Manuka Honey Reduces IBS and IBD Symptoms

by | Jan 4, 2023 | IBS, IBD | 13 comments

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Manuka Honey for Gut Health

Researchers from Chandigarh Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education have discovered that daily consumption of Manuka honey greatly reduced IBS and IBD symptoms in rats.

The study groups consumed a teaspoon of Manuka Honey every day before breakfast.

The study shows that the daily ingestion of Manuka Honey provides protection from TNBS-induced colonic damage. Interestingly, all test subjects in the study groups showed a significant reduction in colonic inflammation.

Moreover, all biochemical parameters in the study groups were reduced as well.

Manuka honey also restored lipid peroxidation, improved antioxidant parameters and reduced histological scores in tests groups. This proves that Manuka honey has unmatched anti-inflammatory properties when consumed daily.

Anti-inflammatory Effects

In conclusion, the best Manuka Honey not only provides a wide range of anti-inflammatory properties but also repairs free radical damage, helps with intestine inflammation and pain as well as protects against further intestine damage.

Supplementation with Manuka Honey has shown time and time again to greatly improve various health markers. It works well both with acute and chronic conditions.

Have you ever tried Manuka Honey for IBS and IBD?

If so, what were the results? We would like to know!

Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Barbara

    When testing for IBS, which UMF grade was used.

    • Manuka Honey Organic

      I’m sorry but there is no such thing as testing for IBS with UMF. UMF is an association that verifies the authenticity of manuka honey from New Zealand. Hope that clears things up.

    • Manuka Honey Organic

      Thank you for your comment. The tests you have mentioned were conducted on rats, not humans. We have thoroughly tested multiple brands of Manuka honey ON HUMANS and all tests have been positive. Symptoms were either gone completely or have lessened substantially. We suggest trying it out and letting us know.

      • Elaf

        It has been done on rats and documented in the literature, I would like to see your studies on humans too if that’s possible

  2. Emile

    I’ve been reading about Manuka honey for ibs and want to try it. What number is best for that? I keeping reading that a number that is too high will have a negative affect but what is too high?

    • Manuka Honey Organic

      From our experience, UMF 20+ has been the most effective for IBS-D.

  3. Lorraine Adams

    If I try Manuka honey for bowel problems how much should I consume on a daily basis?

    • Manuka Honey Organic

      Yes. It is best to consume 1 tablespoon per day for prevention and wellbeing.

  4. Suckofbeingsick

    What is the average timeframe seen where symptoms have improved. My IBS is severe and daily with everything removed from my diet except for rice, fish, chicken, carrots, spinach, iceberg lettuce, and a 1-2 slices of gluten-free bread. No seasonings whatsoever and that still causes symptoms.

    • Manuka Honey Organic

      I have noticed noticeable improvements after one month of using UMF 20+ Manuka honey. That being said, it was not the only thing I changed in my life. I incorporated strength training, strategic fasting as well as the elimination diet. Hope that helps.

  5. Nancy

    I suffer from IBS-D off and on, so one day I tried manuka honey simply because I knew of its antibacterial anti-inflammatory benefits, and it did stop my IBS-D symptoms during that particular flare-up. However, I stopped taking it after that, and I did experience occasional flare ups. So recently I tried taking it again in lower amounts than one teaspoon because of the FODMAP issue with IBS, but it did not help me. It appears that the teaspoon amount is the best amount for IBS-D. I also am now going to take it in the afternoon, as it seems better than taking it in the morning for some reason–maybe because of the melatonin/sleep problem I am also having and its relation to IBS-D.


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