Royal jelly is composed of 67% water, 11% simple sugars, 12.5% protein, 5% fatty acids, and 2-3% 10-hydroxy-2-decanoic acid (10-HDA). Royal jelly also consists of trace minerals, vitamin B5, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and trace amounts of vitamin C. Royal jelly is a thick, smooth milky substance emitted by the organs of working honeybees to sustain hatchlings and queen honeybees. It is fed to larvae bees and drones as a nutrition agent during the first three days of their lives to stimulate growth. Continuous feeding of larvae with royal jelly for an extended period leads to the formation of queen bees. The queen honeybee consumes only royal jelly throughout her life, which is around 50 times longer than the life of a normal honeybee.
The market is experiencing significant demand as a result of the rising consumption of royal jelly, which provides a rich source of B complex vitamins, giving vitality and stamina, as well as supporting the sensory system and decreasing anxiety. It also stimulates the immune system, allowing it to fight bacterial infections, heal wounds, and maintain memory function. Ordinary plasma-type royal jelly-based products are witnessing rapid use in the treatment of thyroid cases, which further enhances their application among consumers. In addition, it does not pose any side effects for the human body. There is little consumption of pulp-type royal jelly, as its overconsumption might lead to instances of infertility among females. Royal jelly contains vitamins A, C, D, and E, which are beneficial owing to their powerful antioxidant and anti-aging benefits, and is a rich wellspring of amino acids and minerals.
Royal jelly is highly associated with health benefits as it helps limit cholesterol levels and blood lipids. In addition to that, royal jelly is also useful in protecting the liver as well as enhancing its physical strength. This boosts the immune system’s ability to fight viral and bacterial infections. Changing market trends and increasing demand for better health supplements stimulate market growth. As per the US Department of Agriculture, royal jelly is the richest known natural source of vitamin B5. Higher vitamin consistency improves nerve transmissions as well as the production and release of glandular secretions. The royal jelly market is expected to witness strong demand in the upcoming years due to its increasing medical applications. The significant functional properties, such as antibacterial activity, vasodilative and anti-inflammatory activity, hypotensive activities, disinfectant action, anti-hypercholesterolemic activity, and antioxidant activity, are driving up product demand.
Geographically, North America is projected to be the largest market for royal jelly owing to growing instances of obesity. The rise in consumer purchasing power is another factor driving the market growth. The increasing health benefits, such as the treatment of hormonal and stomach issues, have urged consumers to opt for royal jelly-based drugs. Growing consumer awareness of the other health benefits associated with royal jelly, owing to its high acetylcholine content, which is often used to transmit nerve signals from cell to cell, is another factor driving the market growth. Moreover, there is an increased recommendation of royal jelly-based drugs to females by doctors due to issues related to fertility. However, allergic reactions to royal jelly on the human body, such as asthma, hives, and fatal anaphylaxis, may limit the market growth.
The global royal jelly market is segmented on the following basis:
- Ordinary Plasma
- High-yield Pulp
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
Key players identified for the royal jelly market include:
YS Royal Jelly, Swanson Premium Royal Jelly, Thompson Royal Jelly, Swanson Premium Royal Jelly, Durham’s Royal Jelly, Puritan’s Pride, NOW Foods, Source Naturals, and other notable players
This report offers the following:
- An overview of the global royal jelly market
- Assessment tools such as market drivers, restraints, future prospects, and market attractiveness
- Market analysis, trends, and developments for the period of 2015-2025 forecast until 2025, historical data for 2015 and for the year 2016, and CAGR predicted from 2017-2025
- Company profiling provides key information about the major players operating in the royal jelly market.