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Offering more wellness benefits than you can shake a stick at, Manuka Honey + Hemp Seed Oil should be in every Kiwi bloke’s mind-body arsenal.

If your Mum ever made your swallow a teaspoon of honey as a kid when you were sick, she was onto a good thing. Honey has been regarded as a nutritional heavy hitter and healer for as long as men have been brave enough to harvest it from hives. The ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks and Romans all used it to treat wounds, burns, fevers and disease – and, while it fell out of favour for a time with the development of antibiotics, honey is now hotter than ever.

Now celebrated globally as a ‘superfood’, naturopaths, scientists and medical experts alike suggest honey is high in antioxidants and has the power to help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, promote healing, and supress coughs. While any honey is a healthier alternative to refined sugars, raw honey is thought to offer the greatest health benefits – and of all the honey varieties available Manuka Honey is King.

Native to New Zealand, genuine manuka honey has a high antibacterial activity and has been shown to be good for wound healing and can help to relieve sore throats, mouth ulcers, sore gums and possibly indigestion. Manuka honey’s antibacterial antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits are what set it apart from traditional honey. It also undergoes very little processing and is strictly monitored to ensure its purity – unlike regular honey, which is stripped of many of its key enzymes, vitamins and minerals during processing.

Studies have shown manuka honey offers a wide range of health benefits including:
-Faster and more effective wound healing
-Increased energy
-Better oral health, and a reduction in bad oral bacteria
-Reduced cholesterol
-Relief from inflammation and the bacteria that causes sore throats
-Improved sleep
-Potential treatment and relief from the effects of gastric ulcers
-Increased skin tone
-Improved digestive function, and relief from symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
-Reduced hair loss

As a great source of amino acids (the building blocks of protein), B vitamins, calcium, zinc, magnesium, selenium, manganese and more, you’d be forgiven for thinking little could improve the wellbeing benefits of manuka honey. You’d also be dead wrong.

Since 2019, New Zealand owned and operated Hey Hemp Co has offered a range of organic, full-spectrum hemp seed oil products – and their Hey Hemp Manuka Honey + Hemp Seed Oil blend has fast become one of their best sellers.

No strangers to outside-the-box thinking, and with a focus on blending locally cultivated crops and careful craftsmanship, the team at Hey Hemp Co decided to combine the health and wellness benefits of hemp seed oil with those of New Zealand’s iconic manuka honey. Their resulting manuka honey product has been developed to provide the optimal balance between the mind and body.
In addition to the antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of active manuka honey, the innovative blend harnesses the wellness benefits of hemp seed oil – including omega oils and fatty acids for improved brain function, heart health, joint support, and radiant skin.

Products such as Hey Hemp Manuka Honey + Hemp Seed Oil are designed to be ingested, just like any regular honey, as part of a regular balanced diet. That means you can spread it on your toast, mix it in to your cereal, or oatmeal or natural yogurt, stir it into your tea, or use it to sweeten your dressings or marinades.

You can also reap the wellness benefits of manuka honey and hemp seed oil in the following ways:
-Use it as a natural sugar alternative in recipes
-Dab a small amount on clean gauze and using it to dress minor cuts, wounds and burns
-Rub a small dollop between wet hands and using it as a natural facial cleanser
-Massage a half a teaspoon into the scalp and hair and rinse after washing your hair to moisturise and reduce dandruff
-Taking a teaspoon (sprinkled with salt) to help aid sleep
-Mix with lemon juice to create a throat-relieving serum
-Consume one tablespoon to relieve acid reflux
-Mix equal parts honey and apple cider vinegar, then dilute with water and drink to naturally aid digestion
-Apply a drop directly on acne with a cotton swab, leave for 5-minutes, then rise with water
-Combine with lemon juice and apply to the skin as a mask to reduce the appearance of scars

Kiwi blokes love a good 2-in-1 or multipurpose product, and Manuka Honey + Hemp Seed Oil is like the Swiss Army Knife of simple, no-fuss health and wellness. Get it in ‘ya.

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