Honey and Garcinia Cambogia (also known as Goraka fruit or Malabar Tamarind) are two natural ingredients with multiple health benefits. Together they are a powerhouse blend of Ayurvedic medicine known for their prowess in reducing weight and suppressing appetite.
Goodfolks 100% Pure Bee’s Honey is sourced from a collective of farmers in Sri Lanka. The process is largely organic and adheres to sustainable practices (See section on Manufacturing Process below for more on this).
This honey comes with a high pollen count and NO hidden ingredients. Pure Bee’s Honey has a low Glycemic Index which means the body processes honey at a much slower rate and this is a good thing if you are concerned about your blood sugar levels.
This product will crystallize in cool temperatures and is a definite sign of its purity.
Goodfolks bee honey is 100% raw (comes straight from the hive) and filtered (removal of small bits of debris, including pollen, beeswax, and parts of dead bees). This bee honey has NOT been heated, treated in any way or pasteurized. As such Goodfolks Sri Lanka Bee Honey contains all the natural nutrients and no added sugars unlike most honey on (supermarket) shelves. Raw honey such as ours can be cloudy in appearance as the product has not been refined (thereby stripping it of its nutrients and healing qualities.)
Bee honey in Sri Lanka is superior due to the variety of trees/plants bees extract pollen from. Most bee honey in the world comes from single or limited pollen sources. However the significant biodiversity in Sri Lanka and the medicinal value of our trees/plants mean a high pollen variety.
Sri Lanka’s apiculture (bee keeping) industry is not well organised despite having a fairly large number. It is also spread out over much of the country. The supply from beekeepers also varies from a few jars per year to much larger stock. As a result it is difficult to maintain standards or obtain internationally recognized certifications due to the costs involved. However almost all beekeepers have been exposed to and educated on best practices. Therefore one can argue that Sri Lankan Bee Honey in general meets the standards required for international certification but is unable to do so due to various complexities. For example there is plenty of food for the bees, bee-keeping uses natural and sustainable raw materials, there is plenty of water and bees are not stressed or exploited. But high levels of agricultural activity with chemical use mean a difficulty in obtaining organic certifications despite the keeping itself being organic.
Therefore we refer to our bee honey being produced to organic standards. We are however working with various local authorities to develop a locally accepted standard that will deliver good prices and uplift the local beekeeping industry.
We can provide a certificate from the Sri Lanka Industrial Technology Institute for bulk orders.
Garcinia Cambogia extract is believed to have weight management properties of an organic compound found in the fruit, known as HCA (hydroxycitric acid). The enzyme ATP-citrate-lyase, which is a key enzyme in the body’s fat-making process.
Meanwhile pure bee honey has the following qualities:
- bee pollen, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- bee propolis, a glue-like substance that helps keep the hive together
- certain vitamins and minerals
- amino acids
None of the claims made above have been proven scientifically. Please speak to your ayurvedic or indegenous medicine practitioner to learn more about bee honey and cinnamon and how it can aid you.
Our bee honey is sourced from a network of beekeepers scattered throughout the island. The network maintains its own standards and requirements leading to a consistent supply.