If MGO Manuka Honey is taken for health reasons, it is better to take it without food. This reduces the risk of MGO interacting with proteins in the diet. The honey can be taken with warm (not hot) water and lemon. We recommend taking MGO Manuka Honey between meals or 30 minutes before each meal, three times a day.
What is the most effective way to consume Manuka honey?
How much and how often should you take Manuka honey?
For medicinal purposes, one teaspoon of honey is enough 3-4 times a day. Keep the honey in your mouth until it has completely dissolved.
What is MGO? What does MGO xxx + mean?
MGO is an abbreviation for methylglyoxal – the most important stable antibacterial component in Manuka honey in the range of 30 mg to 1000 mg / kg. MGO is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small amounts – 2-5 mg / kg. In Manuka honey, MGO arises from the conversion of the substance, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which is contained in high concentrations in the nectar of the Manuka flowers. The higher the MGO content, the stronger the antibacterial effect of the Manuka honey.
Can Manuka Honey be given to children?
Manuka honey is not recommended for babies younger than 12 months. To be on the safe side, we do not recommend Manuka Honey for children under 2 years of age.
How long does Manuka honey last after opening the pot?
When Manuka Honey is kept at room temperature or in the refrigerator, Manuka Honey does not lose any activity and can be consumed without any problems.
Is it recommended to eat manuka honey before going to bed?
Yes, it is recommended.
Is It Safe To Eat Manuka Honey While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
Manuka honey, like all other types of honey in the world, consists of around 80% natural sugar (glucose and fructose). During pregnancy, some women had high blood sugar levels and need to be careful about their diet. In this case we refer you to consult your doctor.
Can I use a metal spoon?
A metal spoon can be used, but a wooden spoon gives a better mouth feel.
Is it safe to store honey in the refrigerator? Is it better to store at room temperature?
It is advisable to keep the honey in the refrigerator, especially in summer when the temperatures are high.
I've heard that Manuka Honey has antibacterial properties, but what exactly does it have?
Every fresh honey has an antibacterial effect due to the naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide. However, hydrogen peroxide is not stable. Heat, light and body enzymes destroy hydrogen peroxide in seconds. Therefore, normal honey cannot be a reliable natural remedy for infections. Manuka honey has a stable antibacterial effect caused by a naturally high content of methylglyoxal (MGO). MGO is not destroyed by high temperatures and body enzymes.
Manuka honey is said to be good against Helicobacter pylori. Which MGO level is recommended and how long do I have to take the honey?
For Helicobacter pylori, it is better to take MGO 400 or MGO 550 Manuka Honey for at least 45 days, 3-4 teaspoons / day between meals.