Edible bird’s nests, often called the “Caviar of the East,” are considered to have a high nutritional and medicinal value, believed to have everything from anti-aging and anti-cancer properties to the ability to improve concentration and raise libido.
Protein is the most abundant constituent of the nests, which contain all of the essential amino acids, the building blocks out of which proteins are made. They also contain sex hormones, including testosterone and estradiol.
The nests also contain carbohydrates and a small number of lipids (naturally occurring molecules that include fats). Previous research has indicated that the nests contain substances that can stimulate cell division and growth, enhance tissue growth and regeneration.
- For Children and Pregnant Women: Birdnest contains sialic acid, a rare ingredient that is very crucial for brain development and neurological performance. Another source of sialic Acid is breast milk which is limited by supply.
- For Women: Enhancing youthful skin and complexion. Glycoprotein in birdnest is credited to develop new collagen, reduce wrinkles and regenerate skin. Moreover, essential amino acids (threonine) synthesize elastin tissue that increases the elasticity of the skin.
- For Older People: Threonine in birdnest regulates central nervous system (balancing hormones and organ functions), cardiovascular system (regulate heart and blood circulation), liver and immune system for the elderly. Another essential amino acid, valine, help to repair muscle tissues and functions. Moreover, glucosamine found in the birdnest also helps to reduce joints’ pain.