5 Reasons Manuka Honey is Good For You

When Comvita was first founded back in 1974 by fellow New Zealand beekeepers Claude Stratford and Alan Bougen, they shared a vision in the healing power of nature. They believed healthy foods are the best medicine, and that nature has the answers. However, it was one wonderfood from the pristine forests of New Zealand that answered a wide array of wellness needs: Manuka Honey.

Known as ‘liquid gold,’ authentic Manuka is becoming increasingly revered by nutritionists, wellness practitioners, elite athletes, and natural-health enthusiasts. So what makes it Nature’s Most Powerful Honey? Discover the superpowered benefits packed in every jar of Comvita’s raw UMF™ Certified Manuka Honey:

“The potent unique non-peroxide antibacterial and wound healing properties of medical grade Manuka Honey are well known, and have been clinically proven in multiple Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials. Scientific research has also demonstrated that Manuka Honey, and unique natural compounds found only in Manuka Honey, exhibit other important properties including anti-inflammatory, immune-modulatory and antioxidant bioactivities. These bioactivities work together to give Manuka Honey its therapeutic effects. The therapeutic properties of honey are derived from the combination of its physical and chemical composition. Manuka Honey contains over 2,000 different plant compounds, which is over 20 times the amount in pasture-type honeys such as clover. ” - Dr. Jackie Evans, Ph.D., Comvita Chief Science Officer

Here are 5 reasons to incorporate Manuka Honey into your daily routine:


  1. Manuka supports a healthy immune system.

    Similar to how you would incorporate a supplement capsule into your diet for targeted support, add a spoonful of Manuka Honey to your daily wellness ritual for increased immune and antioxidant support. If you’re feeling creative, add it to one of your favorite wholefood wellness recipes as a beneficial sweetener.

  2. Manuka aids in digestive and gut health.

    In a Q&A with Comvita’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Jackie Evans, she said, “I’m particularly excited about emerging research supporting the use of Manuka Honey for its immunity and digestive health benefits. Comvita scientists, alongside other international scientists and collaborators, pioneered the discovery and application of compounds unique to Manuka Honey for its authentication and health benefits, dedicating more investment towards research than any other Manuka Honey company.”

    Support a healthy gut with a tablespoon of Manuka every day. You can enjoy it on its own, or try pairing it with natural wellness teas that are known for supporting gut health, such as licorice root, dandelion, peppermint or ginger.

  3. Manuka helps support natural energy before a workout.

    Feeling a little unmotivated and sleepy before sweating it out? Say goodbye to unhealthy, chemical-ridden energy drinks, and kick your energy up a notch with a non-toxic, superpowered spoonful of Manuka Honey. Eat it on its own or add it to your favorite smoothie or protein shake. It’s delicious on an apple or banana too!

  4. Manuka helps soothe painful sore throats and dry, itchy coughs.

    Whenever you feel a sore throat coming on or your cough just won’t quit, get fast relief with a smooth spoonful of raw UMF™ Manuka Honey. For best results, enjoy it straight from the spoon, or in a warming mug of hot lemon water or tea.

  5. Manuka supports glowing skin.

    “Scientific research has confirmed the benefits of Manuka Honey for treating inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.” - Dr. Jackie Evans, Ph.D.

    With help from its naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, Manuka supports moisturized, clear skin from head to toe. If you have irritated, acne-prone skin, eczema, or just dry, parched skin, use higher UMF™ levels like UMF 10+ or UMF 15+ as a single-ingredient facemask, or add it to your favorite DIY clean-beauty masks. For raw, chapped lips, apply it as a restorative lip mask.

    Want to know which Manuka Honey to buy for your wellness needs? The higher the UMF™ rating on your jar (Unique Manuka Factor), the higher the Methylglyoxal, more commonly known as MGO, the key natural compound that gives Manuka its healing benefits. The UMF™ ratings on our Manuka Honey increase from 5+ to 10+ to 15+ to 18+ to 20+. For everyday-wellness needs, shop UMF™ 5+ or UMF 10+, and for more targeted wellness needs we recommend UMF™ 15+, UMF™ 18+ or UMF™ 20+. The super-premium UMF™ 20+ is loaded with the most beneficial, bioactive compounds for ultimate wellness support. 



Is manuka honey good for you?

Manuka honey boasts many natural, beneficial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. These are all valuable when it comes to treating a range of diseases and your overall well-being.

Is it OK to eat manuka honey everyday?

For most people, manuka honey is safe to consume. There’s no limit on how much manuka honey you can ingest.

How much manuka honey should I take a day?

A maximum of 2 teaspoons a day (15g) is a good portion size of manuka honey, as while it has many impressive health benefits, it is still high in sugar.

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