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Coronavirus Has Manuka Honey Flying Off Store Shelves

March 07, 2020

Manuka honey companies are reporting a huge boost in sales due to the coronavirus. Read more...

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The entire world is under a pandemic threat with the coronavirus. China is obviously the hotbed of activity, but countries like Iran, South Korea, and Italy are also at or near pandemic levels. In addition to masks and sanitizer, many people are dealing with this threat by buying more Manuka honey.

The Threat

The most susceptible to the virus, according to health experts, are elderly, especially those over the age of 70 (even dramatically more so for those over 80) and those with underlying health issues. Even with so many cases having been reported, the belief is that people here in the United States are at low risk and most of those that test positive for coronavirus will survive. In that, health experts say it is no different than the flu. Where the difference lies is in that there is not even a treatment available for it right now.

Current estimates are that we are a few months away from having a viable treatment and an actual vaccine is expected in the 12 to 24-month range. In the meantime, the bulk of the responsibility lies with the general public to wash their hands, cover their mouths and nose when coughing and sneezing, etc. It also would not hurt to boost your immune system.

To that point, Manuka honey, which is regularly attributed to having anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-viral properties, is really starting to fly off the shelves at stores as well as online outlets (some companies are reporting sales have tripled compared to last year). One Manuka honey company owner stated, “It’s normal for Manuka honey sales to peak in the cold weather. Heading into spring we would expect sales to even out but it’s been the opposite. The last week was one of our highest sales periods on record and we are struggling to keep some of our highest strength Manuka in stock.”

Now, we want to be very clear that there are no current scientific studies that prove Manuka honey will help prevent or even fight the coronavirus. This is just a sheer movement of people that believe in the alleged benefits of Manuka honey. Basically, it surely can’t hurt, so why not, right?

While everyone is experiencing an uptick in sales, we still have plenty in stock. So, if you are interested in trying Manuka honey, clickhere to get your order started. Also, remember, we offer FREE shipping on all orders of $150 or more.

Source: Daily Star

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