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Comvita 15+ manuka honey 3for2 £23.99 free C&C @ Boots
Comvita 15+ manuka honey 3for2 £23.99 free C&C @ Boots

Comvita 15+ manuka honey 3for2 £23.99 free C&C @ Boots

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Was looking at Holland and Barrett Manuka honey deal from last week
And people were saying some aren't real Manuka honey

So I used google to search to see which brand people recommend, and this is 1 of the band I see recommended a lot

I don't think I've seen this brand on offer in Holland and Barrett anymore in their sales

Also think the UMF +15 is not a bad grade

Boot is £8 off already (usually £31.99 website says)
And it's stacking with the 3for2 offer as well

Free C&C or £3.50 for delivery

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Manuka honey health benefits=0
Manuka honey+marketing=£££

No use beyond a topical lotion.

Only prime time mugs fall for the Manuka scam

mtc1

Only prime time mugs fall for the Manuka scam


A bit like the NHS then

cjhilton49

A bit like the NHS then



I work in the wholefood trade have done for nearly 30 years. Any cold pressed honey preferably organic has similar properties to Manuka we sell one for £3-49 a jar.
Any health benefits attributable to Manuka above those if a good quality raw honey are probably placebo.You get a hell of a placebo affect when you buy a jar for £15 plus. We still sell Manuka honey a 15+ is around £17 a jar so this is a good deal but be aware you are paying for placebo rather than inherent benefit of the honey itself!:

The research in to Manuka was carried out on behalf of Comvita (a large supplier of Manuka).

mtc1

The research in to Manuka was carried out on behalf of Comvita (a large … The research in to Manuka was carried out on behalf of Comvita (a large supplier of Manuka).



That's totally misleading. A small recent study was carried out on behalf of Comvita, however, there have been loads of studies & clinical trials over 20+ years by major universities worldwide that have nothing to do with distributors. These studies have proved that 'proper' Manuka honey has amazing health benefits eg, it can kill superbugs such as Staph Aureus, it can cure you of acid reflux by6 killing H. Pylori in your gut. It's brilliant at healing wounds & stopping them from getting infected by superbugs.

Do you really think hospitals here would buy expensive manuka honey dressings if they weren't proven to work OR that Christie Hospital in Manchester would have conducted clinical trials on a placebo?

All honey will have peroxide activity but only 'proper Manuka honey has methylglyoxal or the 'unique manuka factor' that will kill superbugs like drug resistant Staph Aureas.

The trouble is so many companies are calling their honey Active+ and so many of them are NOT proper Manuka honey as their activity is just from peroxide activity, just the same as any honey. Often these 'fake' Manuka cost more than the 'proper' methylglyoxal containing Manuka & claim to be stronger than the proper stuff. I'm really annoyed that Holland & Barrett carry loads of the fake manuka at extortionate prices. People have to be aware what they are buying may be the same as any honey but at a vastly increased price.

At least Comvita is 'proper Manuka honey'. People have to buy UMF factor or NPA (non peroxide activity) Manuka of 10+ activity or greater to get any benefit. The above is a good price now. I remember (when I cured myself of H Pylori) about 15yrs ago that a 500gm jar (twice the size) cost about £8. Wish I'd kept quiet about the benefits & perhaps now it wouldn't be so expensive. Yep I did the research on it before search engines such as google were up & running, 20+ yrs ago. It made interesting reading then. Nowadays you just can't find the original research but it was pretty mind boggling to me as a trained microbiologist.

The honey being sold is for consumption not for medical use so any perceived antibacterial properties are irrelevant.
This is from the NHS:
A recent systematic review from the Cochrane collaboration identified 25 trials assessing honey as a treatment for acute and chronic wounds. It concluded that honey dressings did not significantly speed up healing in one type of leg ulcer (venous leg ulcers) when used alongside compression of the ulcer, and could delay healing in deep burns and in ulcers caused by a sandfly bite (cutaneous Leishmaniasis). The results were slightly more encouraging for moderate burns, where the review concluded that honey may shorten healing time compared with conventional dressings, but the review authors had serious doubts about the reliability of this finding. There was not enough evidence to assess the effects of honey on other types of wounds. While the results of this current study do support an antibacterial effect of honey, results derived in a laboratory do not necessarily translate into a real-world setting.

Thanks a lot, it's a great offer! I have saved even more as there seems to be a glitch! I ordered 3 which should've cost £47.98 (with the 3 for 2 offer and 25% off) but was charged £39.98 so worked out to be even more of a bargain I even had the choice of having it delivered for free to the small branch minutes away from home instead of the main branch in the city centre
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