What is so special about Manuka honey?
Manuka honey is special because of limited quantity. Manuka trees grow mostly in New Zealand and only flower for a few weeks every year (2-6 weeks approximately) so there is a limited time and quantity for it to be made. Besides, the amount of Manuka honey made each year can also be influenced by weather conditions and how much nectar the flowers produce.
Most importantly, there are those health benefits Manuka honey is famous for. Our Manuka honey is all natural consisting of antioxidants. It is antibacterial and bacterial resistant, meaning that bacteria should not be able to build up a tolerance to its antibacterial effects. Manuka honey is effective for treating everything from a sore throat to clearing up blemishes on your skin.
Honey has long been recognised as having unique properties that can assist with wellbeing and getting the most out of life. Honey is widely used as a natural remedy by different people around the world. Manuka honey possesses the strongest antioxidant and antimicrobial properties among all honey.
Manuka honey can also be a great benefit for sports or physical activities. The glucose in honey is absorbed quickly to provide immediate energy, while the fructose is absorbed over time to offer sustained energy delivery. In fact, Manuka honey has been proven to sustain blood sugar levels for longer periods than sugar, sports gels and energy bars, meaning it is equally beneficial to athletes, recreational sports players wanting to avoid the ‘crash’ of sugar products.
Novak Djokovic, one of the top ranking professional tennis players in the world, once wrote in his book “Serve to Win”:
The second thing I do might really surprise you: I eat two spoonfuls of honey. Every day. I try to get Manuka honey, which comes from New Zealand. It is a dark honey made by bees that feed on the Manuka tree (or tea tree), and has been shown to have even greater antibacterial properties than regular honey.
I know what you're thinking: Honey is sugar. Well, yes, it is. But your body needs sugar. In particular, it needs fructose, the sugar found in fruits, some vegetables, and especially honey. What it doesn't need is processed sucrose, the stuff in chocolate, soda, or most energy drinks that gives you an instant sugar shot in the body, where you feel like "Wow!"
I don't like "wow." "Wow" is no good. If you have "wow" now, that means in thirty minutes you're going to have "woe."