For hundreds of years, Chinese culture has hailed the health benefits of bird’s nest in high regard, especially when prepared in it’s most popular form; bird’s nest soup. There are a lot of health benefits to be derived here, but to keep it simple, regular consumption of these nests will enhance your general well-being. A bowl of bird’s nest soup is rich in glycoprotein, acts as an energizer and is rich in growth factors, all of which contribute to a stronger immune system.
Amino acids and mineral salts are also important components in bird’s nest. Amino acids (threonine and valine) can be found and these could facilitate normal body functions such as cell repair and promote immunity.
The result has shown eating bird nest could promote the proliferation and activation of B-cells and increase IgE, IgA, IgM, and IgG3 levels. Bird Nest extract can promote the secretion of sIgA in the small intestine.
In addition to amino acids, swallow bird’s nests contain a large amount of protein (45-55% by weight). Bird’s nest contains glycoproteins, a high energy substance that the body can easily absorb. Moreover, there are 31 elements that are found in edible bird’s nest. For example, bird’s nest are rich in calcium (Ca), iron (Fe), potassium (K) and magnesium (Mg).
Birds nest also contains six hormones, including testosterone and estradiol, which will raise libido for both man & woman.