Nourishing your Fertility Journey: The Benefits of Manuka Honey
Honey has been regarded as a natural fertility booster for generations.
Its history is so deep-rooted that some even believe the origins of the ‘honeymoon’ are derived from the ancient practice of consuming honey as newlyweds to aid conception.
Honey was revered by the Ancient Egyptians as a symbol of fertility. And even today, Persian, Armenian, and Greek wedding ceremonies include honey rituals to symbolise sweetness and fertility.
Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, it’s no wonder many soon-to-be families are incorporating this fertility-boosting superfood in their pre-conception preparations.
Whether you are experiencing infertility or just wanting to improve your chances of falling pregnant, keep reading to discover how Manuka honey can support you.
Manuka honey is known for its immunity-boosting effects. High-quality Manuka contains a compound called methylglyoxal (MGO) which is vital in supporting a strong immune system. By ingesting Manuka honey throughout your conception phase, you can help ward off sickness and things that may impede your chances of falling pregnant.
As an excellent source of glucose and energy, Manuka also helps to maintain the nutrition levels your body relies on to conceive.
When pregnant, the body’s immune system lowers to support new life. Unfortunately, this can invite coughs, colds, and other ailments. So taking a daily dose of Manuka honey is a great way to support your immune system throughout pregnancy as well!
Manuka honey is rich in minerals, vitamins, and amino acids – all of which nourish the reproductive system and stimulate ovarian function.
Manuka contains vitamin B, iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc (just to name a few!). This makes it the perfect holistic supplement to complement your fertility journey.
Vitamin B in particular is an essential substance for the production of testosterone and research has found links between honey intake and testosterone concentration.
Emerging scientific research has also deduced amino acids may play a central role in the making of proteins found in the placenta, uterus, and fetus.
Ingesting honey daily has been shown to increase nitric oxide levels in the blood by up to 50 percent.
Nitric oxide is one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health as it increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure – both important factors in healthy conception and pregnancy. An increase in nitric oxide has also been shown to improve erectile dysfunction.
Packed with antioxidants
Antioxidants are found organically in Manuka honey and research has found it to improve fertility in both males and females.
Antioxidants fight oxidative stress, a condition caused by too many waste substances in the body.
Research has found that antioxidants may both prevent sperm damage and increase sperm health. Some medical trials have also found that antioxidants may improve fertility and pregnancy rates in women.
Manuka honey is the perfect complementary superfood to your fertility journey. With health and vitality benefits for both males and females, it works with your body to ensure your immunity and nutrient levels are functioning at their best.
At Biosota, our high-grade MGO honey is packed with benefits – the higher the MGO rating, the greater the purity and potency of the product.
We recommend you ingest a tablespoon of Manuka honey daily to boost fertility.
You can take it straight from the spoon, spread it on toast, combined it with herbal teas, or mixed into warm milk (a traditional Ayurvedic practice).
Disclaimer: Manuka honey is not intended to be a substitute for other medicines or advice. Please consult your healthcare professional before treatment.
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