Does Manuka Honey Actually Make Me Healthier?
Extracted from bee pollen and the New Zealand Manuka bush, Manuka Honey does have the potential to make you healthier. The main health benefits of Manuka Honey derive from its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which can help with wound care and infections; in addition, Manuka Honey can make you healthier by fighting infection and by promoting healthier skin. It is important, though, to focus on particular types of Manuka Honey, and to understand the best ways to use it in moderation.
In terms of choosing the right Manuka Honey, always look for products that display a Unique Manuka Factor – this is a stronger form of the honey, and is sometimes advertised as having a 15+ rating – generally, the higher the rating, the stronger the effects provided by the honey. The basic strengths offered by Manuka Honey in terms of soothing injuries and dealing with infections and skin problems, are enhanced by this strength. It’s also worth deciding how you best want to take Manuka Honey – crushing and taking as a supplement can be a more direct way to experience its benefits, while chewing on raw honey can help with gum infections.
The antibacterial and antimicrobial effects of Manuka Honey can be attributed to both the high levels of bacteria fighting sugar contained within the extract, and to the small traces of hydrogen peroxide that they contain. Manuka Honey can be used, in this way, to help treat burns and skin breakages, and can be ingested to help ease stomach complaints. The sugar contained within Manuka Honey can also soothe sore throats, and can help your body to fight off infections. Healthy results from Manuka Honey consequently derive from the speed by which you body can recover from infections, and the general wellbeing caused by soothing persistent problems.
Nutritional Benefits of Manuka Honey
It’s also important to remember, though, how Manuka Honey can be used for its nutritional benefits, and how it affects skin treatment. While the high levels of carbohydrates and sugar within Manuka Honey means that it should be taken in moderation, careful use can help to relieve stress and improve your mood through sugar and active ingredients. When used on your skin, Manuka Honey’s antibacterial qualities soothe problems with dry sin and more serious skin complaints, and can also lessen the discomfort associated with cold sores and sore throats.
Again, it’s necessary to view Manuka Honey as a way of enhancing your body’s natural recovery time, while treating any persistent infections alongside antibiotics. Your general health and comfort can consequently be improved, especially during colder months when your body is more prone to infections and skin problems. Always look for Manuka Honey with a Unique Manuka Factor, and use it in moderation. Over time, Manuka Honey can be used as a regular supplement for dealing with specific and chronic problems. Even just as as an antibacterial treatment, Manuka Honey will improve your body’s ability to resist infection – Manuka Honey soap and extracts are particularly effective here, and can be used as part of your everyday washing and hygiene routine.
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Patrick Hegarty is ardent writer with a keen interest in heath and beauty products, he’s recently been singing the praises of natural beauty products, especially manuka honey, as part of your skincare regime.