Manuka Honey's Anti-Influenza Effects

Manuka Honey's Anti-Influenza Effects

We have received lots of questions about manuka's effectiveness against the flu.  Hopefully we can answer some of those in this blog.

 

We all know that manuka honey is nature's wonder food.  Taking manuka honey aids the body's natural health and immune responses.  Lots of research has been done to show manuka honey has very good antibacterial properties. 

However, Influenza (or the "flu") is caused by a virus.  Previous research has shown that manuka was effective against a range of viruses.  Researchers in Japan undertook further research in 2013 into the effectiveness of honey against influenza.

Researchers' conclusion was that "honey, in general, and particularly manuka honey (UMF 15+), has potent inhibitory activity against influenza virus, demonstrating a possible medicinal value".

We should point out that the testing was not done on the current strain of influenza virus Covid-19.  More research is needed into how honey inhibits the virus ... and we are not suggesting that you rely solely on honey to protect you from the flu.  but its good to know that taking honey will help your body do it's thing ... naturally.

 

For more information, you can read the research summary here 

 

Who is Manuka Performance?

Manuka Performance is a New Zealand based sports nutrition company making unique sports energy products from Manuka Honey. Our products contain only natural ingredients, with pure Manuka Honey being the main one.

Manuka Honey provides not only great health benefits, but athletes love the advantages gained from the Fructose and Glucose carbohydrate content: No maltodextrins or artificial sugars here!

Our Liquidfuel products come in a 45g pouch which can be taken anywhere, re-sealed and provide a convenient method of taking all natural nutrition when you need it. It only contains Manuka Honey, Green Apple juice and three common electrolyte salts to maintain hydration. (All sourced from within New Zealand and local providers)

Everything is batch tested and processed in a high level clean environment that meets 6 monthly audits and export certification.

Athletes and Sports people worldwide are loving Manuka Performance - and of course they can be taken by anyone wanting a healthy nutrition product to consume on the go.