cause apathy, tiredness and lethargy, although this doesn’t mean we should stuff ourselves with vitamins or take drugs.

So our recommendation is that you include the foods in your diet that we spoke of on Monday to lift your spirits. And, if you still need a little extra energy, we’ll tell you about the benefits of royal jelly.

I bet you’ve heard of it. It is a natural substance that is secreted by glands in the heads of young worker honeybees. It is beneficial to our health for many different reasons. One of the most notable benefits is that it is an essential source of energy that rebalances our nervous system and helps optimize our bodily functions. Thus, it is a highly recommendable product, as long as you don’t overdo it.

Also, because of our normal fast-paced lifestyles, our diets can end up suffering, leading to us lacking nutrients. Here, once again, is where royal jelly can lend a hand, as it contains large amounts of vitamins, especially the B vitamins, and minerals like potassium, iron, silicon and copper. It also contributes folic acid and tryptophan, the substance involved in releasing serotonin in our brains and the consequent feeling of well-being.

Royal jelly has been used for years as a magnificent nutritional supplement, and our product range at El Naturalista includes drinkable vials both for adults and children, and capsules with ginseng.

Due to its components, they claim it is invigorating and stimulating, a great extra boost for those times when our defenses may be low, like when the seasons are changing. Moreover, along with propolis, it can help clear our mucous membranes, as it has bactericide and bacteriostatic properties.

And, of course, we don’t need to add that daily exercise also helps improve our state of mind. So take advantage of the good weather to do outdoor activities.