PeloGenix Pure, Raw, Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey, 16 Oz (1 LB) 454 g
U.S. Grade A
- Net Weight: 16 Oz (1 LB) 454 g
- Fresh - honey harvested November, 2013
- 100% Natural - Produced in the USA
- Packaged by PeloGenix, LLC
- Pure, Raw, Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey
PeloGenix has gone the extra mile to produce a Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey product for people serious about using honey for the prevention and treatment of health problems. Many other honeys, including buckwheat honey products, are available, that have not been prepared as Nutraceutical Honey, and are no different from honey available from the supermarket that people routinely use on their toast and cereal. But PeloGenix Nutraceutical honey has been collected and prepared specifically for the health-conscious consumer who is aware of the medical benefits of honey, and the specific floral types of honey that provide the most antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic activities for human and animal health, and who know something about the appropriate processing of such honeys to maximize these activities in the commercially-available product.
From its very packaging, labeling and the information provided on this website, you can see that PeloGenix Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey is different from other honeys available on the market. PeloGenix Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey is packaged in a clean white jar, more reminiscent of a medicinal agent than a jar of honey - and for good reason - because it has been prepared more as a medicinal agent than a food, although it contains all the nutritive value of any other honey. Likewise, the label is free of crops, colored flowers and honey dispensers that you will find on honey products sold in the supermarket, and has been designed to be more typical of a label for a medicinal product. And the information provided on this website will inform you about the latest findings for honey from the scientific literature, including a full bibliography (with some seminal manuscripts available for download right from this website) so that you will be right up to date with the latest scientific literature describing the therapeutic properties and use of honey in many medical disorders.
In the last decade, many research groups have reported the health benefits of natural products that have not been "over-processed," and consumers are increasingly becoming aware of these findings. Ancient cultures have long been aware of the medicinal properties of natural products, including honey, but modern man has been skeptical about such reports unless they are backed by modern scientific evidence. Take some time to read the information provided on this website that reports some of the modern scientific evidence describing the beneficial properties of Buckwheat honey, and then take the step to try some for yourself in the full knowledge that PeloGenix Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey has been prepared with the same level of "scientific care" so as to fully capture all the beneficial properties summarized from science on this website, and documented in the bibliography.
Honey has been widely accepted as food and medicine by all generations, traditions, and civilizations, both ancient and modern. For 5,000 years, honey has been used by humans to treat a variety of ailments through both ingestion and topical application.1 The medicinal use of honey declined through much of the 20th Century due to the dominance of antibiotics as antimicrobial agents, but problems of microbial resistance to antibiotics has meant that the use of honey for therapeutic purposes is now on the increase again. Many studies have shown that honey has the ability to influence biological systems as antioxidant, 2, 3 anti-inflammatory, 3-7 antimicrobial,1, 8, 9 autolytic debridement,1, 8, 10-14 cough suppression,15 pain diminution,16-18 and as a natural anti-cancer agent.19-21
Honey positively affects risk factors for cardiovascular disease by inhibiting inflammation, improving endothelial function, as well as plasma lipid profile, and increasing low-density lipoprotein resistance to oxidation (reviewed by Alvarez-Suarez et al., 2013).21 Honey displays an important antitumor capacity, where its polyphenol content is active both in inhibiting mutagenesis and inducing apoptosis.20, 21 Honey also positively modulates the glycemic response by reducing blood glucose, serum fructosamine or glycosylated hemoglobin concentrations, and exerts antibacterial properties caused by its content of hydrogen peroxide, as well as non-peroxide factors such as flavonoids, methylglyoxal and bee defensin-1 peptide.21
Of all honeys, buckwheat honey has been shown to have the highest antioxidant3 and anti-inflammatory3 activities, and is also high in its antibacterial activity.22, 23 The antioxidants in buckwheat honey have been shown to protect DNA from damage by hydroxyl radicals,24 and are bioavailable25 such that they increase serum antioxidant capacity,26 for example.
PeloGenix Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey is Pure:
PeloGenix Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey is a monofloral honey, collected from large acres of Buckwheat planted in Washington State. The bees are placed within these crop acreages and only have to travel short distances to collect nectar from only Buckwheat flowers. Purity of floral variety visited by the bees is facilitated by buckwheat being a late season crop, which is planted later than any other summer grain crop, thereby limiting the flowers from other floral species that would contribute nectar to the honey in these hives. Buckwheat is typically planted between early July and the first week in August, and flowers about 60 days later in September/October, and the honey is typically harvested in late October/November. These two factors (abundance of buckwheat flowers in close proximity to the hives, and paucity of flowers from other crops) ensure PeloGenix Buckwheat Honey is Pure.
PeloGenix Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey is Raw:
PeloGenix Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey is not pasteurized, neither is it heated above normal ambient hive temperatures; nor is it filtered through small screens that remove pollen, small air bubbles, and other tiny particulates of wax and propolis.
Pasteurization is a heating process to destroy microorganisms, and requires the honey to be heated to 161 °F (72 °C). Pasteurization is done to destroy yeast cells, which could facilitate fermentation of the honey, as well as bacteria. Pasteurization is also performed to liquefy any microcrystals in the honey to delay the onset of visible crystallization. However, the excessive heat exposure caused by pasteurization results in product deterioration, by denaturing honey enzymes and increasing its level of hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF). HMF is toxic to bees; fresh honey contains less than 15 mg/kg and the Codex Alimentarius Standard requires that honey have less than 40 mg/kg HMF.
Within the industry, there is a diversity of meanings of "raw honey," but it generally refers to honey that has undergone minimal processing since being harvested from the hive. According to the National Honey Board of the USDA, "raw honey" is honey that has not been heated above the natural ambient temperature in a beehive, or filtered. Natural ambient temperature in a beehive is 95 °F, and in hot climates has been recorded as high as 118 °F. Accordingly, the State of Utah legislated that "Raw Honey" means honey (i) as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling or straining; and (ii) that has not been (A) heated above 118 °F during production or storage; or (B) pasteurized. (see <http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/hbillint/hb0148.htm>).
Because consumers prefer clear honey, a lot of honey is filtered to remove the suspended material (pollen grains, wax, propolis, air bubbles), which gives it the desired clear brilliant appearance. Filtering of honey also delays its crystallization, helping the honey to remain liquid for a much longer period, which many consumers prefer. According to USDA Grading Standards for extracted honey, filtered honey is honey that has been fine-filtered to the extent that all or most of the fine particles, pollen grains, air bubbles, or other materials normally found in suspension, have been removed.
PeloGenix Raw Buckwheat Honey is as close to comb honey as you can get, and has only been strained through large pores to remove large pieces of wax, propolis and bee fragments, but it has not been filtered and it still contains the delicate flavors and enzymes of comb honey. Many people believe that raw honey is healthier because it contains pollen, active phytochemicals and active enzymes, and those with allergies often claim that consuming raw honey alleviates or diminishes their allergy symptoms. For example, one important enzyme in honey is glucose oxidase, which converts glucose to gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is the main agent responsible for antibacterial activity in most honeys. Heating honey will denature glucose oxidase and destroy the antibacterial activity that is one of the important factors thought to contribute to the treatment by Buckwheat Honey of sore throats and coughs.
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Buckwheat Honey is Gluten Free
Buckwheat Honey Contains Antioxidant Activity
Buckwheat Honey has Effective Anti-Inflammatory Activity
Buckwheat Honey has Effective Antimicrobial Activity
Buckwheat Honey Suppresses Coughing and Soothes Sore Throats
Buckwheat Honey as Anticancer
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PeloGenix Pure, Raw, Nutraceutical Buckwheat Honey
Recommended Dose: Four Tablespoons per day (80g). Because this dose
significantly elevated serum antioxidant capacity in human subjects.26
(See Reference #26 in the Bibliography or click here to read the entire manuscript.)
Last Update: 02/10/2014, BA