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#1 aznboi986

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:49 PM

Active Manuka Honey. Wow. Stuff works great to fade redmarks and kill bacteria. I've tried everything. EVERYTHING! This is the only stuff that actually worked. Only been on it for 2 days, and I can see a noticeable difference. www.wildernessfresh.com it's like $20 shipped. Stop asking questions about crap that will take 5-6 months to work...this stuff is great! I woke up this morning and I was like...woah...hopefully I will be clear before school starts.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:54 PM

i saw them on ebay bids were starting from $2 .....

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 12:52 AM

I have read many breathless raves on this site based on one or two days usage of any number of products, methods and procedures. Rarely do they pan out. I suggest you let us know how the product is doing after a month. Pretty large chance your enthusiasm will vanish.
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Posted 24 July 2004 - 05:27 AM

haha! always the optimist Healthysceptic

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 05:02 PM

I also think manuka honey is an excellent product for overall skin health - I wouldn't say it was a miracle product that's going to fade red marks in days, but I think it can have an effect, and is great for use on active spots and wounds as it helps fight infection.
I also take it internally, and use it as part of my cleanser and toner - both are from www.livingnature.com - this company uses manuka oil and honey in the majority of their products and there are many posters on this board who love them!

Here're some links for you about manuka honey:

www.manukahoney.co.uk - a very informative site
www.comvita.com - they sell manuka honey at fairly reasonable prices.
A thread where a guy on the board logs his progress with manuka honey
Best products of 2003 thread - look at the amount of people that include it as one of their favourite products!
Another great thread


Hope this is helpful! smile.gif I must reiterate that it is NOT a miracle product though - just a great one!

#6 aznboi986

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 09:00 PM

Yes it is not a miracle product, but I must say, after using this for the past few days my skin is getting alot better. Red marks are still there, but are fading faster than when I was using hydroquinone or exfoliating or just about anything else. If you don't believe me, just try it. It's only $20.

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 09:10 PM

I'm sure it can be found at my local healthfood store. I might try it myself. smile.gif

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 02:52 AM

It is not worth the money, really.

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 03:13 AM

You guys know that I am based in NZ. Ok there was a recent article in Consumer jan/feb 2004 (a respected and impartial publication which tests products and services against their claims and publish their findings) about Manuka Honey. Consumer tested the UMF/antibaterial activity claims here is a summary of results....


biggrin.gif given the thumbs up for having high anti bacterial activity.

Beesonline UMF 15+
Comvita Active Manuka Honey UMF 15+
Happy Valley Certified Organic Active 10+
Healtheries - Apodea Active UMF10
Honey NZ Active UMF 10+
Kiwi Gold Active Active 15+
Kiwi Natural Health Active UMF 12+
Summer Glow Apiaries - Active UMF16

:angry: those to avoid - having uneven or undetectable antibaterial action:

New Zealand Gold
Comvita Active UMF5+
Honeyland New Zealand
Bee Healthy Active
Green Top Deer Horn
Hislops Natures Sweetness
Made in New Zealand Ltd. Organic
Manuka Honey UMF 12 Active
Red Seal New Zealand Manuka Honey

Hope it was useful for someone - cos it was boring to type

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 09:27 AM

Thank you for taking the time to type that out, Frances I'll be using it as a guide. smile.gif

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE(mich @ Jul 25 2004, 01:39 AM)
It is not worth the money, really.

Please back up your statement. I would like to know why it is not worth the money.

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 01:26 PM

Generally, the higher the UMF rating, the more effective the honey is likely to be if taken internally or applied externally. However, higher UMF's usually mean higher prices. :angry:
I hear that they are now producing a manuka honey with UMF 20, which is the highest yet. I think it's comvita who are producing this.

By the way, manuka OIL is even more effective than the honey against bacteria. Manuka honey is antibacterial because it is made from the manuka plant; the oil which is taken straight from the plant is essentially the plant's hormone system, and is therefore much stronger. It's 33 times more antibacterial than tea tree oil and I highly recommend it for application on active acne.
I purchase mine here: HERE (I actually shop at the UK one but I put the US address coz I know that's where the majority of members are from)
Very expensive but a brilliant product. smile.gif

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 01:26 PM

aznboi986 - are you using it topically or taking it internally question.gif

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 10:39 AM

i just bought some with umf 20+ for my b-day lol. is that too high? i dont have acne but i would like to make my skin a little clearer! i hope i didn't go overboard and buy too strong of umf. is over 20 okay? how long does it take to ship to your house? i really wanna start using it! thanks!

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE(vpm @ Jul 25 2004, 12:13 PM)
aznboi986 - are you using it topically or taking it internally question.gif


I use it externally. I had a biiiigggg redmark that is all gone now. Woohoo!

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:41 PM

Manuka Honey is extremely effective in treating a variety of different skin conditions. The higher the UMF rating the higher the potency. Manuka Honey is so effective that scientists are now finding that it has more healing properties than even antibiotics. You can purchase products containing Manuka Honey at www.HoneymarkProducts.com

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:09 PM

Ok, so will it work about the same internally versus externally? Also, can someone link where to buy each and what product I should buy.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:45 PM

Hey I'm looking into this for an anti-bacterial agent, is it possible that your immune system might fight the anti-bacterial properties of manuka honey and deem it useless over time?

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 03:00 AM

Can anyone else vouch for this treatment?

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Hey I'm looking into this for an anti-bacterial agent, is it possible that your immune system might fight the anti-bacterial properties of manuka honey and deem it useless over time?

Does anyone have an answer to this? I'm looking for a long lasting substitute for bp.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 03:05 AM

I dont know about long term... But apart from spot treatment, you can make a good mask out of manuka honey and lemon juice. Feels sooo soft and nice afterward. I make a honey mask l2 or 3 times a week and leave it on half an hour.