When asked about supplements, all I can see are bottles and bottles of tablets. Go Pure flips that with an age-old panacea we know and love, honey. Everything from helping with allergies to scarring, this liquid gold has been the remedy of choice throughout the ages. Even as a kid, I was made to drink a cup every night to ease into sleep. Manuka honey can be found on my shelves even now, but, did you know that there are other types of honey out there with their own benefits?
To Drink: Acacia and Linden Honey
Go Pure only has two types of honey: Acacia and Linden Honey*. And, it is all you need to take your first step to a cleaner bill of health. Even better, when used together.
Start your mornings with the Acacia Honey (500ml at S$30 for natural or S$45 for organic). Made from the nectar of Black Locust blossoms grown on the rich mineral soils of the Romanian Highlands, it helps detox the liver, regulates digestion and reduces inflammation.
It is a smooth, delicate floral honey which easily dissolves. Enhance the detox effect by having it in a glass of lemon water. When drank in the morning, it is a great way to jump start and prepare your body for a busy day. And, if you have been a little unhealthy lately, it might just get your bowels moving a lot smoother (so be careful when starting this).
The high fructose and low sucrose content also make it a great replacement for sugar. Helpful for diabetics or those watching their diets, it can be used in salad dressings, on toast and, if you are feeling a little fancy, blue cheese.
After a day of work (and stress), a good way to tune down for the night is their Linden Honey (500ml at S$25 for natural or S$35 for organic).
This is made from the floral nectar of Linden trees, found in the Romanian Highlands as well. It has a mild citrus aroma, with a taste similar to kumquat. The slight bitterness is unlike any other honey I have had.
It is known for its success in treating and relieving common health ailments, including colds, sore throat, flu and indigestion. When taken at night, it can soothe anxiety, ultimately helping with insomnia. In the past, this honey was also applied externally to quicken the healing of eczema and burns.
*The difference between the Organic and Natural version is by its farm lands and methods. The Organic version has been certified by their local governments to ensure that the land, air, water and farming methods are 100% organic.
To Eat: Pure Propolis Supplement
Honey isn’t the only thing bees make. They also produce a reddish brown substance known as propolis to repair honeycombs. Back in ancient times, they are often used for abscesses and minor wounds. Now, they are mostly seen in supplement bottles and skincare products (see our previous propolis serum review here) for their anti-microbial and anti-oxidant effects.
The Go Pure Propolis soft gel capsules come in two forms: Pure Propolis (60 for S$115) and Pure Propolis Premium (60 for S$132). The former comes with additional benefits of Perilla seed oil, DHA and EPA, while the premium range includes Lingzhi spore oil to boost the immune system and protect the liver. It all adds on to the already wide-ranging effects on ageing, cancer, high blood pressure and so on.
To Use: Manuka Cosmet
We cannot forget the ever-popular manuka honey. At Go Pure, they have a range of Manuka Cosmet beauty products to renew your external skin layer. This includes their Manuka’s Cosmet B&H Peeling Jell 15+ (S$22), cleanser (S$24), drop lotion (S$30) and COCO Mask (S$8/piece). Making use of Manuka honey and Royal Jelly’s hydrating properties, it can help remove clogged pores, improve radiance and light blemishes.
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