Month: November 2016

22 Nov

4 Ways to Combine Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss

Have you tried honey and cinnamon for weight loss yet? While it’s no magic bullet for weight loss, it can be used in conjunction with a proper diet and exercise to accelerate the rate of weight lost, and help you get past food cravings more quickly.

Honey alone has been shown to contain antioxidants and enzymes that have various healthy effects on the body. Findings on cinnamon are equally as promising, with research suggesting that it can do everything from boosting your metabolism to lowering your cholesterol. On their own these two items should play a part in your regular diet.

Combining the two creates a sort of Dynamic Duo and when taken at the start and end of your day has been peer proven to assist you in your weight loss goals.

The How-To

Mix 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon with Add a cup of hot water to the cinnamon, let cool.
Add a full teaspoon of raw, organic honey to the cinnamon/water mixture after it has cooled.
Consume as directed below.
Always consult your doctor before starting any weight loss method.

1. In the Morning

Getting a good start to your day is key when you’re trying to lose weight because it sets the tone for how the rest of the day goes. Start it off wrong and you’re more likely to eat a fattening meal at lunch and follow up with whatever you want at dinner.

Getting into the habit of using an all-natural weight loss tool like cinnamon and honey can help ensure you start things off on the right foot.

Take the mixture right when you wake up and wait 30 minutes before having your breakfast meal.

Why it’s effective: Honey and cinnamon when taken in the morning can help rev up your digestive system, helping your metabolism and energy level through lunch.

2. Between Meals

When losing weight is your goal you may have found that between meals is when you are most vulnerable to cravings and food temptations. This is often the times we find ourselves at work and surrounded by vending machines and other goodies coworkers have brought in.

Cinnamon can help lessen your appetite, making it easier for you to make it from one meal to the next without the need to eat an unhealthy snack. Making better food choices is paramount when attempting weight loss, and a mixture of cinnamon and honey can help in that department.

Cinnamon has been shown to help lower your blood sugar levels, which will help you stay alert and focused throughout the day and avoid that after lunch crash that is so common.

Why it’s effective: The combination of honey and lemon is an effective way to prevent snacking on junk between meals and is a better option than letting yourself go hungry.

3. Before Aerobic Workouts

When you’re gearing up for an aerobic workout there are a few things you can do to make it more effective. Stretching is one, but did you know that it matter what you are putting into your body prior to your workout?

If you always feel drained after a workout, or you feel that you don’t have enough energy to have an effective workout, you may notice that the honey and cinnamon blend help give you more energy to help you push through it.

There are other ways to make your cardio workouts more effective. Work out on an empty stomach and make sure you don’t eat for at least 30 minutes after you’ve done an aerobic workout, and hour if you can make it that long. This helps your body burn more calories since it isn’t focused on digesting your next meal.

Why it’s effective: The sugar in honey will give you energy to boost you through your workout, and the metabolism-boosting nature of cinnamon will amplify the effects of your cardio.

4. Before Bedtime

The stretch of time between dinner and sleep can be the hardest to get through when you’re trying to lose weight. Late night snacking and midnight trips to the refrigerator will only set you back on your goals and are typically not authorized on most diet programs.

You can use cinnamon and honey as your ally during this time. Since it’s not a solid food it won’t be weighing on your stomach or through your digestive system a wrench right before you retire for the evening.

The honey will help any late night cravings for sweets like that nightly bowl of ice cream. The cinnamon will act on your digestive system, helping it as it resets itself during the night.

Why it’s effective: Curbs nighttime cravings and make sure you can fall asleep without hunger pangs keeping you up at night.

22 Nov

Benefits Of Honey In Weight Loss

The benefits of honey mostly apply to weight loss programs. If you are trying to lose weight, honey can be very helpful, but before we discuss the benefits of honey in weight loss, we should address some of the concerns that people often have regarding honey.
 
Many people ask: Isn’t honey a type of sugar? Doesn’t it contribute to weight gain? Won’t the calories in honey negate weight loss efforts?
 
That is correct, because honey does contain sugar. However, unlike refined sugar, honey contains beneficial vitamins and minerals as well. Refined table sugar, which people often use to sweeten their food, is considered a source of “empty calories”, meaning that there is no ulterior benefit to eating them.
 
Normally, to digest sugar, vitamins and minerals stored in the body are utilized, which uses up many of these essential nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dissolve fats and cholesterol, so ingesting pure sugar is somewhat wasteful.Therefore, when you eat too much sugar, you tend to gain weight not only because of the calories, but from the subsequent lack of vitamins and minerals. Honey balances this effect because it is a good source of nutrients that help people in their efforts to lose weight.
 
Honey contains nutrients such as protein, water, energy, fiber, sugars and various vitamins and minerals. It contains minerals such as iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and calcium. Honey is a good source of vitamins that include folate, niacin, riboflavin, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
 
For people who are overweight or obese, honey not only reduces risk of cardiovascular disorders, it also does not increase the body weight.
 
Findings of research study suggests that consumption of honey may help in reducing cholesterol as compared to sugar. It also leads to lower increase in plasma glucose levels.
 
Benefits Of Honey In Relation To Weight Loss
Honey and Warm Water
 
Normally, fat remains as an unused resource in the body, adding bulk and weight, but it is believed that honey has the ability to mobilize this stored fat. When this fat is burnt to provide energy for your daily activities, you will see a gradual decrease in weight and a relief from the problems of obesity.
 
Honey has also been shown to positively increase the levels of “good” cholesterol in the body, and also reduces cardiovascular strain, which means you can lead a more active, healthy life, which will further promote your weight loss programs, since you won’t be worried as much about artherosclerosis, or the risk of heart attacks or strokes when going for a morning run! Research suggests that drinking honey (about one tablespoon daily), with an equal amount of warm water can stimulate this beneficial process.
 
Honey and Lemon Juice
 
Honey can also help in weight loss when consumed with warm water and lemon juice. Many people drink this formula as a start to their day as a way of stimulating weight loss. Honey is packed with 22 amino acids and a number of valuable vitamins and minerals, many of which benefit the body’s metabolism. By regulating the function of the metabolism, food is utilized properly, fat is converted into usable energy, and overall health is improved.
 
The lemon juice in this mixture also is loaded with Vitamin-C (also known as ascorbic acid), which increases liver function and fat metabolism. Furthermore, lemon juice increases the function of glutathione, which is a key antioxidant for detoxification and quick slimming.
 
Combining the weight loss powers of lemon juice with the metabolism-stimulating effects of honey, this elixir, if drunk once a day, can give you some seriously attractive results!
 
Honey and cinnamon
 
Another popular recipe combines cinnamon with honey and warm water. Research studies suggest that the use of cinnamon is beneficial for weight loss.
 
Mix one tablespoon of cinnamon power with one tablespoon of honey and one cup of warm water. Thoroughly mix these ingredients and drink it on an empty stomach.
 
Cinnamon has also been shown to have a regulating effect on blood sugar levels, and the metabolism of glucose. High blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat in the body, so cinnamon has a positive impact on this aspect of weight loss. Combined with the metabolism power of honey, this mixture can be a powerful boost to your weight loss efforts.
 
Research has not clearly explained how this mixture helps in weight loss, but many people claim to have seen positive results from its regular consumption.
 
Hibernation Diet
 
With all of the new diets that spring up every year, it is difficult to know which one will benefit your body and weight loss efforts. One aspect of the hibernation diet to lose weight is to consume a spoonful of honey before going to bed. As you sleep, the honey will continue stimulating liver function, keep your metabolism burning fat, and easing the amount of stress hormones which are in your system. As the name implies, it helps you hibernate in a healthy and relaxing way!
 
Improves Digestion
 
Honey also improves your digestion, which can help in reducing static weight in your digestive system. Therefore, honey can be consumed after dinner, particularly after eating a large meal
 
Good Substitute of Sugar
 
Honey is a good substitute of sugar. It can be used in different beverages such as tea, lime juice. Among other food items, it can be used in desserts, pancakes instead of sugar. One may add honey to oatmeal, peanut butter sandwich for additional nutrients, good taste and a lower risk of weight gain.
 
Many people stop eating to reduce their weight, but this is a potentially dangerous practice. If you don’t eat enough food, which is the primary way of acquiring calories, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, your immune system will weaken.
 
Your weight loss program should focus on reducing the intake of calories, rather than stopping the intake of calories. Furthermore, you should also increase your daily elimination of calories through regular exercise.
16 Nov

Gelam Honey Makes The Cancer Cells Commit Suicide

What are Gelam Honey’s (aka Melaleuca or Cajeput honey) benefits for our health? How is this that cancer cells commit suicide? What’s in honey that is so bad to them?
 
Lately, there have been lots of studies on its benefits, but probably the most important activity of honey that was researched was its antiproliferative and apoptosis induction.
 
Meaning if it heals cancer or not, because this is our most acute concern these days!
 
Induces apoptosis in cancer cells.
 
First, what is apoptosis?
Necrosis and Apoptosis are the two ways our cells are dying.
 
Necrosis happens when the cell is damaged by an external force like:
– poison (yes, our chemotherapy!),
– a bodily injury,
– an infection,
– doesn’t get blood – like in a case of heart attack, stroke or death.
When a cell dies through necrosis, this causes an inflammation, which can trigger further distress or injury within the body.
 
Apoptosis is suicide. Also known as programmed cell death, a controlled, predictable process. Here is how it’s done: the cell that has been stressed, damaged or triggered by body signals to kill itself, begins to shrink and form blebs. Proteins (called caspases) start to break down the cell’s components. Enzymes break down the nucleus and signals are sent to the macrophages (a special kind of cells, like vacuum cleaners). The cell eventually breaks into smaller parts and the already called macrophages clean up the mess.
 
When does a cell know it should suicide itself?
 
1. When cells recognize viruses and gene mutations, they commit suicide to prevent the spreading.
2. When cells are under stress, as may happen when free radicals are on the loose or when a person undergoes radiation.
 
Signals in the body tell a cell to continue living or not. But this doesn’t always function perfectly, sometimes the wrong cells live and the healthy ones die. These mistakes trigger diseases (or is it the other way around? science doesn’t know.) and disorders in the body. E.G.:
– an increase of apoptosis is met in AIDS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
– a decrease of apoptosis is met in lupus or cancer.
 
Our scientists are researching on how to control the signals that tell a cell to continue to live or to die. Today’s radiation or anticancer drugs are supposed to trigger apoptosis only in the diseased cells. The bad thing is that this never happens. Healthy cells are killed together with the sick ones.
 
But guess what! This does happen with honey. Honey is a natural treatment for cancer. After a person takes honey, his sick cells kill themselves. And this is what hundreds of studies are showing: in vivo, in vitro, on animals or in human clinical trials. Products of the hive do have a clear benefit on the human body.
 
What happens in a cancer cell?
 
A normal state in our body is maintained by a balance between apoptosis and cell renewal (the birth of new ones). A cancer cell is continuously dividing, causing cellular and organ dysfunction.
Among the population of Asia, liver cancer has a high frequency rate, closely linked to chronic hepatitis B infection. The drugs have failed, and a resistance to them have been found, and side-effects are devastating.
 
For this reason, most of the studies made on how honey can prevent cancer or how to treat the existent one, are conducted in Asia. The University of Malaysia has published lots of studies, made on different types of honey, especially on Tualang honey, Gelam honey, Manuka honey.
 
Gelam honey is a local Malaysian honey. What makes this honey a good promising remedy for cancer? Mainly:
– a high content of phenolic compounds which lead to a high level of antibacterial activity
– powerful antioxidant compounds which lead to free radical scavenging.
 
From all the superfoods, why was honey chosen for the studies?
 
First, the food must have a high content of antioxidants. They are known to prevent different diseases, such as cancer, coronary diseases, inflammatory disorders, neurological degeneration, and aging.
 
Honey is rich in phenolic compounds and other antioxidants like ascorbic acid, amino acids, and proteins. Some phenols and polyphenols found in honey proved to be promising pharmacological agents in the treatment of cancer.
Here are some of them:
caffeic acid (CA), caffeic acid phenyl esters (CAPE), Chrysin (CR), Galangin (GA), Quercetin (QU), Kaempferol (KP), Acacetin (AC), Pinocembrin (PC), Pinobanksin (PB), and Apigenin (AP).
 
The study “Phenolic acid composition and antioxidant properties of Malaysian honeys.” studied the phenolic acid and flavonoid contents of Malaysian tropical honeys: Tualang, Gelam, and Manuka honey. Among the Malaysian honey samples, Tualang honey had the highest contents of phenolics, flavonoids and DPPH radical-scavenging activities.
 
In those 3 sample of Malayan honeys, the authors identified:
· 6 phenolic acids: gallic, syringic, benzoic, trans-cinnamic, p-coumaric, and caffeic acids
· 5 flavonoids: catechin, kaempferol, naringenin, luteolin, and apigenin.
 
The conclusion: Tualang honey is the richest in phenolic acids, and flavonoid compounds, which have strong free radical-scavenging activities.
 
Studies that show the anti-cancer activity of gelam honey:
 
• The study “Antiproliferative Activity and Apoptosis Induction by HGelam honey on Liver Cancer Cell Line” by Zakiah Jubri et al., from the National University of Malaysia, and published by the International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, on April 201, was researching the antiproliferative effects of gelam honey on liver cancer, HepG2.
 
This honey has high polyphenols content that possesses antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity towards preventing cancer and diseases. Gelam honey reduced the proliferation of HepG2 at concentrations of 3% to 70%. Morphological analysis for apoptosis detection using fluorescent microscope under 400X magnification producing typical apoptotic characteristic. It showed that gelam honey has antiproliferative activity towards cancer cell by its ability to induce apoptosis.
 
Malaysian gelam honey has the ability to reduce
the proliferation rate of liver cancer cells at a low dose
but not affecting the normal liver cells.
 
• Gelam honey attenuated radiation-induced cell death in human diploid fibroblasts by promoting cell cycle progression and inhibiting apoptosis., by Tengku Ahbrizal Farizal Tengku Ahmad et al. from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of Gelam honey as a radioprotector in human diploid fibroblast (HDFs) which were exposed to gamma-rays by determining the expression of genes and proteins involved in cell cycle regulation and cell death.
 
The conclusion: Gelam honey acts a radioprotector against gamma-irradiation by attenuating radiation-induced cell death.
 
• The antioxidant effect of the Malaysian Gelam honeyon pancreatic hamster cells cultured under hyperglycemicconditions, by Kalaivani Batumalaie et al., published on March 2013.
 
Type 2 diabetes consists of progressive hyper-glycemia, insulin resistance, and pancreatic ß-cell failure, which could result from glucose toxicity, inflammatory cytokines, and oxidative stress. THe authors of the study investigated the effect of pretreatment with Gelam honey (Melaleuca spp.) and the individual flavonoid components chrysin, luteolin, and quercetin, on the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), cell viability, lipid perox-idation, and insulin content in hamster pancreatic cells (HIT-T15 cells), cultured under normal and hyperglycemic conditions.
 
The results: “Data showed that pretreatment with the extract of the Gelam honey and the different favonoid components at the indicated concentration, for 24 h at 37°C, protects ß-cell function from the oxidative damage caused by the ROS, under hyperglycemic state.
The extract from Gelam honey had a protective effect which was significantly higher than the individual flavonoids. This could be due to the additive effect of all the three flavonoids present in the extract, and the phenolic acids such as gallic,ferulic, caffeic, benzoic, and cinnamic acids which areantioxidants.”
 
• Effects of Gelam and Acacia honey acute administration on some biochemical parameters of Sprague Dawley rats, by Samat S et al., observed the effects of acute administration (14 days) of Gelam honey, a wild harvesting honey and Acacia honey, a beekeeping honey, on male and female Sprague Dawley (SD) rats (a type of rats used in laboratory).
 
The results suggest that acute consumption of Gelam Honey and Acacia Honey at 2000 mg/kg body weight of male and female Sprague Dawley rats has some discrepancy effects on biochemical parameters but in line with OECD regulation. Gelam honey may have potential in controlling weight gain and triglyceride levels in female rats compared to Acacia honey.
 
All studies’ conclusion: Honey is a functional food with different biological properties such as:
 
antibacterial (bacteriostatic properties),
anti-inflammatory,
wound and sunburn healing,
antioxidant,
radical scavenging,
antidiabetic,
antimicrobial.
14 Nov

8 Amazing Tualang Honey Health Benefits

Tualang honey is harvested from the hives of wild honey bees on the Tualang trees native to the Malaysian jungle. While it may be relatively unfamiliar in the west, it has a long history of traditional use in Southeast Asia for a variety of health purposes.
Many of the health benefits of tualang honey can be attributed to its potent antioxidant and antibacterial properties. According to the published literature, tualang honey also exhibits anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antitumor activities. These varied therapeutic properties give tualang honey a wide variety of medicinal applications that have been studied fairly extensively.
A thorough review of the medicinal effects of tualang honey was published in 2013 and this article will take a look at some of the medicinal benefits of this remarkable product.
1. ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY
Most honey is known to possess antioxidant activity but tualang honey is an especially rich source of antioxidants that include phenolic acids, flavonoids, amino acids and proteins.
Antioxidants are essential to good health; they protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals, help repair damaged cells and prevent future disease.
Comparative studies have shown that tualang honey has an extremely high phenolic and flavonoid content which gives it more than the normal antioxidant value of other honeys. Research has also demonstrated that tualang honey shielded the body from oxidative stress in diabetic rats.
2. ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
Nearly all varieties of honey have antimicrobial effects but it is important to note that not all honey is equally effective. Manuka honey is especially famous for its antibacterial qualities but research has demonstrated that tualang honey is equally effective against several strains of bacteria.
Tualang honey protects against the growth of common skin bacteria as well as inhibiting the spread of dangerous strains such as streptococcus, salmonella and staphylococcus aureus. Some of these strains of bacteria are caused by hospital infections and have become drug resistant meaning that researchers have been looking for safe, alternative remedies to treat them.
Tualang honey has proven especially effective in preventing bacteria in burn wounds because of its high flavonoid and phenolic content.
3. DIABETES
Contrary to still popular belief, honey is not always bad for diabetic patients. Many people are concerned that the high sugar content of honeys will have adverse effects on diabetes but certain honey like tualang are high in fructose which is low on the glycemic index and is therefore recommended for sufferers of the disease. Studies conducted on diabetic rats demonstrated that in combination with hypoglycemic agents, tualang honey caused a significant reduction in blood sugar levels.
4. CANCER
Tualang honey has great potential in the treatment of certain forms of cancer and can help improve the effectiveness of more conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and oral medications. Studies have shown that because of its abundant flavonoid and phenolic acid content, tualang honey has a significant impact on breast cancer cells which compares favorably with the anticancer activity of tamoxifen.
5. WOUND HEALING
As I mentioned earlier in the article, tualang honey has antibacterial qualities that give it major wound healing potential. Tualang honey works on wounds and burns by easing the inflammation and fluid build-up in the wounded area while stimulating the growth of new cells.
A number of studies have been conducted into the wound healing abilities of tualang honey with the results proving largely positive. One study published in 2010 was conducted into the effects of tualang honey as a wound dressing in full thickness burn wounds that typically require skin graft surgery.
The results showed that wounds treated with tualang honey exhibited a very fast 32% decrease in wound size as early as the sixth day of treatment as well as a significant reduction on bacterial growth.
6. HEART HEALTH
Animal studies have also indicated that tualang honey has the potential to keep your heart healthy and protect against cardiovascular disease. One very recent study published earlier this year concluded that tualang honey demonstrated protective effects in rats induced with myorcardial infraction. Its effect on heart health was attributed to improved antioxidant levels in the heart tissue as well as reduced lipid peroxidation levels.
Other studies have also revealed that tualang honey may reduce blood pressure and decrease cholesterol levels which have a major impact on the heart’s health.
7. POSTMENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS
For the millions of women suffering from postmenopausal symptoms, tualang honey may provide a natural and safe alternative to conventional HRT treatments. Despite the many adverse effects caused by the menopause, many women are reluctant to undergo HRT therapy because of the wide range of potential adverse side effects.
A comprehensive study was conducted by the University of Science in Malaysia to examine the effects of tualang honey on a range of postmenopausal symptoms including hormonal deficiency and bone density. Postmenopausal women treated with tualang honey experienced a reduction in menopausal symptoms and an in increase in their bone strength and mineral density.
Indeed the effect of tualang honey on bone density was comparable with the effects of HRT when taken at a dose of 20mg a day. Researchers found that a dose of 20mg a day was safe and concluded that tualang honey could be used to protect against bone weakening conditions without the risk of side effects.
8. SPERM COUNT
Tualang honey has also demonstrated the ability to increase sperm count and also improve sperm motility in men. Experiments on rats have shown that tualang honey can help repair some of the toxic effects of tobacco smoke on sperm production as well as increasing testosterone levels.
One recent study published in 2009 showed that tualang honey was as effective as Tribestan in improving sperm count parameter when consumed for a 12 week period. Furthermore the study showed that the honey was safe and no adverse effects were reported.
14 Nov

8 Amazing Tualang Honey Health Benefits

Tualang honey is harvested from the hives of wild honey bees on the Tualang trees native to the Malaysian jungle. While it may be relatively unfamiliar in the west, it has a long history of traditional use in Southeast Asia for a variety of health purposes.
Many of the health benefits of tualang honey can be attributed to its potent antioxidant and antibacterial properties. According to the published literature, tualang honey also exhibits anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antitumor activities. These varied therapeutic properties give tualang honey a wide variety of medicinal applications that have been studied fairly extensively.
A thorough review of the medicinal effects of tualang honey was published in 2013 and this article will take a look at some of the medicinal benefits of this remarkable product.
1. ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY
Most honey is known to possess antioxidant activity but tualang honey is an especially rich source of antioxidants that include phenolic acids, flavonoids, amino acids and proteins.
Antioxidants are essential to good health; they protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals, help repair damaged cells and prevent future disease.
Comparative studies have shown that tualang honey has an extremely high phenolic and flavonoid content which gives it more than the normal antioxidant value of other honeys. Research has also demonstrated that tualang honey shielded the body from oxidative stress in diabetic rats.
2. ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
Nearly all varieties of honey have antimicrobial effects but it is important to note that not all honey is equally effective. Manuka honey is especially famous for its antibacterial qualities but research has demonstrated that tualang honey is equally effective against several strains of bacteria.
Tualang honey protects against the growth of common skin bacteria as well as inhibiting the spread of dangerous strains such as streptococcus, salmonella and staphylococcus aureus. Some of these strains of bacteria are caused by hospital infections and have become drug resistant meaning that researchers have been looking for safe, alternative remedies to treat them.
Tualang honey has proven especially effective in preventing bacteria in burn wounds because of its high flavonoid and phenolic content.
3. DIABETES
Contrary to still popular belief, honey is not always bad for diabetic patients. Many people are concerned that the high sugar content of honeys will have adverse effects on diabetes but certain honey like tualang are high in fructose which is low on the glycemic index and is therefore recommended for sufferers of the disease. Studies conducted on diabetic rats demonstrated that in combination with hypoglycemic agents, tualang honey caused a significant reduction in blood sugar levels.
4. CANCER
Tualang honey has great potential in the treatment of certain forms of cancer and can help improve the effectiveness of more conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and oral medications. Studies have shown that because of its abundant flavonoid and phenolic acid content, tualang honey has a significant impact on breast cancer cells which compares favorably with the anticancer activity of tamoxifen.
5. WOUND HEALING
As I mentioned earlier in the article, tualang honey has antibacterial qualities that give it major wound healing potential. Tualang honey works on wounds and burns by easing the inflammation and fluid build-up in the wounded area while stimulating the growth of new cells.
A number of studies have been conducted into the wound healing abilities of tualang honey with the results proving largely positive. One study published in 2010 was conducted into the effects of tualang honey as a wound dressing in full thickness burn wounds that typically require skin graft surgery.
The results showed that wounds treated with tualang honey exhibited a very fast 32% decrease in wound size as early as the sixth day of treatment as well as a significant reduction on bacterial growth.
6. HEART HEALTH
Animal studies have also indicated that tualang honey has the potential to keep your heart healthy and protect against cardiovascular disease. One very recent study published earlier this year concluded that tualang honey demonstrated protective effects in rats induced with myorcardial infraction. Its effect on heart health was attributed to improved antioxidant levels in the heart tissue as well as reduced lipid peroxidation levels.
Other studies have also revealed that tualang honey may reduce blood pressure and decrease cholesterol levels which have a major impact on the heart’s health.
7. POSTMENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS
For the millions of women suffering from postmenopausal symptoms, tualang honey may provide a natural and safe alternative to conventional HRT treatments. Despite the many adverse effects caused by the menopause, many women are reluctant to undergo HRT therapy because of the wide range of potential adverse side effects.
A comprehensive study was conducted by the University of Science in Malaysia to examine the effects of tualang honey on a range of postmenopausal symptoms including hormonal deficiency and bone density. Postmenopausal women treated with tualang honey experienced a reduction in menopausal symptoms and an in increase in their bone strength and mineral density.
Indeed the effect of tualang honey on bone density was comparable with the effects of HRT when taken at a dose of 20mg a day. Researchers found that a dose of 20mg a day was safe and concluded that tualang honey could be used to protect against bone weakening conditions without the risk of side effects.
8. SPERM COUNT
Tualang honey has also demonstrated the ability to increase sperm count and also improve sperm motility in men. Experiments on rats have shown that tualang honey can help repair some of the toxic effects of tobacco smoke on sperm production as well as increasing testosterone levels.
One recent study published in 2009 showed that tualang honey was as effective as Tribestan in improving sperm count parameter when consumed for a 12 week period. Furthermore the study showed that the honey was safe and no adverse effects were reported.

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