Boston, MA (PressExposure) July 28, 2011 -- Manuka honey has a long history of being used for certain health conditions such as acid reflux disease, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal disorders. Manuka honey's main asset is its ability to eradicate infectious microorganisms such as bacteria, including Streptococcus which is the bacteria commonly known for causing sore throats and strep throat.
Manuka honey's antibacterial properties are partly due to plant-derived phytochemical compounds, such as methylglyoxal and UMF. Most raw honeys have the ability to produce low levels of hydrogen peroxide which is a mild antiseptic. What makes Manuka honey different is that it also contains non-peroxide activity as well. In addition, its high pH levels create an acidic environment not conducive to bacterial growth. Its osmotic effect plays a role in depriving bacteria the moisture necessary for survival. All of these factors contribute to Manuka honey's medicinal benefits.
In addition to Manuka honey's acute antibacterial activity, Honeymark's Manuka Lozenges outperform other honey lozenges by being made only from Manuka honey. Most other lozenges and cough drops that contain honey normally have less than 10 percent honey. Honeymark's Manuka Lozenges are produced by dehydrating Manuka honey through a special process that maintains the its unique medicinal properties without the need for added sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
Honeymark's Manuka Honey Lozenges are all natural and have a rich honey flavor The antibacterial properties in Manuka honey not only relieve sore throats but also eliminate bacteria in the mouth that cause gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath. Even if you don't have a sore throat, these lozenges can freshen your breath better than any breath mint on the market. Rather than masking malodor in the mouth by adding a minty smell, the Manuka Honey Lozenges completely wipe out bacteria in the mouth that cause the problem. Therefore, you can suck on as many of these lozenges as you want without running the risk of getting cavities or suffering from halitosis.
"Dissolving three consecutive Manuka Honey Lozenges in your mouth will provide immediate relief from strep throat and other sore throat conditions," says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. "Also, since Manuka honey has a low glycemic index, these lozenges can be used between meals to manage hunger without spiking blood sugar levels."