If you listen to the experts, the recommended dose of Manuka Honey per day is 1-2 tablespoons to reap the benefits.
But the question should be “why am I taking Manuka Honey?“
If it’s just for general health all pure, raw honeys are good for you and a teaspoon on your toast each morning is an excellent sweet spread. But if you have other ideas about your health and think Manuka Honey might help, then think about what you’re trying to do.
Manuka Honey, as all honeys, are known for their excellent anti-inflammatory gains and how they aid the body to have better digestion. Personally, for many years I suffered from reflux and indigestion from a hernia I had in my stomach, I would wake up in the middle of the night because I was so uncomfortable. I found one teaspoon of Manuka Honey in a cup of tea settled the problem. I like the idea of something natural and I knew the Manuka Honey not only reduced the inflammation but travelled through my gut and also helped my stomach and bowels.
Because the Methylglyoxal (anti-bacterial factor in Manuka Honey) is antibiotic, the honey appears to be multi-functional. Most honeys break down when exposed to heat or mixed with fluids, research by the Waikato University in New Zealand, under the guidelines of the Waikato hospital found Methylglyoxal, the essential components of the anti-bacterial properties, don’t break down easily when dispersed in fluids and can withstand heat, so it actively moves through your digestive gut.
If you’re treating a more complex internal disorder I believe two table spoons a day would do the trick, I would make one of those spoonfuls just before going to bed because while you’re sleeping your body is warm and relaxed, and the honey can slowly work through your gut. I think straight off the spoon is best, but I have had some people tell me its uncomfortable and even a little painful, so putting it in water or a cup of tea may help.