Royal Jelly and Testosterone: Can the “Anabolic Porridge” Help Restore Fertility?

Royal jelly is an anabolic porridge like goo secreted from the hypophranyx glands of the worker bees.

When the hive decides to change the queen bee, they select few small larvaes and start feeding them with royal jelly. This anabolic nutritional powerhouse will then grow the larvae to be 60 times bigger and live for 40 times longer than other bees in the hive, thus becoming the next queen bee.

Aside from the fact that the jelly is jam-packed with nutrients and enzymes, there’s also one other interesting benefit in royal jelly…

…It just might increase testosterone levels:

Royal Jelly is a Potent Testosterone Booster

royal jelly testosteroneRoyal jelly is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. One could easily call it a natural multivitamin.

It’s also a relatively dense source of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that improves the messaging between cells and hormones (acetylcholine also acts as a methylator, helping the liver to chelate estrogen).

Not to mention the fact that This anabolic jello contains small amounts of testosterone. Not a mimetic, but the actual hormone.

Here’s what the modern day research says about this hormonal goo:

a) This human study from 2007 concluded in the Thi-Qar College of Medicine in Iraq, found out that 25 mg’s (a miniscule amount) of Royal jelly mixed in honey was enough to increase testosterone levels by 20% on infertile men (the study lasted for 3 months).

b) This study from the Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, found out that when healthy human subjects are given 3,000 mg’s of Royal jelly for the period of 6 months, they increase their testosterone levels by 14% when compared to placebo. They also found out that the jelly increased red blood cell count which according to the researchers is caused by the elevated testosterone levels.

c) There’s dozens of animal studies which have similar conclusions, Royal jelly increases testosterone. (study, study, study).

The preliminary reason on why Royal jelly increases testosterone levels is not fully understood, as one study found out that it stimulates the pituiary gland, another one found out that it converts DHEA more easily into testosterone by stimulating 3β-HSD2 and/or 17β-HSD3 enzyme production (similarly as what happens with coconut oil), and both of the human studies found out that royal jelly increased luteinizing hormone (LH) which is a sign that it stimulates the hypothalamus-pituiary-testicles axis.

And the researchers haven’t really found out what is the principal ingredient in Royal jelly that triggers these hormonal changes, but the study which carried on for 6 months did give a liquid placebo solution for their control group, which contained the same amount of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals as royal jelly does…

…Still, the royal jelly group had 14% more T.

It’s probably a synergic effect of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, lipids, acetylcholine, the actual androgen, and a bunch of something that we don’t know of, which triggers the changes, or something completely different. Go and figure, but at least it seems to work very well for restoring youthful testosterone and fertility levels.

Here’s the brand of Royal jelly that I’m currently using (affiliate link), it’s a huge supply of pure RJ and definitely not the cheapest one out there.


Royal jelly is an anabolic porridge produced by worker bees, and it seems to increase testosterone levels in infertile men, healthy men, rats, bucks, and hamsters.

Good stuff I’d say. We’ll see what the future research will uncover.

Royal Jelly and Testosterone: Can the “Anabolic Porridge” Help Restore Fertility? was last modified: January 25th, 2018 by Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala is the founder of Anabolic Men, and an Independent Researcher that has been credited with organizing the findings that have helped thousands of men reach hormonal balance.
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  1. scorp on 13/07/2014 at 23:26

    how many mg of RJ per day?

  2. Ali Kuoppala on 01/08/2014 at 20:54

    Yup that would be a good amount.

    • Gábor Mészáros on 04/03/2017 at 05:21

      Sadly It is very expensive and that 14% margin is not very cost
      effective. Better go with the other recommended good stuff here 🙂

  3. ricardo ramon on 15/04/2015 at 04:56

    This has been of great use to me in my vitality. I’ve been using RJ for just about a week ( probably after you posted this) and I’ve noticed some great signs like more energy when I wake in the morning also my appetite has reduced significantly allowing me to fast easier and make better dicisions on my eating choices. I can’t wait to see when it will reduce my estrogen levels and kick in some Test.

    • Lsweet on 23/10/2015 at 19:29

      What time of day seems to be the best for taking royal jelly?

    • José Carlos Martins Barbosa on 12/11/2015 at 23:36

      I hate to sound like a party pooper, but there is one French naturopath – Robert Masson – who warns against a prolonged usage of RJ. He says that in this case RJ can lead to very high blood pressure.

      • primalrage on 19/03/2017 at 09:27

        It increase red blood cells, what do you expect? HGH increases the chance of cancer to some quacks.

  4. dale on 15/11/2015 at 16:44

    I take it by the teaspoon, which has 675mgs per serving, or 22,000mgs per container. I take it in the morning before I have breakfast.

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