Lozenges are one of the many ways you can take Manuka Honey and get the full health benefits of this delicious super-food to manage sore throats and coughs.
Studies have found that Manuka Honey can reduce the growth of bacteria found in the throat. Wow! Added to the anti-inflammatory properties that Manuka Honey has, it is a great ingredient for boosting your immune system. Right now, during a global pandemic, lozenges are fantastic to have in your at home medical kit.
Lozenges are a great way to deliver natural Manuka Honey benefits when you have a sore throat or cough. In the UK Honey is recommended as a treatment for coughs, rather than antibiotics in adults and children aged over 5 years.
Not only do they serve a medicinal purpose they also taste amazing!
Here are some benefits of choosing Manuka Honey lozenges.
1. Manuka Honey goodness to where it’s needed the most.
When you’ve got a sore, dry throat or cough Manuka Honey lozenges will deliver the Manuka Honey goodness straight to where it’s needed the most: your sore and scratchy throat. Suck them slowly to release the Manuka Honey.
2. Medicinal grade Manuka Honey
Lozenges which contain UMF 10+ or MGO 250+ Manuka Honey are considered medicinal grade. Choosing lozenges will give you all the benefits of Manuka Honey to help you feel better.
3. A convenient pop of Manuka Honey
You don’t need to wait to get home and open a jar of Manuka Honey. Keep a bag of Manuka Honey lozenges in your handbag, desk drawer or pocket for when your throat is feeling dry and sore. Great to have after a long meeting or presentation!
4. Don’t worry about the sweetness
You may think that sucking on a sweet lozenge may be harmful to your teeth. But even though Manuka Honey is sweet, it can also be useful for oral health. Manuka Honey has been found to reduce some of the bacteria that contribute to gingivitis and plaque formation. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which may reduce gum inflammation.
How to choose the right Manuka Honey lozenges for you
Make sure you check the directions. Some lozenges are not suitable for young children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Choose Manuka Honey lozenges with added propolis, ginger or menthol for added winter wellness
Choose UMF 10+ or MGO 205+ Manuka Honey lozenges for all healing purposes
If you don't want added sugar make sure you choose a brand which has at least 85% Manuka Honey for full health benefits.
You don’t need to wait for a sore throat to strike before enjoying Manuka Honey lozenges. The lozenges can be another way to enjoy thebenefits of Manuka Honeyfor every day wellness.
We don’t just pull our information out of thin air. We make sure that all the information we share with you about Manuka Honey and Manuka Honey products has been carefully fact-checked. If you want to read more about the topics we covered in this blog, here are our sources.
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Bardy J et al (2012). A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised trial of active manuka Honey and standard oral care for radiation-induced oral mucositis. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 50(3), 221-226
Mavric E et al. (2008). Identification and quantification of methylglyoxal as the dominant antibacterial constituent of Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) Honeys from New Zealand. Molecular nutrition & food research, 52(4), 483-489
Ministry of Health. 2010. Our Oral Health: Key findings of the 2009 New Zealand Oral Health Survey. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
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