Manuka Honey

The rich, sticky sweet taste of honey is delicious spread over toast, melted into a hot cup of tea, or even eaten right off the spoon when a craving sparks. It’s not only a great alternative to refined sugar in your favourite recipes, but honey is also used world wide for it’s medicinal healing properties. 

I’m not talking about pasteurized honey you buy in grocery stores, I’m referring to raw, Active Manuka Honey. Manuka Honey is produced in New Zealand by bee’s that pollinate the Manuka Bush, which is why bee’s are so important; without them, we wouldn’t have access to this liquid gold! 

Potent Antibacterial   

Manuka honey has strong anti-bacterial, anti-viral effects thanks to a component called methylglyoxal (MG). This active ingredient stimulates the production of cells that repair tissue damaged from infection and inflammation. It’s so effective, many hospitals world-wide turn to Active Manuka Honey in cases of antibiotic resistance for stomach ulcers, E-coli, and Staph infections that cause sore throats. Why they don’t always try this method first? I don’t know… 

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Antioxidant Protection

Active Manuka honey is a concentrated source of antioxidants that studies show prevent against the effects of harmful free radicals, prevent aging and may prevent the growth of many types of cancer when consumed daily. 

Endurance

Manuka honey is high in the following vitamins and minerals that are vital for energy production and proper muscle function.  

  • Amino acids 
  • B-vitamins (thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and B6)
  • Magnesium 
  • Potassium 
  • Sodium 

Taking a spoonful before or after an endurance workout will replenish energy and natural sugars in your system.

TIP**  Try a spoonful of both Manuka honey and raw, coconut oil before a run for instant energy without weighing you down.  

Uses: 

  • For skin irritations: Apply a small amount with a clean hand or cloth 
  • Eczema 
  • Psoriasis
  • Mild burns
  • Scrapes or non-severe cuts
  • Sore throats/ throat infections  
  • Mouth and stomach ulcers
  • Use in your favourite recipes in place of sugar 
  • Use as a spread 

Warm Honey Soother     

  • 1 cup of warm water  
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon 
  • 1 tbsp. of Manuka Honey  
  • Consume 1-3x/day until symptoms begin to improve. 

 

We love Wedderspoon because it's 100% Raw, Active Manuka Honey free from: 
- Pesticides
- GMO's
- BPA
- Artificial flavours, colours and sweeteners 

We want everyone to reap the wonderful benefits of this honey, we're offering it on sale for the month of June! You can also enjoy Wedderspoon Manuka Honey Lozenge's for easy, on the go sore throat relief.  


Emily Sawyer

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