Sweet As = Manuka Honey
Top 10 Manuka Honey Benefits:
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
Manuka is an expensive product, mainly because it is a mono-floral honey (made by bees that interact with just one species of flower), derived from blooms which flower for just 2-6 weeks a year. Thankfully, there are strict industry standards in place so that the Active Rate listed on the label is exactly what you are getting.
Honey producers have developed a scale for rating the potency of manuka honey. The rating is called UMF, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor. UMF is a registered trademark. Honey producers who are members of the Active Manuka Honey Association of New Zealand have their Manuka Honey tested in independent laboratories and are then allowed to display the UMF trademark on their jars of Active Manuka Honey. If the jar doesn't carry the UMF trademark, it hasn't been independently tested under the Active Manuka Honey Association guidelines. Along with the UMF will come a number. The UMF rating corresponds with the concentration of MG. This number specifies the UMF level of anti-bacterial activity in that particular honey when it was packed (properly stored Manuka Honey UMF will increase slightly over time). Many brands of Manuka Honey carry a number but not the UMF trademark. This means that the producer is not regulated by the Active Manuka Honey Association of New Zealand.
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