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The Healing Power of Manuka Honey: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral!

A few winters ago GPs were recommending that instead of taking antibiotics, people first soothe coughs and boost immunity naturally with honey, which may be added to almost any recipe for natural sweetening.

The queen of all honeys heralds from Australia and New Zealand, produced by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. The manuka flower blooms for 2-6 weeks of the year, with individual flowers extremely sensitive to weather and climate and open for only five days. Given that bees must take about 20,000 trips to the manuka flower per honey jar, producing large volumes of manuka honey in the right conditions requires a high degree of care, precision and effort from the bees and beekeepers.

Manuka honey is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.  Most famously, the honey is used to heal wound infections and as a measure to prevent and treat cancer!

According to a study undertaken in the UAE, manuka honey was found to inhibit growth of cancer cells while reducing the toxicity of traditional cancer medicines (alleviate chemotherapy side effects). In another study, intravenous administration of manuka honey improved host survival after chemotherapy on mice with tumours.

Such properties stem from a high concentration of methylglyoxal in the nectar of manuka flowers. Unlike regular honey, this compound is derived from the conversion of dihydroxyacetone and comes in more substantial quantities than honey from alternative nectar sources.   

Since some cancers result from bacterial infections, research suggests that manuka honey’s antibacterial properties support the recovery of this kind of cancer sufferers. Cancer also results from oxidative stress, whereby there is an imbalance of antioxidants and free radicals in the body. Darker honeys, such as manuka honey, have higher concentrations of phytochemicals, which studies show reduce DNA damage from free radicals and restore a healthy balance.

Source: Positive Health Online

Further health benefits of regular consumption/use of manuka honey are presented below and include reduced inflammation and improved digestive health.

Supporting our vision of boosting and protecting immunity, Fighter Shots is proud to introduce our new Manuka Honey Fighter Shot! Our juice shot is the first ever to contain a high 12 gram dosage (15%) of 100% natural New Zealand Manuka honey!

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Perfect for the strengthening the immune system during the pandemic, we continue to work closely with Hilltop Honey to source manuka honey for our shots and make our products available in the UK and beyond.

Combining the healing properties of manuka honey with organic cold-pressed 35% fiery ginger will ensure you absorb a substantial dose of vitamin C, which helps fight fevers and cold symptoms. Customers have praised the zesty, vibrant pairing of ginger with our turmeric and collagen shots, giving the juice a punchy kick.

So are you ready to try our new Ginger and Manuka Honey Fighter Shot? Be sure to use the discount code MANUKA30 to receive 30% off your first order before July 1st 2020 and enjoy a sweet, pure and aromatic shot without any added colours, flavours or preservatives. All Fighter Shots flavours are available here.