About Manuka Honey

Manuka honey, produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. There are many Manuka honey uses that range from healing sore throats and digestive illnesses to curing Staph infections and gingivitis.

Historically honey has been used for medicinal purposes dating back thousands of years. Seeing that it is one of nature’s richest antimicrobial sources, it shouldn’t surprise us to hear that many archeologists claim that while excavating the tombs of Egyptian royals from thousands of years ago, they discovered unspoiled honey in pots.
 

Top 10 Manuka Honey Benefits

Manuka honey benefits have been touted in the natural health world for a long time and even more in recent years because a growing body of research is starting to support thousands of years of folk medicine use. Some of the top Manuka honey uses are and benefits include:
 
  1. Helps with SIBO, Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux
  2. May Help Treat Acne and Eczema
  3. Combats Staph Infections (MRSA)
  4. Treats Burns, Wounds and Ulcers
  5. Prevents Tooth Decay and Gingivitis
  6. Aids IBS and IBD Treatment
  7. Improves Sore Throats and Immunity
  8. Helps Allergies
  9. Beauty Treatment and Health Booster
  10. Improves Sleep
 

Nutrition Facts

What makes Manuka honey different is its amazing nutritional profile. Regular raw honey is already known for its tremendous nutritional and immune-boosting abilities. Generally speaking, the typical raw unfiltered honey is a rich source of: 

  • Amino acids
  • B vitamins (B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid)
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc
 

What is Kfactor?

KFactor is an independent grading system and is used by the company Wedderspoon. It has been approved by New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries which develops standards for Manuka honey in the country. Wedderspoon’s ongoing scientific research contributes many innovations to Manuka honey products.

 

Use UMF MGO  Kfactor
Very high antibacterial activity. Superior healing properties. 15-20+ 400-550 18-22
High antibacterial activity. Good healing properties. 10-15+ 100-400 14-18
Medium level activity. Suitable for maintaining good health. 5-10+ 30-100 8-14
Low level activity. Comparable to normal honey. 0-5+ 0-30 0-8