We know you can’t afford to slow down when you have a cold; honey is a known throat soother and our pure dried honey lozenges relieve sore throats and nasal congestion naturally using all natural ingredients. We will never compromise our products with Aspartame, Tartrazine, Propylene Glycol, or Titanium Dioxide. At honibe®, we use only natural ingredients and only the necessary basic ingredients to provide the best quality products. We never use artificial colors or flavours, we use only natural options, so you can always be sure that our products are the safest and best products for you and your family
- Honey has a long medicinal history of natural soothing properties.
- Honey is a natural sweetener and not refined
- Honey is lower on the Glycemic index than sucrose and therefore a recommended sugar substitute for diabetics.
- Honey contains 22 amino acids and a variety of minerals essential for metabolism and can assist with weight loss
- Honey can help to heal many digestive disorders including ulcers and upset stomachs.
- Honey has properties that can help cure insomnia.
- Honey is a source of energy including carbohydrates and is ideal for your working muscles since carbohydrates are the primary fuel the body uses for energy
Honey is the main ingredient in all of our products. Honey is a natural sweet substance produced by honey bees from the nectar of plants or secretions of living parts of plants.Honey is a complex of naturally flavored sugars as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source. In general, lighter colored honeys are mild in flavor, while darker honeys are usually more robust in flavor.
Echinacea is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. The nine species it contains are commonly called coneflowers. They are endemic to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. Like most unrefined drugs from plant or animal origin, the constituent base for echinacea is complex, consisting of a wide variety of chemicals of variable effect and potency. Some chemicals may be directly antimicrobial, while others may work at stimulating or modulating different parts of the immune system. All species have chemical compounds called phenols, which are common to many other plants. Phenyl propanoid constituents such as cichoric acid and caftaric acid are present in E. purpurea, other phenols include echinacoside, a caffeic acid glycoside, which is found in greater levels within E. angustifolia and E. pallida roots than in other species. Other chemical constituents that may be important in echinacea health effects include alkylamides and polysaccharides
Benefits of Echinacea Purpurea
- Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help fight off infections.
- Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve cold symptoms.
- Supportive therapy in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections ie. common colds
- Helps to relieve the symptoms and shorten the duration of upper respiratory tract infections.
Eucalyptus oil comes from the dried leaves of the eucalyptus tree. The oil is a colorless liquid with a strong woody and sweet scent. Eucalyptus leaves are steam-distilled to extract the oil. Eucalyptus oil contains 70-85% 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol).This oil has multiple different uses,it is used to help relieve symptoms of the common cold and is found in many cough lozenges and inhalants. Eucalyptus oil vapor acts as a decongestant when it is inhaled and is used to treat bronchitis. Eucalyptus tea was also administered to reduce fevers. Eucalyptus is used for a range of medical conditions in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine.
Maltodextrin is a food additive that is created by taking corn or potato starch, boiling it down and then using acids or enzymes to break the starch down even further, leaving only a white powder. This powder is then used in many packaged foods. Maltodextrin is gluten free. It can be made from a variety of starches, including corn, potato, rice or wheat. However the source does not matter because maltodextrin is such a highly processed ingredient that the protein is removed, rendering it gluten free. Our source of maltodextrin is certified non GMO.
Menthol is an organic compound obtained from cornmint, peppermint or other mint oils. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in color, which is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above. Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities, and it is widely used to relieve minor throat irritation.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. In addition, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.
Benefits of Vitamin C
- Helps the body to metabolize fats
- Helps the body to metabolize proteins
- Helps the development and maintenance of bones
- Helps in the development and maintenance of cartilage
- Helps in the development and maintenance of teeth
- Helps in the development and maintenance of gums
- Helps in the connective tissue formation
- Helps in wound healing
- An antioxidant for the maintenance of good Health
Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies.Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes and it plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis and cell division . Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence and is required for proper sense of taste and smell. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system
Benefits of Zinc Gluconate
- Helps in connective tissue formation
- Helps to maintain healthy skin
- Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates
- Helps the body to metabolize proteins
- Helps the body to metabolize fats
- Helps to maintain immune function
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