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The Benefits of Raw Manuka Honey

Looking for ways to improve yourself in the new year? Try adding New Zealand Honey Co.’s manuka honey as a delicious drizzle to the top of your bowl of oatmeal to start the day off the right way. This product delivers proven health benefits in gastrointestinal, immune support, skincare, haircare, first-aid, wound care, and oral health areas. Their honey is UMF Certified (Unique Manuka Factor), an important accreditation representing authenticity and the highest testing standards for any honey in the world.

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Honey is a delicious, natural sweetener made from bees, but did you know that there is a certain type of honey that has many benefits that are good for us as well? 

Most traditional honeys are made with many different types of flowers and are considered polyfloral. Manuka honey is a monofloral honey, which means it is made using one type of flower. It is a type of honey made from bees who pollinate the flowers found on Manuka bush, a type of tree found in certain parts Australia and New Zealand. It is known to have antibacterial properties, as well as anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and also contains antioxidants. It antibacterial effects are 100x more potent than traditional honey. 

Manuka honey has a lower pH than most honey and is used to heal wounds traditionally, but is also known to be beneficial for helping to soothe sore throats, and prevent tooth decay. 

Recent research has shown that Manuka honey can also help treat acne as well as prevent ulcers.

You’re probably wondering how this type of honey gets its benefits. 

Manuka honey has an active ingredient called methylglyoxal(MGO). It is created in the Manuka honey due to the conversion of the compound dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Manuka flowers are found to have a high concentration of DHA. The stronger the MGO potency scale is on your Manuka honey, the stronger its antibacterial effects will be.

I received a sample of New Zealand Honey Co. Manuka honey and have been adding it to my tea.  It has a very nice flavor. It is a bit different than regular honey and is very pleasant .

While Manuka honey has many great benefits, it is important to note and some people may not be aware of, is that honey should not be given to infants under 12 months of age.