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Carolina and Joel here…

We created this blog in order to inform as many people as possible about the amazing health benefits of Manuka Honey.

We are avid health foodist and nature goers and know how to spot a genuine “super food.”  It all started when our close friend brought us back genuine Raw Manuka Honey from New Zealand.  After about a week of taking the Manuka Honey daily, my life long digestion problems vanished!  Carolina also experienced amazing health benefits.  Her skin cleared up dramatically from problematic acne and her skin seemed to radiate!

We were both hooked at this point…

We now both regularly take raw Manuka Honey daily.  We are both extremely thankful for this powerful food/medicine and want to share it with the world.

If you too want to learn more about this amazing super food, check out our homepage:

Why You Need Manuka Honey!

For genuine Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey, check out the following products below:

Kiva Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 20+

Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 16+

YS ECO Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 15+

Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 22

For articles explaining all the health benefits Raw Manuka Honey has to offer, check out our Blog:

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Pathogen Fighter: Raw Manuka Honey and its Antimicrobial Properties

Honey has a long history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years.  While the health and healing properties of honey are wide and varied, it is raw honey’s antibacterial, anti-fungal, and pathogen fighter properties that make it ideal for use on wounds, burns and infections.

Manuka raw honey, being 4 times more powerful than ordinary raw honey, goes even further. Its antibacterial powers easily destroy even the toughest bacteria, such as the life-threatening methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

What’s more, none of the pathogens killed by Manuka honey were able to build up immunity. At a time when antibiotic-resistant pathogenic microorganisms are a serious threat to millions, Manuka honey offers a holistic, 100% natural treatment for even the toughest infections.

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The ability of honey to attract and hold water, enables it to draw the moisture out of any bacteria or mold. That way, the bacteria found in infectious wounds are dehydrated and killed off by the application of honey.

Besides, honey contains the enzyme glucose oxidase that upon contact with the skin, breaks down and slowly releases hydrogen peroxide in the process. Thus, honey provides a degree of antiseptic action that is unparalleled in the world of medicine.

When it comes to burns, raw honey is superior to other treatments. In less than a minute after application, a honey poultice will stop the pain by sealing off the wound from the air.

In addition to the antibacterial action described above that prevents infection, honey keeps the burn site moist so that the typical pain associated with the changing of burn wound dressings is significantly diminished.

Why Makes Raw Manuka Honey Such a Potent Pathogen Fighter?

 

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Unlike antibiotics we use to fight infections, and to which “superbugs” eventually become resistant, Manuka honey has anti-microbial properties which not only effectively kill germs and pathogens, but prevent them from developing resistance.

According to one study, chronic wounds are becoming a major health concern world wide, due to antibiotic resistance issues. The solution to this potentially very serious problem may be in applying raw Manuka honey to open wounds, regardless of what had caused them.

The raw Manuka honey, containing unique antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and wound-repairing properties is proving to be a gentle, but very effective treatment for a wide range of infections.

With herpes infections (both the sores on the lips and the genital sores), the overall healing time with the raw Manuka honey gave about 50% better results, compared to those achieved with the Acyclovir antiviral drug normally used for such infections.

Manuka honey also successfully fights common fungal infections, such as Athlete’s foot and ringworm.

Besides, both the Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, commonly found in wound infections, and both antibiotic resistant, have been successfully killed with the Manuka honey.

It is well known that honey naturally speeds up wound healing, but the Manuka honey, makes the healing process even faster.

What makes Manuka honey so unique, is that it comes from only one type of tree and from one small area in New Zealand. The tree contains very high levels of an antibacterial compound which is eventually passed on to the honey. It is this compound that makes Manuka honey such a powerful healer.

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Why Everyone Needs a Jar of Manuka Honey in Their Cupboard

We know that all natural honey varieties have amazing healing properties, but not all honey is the same. How potent as a healing agent a honey will be, depends on the type of honey, ie on the type of plants it was made of.

Honey is so beneficial for our health, that it’s often referred to as “liquid gold”, and with reason. It helps prevent cancer and heart disease, reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders, increases athletic performance, heals wounds and burns, etc.

However, what makes Manuka honey special is that it has 4 times the power of ordinary honey!

It contains unique antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, stomach-healing, wound-repairing, and overall health-promoting properties that make it one of the “power foods” that no household should be without.

Raw Manuka Honey Nutrition Facts

 

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Manuka honey stands out from all other types of honey because of its nutritional composition.

Raw honey is collected straight from the honey extractor, and is unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. On the other hand, most of the honey found in the supermarket is not raw honey but “commercial” honey, which means it’s been pasteurized. In other words, it was heated at 70 degree Celsius or more, then cooled rapidly in order to make it easier to filter and bottle. During the pasteurization process, its delicate aromas and enzymes which represent the healing property of honey, are partially (sometimes completely) destroyed.

Although honey is the oldest kind of sweetener, it is much more than sugar. For thousands of years honey has been used in different ways and for different reasons to help give the human body energy and health.

Unlike commercial honey, raw honey contains all the pollen, enzymes and other micro-nutrients that are usually filtered out or destroyed by heat when the honey is processed

Raw, unheated and 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).

But, although all raw honey has powerful immune system boosting abilities, it is produced from different plants and comes from different locations, which all affect its nutrient content and quality.

Manuka raw honey is produced only in New Zealand, in a pollution-free location. This makes it a unique, healthy and very rich source of these nutrients, which can be up to 4 times that of the regular raw honey.

This is what is called the Unique Manuka Factor.

Unique Manuka Factor (UMF)

 

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Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) is a global standard in identifying and measuring the antibacterial strength of Manuka honey. In other words, UMF is a guarantee that the honey you buy is of a medicinal quality.

In the 1980s, New Zealand researchers discovered that Manuka honey has a considerably higher level of enzymes than regular honey. These enzymes create a natural hydrogen peroxide that works as an antibacterial. Some strains of this New Zealand honey are particularly rich in hydrogen peroxide, methylglyoxal and dihydroxyacetone, and it is the concentration of these elements that makes Manuka honey highly effective at treating wounds, burns, and other skin problems.

However, UMF is not found in all Manuka flowers. This means that some varieties of Manuka honey contain antibacterial properties just like other honey varieties. That’s why the UMF grading system is used. It identifies the natural unadulterated Manuka honey that has a special unique natural property found only in some strains of honey.

The concentration of UMF shows how successfully a particular strain of honey can fight bacteria and promote healing, which is why it has to be indicated on the jar.

All Manuka honey jars have to have a label claiming that it’s genuine Manuka honey, as well as a number which represents the unique signature of the honey. For example, UMF10+, UMF15+, etc.

Kiva Manuka Honey UMF 20+ , Authentic and Fresh From New Zealand!

The UMF quality trademark ranges from 5 upwards

 

  • 0-4 Not detectable

  • 5-9 Low levels

  • 10-15 Useful levels

  • 16+ Superior high grade levels

The following is the UMF grading system

 

0-4 Non-therapeutic (ie like other ordinary types of honey)

4-9 Maintenance level with general honey health benefits

10-14 Supports natural healing and bacterial balance

15+ Superior levels of phenol’s that are highly therapeutic but shouldn’t exceed taking 1 tbsp at a time

 

Understanding the UMF Grading System

 

Basically, the higher the level of UMF, the higher the level of effectiveness and healing benefits.

Manuka honey UMF20+ is one of the highest certified grades. It is only available in very limited quantities and is in huge demand.

Manuka honey can be used internally or externally. You can mix it with warm water or tea, or spread on bread or toast.

The ideal UMF rating varies depending on what you need it for, but generally, UMF12 to UMF15 Manuka honey is considered highly effective against a wide range of very resistant bacteria.

You should not give it to babies under 1 year of age (this goes for all types of honey)..

How to Verify if Manuka Honey is Authentic

 

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Make Sure You Get 100% Authentic New Zealand Manuka Honey!

Because Manuka honey is used for its exceptional medicinal qualities, it has to undergo a number of tests to show it is natural and unadulterated and that the grading claim on the label is true.

The minimum UMF rating recognized is UMF5, however, it is not considered medicinally beneficial unless it carries a UMF 10+ level of antibacterial activity in the honey. Anything ranging from UMF10-UMF15 is a useful level, and anything UMF16 and up is considered a superior quality.

 

Genuine UMF Manuka Honey will have these four things

  • UMF trademark clearly labeled on the front of the container.

  • From a New Zealand UMF licensed company and labeled in New Zealand.

  • It will have the UMF company’s name and license number on the label.

  • It will have a UMF rating number of 5-16+. If it is labeled without the UMF or without a number, then it is not the genuine article.

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