Product Review – Comvita Manuka Honey UMF – 15+

Product Review for Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 15+

Size: UMF 15+ 250g (8.8oz) jar

Click here to purchase: Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 15+ (Super Premium) New Zealand Honey, 250g (8.8oz)

To learn more about the benefits of Manuka Honey, please click here.

Video author is: Comvita, 2017

Comvita Company Background

Comvita was founded in 1974 by Claude Stratford and Alan Bougen.  The Comvita purpose is to use bees and honey to “Inspire, enable and empower people to live healthy, happy and vibrant lives”. They started in Paengaroa which was a town in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand (North Island). (source: Comvita, 2017)

Comvita has been a licensee of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA) for over 18 years.  (Source: Comvita, 2017)  

They have grown in size to become the worlds #1 producer of premium quality UMF grade Manka Honey.

Comvita UMF Certification logo
Captiva Nutrition Facts


Comvita Quality Assurance Guarantee: 


Comvita’s claim of UMF 15+ can be independently tested and verified to confirm the level of quality, purity and level of UMF by an independent source.

Product Description: 

Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 15+ (Super Premium) New Zealand Honey, 250g (8.8oz)

Comvita Manuka Honey is graded using the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) trademark. This trademark is owned by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMF Honey Association)

The Comvita UMF 15+ Manuka Honey, produced in New Zealand contains honey made from the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka bush).which contains immunity boosting levels of plant phenols.

Key product quality and assurance elements found in this UMF 15+ product include that is:

  1. UMF® is clearly stated on the front label
  2. It is packed into jars and labelled in New Zealand
  3. It is from a New Zealand company licensed by UMFHA to use the name UMF®
  4. It has the UMF® licensee’s name on the front label
  5. It has a rating of UMF® 15+ or more.                                     (Source: Comvita, 2017)

Product Usage:

This product is safe to enjoy daily as food.

  • Some people eat it by the tablespoon (I prefer a teaspoon portion for daily usage myself)
  • It’s great as a jam substitute and can be spread on toast / bread or crackers
  • It can be mixed in with museli, or yoghurt
  • It can be a sugar substitute in tea or coffee
  • It’s great in smoothies
  • Toddlers over 12 months+ (1 year old) only please.
Honey being added to breakfast museli


This plant based product can be used daily as a great natural energy source to support

  • Digestive health
  • Support respiratory system
  • Help relieve coughs and sooth the throat

The company Comvita is the #1 producer of Manuka honey in New Zealand. They are fully accountable to both their consumers and their industry. Comvita is traceable from Hive to Shelf.


  • The price.  Quality costs my friends!
  • This is not the highest ranking in the range.  The #1 product is the Comvita ultra-premium UMF 20+.
  • A UMF 15+ rating is towards the top of the strength range.  Not everyone will require this strength for daily usage.
  • Not for children under 12 months of age (under 1 year).

Final Review:

The Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 15+ Super Premium New Zealand honey can be traced from the hive to the shelf. It is independently verified to be what it says it is. This is very reassuring for customers.  The UMF 15+ strength is very high and this quality product will  help a lot of people.  With Comvita customers can be assured that their investment in this product is well worth it.

Product Review – HoneySkin Organics Aloe Vera + Manuka Honey Face and Body Cream

Product Review:  HoneySkin Organics Aloe Vera + Manuka Honey Face and Body Cream for Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rashes, Itchiness, Redness with raw Superfoods

Size: 4 oz.                      Price Check:  Honeyskin Organics Aloe Vera + Manuka Honey Face and Body Cream for Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rashes, Itchiness, Redness with raw Superfoods, 4 oz.


Video Source: HoneySkin Organics

Video Title: Eczema? Rosacea? Dry Skin? We can HELP you.

HoneySkin Organics Company Background:

The American founders of Honeyskin Organic Skin Care have been involved in the cosmetic industry for over 30 years. They became disillusioned by the amount of harmful fillers in cosmetic products and wanted to create a positive change in the industry.  So they created a high quality, natural product which is both beneficial to your skin and helpful in eradicating any current skin conditions that you might have.

Products are manufactured in the USA.

The family based company owners use the products on themselves, their kids and their pets and say that it is an important part of their day to day lives.

Product Description:

The HoneySkin Organics Face and Body cream contains over 12 active ingredients for superior absorption and nutrition for your skin. These ingredients include:

Amazing hydration, Anti-aging properties, removes fine lines, excellent healer of skin infections due to its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

  • Manuka Honey

    Honeyskin Products all use a very high grade of Manuka Honey which has a UMF rating of between 12 -18, which is very potent! Click here to learn more.

is Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, anti-viral, fights super bugs and boots the immune system.  Clarifies the skin, extremely potent and used to treat scars, wounds, burns and post surgery in hospitals.

Reduces pigment conditions such as melisma, age spots, sun damage and acne scars.  Boosts collagen and keratin.  Anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.

Full of fatty acids, increases blood flow to speed healing, reduces pores, and blackheads, redness and inflammation.  Prevents stretch marks, and improves elasticity for firm and supple skin.

Helps soothe skin irritations and stretch marks. High in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply.  An antioxidant removing free radicals to prevent premature aging.

A natural deep moisturizer which promotes soft skin.  Increases cellular growth.  Loaded with minerals.  A powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-itch.

Incredible moisturizer and skin protectant. Reduces wrinkles, scars, UV damage.  Speeds healing of wounds, blemishes and dermatitis.  Increases micro-circulation

Powerful antioxidant and cellular regenerator.  Contains nearly every organic trace mineral, proteins and fatty acids to speed healing. Anti-aging properties stimulate the production of collagen increasing elasticity and firmness.

Pain relief, anti-inflammatory, strong antioxidant properties which eliminate free radicals in the body that damage cells.

Reduces redness, pain and itching.  Incredible anti-inflammatory.  Regenerates cell growth by 50% and is 3xs stronger than aspirin as analgesic.

This product contains:

  • NO Animal testing,
  • NO Parabens,
  • NO Petroleum,
  • NO Water,
  • NO Fragrance &
  • NO Alcohol.

Product Usage:

This product is suitable for people suffering from,

  • dry skin,
  • eczema,
  • rashes,
  • rosacea,
  • psoriasis,
  • age spots,
  • sun damage,
  • wrinkles and more

How to Use:

For women, men and babies to use anywhere on the face and body. Get natural relief from itchy skin, dry skin, irritated skin, rashes, sun burn, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, inflammed skin, and puffy eyes and wrinkles. Non-greasy and fragrance free. Use daily for anti-aging benefits, for healthier feeling and looking skin. Use on skin conditions when needed.


Apply a small amount to the affected areas twice per day or as needed. Use under your eyes to brighten and tighten. Use under your make-up as a base. Use as a night cream for your face.

Customer Review Summary:

Final Thoughts:

I really like the fact that this is a family owned company who produces products in the USA. I like the fact that the owners have searched the world over looking for quality natural ingredients to put into their cream.  The list of ingredients is quite extensive.  Because this cream is a mix of Manuka Honey, coconut oil, MSM, Hempseed & Olive Oil, Shea Butter, cocoa butter, aloe vera, shea butter, blue-green algae, Plumeria and Cehami…. Woah, there must be something in this cream that can help EVERYONE.

I found the price perfectly reasonable compared to substitutes who use water, petroleum and alcohol fillers in their products.  I really like the fact that this product is NOT tested on animals.

I really like that there is a natural product to help out so many people with a wide variety of skin conditions and irritants.

The Benefits Of Manuka Honey

These Little Known Benefits of Manuka Honey Could Help You And Your Family

The Benefits of Manuka Honey are not widely known.  Please take a minute to learn about the secrets of nature’s own wonderful all-natural healer.

To learn other amazing things about this amazing honey and mother nature’s medicine cabinet, please click here.

Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions in the comments section below. Thanks for dropping by.

Video title: 10 Surprising Benefits of Manuka Honey.

Video Author: Dr Josh Axe                                       Video Date: April 26, 2017

Dr Axe Top 10 Benefits of Manuka Honey






1)      Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux

2)      Acne and Eczema

3)      Staph infections

4)      Burns, Wounds and Ulcers.

5)      Tooth decay and gingivitis

6)      IBIS and IBO

7)      Sore Throats and Immunity

8)      Allergies and Sinusitis

9)      Beauty Treatment and Healthy Booster

10)   Improves sleep


Thank you for stopping by today.  Please feel free to leave your own comments, suggestions or personal experiences in the feedback below.  We would really like to hear your thoughts.

Manuka Honey v Raw Honey

Manuka Honey v Raw Honey

Honey Jars, Source: Flickr, Vicki Brock

OK maybe you have heard people talking about Manuka Honey and how special this kind of honey is.

But have you ever stopped and asked yourself “So what exactly is the difference between this Manuka Honey v Raw Honey or Supermarket honey?



Well today we are trying to help solve that mystery for you.

As a consumer it’s great to know the differences between Manuka Honey and Raw Honey.

This information will definitely help you decide which honey to buy, next time you are in either your local health food store, farmers market or Supermarket.

Also, to learn some other “health hacks”, please feel free to visit my friends website at Holistic Health Hacks, for tips on how live better naturally. – Holistic Health Hacks – Feel Good. Live Better

Title: Manuka vs Raw Honey

Author: Health Cloud   Date published: April 16, 2014   Video length: 2 minutes

Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey is simply honey which has only been made by a Manuka Tree.

Manuka tree is native to New Zealand.  Manuka Honey differs from Generic Honey because it is significantly higher in an anti-bacterial compound called Methylglyoxal (MG).   This compound has been known to promote the health of the digestive system and help wounds heal.

Manuka Honey also contains a number of other known bio-active antibacterial components, which when combined with Methylglyoxal (MG) gives manuka honey it’s very powerful anti-bacterial properties.

Because many of these compounds are sensitive to farming methods, heat and light, then the quantities of these compounds of Manuka Honey can vary dramatically from one source of Manuka Honey to the other.

The Unique Manuka Factor or UMF, represents the Total Antibacterial Power of a batch of Manuka Honey.  (To get more information on the honey rating system, please click here.)

The higher the UMF factor, it indicates higher UMF abilities.

The UMF factor is often displayed on the jar and is considred to be a reliable medical measure of its antibacterial properties.

As most Manuka honey producers heat the honey to process it, many bio-active components are destroyed in the processing.

Manuka Honey V Raw HoneyThe top health Benefits of Manuka honey are:

  • Promote Digestive System Health
  • Helps to Heal Wounds
  • Powerful Antibacterial Properties
  • Unique Manuka Factor
Raw Honey, source Flickr

Raw Honey

Raw honey can be made from any plants and it is simply honey which has not been heated.

This means that any heat sensitive bio-active compounds are not destroyed in the processing.

Raw Honey BenefitsExamples of these bio-active compounds are:

  • Bee-Defensin Which is a powerful anti-bacterial agent, which is know to promote digestive health.
  • Caffeic Acid Another phenolic compound which is a powerful anti-oxidant.
  • Catechins Another phenolic compound which is also found in green tea.

Catechins are also a known powerful anti-oxidant and are associated with protecting the cardio-vascular system.

Due to the natural variation in honey, there no guarantees as to how much of these beneficial compounds will be present in each jar of raw honey.

This makes it’s potency less reliable than Manuka Honey.

So in short, Manuka Honey is a powerful anti-bacterial agent, which is tested for potency. Whereas raw honey has much more beneficial compounds, but the quantity is not measured.

Manuka V Raw Honey Benefits





So in summary Manuka Honey v Raw Honey

Raw Honey

Manuka Honey

  • Full of Beneficial Bio-Active compounds such as:
  • Promote digestive system health
  • Bee-Defensin
  • Helps to heal wounds
  • Caffeic Acid
  • Powerful Anti-bacterial properties
  • Catechins
  • Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) / Antibacterial power
  • No Guarantee of Potency, Less reliable than Manuka Honey
  • Often processed using heat, destroying many beneficial bio-active compounds.

Product Review – Kiwi Manuka, Manuka Honey and Propolis Candies UMF 15+

Product Review – Kiwi Manuka, Manuka Honey and Propolis Candies UMF 15+

Product Review –  Manuka Honey and Propolis Candies (throat lozengers).

Company Name: Kiwi Manuka (New Zealand)

Quality Rating: UMF 15+   To learn more about the Manuka Honey quality rating, please click here.

Size: 40 individually wrapped pieces in one bag (184 g bag in total)

Price:            Please click here to see if it’s on special today – Kiwi Manuka – Manuka Honey and Propolis Lozenges – Lemon

To learn more about Manuka Honey, please click here.

To learn more about Propolis, please click here.

Company Background:

Kiwi Manuka is an award winning Manuka Honey specialty producer in New Zealand.  They offer a range of Manuka Honey based products that focus on health and healing.

The company motto is “Our Heritage, Is Your Health”.  This company philosophy of respect for the land and the environment shines through by their on-going respect for the principle of “kaitiakitanga” (the principle of guardianship over the natural environment) of the traditional Maori land owners.

Kiwi Manuka, Best Manuka Honey Health Brand, Hong Kong 2016, Source Kiwi Manuka

They were recently voted the “Best Manuka Honey Health Brand 2016” at the Hong Kong Health Awards held late in 2016.  This is a wonderful award to win, especially because this is a very tough international market. (source Kiwi Manuka, 2017)



Product Description:

Kiwi Manuka, Manuka Honey and propolis Candies contain UMF 15+ Manuka Honey.

It is considered a “Prebiotic” and is great for gut health.

They come as individually wrapped in a sterile, clear plastic wrapper.  This is great for people “on the go” as they fit easily into your pocket / handbag.

 Product / Company Warranty:

Yes, Kiwi Manuka offer a 7 day product defect warranty.  For full details please click here to learn more.

This can be extended to 14 days via prior arrangement.  Please click here to learn more about this and contact the company directly.

 Product usage:

  • Dissolve one candy slowly in your mouth.
  • Repeat as required up to 6 times a day.
  • Not for children under 4 years of age.
  • Children from 4-8 years of age need to take as required (maximum of 3 candies per day), unless under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner.
  • Please do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
  • Not for people with a Propolis allergy.
  • Storage: Store in a cool dry place out of reach of young children

Product Positives:

  • It tastes great! This honey and lemon combination tastes fabulous.
  • It’s a serious “pick me up” for sore throats.
  • UMF 15+ Manuka Honey is anti-bacterial.
Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMF Logo)

Manuka Honey is considered a “Pre-biotic” and is great for improving your gut health.

  • This product has a Unique Manuka Honey (UMF) rating of UMF 15+. This is very high and certainly higher than many competitor’s products in this product category.  Customers can be assured that it is a quality product.
  • This product carries the UMF trademark. This is the highest standard of Manuka Honey grading system available and is only given to companies with integrity and through quality practices.  PLEASE do not be confused with the M / MG / MGO rating system which can be VERY confusing to customers.
  • Because this product carries the UMFHA trademarked logo, customers can be satisfied that the Manuka Honey has been independently tested in a laboratory for quality assurances and strength of the specific chemical compounds that make Manuka Honey unique.
  • This product also carried the Certified Manuka Originz, New Zealand. This trademark looks at the traceability and sustainability of authentic New Zealand products. Again, this second trademark can give consumers confidence that their product is authentic and of the highest quality.  Click here to learn more.
  • It carries a third trademark. It carries the Proudly New Zealand Made, Genuine Manuka trademark.  This trademark can give consumers confidence that the product is 100% pure New Zealand produce.  To learn more about  this trademark, please click here.

Product Negatives:

  • Warning: This is the big one everyone should read – Propolis may cause severe allergic reactions in some people. If you have a propolis allergy, then this product is NOT for you.
  • Pregnant or Lactating women are advised to consult their health care practitioner before usage.
  • This product contains sugar and glucose syrup (from corn). Diabetics need to pause before consuming this product.
  • Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any nutritional information on these candies, as a result of this, Diabetics, people on a diet or people with very specific food issues (eg salt intake) need to minimize consumption of this product.

Final thoughts:

I like the fact that this company has a lot of trademarks and that they use sustainable harvesting methods to get their Manuka Honey.  I like that the product is authentically from New Zealand.  This company gives the appearance that they really care about their bees, plants and entire supply chain.  I like that.

I like the product and thought it tasted great.  I like that the level of Manuka is very high and that the company is fully licensed to produce this product.

For improvements, I think the packaging needs a Nutritional Table, but I understand that not all competitors in this space provide that.

I think it’s a great product and it will help a lot of people.  I’m glad I had some in the pantry at home.

Manuka Honey Benefits

Manuka Honey Benefits

Have you ever wondered what are some of the benefits of Manuka Honey?  What is it exactly which makes Manuka Honey so special?

Honey and Honeycomb, source Sarah – Blogspot

Well in today’s update we try to answer some of these important questions for you.

The speaker is unknown. So if you know the name of this lovely lady who is speaking in the video please let me know and I am happy to give her credit for her work.

If you would like to know more about the amazing benefits of Manuka Honey, please click here.


Manuka Honey Benefits & Uses – Don’t Buy Manuka honey until You Watch This. The publisher is: MyCurex  Date published is June 16, 2012

Manuka Honey Benefits

Video Title: Some of the benefits of Manuka Honey.

Video Author: My Curex                              Date Published: June 16, 2012

Number 1, it has a very good taste. It is full flavoured, I love it.

It has unique qualities in that it has antibacterial qualities.

You would take the product.  You can take it by the spoonful.  A lot of people take it everyday for just general good health.



Coffee and Sugar, Source Pixabay

You can mix it with other products, you can mix it with yoghurt.  You can mix it in your tea.  It’s a very good sweetener.  It’s lovely to enhance the flavours, but it’s also good for you.

With the antibacterial qualities you have in the honey.  It will develop good gut control, so you have good balance in your gut.

The key thing that Dr Peter Molan found was that it kills Helicobacter pyloriHelicobacter Pylori is the bacteria which is in your gut and it is the trigger that will create stomach ulcers. So if you are a person who has a high stress life, maybe you eat your food that is a little rich or a little strong, then maybe you should be eating Manuka Honey everyday.  Particularly with a good UMF+ rating so that it keeps a balance in your gut and that your digestive system is really good.

It is excellent for sore throats.  A good mix of Manuka Honey with maybe lemon juice or ginger with hot water.

And make sure it’s hot water. Don’t put boiling water in on your honey, because if you put boiling water in on your honey, then you will sterilize the  honey and all the goodness, all the antibacterial qualities would be gone.

So just good hot water, mixed with whatever flavour you like and honey is a great tonic to have in the evening.  I’ve got a lot of people who mix it with milk and they say it makes them sleep beautifully.

Thank you for watching.  If you know the name of the speaker, please let me know if the comments below and I am happy to give them credit for their work.  The publisher was MyCurex.

If you would like to learn more about some of the benefits of Manuka Honey, please click here.

What are your thoughts regarding Manuka Honey, bees or health in general.  Or if you would like any new topics to be covered, I would be more than happy to hear them.  I would really like to know what you are thinking.  Please feel free to leave your thoughts, comments, suggestions in the area below.  Thank you for watching.



What Is Manuka Honey?

What Is Manuka Honey?

Have you ever stopped and wondered “What Is Manuka Honey?”  I have.

Manuka honey has the highest levels of the special plant based immune system boosting nutrients phenol, which is what makes Manuka Honey so amazing.

This special ingredient found naturally in Manuka Honey is called methylglyoxal (MG / MGO) and that’s why Manuka honey is so highly regarded worldwide.

Have you ever wondered what the plant was that attracts the bees in the first place? If yes, then please click here.  Have you ever been curious as to how bees go about making the wonderful substance we call honey? If yes please click here.

Manuka Honey is bowl. Source Wikicommons

How do you like your honey?

Do you have it for breakfast for in smoothies or both?

Please feel free to leave any feedback, comments or suggestions in the comments section below.

Thank you for visiting us today.


Video Title:  What makes Manuka Honey Unique?

Video Author: Manuka Health New Zealand           Published Date: May 17, 2012
Speaker: Professor Thomas Henle, Technical University of Dresden

Why is Manuka Honey unique?

Methylglyoxal (MG) is unique to Manuka Honey.  We do no find a significant amount of this compound in any other honey, even in any other food, we cannot find methylglyoxal (MG).  There are small amounts in roasted coffee, but the amounts are one or two orders of magnitude lower when compared with Manuka Honey.

I would rate Manuka Honey as a genuine, functional food.  Of course, I know that there are many studies necessary, clinical studies in order to prove the benefits, but I am pretty sure that Manuka Honey are one of the few items, one of the few food items that such a beneficial effect can be shown. 

Question: Why is Manuka Honey unique?

Answer:  Due to the presence of methylglyoxal (MG)

Thank you for watching the author is Manuka Health New Zealand (2012).

If you would like to know more about the plants, bees and beekeepers that go into making Manuka Honey, then please click here.  If you would like to know how bees go about making the wonderful substance we call honey please click here.

Please feel free to leave any comments, suggestions or recommendations regarding any upcoming topics that you would like for discussion.

Thank you for watching today.

Honey And Cinnamon

Honey And Cinnamon

Honey and Cinnamon are widely regarded as two of the oldest cooking ingredients still in everyday use.  They have both successfully been used as a food medicine by many cultures for centuries.  In modern times they are considered a common “staple” and found in almost everyone’s kitchen at home.

Today we are looking at the top 5 benefits of combining these two common everyday cooking ingredients. Continue reading “Honey And Cinnamon”