Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About ROYAL JELLY: Royal Jelly is a pharyngeal secretion of worker bees.
This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Secretion from the throat glands of the honeybee workers that is fed to the larvae in a colony and to all queen larvae. No proven value in cosmetics preparations. Alternatives: aloe vera, comfrey, oth ... read more
Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; SKIN CONDITIONING
Synonym(s): QUEEN BEE JELLY
|456 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry. |
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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