How Athletes Use Manuka Honey in Their Fitness Routine

When Comvita Manuka Honey is on your spoon, you’re golden. Elite athletes, nutrition coaches, and strength coaches are choosing Comvita’s raw Certified UMF™ Manuka Honey as a clean, natural energy source before cycling, running, weightlifting & more. Take your fitness routine to the next level with Nature’s Most Powerful Honey. See tips and recipes to incorporate into your wellness routine, directly from the experts below:

Adidas Nutrition Coach / Runner / Swimmer / Cyclist

I recently discovered Comvita UMF™ Manuka Honey and it has been my go-to topping to add a bit of sweetness, and its health properties that help to aid gut health and digestion.

Before a workout I like to keep it simple with oats because it’s easily absorbed and gives me the energy I need to fuel my run. I have to admit sometimes oatmeal can taste and feel a bit boring, so I always have some fun toppings to spruce it up!

Superfood Mixed-Berry Chia Jam (from my Running on Veggies Cookbook, Page 240) with Comvita UMF™ Manuka Honey pairs so well – the tart jam mixed with the natural sweetness in honey. Manuka Honey works well pre-workout because it provides fast digesting carbs that can fuel your session without having you feel weighed down!

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Strength Coach

I’m excited to partner with Comvita to share with you all of the benefits I’ve experienced from incorporating Comvita UMF™ Manuka Honey into my routine. I’m really into the simple pleasure of foods that are delicious and nourishing. Comvita Manuka Honey hits the mark for me!

Adding Comvita Manuka Honey to my routine has helped me along my path by giving me confidence with not only the energy boost from the simple carbs, but amino acids, enzymes, and gut health and immune support benefits to my body.

Try Elisabeth’s natural pre-workout or intra-workout pick-me-up:

  • Prepare your favorite caffeinated tea with 8oz of hot water (I like peach or lemon varieties)
  • Add at least 2 teaspoons of Comvita Manuka Honey
  • Take it along hot in your thermal mug, or allow it to cool and use your sports bottle

Marathon Runner

I have another double marathon season this year! I am always researching new ways to improve my training methods. Recently I started using Comvita raw UMF™ Manuka Honey. I add it to my superfood bowl pre-workout and my recovery shake post run.

Recovery is key during my marathon training. Sometimes it feels like my off days are more important than all the miles I log. This year I am incorporating Comvita Raw UMF™ Manuka Honey in my recovery formula. Comvita is the gold standard in Manuka Honey. It’s packed with unique plant phenols and is a raw food source for natural and sustained energy.

I am clocking 50+ miles per week! So on Sundays I sit on my sofa, compress my legs and enjoy a cup of tea with a little TV. With just a spoonful of Comvita helps my body’s natural muscle recovery, because on Monday, we start from zero.

The honey is liquid gold and crafted to perfection. It gives me the energy I need before my workout and helps me recover post-workout. It’s immune, digestive support and muscle recovery in a spoonful!

Sending golden vibes to everyone Marathon training this year and I will see you in Boston in April and Chicago in October!

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