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Is Mānuka Honey Antiviral?

The pandemic changed the way we think about antivirals and treating illnesses that have become commonplace. Unfortunately, many medications used to treat viruses and illnesses may not be as effective as we would like them to be. Research continues to emerge around Mānuka honey and other natural antivirals that are proving to be more effective than many of their medically supported counterparts.

Antiviral and Antibacterial

The active compound, methylglyoxal (MGO), is what gives Mānuka honey its powerful antibacterial properties. Mānuka honey that has a UMF rating is guaranteed to have a MGO level for the duration of the shelf life of the product. It has been independently tested to verify the potency level of the MGO and therefore its antibacterial qualities. Mānuka honey has both antiviral and antibacterial properties that can slow down the rate of growth for both, making it much easier for the body's immune system to fight them off and restore balance.

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Excellent for Sore Throats 

The best way to treat a sore throat is to attack the virus where it starts. As the virus begins to target the soft tissues of the throat, consuming a teaspoon of Mānuka honey can add a defensive coat, soothing the tissues and initiating the healing process. The fact that Mānuka honey also tastes great is a plus!

Filled With Nutrients

Many herbs and foods that include powerful antiviral properties also contain a modest amount of nutrients. Mānuka honey is often referred to as a superfood, meaning it has an abundance of nutrients that the body needs for good health and wellness. The benefit of having so many nutrients in such large quantities is that both viruses and bacteria are eliminated, making for a much faster recovery period.

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Boosts the Immune System

Mānuka honey contains essential nutrients that boost the immune system and strengthen the body’s natural defence against viruses or bacteria you may encounter throughout the day. By consuming a couple teaspoons of Mānuka honey daily, you are giving your body the extra nutrients it needs for optimum health and wellness. Keeping your immune system strong ensures that it is ready to fight anything you may be exposed to.

Strengthens the Body

Being physically strong is key to good health. This not only means physical strength, but also having strong organs and good circulation to be able to overcome viruses quickly. Including Mānuka honey in your diet, assists your body by providing the properties it needs to be healthy, vibrant, and virus-free.

Mānuka honey is a potent antiviral that can help prevent illnesses and maintain good health. Taylor Pass Honey is one of the most reputable Mānuka honey producers on the market. Our strict commitment to quality and the environment ensures you are getting the best Mānuka honey products in every jar.

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