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Best Manuka Honey's In 2020

Posted on May 29 2020

What is the difference between regular and manuka honey? We all know Manuka honey tastes delicious and has an amazing sweet smell. Manuka also has multiple health benefits for both internal and external with an abundance of great ways to incorporate them into your lifestyle. Different brands also vary in taste and texture due to the variance of ingredients and method of production. Below we have compared five of our favorite Manuka honey brands, their benefits and different methods to utilize the honey pot in the best way.

Description:

Our favourite little insects, bees, forage the Manuka bush, native to New Zealand, to bring you this dark, herbal, amber Manuka Honey. Hilltop Honey Manuka Honey is pure and natural, authentic, Manuka Honey. Carefully sourced from the best New Zealand beekeepers and tested, twice, to certify its authenticity.

Hilltop Honey Manuka Honey is measured using the MGO rating. MGO stands for methylglyoxal; this is the naturally occurring compound that gives Manuka Honey it’s special properties. Simply put, the higher the MGO rating on the front of the jar, the greater the anti-bacterial strength present within the honey.

Benefits:

Healing Manuka
Honey's healing properties make it a great all-round wonder food. 'It has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. It can be used to boost the immune system to help fight off illness, and to improve skin conditions. 
It Can also:Boost Energy, Improves digestion, Sore Throat 

MGO: MGO stands for methylglyoxal, the naturally occurring compound that makes Manuka honey so special. MGO was discovered as the magic ingredient in Manuka honey, a discovery long sought after in the science world. Not all Manuka honey is created equal and MGO levels can vary greatly.  Every jar of Manuka Health MGO Manuka Honey is tested and certified for natural MGO content. The MGO number tells you how much MGO is in your jar of honey.

This extraordinary jar of honey has an amazing 100+ MGO.

MGO Benefits:

Here are 7 science-based health benefits of manuka honey:
  • Aid Wound Healing
  • Promote Oral Health
  • Soothe a Sore Throat
  • Help Prevent Gastric Ulcers
  • Improve Digestive Symptoms
  • May Treat Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
  • Treat Acne
Manuka honey benefits for skin:
There are a whole heap of Manuka honey health benefits, but did you know the condiment-slash-healing agent can be used as a beauty product, too? Pure, organic Manuka Honey is the perfect natural alternative for curing acne and skin infections. It’s also a natural moisturiser. Improves skin hydration because it’s able to absorb moisture directly from the air and draw it into the skin.

 

Here's Some DIY Manuka honey Tips We Recommend

Manuka Honey Moisturising Mask:

Manuka Honey can be used on its own as a facial mask by simply applying the honey on a clean damp face, however, my favourite Manuka honey mask includes coconut oil and avocado to intensely hydrate. This delicious smelling mask eradicates any dryness and leaves you with a healthy, luminous glow.’

1: Mash ¼ of an avocado in a mixing bowl and once it is smooth add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of Manuka honey. Mix together thoroughly.

2: With slightly damp fingers, apply the mask in a circular motion and then leave on for 15 minutes.

3: Once the mask has done its work, remove it with warm water and then proceed to splash cold water on your face to close your pores.

Manuka Honey Exfoliating Mask:

This exfoliating mask contains three key components: olive oil, brown sugar and Manuka honey. They are all natural and effective ingredients that intensely cleanse the pores. The olive oil is used for softening the skin, the brown sugar for a gentle exfoliation and the honey to soothe.

1: Take 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1 table spoon of brown sugar and 1 table spoon of Manuka honey and mix well until your scrub becomes a viscous and slightly sticky mixture.

2: Apply to a damp face for 1 to 2 minutes, concentrating on any problem areas.

3: Clean your face with warm water, and finish up with a moisturizer for a longer lasting effect.

Manuka Honey Relaxing Bath Recipe:

This milk and Manuka honey bath recipe is an innovative and yet classic method to get your skin glowing. The unique blend serves to exfoliate and soften the skin, as the lactic acid in the milk cleanses while the honey makes skin supple.

1. Ensure that you use full-fat milk and pure Manuka honey.

2. Pour 1 to 2 cups of milk and half a cup of Manuka honey into a running bath. Make sure that the water, honey and milk are completely mixed together before getting in.

3. For maximum results, be sure to massage your skin with a washcloth in a circular motion, before rinsing off.

A great way to also incorporate honey into your lifestyle is by adding a spoonful or two into your tea, bake it into cakes or cold snacks. drizzle it over your breakfast or mix it into smoothies!

About Wedderspoon:

Everyone deserves to feel their best. That’s why wedderspoon is committed to bringing Manuka Honey to the masses in a variety of ways while setting the standard for quality on a global scale.To ensure the authenticity of Manuka Honey, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has developed and released a standard to regulate Manuka Honey in New Zealand for worldwide export.
 

Benefits:

KFACTOR methodology goes above and beyond the MPI regulations for Manuka Honey and is comprised of five ‘key factors’ which focus on the holistic qualities of authentic Manuka Honey. We don’t add or take away anything from our Manuka Honey – IT'S TRULY HIVE TO HOME.
KFactor 16, Monofloral Manuka, is a honey that is "wholly or mostly" from the Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) plant. 
RAW & UNPASTEURIZED
Produced using a raw creaming process to maintain all of the naturally-occurring and beneficial wellness properties inherent in this unique functional food. 
Non-GMO Project verified
A Non-GMO Project Verified seal on animal products not only means that the animals themselves weren't genetically engineered but also that the animal feed was tested for major GMO crops (such as corn and soy) and contained less than 5 percent GMO material. Read Why Non-GMO Matters.

FREE OF ANTIBIOTICS, GLYPHOSATE & PESTICIDES
All of these Manuka Honeys are free of antibiotics, glyphosate & pesticides, as nature intended. 
TRACEABLE FROM HIVE TO HOME
All of the Manuka Honeys are traceable back to the master beekeeper who harvested and tended to the hive. 
Highlights:
  • Three, 5g samples of KFactor 16 Manuka Honey by Wedderspoon
  • Non-GMO Project Verified in USA
  • KFactor 16 guarantees 75% or higher Manuka pollen count in every jar
  • Raw and unpasteurized 
  • Superior taste, smooth and creamy
  • A great pre or post workout boost
 
KFactor 12, Multifloral Manuka, is our honey blend that has a variety of plant sources, but has a significant amount from the Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) plant. As bees have a considerable flight distance and need variety in their diet, a honey will never be 100% one nectar source.
    • Product of New Zealand
    • Unpasteurized Honey
    • Non-GMO Project Verified
    • BPA-Free Packaging
    • KFactor 12 guarantees a higher than 65% Manuka pollen count.
    • High Manuka pollen coun
    • Smooth, creamy, unpasteurized, unadulterated, great tasting Manuka Honey
    • Each jar is traceable back to master beekeeper
    • BPA-Free packaging 

    Benefits:

    It gets used as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments from soothing sore throats and boosting immunity to treating acne and healing wounds. Manuka honey really does have some amazing qualities.

    Another benefit of raw honey is that it preserves the naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide in honey, which also breaks down at high temperatures. Honey with higher levels of hydrogen peroxide have stronger antibacterial qualities. The hydrogen peroxide in honey is somewhat unstable and tends to break down over time. In general, though, raw honey has higher levels of hydrogen peroxide.

    Benefits:

    UMF 16+

    UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor. UMF is a quality mark identifying natural unadulterated manuka honey produced in New Zealand. The trademark ensures purity, quality and that the honey contains unique natural properties.

    Manuka honey benefits for health
    The best uses for Manuka honey range from treating a sore throat, to using it topically on your skin. 
    Healing
    Manuka honey’s healing properties make it a great all-round wonder food. ‘It has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. It can be used to boost the immune system to help fight off illness, and to improve skin conditions. It also soothes a sore throat, and can be used externally on cuts, wounds and ulcers to assist with the healing process,’ says Rick Hay, resident nutritionist at Xynergy.

    How to use Manuka honey to treat a sore throat
    Manuka is perfect to treat and shorten the length and severity of a sore throat, It fights bacteria and viruses while also boosting the immune system. It’s incredibly soothing; take a spoonful neat, with warm water, or with warm water and lemon juice (not boiling) at the onset of a sore throat to help prevent it taking hold.’
    Improves Digestion
    Some experts believe that Manuka honey can improve the health of your gut and reduce bloating. ‘Keen to reduce inflammation, digestive disorders, abdominal discomfort or bloating? Manuka can help as it contains a pre-biotic important for nurturing the gut’s good bacteria. This helps the digestive system rebalance itself naturally,’ says Liliana Trukawka, nutritional therapist at Comvita.
    Boosts energy
    Plus, pure Manuka honey is an ideal staple to give you a buzz when you’re feeling tired. ‘The honey’s high nutrient density makes it a great natural energy booster.
    ABOUT MGO MANUKA HONEY HEALTH
    Manuka Health MGO™ Manuka Honey is premium certified New Zealand Manuka honey you can trust. Sustainably sourced from our hives in remote pristine parts of New Zealand and perfected, tested and packed in our specialised honey facility. Our expert care at every step of the process, with the least possible interference, ensures our MGO™ Manuka Honey retains its unique natural properties and has the beautiful taste and smooth velvety texture that has made it a favourite all over the world. MGO™ Manuka Honey is tested and certified for MGO potency, purity and quality. Scientific evidence has confirmed methylglyoxal (MGO) as one of the key compounds naturally occurring in New Zealand manuka honey. MGO levels vary greatly, so testing of every batch is important to guarantee MGO content. All our honey is guaranteed 100% New Zealand origin - each pot can be traced right back to the beekeeper it came from.
    Good for:

    Take a teaspoon full of the honey, 30 minutes before a meal, 3 times daily. You can also mix the honey with warm water and drink it as a beverage. Intake can be increased if necessary. Also, you can incoprorate this product into beauty and food regimes.

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