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- What is manuka honey?
- How do I eat manuka honey?
- Is manuka honey safe for regular intake? Are there any known side effects?
- Is manuka honey good for athletes?
- Who should not eat manuka honey?
- What does manuka honey contain?
- What is the difference between MGO, UMF and kFactor?
- Why is manuka honey so expensive?
- How to store manuka honey?
- How do I use manuka honey to treat wounds?
- Is manuka honey safe for diabetics?
- Will the sugar in manuka honey stimulate my fungal infection (candida)?
- Can Manuka Honey Prevent the Flu?
- Is manuka honey good for the skin?
- Is manuka honey good for sleep?
- Can manuka honey help with weight loss?
- Can manuka honey help with coughs?
- Can manuka honey help with digestion?
- Can manuka honey help against stomach ulcers and IBS?
- Can manuka honey counteract allergies?
- Can manuka honey help against coronavirus / COVID-19?

 

What is manuka honey?

Manuka honey is a complex thunder honey from New Zealand whose use and usefulness far exceeds simple table honey. Manuka honey comes from bees that pollinate Leptospermum scoparium, commonly known as the Manuka bush, which is said to have medicinal properties.

The nectar from the Manuka bush contains dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which bees convert to methylglyoxal (MGO), a chemical compound with remarkable natural properties. The medicinal properties of manuka bush are transferred to manuka honey, which results in a potent medicinal honey with antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

 

Intensive research is currently underway on manuka honey, which confirms its positive natural properties, see this article for more information on the science behind manuka honey.

 

How do I eat manuka honey?

We recommend that you eat manuka honey directly from one spoon - ½ to 1 teaspoon at a time, 1-3 times a day. There is no accepted upper limit for how much manuka honey you can or should eat, but just right is best!

 

Is manuka honey safe for regular intake? Are there any known side effects?

For the vast majority of people older than 12 months, manuka honey is safe for regular intake, without any known side effects. As with all other honey, it is recommended that you avoid consuming manuka honey if you are allergic to bees or honey. 

 

Is manuka honey good for athletes?

Manuka is an excellent choice for athletes, fitness enthusiasts and those who feel the need to feel better. Regular intake of manuka honey provides a much-needed supplement of energy in the form of potent carbohydrates required for athletes who compete at a high level. Manuka honey can also replace unnatural dextrose supplements because manuka honey is extremely effective in restoring depleted glycogen levels in the body. Many athletes consume a few tablespoons of manuka honey mixed with water after a workout to replenish their depleted glycogen levels.

 

Who should not eat manuka honey?

Manuka honey is generally safe for everyone to eat, however, it is advised against giving honey to infants younger than 12 months due to a rare risk of suffering from it. infant botulism.

 

What does manuka honey contain?

Like all other honey, manuka honey contains a lot of sugar, about 85%, with negligible levels of fat, fiber protein and salt. A teaspoon of manuka honey contains about 20 calories. The composition of the sugars in manuka honey mostly consists of fructose and glucose and 1-15% sucrose. Manuka honey is rich in amino acids, B vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, zinc and many other nutrients.

 

What is the difference between MGO, UMF and kFactor?

MGO, UMF and kFactor are different classification systems for manuka honey that the producers use. All systems are heavily regulated and the manuka honey undergoes a strict quality control before it can be exported, something we have described in more detail here.

 

Why is manuka honey so expensive?

As with most things in life, you can say that you get what you pay for! Manuka honey with a high MGO value has medicinal and healing properties that no other honey on the market can be compared to. Manuka bush, and thus manuka honey, is only found in New Zealand, which leads to high pricing as demand often exceeds supply. 

 

How to store manuka honey?

Manuka honey does not need to be cooled, but should be stored cool and dry. Manuka honey lacks the best before date

 

How do I use manuka honey to treat wounds?

For cuts, burns, infected wounds and other difficult-to-heal wounds, it is best to apply manuka honey directly on the wound and then cover with a gauze bandage or bandage. Repeat daily until the wound has completely healed. Here we write more about manuka honey for wound healing.

 

Is manuka honey safe for diabetics?

Research supports that honey as a dietary supplement can provide benefits in the treatment of diabetes such as better control of the hyperglycemic condition, which limits metabolic disorders and reduces the harmful effects on various organs that can cause diabetic complications.

 

Will the sugar in manuka honey stimulate my fungal infection (candida)?

No, rather the opposite - research shows that manuka honey inhibits the growth of various candida bacteria in the intestine, see e.g. these studies from 2013 and 2006.

 

Can Manuka Honey Prevent the Flu?

Studies have shown that manuka honey has an inhibitory effect against influenza viruses. 

 

Is manuka honey good for the skin?

Manuka honey is good for the health of the skin and can be good for those who suffer from various skin problems such as acne. Manuka honey that is applied topically to the skin can reduce redness and swelling in areas with acne and skin inflammation. When manuka honey is taken internally, it helps to correct the microbiome in the intestine, which in turn can counteract acne and skin inflammation.

 

Is manuka honey good for sleep?

Manuka honey is excellent for people with sleep problems. Manuka honey has been used for centuries to promote deep and restful sleep. Taking a teaspoon of Manuka honey and a pinch of sea salt before bed can do wonders for your sleep.

 

Can manuka honey help with weight loss?

Together with the right diet, manuka honey can help speed up weight loss. Due to its antibacterial properties, manuka honey can rid the gut of various pathogenic yeasts and bacteria that can contribute to weight gain. Manuka honey is also full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that can stimulate a feeling of satiety.

 

Can manuka honey help with coughs?

Manuka honey helps against troublesome cough, something like researchers at Oxford University demonstrated in a study published in August 2020. Its antibacterial properties also help to treat the cough naturally and at the same time reduce the symptoms.

 

Can manuka honey help with digestion?

Manuka honey demonstrates potential as a prebiotic, where oligosaccharides help improve the levels of "good" bacteria in our digestive system including bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.

 

Manuka honey also contains an enzyme called amylase that helps break down various starches.

 

Can manuka honey help against stomach ulcers and IBS?

Various studies suggest that manuka honey is extremely beneficial for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Manuka honey has the ability to clear the stomach of various pathogens that can cause IBS. Research has also shown positive results on stomach ulcers caused by bacteria when treated with manuka honey. Research has also shown that manuka honey can help protect against stomach ulcers by providing an anti-inflammatory effect. Other studies show the ability of manuka honey to treat intestinal infections from strains such as clostridium difficile, which has been linked to conditions such as colitis, as well helicobacter pylori which can cause ulcers and acid reflux.

 

Can manuka honey counteract allergies?

Studies have shown that manuka honey can counteract certain types of allergic diseases and support that honey can be an effective remedy for relieving allergic problems.

 

Can manuka honey help against coronavirus / COVID-19?

There is no confirmed study or other research showing that manuka honey would be effective in counteracting coronavirus / COVID-19. For further details see e.g. the following scientific articles - "Possible Potential Effects of Honey and Its Main Components Against Covid-19 Infection" and "Prospects of honey in fighting against COVID-19: pharmacological insights and therapeutic promises"

 

We want to clarify that honeyandthenut.se is not medically trained and that source-critical assessment of all information on our site is left to our customers and buyers to be responsible for! 

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