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Manuka Health


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Manuka Health Honey is the only honey to have been tested by scientists to show its MGO (methyglyoxal) content – a powerful antibacterial agent used to treat digestive complaints, skin conditions, wounds, gum disease, and sore throats.

Made by bees that collect pollen from the white-flowered Manuka bush in New Zealand. This honey is a smooth caramel taste, thick, creamy and golden. 

While in other comparable products, these properties are destroyed by exposure to heat and light, this Manuka Health version has been shown to contain 400+ MGO. A minimum MGO of 100+ is recommended for treating digestive complaints and 400+ for wounds and ulcers. It can also be used to help treat skin concerns and sunburn and to fight viruses. Also available in a larger size.

Key Benefits: 

  • This honey is produced and packed in New Zealand and can be traced back to the beekeeper
  • Tested and certified for MGO potency
  • UMF 13+ Certified
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Raw and unpasteuriseded
  • Kosher certified
  • Halal certified
  • BPA-free plastic jar

Directions: As a food supplement, you can enjoy in various ways including; straight from the spoon, adding to water, tea, coffee, or smoothies, drizzle over sweet of savory food, apply to the skin for DIY beauty and skin care.  Avoid exposure to prolonged high heat (boiling or baking). Store at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.  For external use only.  Avoid contact with eyes. 

Manuka Honey is not suitable for children under 12 months.

Monofloral MGO400+ Manuka Honey.

What is Manuka Honey?
Mānuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar of the native New Zealand Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium). Mānuka Honey is world renowned for its unique characteristics. Scientific research has discovered that naturally occurring methylglyoxal (MGO) is a key compound in Mānuka Honey that makes it so different from other kinds of honey. Mānuka honey is the first honey to be so extensively researched and recognised for its remarkable qualities.  While we would love to tell you about our the positive experiences, New Zealand / UK regulations do not allow us to go into detail about the health benefits of Manuka Honey. This is because New Zealand / UK has strict rules health claims relating to food. We recommend a Google Search (or try Google Scholar for scientific papers) for thousands of first-hand reviews, applications, and experiences.

What are the advantages of MGO Manuka Honey Certification?
The MGO rating system is based on the scientific evidence revealed in 2008 by Professor Thomas Henle. It enables our customers to make informed choices about the potency of honey they're buying.
Not all Mānuka honey is equal - it is important to know that the level of methylglyoxal can vary greatly in Mānuka honey, so you want to be sure you get what you've paid for.  That is why Mānuka Health test and certify every batch of MGO Mānuka Honey to guarantee the level of methylglyoxal present, as indicated by the MGO rating on the label. Each batch also undergoes stringent quality testing and is fully traceable right back to the beekeeper it came from.  We developed the MGO rating and quality system based on the scientific evidence revealed in 2008 by Professor Thomas Henle and his research group (Technical University of Dresden, Germany) which identified methylglyoxal (MGO) as one of the key compounds found in New Zealand Mānuka honey.The MGO Mānuka Honey rating and quality system mean our customers can easily make an informed choice of the potency of the honey they're buying. The higher the MGO rating, the higher the grade of honey.

Is Manuka Honey tested in New Zealand before it is exported?
Yes, all of the Manuka Health honey is tested in New Zealand.  This honey undergoes dozens of test including by not limited to:

  • TEST FOR AUTHENTICITY - All New Zealand Mānuka honey that is exported to countries overseas must meet a Government established scientific definition. The definition specifies a set of five science-based markers which identify the origin of Mānuka honey. These markers need to be present to credibly call it New Zealand Mānuka honey and only honey that meets the new standards will be certified for export as New Zealand Mānuka honey.
  • TEST FOR POTENCY - Their lead test for potency is for the compound methylglyoxal (MGO). After years of research, scientists discovered MGO as the key compound in Mānuka honey, directly related to its potency. Mānuka Health pioneered MGO as a transparent testing and rating system that gives consumers assurance of the quality of Mānuka Health’s Mānuka honey.  Over the past decade, we have built MGO to be an internationally recognised guide in helping consumers purchase Mānuka honey based on its methylglyoxal potency. The UMF grading system for Mānuka honey also measures methylglyoxal as one of its compounds.
  • PURITY, QUALITY & FOOD SAFETY - These are tests for contamination, toxins, adulteration, heat damage and freshness.  Manuka Health have one of the largest customised honey facilities in Te Awamutu, New Zealand including an ISO17025 accredited laboratory, honey-drum storage, blending, packing and distribution under one roof. This means we can ensure a secure supply chain from beekeeper to finished product.  We have comprehensive authenticity and quality testing of the honey, both at raw material and finished product stages, guaranteeing quality, purity and safety.

Who tests Manuka Honey to ensure it is genuine?
Only certain MPI-recognised laboratories are certified to test Mānuka honey to authenticate it is real.  New Zealand export requirements for food and labelling standards are maintained and administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), a government organisation independent from the honey industry.  Mānuka honey producers who export their honey overseas are required to test their honey against MPI’s Mānuka honey scientific definition to prove the honey is authentic and ensure they meet all legal requirements for truthful labelling. Only certain MPI-recognised laboratories are certified to test Mānuka honey to authenticate it is real.

Can Manuka Honey heal you?
Honey has been used to treat a range of ailments for thousands of years, and the healing properties of the Mānuka plant have long been valued and used traditionally by the New Zealand Maori people.  New Zealand Mānuka honey has gained a global reputation for its healing properties, and it remains the most researched therapeutic honey in the world, particularly for skin and wound healing. However, while many people firmly believe that eating Mānuka honey has health benefits, under New Zealand Food laws, we are not allowed to promote the health benefits of Mānuka honey.  We are interested in more fully understanding the benefits of eating Mānuka honey from a health perspective and research is ongoing to understand this complex honey better.

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