20 August 2019 | News
New Zealand's #1 UMF™ Manuka honey brand brings new line of soothing syrups and pops to whole foods markets, select cvs pharmacies, and other premium retailers nationwide
Comvita, the pioneer and trusted global leader in Manuka Honey, revealed the market's only line of UMF™ certified Manuka Honey-based products for kids. Comvita Kids is a line of Soothing Syrups and Pops that combine Certified UMF™ 10+ Manuka Honey with other well-researched, safe, natural and premium ingredients. Products will roll-out in Whole Foods Markets and select CVS Pharmacies in September.
Multiple clinical research studies, supported by preclinical and laboratory research, have shown that honey can reduce the symptoms and discomfort of cough and sore throat. This research has led to leading Public Health Authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommending honey as a first line self-care treatment for these ailments. The Mayo Clinic and the American Academy of Pediatrics have also made similar recommendations. The natural and unique compounds found only in Manuka Honey possess antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are dramatically stronger than that other honey types, including regular and dark honey.
Comvita's Certified UMF™ 10+ Manuka Honey, is traceable from hive to shelf and is independently certified by the UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association) for the three key compounds - Leptosperin, DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) and MGO (Methylglyoxal) - that ensure the honey is genuine Manuka.
Unlike most options for addressing children's common cold, Comvita Kids uses natural ingredients, with no artificial colors, preservatives or flavors. The complete line of Comvita Kids products includes:
Manuka Honey Day-Time Soothing Syrup
Manuka Honey Night-Time Soothing Syrup
Manuka Honey Soothing Pops
"I've been using and recommending Manuka Honey as a daily wellness supplement to my patients for years," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, MSN, RDN. "With so many different brands on the shelves and confusion around what is genuine, it's extremely important to know what you are buying. I am thrilled I can now offer Comvita to my kids, and to my pint-sized patients seeking throat and cough relief in a tasty soothing syrup or lollipop format."