Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fresh vs. Freeze-Dried Royal Jelly

Why Non Freeze-Dried?
BeeAlive Royal Jelly products are the highest quality, most potent on the market because they contain only fresh, never freeze-dried Royal Jelly. Many companies freeze-dry Royal Jelly, or expose it to dry, freezing air, because it is convenient and inexpensive, but scientific research has shown freeze-drying Royal Jelly to a powder removes not only its moisture content but its nutritional benefits, as well. Benefits of nature’s precious substance have been observed in studies using only fresh, non freeze-dried Royal Jelly. We strive to preserve Royal Jelly's complete nutritional and superfood goodness.

Because we use only fresh Royal Jelly in all of our products, we must handle nature’s delicate substance with great care. If Royal Jelly is not harvested, transported, stored and manufactured under the proper conditions, it will degrade rapidly.

Royal Jelly is measured by its amount of 10-HDA (10-Hydroxy-2-Decenoic Acid), a powerful fatty acid which promotes Royal Jelly’s many health benefits. Royal Jelly found in the hive contains 2% 10-HDA, which is the concentration found in our Royal Jelly. In its freeze-dried, processed, “unnatural” state, the content of 10-HDA found in Royal Jelly is generally between 4 and 6%. A higher 10-HDA does not indicate that freeze-dried Royal Jelly is superior to fresh Royal Jelly; only that its natural moisture has been removed. In fact, a study measuring the stability of fresh Royal Jelly compared to freeze-dried found that freeze-dried Royal Jelly was more prone to degradation over time than its fresh counterpart.

BeeAlive fresh Royal Jelly is as close to nature as you can get!

All About BeeAlive Royal Jelly

About BeeAlive Royal Jelly
BeeAlive has been working in partnership with nature’s bees since 1984. For the last three decades, this family-owned and operated business, passed down from founder Madeline Balletta to her son, Jason, and his wife, Rose, has paved its way as the leading provider of pure, never freeze-dried Royal Jelly, the food of the Queen Bee, and other natural wellness products. In the same way that bees utilize the pollen of plants to sustain the abundance of nature, we pride ourselves on providing top quality products that allow individuals to help their bodies help themselves. As part of a culture that emphasizes the importance of nourishing the inner body with vitamins and nutrients in nature’s whole form, we believe that we should treat our skin, the largest organ of the body, with the same respect. BeeAlive Spa Essentials™ natural skin care is the perfect complement to BeeAlive’s holistic approach. And because we are always staying on top of new developments in natural ingredients and Royal Jelly, you can be confident our products are ones everyone will be buzzing about.

BeeAlive respects what nature has created.
BeeAlive products contain only fresh, never freeze-dried Royal Jelly to preserve its complete nutrition and superfood goodness. Many companies freeze-dry Royal Jelly because it is convenient and inexpensive, but scientific research has shown freeze-drying causes Royal Jelly to lose many nutritional benefits. Benefits of nature’s precious substance have been observed in studies using only fresh, non freeze-dried Royal Jelly.

BeeAlive Royal Jelly is as close to nature as possible.
BeeAlive Royal Jelly is harvested from the finest hand-selected hives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, one of the best places on Earth from which to harvest precious Royal Jelly. Expert beekeepers treat bees with the same respect nature does. Every batch of Royal Jelly that goes into our products is tested by independent, third party laboratories. This ensures the precious nature of Royal Jelly remains pure and wholesome without additives – just as it is straight from the hive, the way nature intended.

What Is Royal Jelly?
Royal Jelly is a rare and nutritious substance from the beehive, found only in nature and unable to be duplicated in a lab. It is not honey or pollen, but the food of the Queen Bee. All bees in the hive are born genetically identical, but one is chosen as the Queen. The Queen Bee, fed her exclusive Royal Jelly diet, grows very large, lays about 2,000 eggs a day and lives approximately two to three years, while other bees, who eat only honey and pollen, live only two to three weeks. The only difference is their diet!

Royal Jelly’s benefits are not limited to our buzzing friends. At BeeAlive we’ve only known about Royal Jelly since 1984, but individuals in different parts of Europe, Africa and Asia have been using it internally and on the skin for centuries, experiencing a powerful host of health and beauty benefits, due to the superfood’s wide array of nutrients, antioxidants and naturally occurring bioactive compounds, including B vitamins, proteins and other biochemical cofactors, amino acids, peptides, fatty acids, Acetylcholine, Royalactin and 10-HDA, a compound unique to Royal Jelly.

Benefits of Royal Jelly:
· A body balancer that optimizes physical and mental energy levels
· Supports healthy, balanced cholesterol and stress levels
· Analytical testing has shown that Royal Jelly is composed of many biologically active compounds, including B vitamins, such as pantothenic acid (B5) and B6, proteins, amino acids, peptides, fatty acids and biochemical cofactors
· Nature's only source of Royalactin, which is responsible for the Queen Bee's development and longevity
· Contains Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved with learning and memory, making Royal Jelly a true brain food!
· Consists of nutrients, such as B vitamins, flavonoids, nucleic acid, decanoic acid, enzymes and hormones, thought to support skin renewal and collagen production for firmer, youthful looking skin
· Ideal for lethargic, run down or fully scheduled, maxed out individuals
· A vital supplement for menopausal women and women at the peak of their childbearing years
· The ultimate addition to your healthy diet and lifestyle!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

BeeAlive @ the Korean Harvest Festival

This past weekend, October 12-13, 2013, we ventured out to Randall's Island Park in New York for the 31st Annual Korean Harvest Festival.

The Festival promotes Korean culture, food and agriculture, and features music, performing artists, celebrities and more. The Korean Harvest Festival is one of the largest Korean-American events in the U.S. The Korean Harvest Festival is organized annually by the Korean Produce Association, serving the interests of Korean-American green grocery owners and the communities they serve since 1973.

We had a great time (despite the increasing fall wind!) and every one loved trying our products. Royal Jelly is especially popular in Asian cultures, as it has been used for various benefits throughout centuries, so almost everyone was familiar with its amazing power.

We even met the U.S. representative to Korean Professional Wrestling, Curtis Johnson! At 7'3", he needs to make sure he gives his body adequate nutrition to be on top of his game. He loved the taste of our Sweet Energy and the effects of Energy SERJ for a quick boost before workouts and matches -- he even wrestled at the Festival!

Stay tuned to watch us #SERJOUT at our next event!
Whether 7'3" or 5'1", Energy SERJ is sure to give
you a natural surge of energy!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

BeeAlive Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month | October 2013
We all have a family member, a friend, or know someone who has experienced cancer. Breast cancer awareness is a cause very near and dear to our very own Rose's heart since her mother was diagnosed with (and thankfully beat) breast cancer in 1996. Fortunately, treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation exist to help fight the disease. Unfortunately, these treatments can have unpleasant side effects, especially on the skin, which Rose's mother experienced first-hand.

Rose, her mom and triplets, Evelyn, Julia & Jax!

Through research, Rose learned that when a person’s immune system is compromised by an illness such as cancer, especially while undergoing treatment, the skin is unable to go through its natural reparative process – the result sometimes being dry, rough skin.

However, keeping your body hydrated and skin moisturized before, during and after treatment can greatly reduce these side effects. Rose spearheaded the creation of BeeAlive Spa Essentials™ natural skin care line as a safe, non-toxic alternative for women who desire to radiate natural beauty, in part because of her mother's experience.

That is why this October, BeeAlive has partnered with a local hospital to support its Blow Away Breast Cancer campaign. With each purchase of a BeeAlive Spa Essentials™ Royal Jelly Serum, we will donate one full size Spa Essentials natural skin care product to a woman undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Plus, as our gift to you for helping to support our cause, we will add one FREE Foaming Honey Cleanser to your purchase. Get it here now.

All BeeAlive Spa Essentials™ natural skin care products are soothing, alcohol-free and 100% free of synthetic preservatives and fragrances to hydrate, tone, soften and refresh the skin without stripping it of essential moisture. Key herbs, essential oils and bee products, such as Aloe, Honey, Royal Jelly, Lavender, Rhodiola and Green Tea employ the task of protecting and nourishing your skin so that you and your loved ones can focus on a full recovery.

Harvest Your Authentic Beauty™ and Blow Away Breast Cancer!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Honeybee Disappearance Worsening

Bees are major pollinators, and without them, we wouldn't have access to some of our favorite foods, as there are different types of bees that can only pollinate certain crops.

What does that mean? Without bees, almonds, blueberries, apples and more would cease to exist. All of these are staple foods in typical diets, and soon there may be a shortage of these commonplace foods, thanks to the decreasing populations of honeybees both internationally and in the United States. The honey bee decline is caused by several factors, including pesticides, sublethal exposure to chemicals, pathogens and parasites, poor nutrition and environmental stressors among other issues.

The ABC News clip below explains how the U.S. honeybee decline has worsened from 2012 to 2013. However, you can help save the bees by planting native vegetation in your yard. We rely on bees for much more than honey, and they need our help! #SaveTheBees!

BeeAlive Exhibits @ Natural Products Expo East 2013

What a fantastic, successful whirlwind of five days we had exhibiting at Natural Products Expo East, the largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show on the east coast.

We were one of 1,200 exhibitors at the Baltimore Convention Center, and although that number could seem overwhelming to attendees, it didn't stop anyone from visiting our booth! Our booth was full the entire time the show floor was open from Thursday, September 26 to Saturday, September 28, 2013.

What did we love about the show?

1. Attendees loved our booth and products. We had one booth that featured our Royal Jelly and Energy SERJ with our BeeAlive Spa Essentials skincare. Most people were attracted to our "Man On Fire" Energy SERJ mascot, while others couldn't wait to get their hands on samples of our soothing natural skincare. Everyone acknowledged that our packaging is beautiful and would stand out on store shelves -- music to our ears!

Our booth featured our Royal Jelly, Energy SERJ and
Spa Essentials natural skincare.

2. Attendees loved our story. While telling visitors to our booth the story of our almost-30-year-old company, many attendees stated that they appreciated such a genuine, inspirational background. Madeline founded BeeAlive at her kitchen table in 1984, passed her wisdom and mission to help others onto her son Jason, and he and his wife Rose, whose son Jax has severe allergies, have been inspired to show others how to help their bodies help themselves ever since.

Rose, Jason, Evelyn, Julia & Jax Balletta

3. Health conscious consumers are growing! According to retailers, their customers are growing more and more health conscious and interested in natural, organic, gluten- and GMO-free and green products. Many store owners loved our healthy superfood supplements, natural skincare and authentic values, and were confident their customers would, too!

Source: Royal Jelly is the perfect addition to a healthy family!

4. People care about the BEES! Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a tragic reality, but one plus side is that more people than we've ever met at shows before were knowledgeable and concerned about the decline of bees. Consumers are aware that two out of every three foods we eat relies on pollinators, so something needs to be done to reverse this potential disaster. Attendees also appreciated the fact that our Royal Jelly and honey is sustainably harvested and no bees are harmed in the process. We attribute the growing consumer awareness to increased mainstream media coverage of the decline of bees and CCD, more popularly referenced the "beepocolypse" -- even though we have been discussing this issue for years, we are thrilled that awareness is being spread.

Source: Mainstream media is giving more coverage to the
decline of the bee population and colony collapse disorder.

We had a fantastic time, as always, at the Natural Products Expo. Thank you to New Hope 360 for a wonderful show. We'll see you in California for Natural Products Expo West!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Let It Bee

Do you love the song "Let It Be" by the Beatles? We do!

So does Rose. This weekend while sitting down to dinner with Jason and the triplets, Jax didn't like the chicken, Julia didn't like the potatoes, Evelyn just wanted to play, and Jason thought dinner needed more seasoning... the typical life of a mother/wife, right? Anyway, Rose told Jason to play "Let It Be" so that hopefully the song's powerful message of letting go of your troubles and letting peace overcome would resonate.

After dinner, the triplets gave Rose a drawing they had made. "Mommy, we made this for you," said Julia. "It's a letter B, like the song."

"Noooo, honey, I think you meant 'let it be.'" said Rose. "Yes, letter B!" said Julia.

So... right over the head with that one, but cute nonetheless!

Jam out to the classic here: