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MĀNUKA HONEY | WHAT IS IT?

MĀNUKA HONEY-

WHAT IS IT?

What is Mānuka Honey?
NATURE’S MOST DELICIOUS SUPERFOOD

Mānuka honey is an extraordinary honey made by bees from the nectar of the New Zealand Mānuka tree.  Extensive scientific research has shown that it has remarkable functional properties, with people around the world prizing it for its distinctive taste and  natural benefits for immunity and wellbeing.​

Mānuka honey is only made in New Zealand, and only during a few weeks every summer when the Mānuka is in flower – making it a truly rare gift from nature.

Mānuka Health – carefully crafting nature's finest honey

Not all Mānuka honeys are equal, it takes specialist care to bring out its natural best. As pioneers in Mānuka honey science and New Zealand leaders in sustainable beekeeping, we’ve spent years discovering the secret to crafting the purest, most potent and most delicious Mānuka honey available. ​

What’s more, our honey is sustainably sourced, GMO-free, and raw and unpasteurised – truly nature's finest.

Be confident you're getting the real deal
Each jar has a Trust Code - a unique QR code links to that exact jar of honey’s ‘birth certificate’. So no matter where you are in the world you can check right away that your jar of Manuka honey is verified as authentic.
 
Every batch of our Manuka honey is ‘fingerprinted’ by scientific traceability company Oritain. This means that we can trace any jar of our Manuka honey back to its true origin and confirm it's genuine.
 
Our Manuka honey is independently tested to rigorous industry standards (set by the New Zealand Government), ensuring each batch is guaranteed to be genuine New Zealand Manuka honey. Only honey that meets these standards can be certified for export and labelled as New Zealand Manuka honey. 
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Rich & naturally complex
 
Darker in colour with a thicker texture and deliciously distinctive taste, expect a creamier and richer experience from this most tasty of superfoods. Rich in potent plant compounds, antioxidants, prebiotics, vitamins and trace minerals, its flavour and aroma are unlike any other honey in the world.​
 
Bursting with natural goodness, Mānuka honey is a true all-rounder for wellbeing.
Quality, Purity & Potency Guaranteed
We're experts at making honey. The rich flavour, smooth texture and exceptional properties of our honey is thanks to the collective efforts and close care of our bees, beekeepers, and honey experts throughout the entire process.
 
UMF & MGO Certification gives the ultimate assurance of quality and potency. Not all Manuka honey is high in MGO (the ingredient that makes Manuka honey so special). The MGO & UMF numbers tell you how much MGO is in the honey and help you choose the right grade for your needs.
 
Our hives are placed in wild pristine areas with very little risk of contaminants in the environment. But to be absolutely certain we routinely test for pesticides and herbicides including glyphosate residues, and every batch is triple tested to make sure our honey is always of the highest quality and purity. See our full list of quality accreditations
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Why take Propolis?

Move aside Turmeric, Propolis is here. And has been for quite some time, actually.
 
Propolis has been used as a traditional health product since ancient times. It was used to treat sores, ulcers, oral infections and coughs by the ancient Greeks, and was even used as an embalming agent by ancient Egyptians (please don't try this at home!).
 
Modern research confirms high quality bioactive propolis has remarkable protective properties that support key aspects of human health:
 
Immune support & Winter Wellness - Propolis provides powerful support for immune defences and aids balanced immune function. It's a great winter supplement to help support resistance and recovery from common winter ills.
 
Antioxidant protection - Propolis provides proven antioxidant activity for cellular health and protection. Antioxidants are important for healthy aging and are particularly supportive for athletes, city-dwellers and those with stressful lifestyles.
 
General Wellbeing - The powerful immune and antioxidant benefits of propolis provide broad support in the body for overall health and wellbeing.
 
Ongoing research indicates that high quality bioactive propolis has potential therapeutic use in the areas of:
 
Immune health | Antioxidant protection including for age-related conditions | Gastrointestinal health | Cardiovascular health | Liver health | Oral health | Respiratory health | Wound healing and skin health | Bone and joint care | Blood sugar management

Future Research into the power of Propolis

Propolis can be taken short or long term to support your health needs:
 
- Take Propolis capsules or liquid internally for immune support and general wellbeing
 
- Dilute Propolis liquid in water as a gargle or mouthwash for throat and mouth health (also available in convenient oral spray & lozenges)
 
- Propolis liquid can also be applied directly to the skin to aid healing
BENEFITS & USES

MĀNUKA HONEY FOR WELLBEING

BENEFITS & USES

MĀNUKA HONEY FOR WELLBEING

Naturally blurring the lines between pantry and medicine cabinet, Mānuka honey is beautifully versatile. It's sought after by people around the world who love the many different ways it supports their wellbeing.

Research to date has revealed Mānuka honey's potential wellbeing benefits in the following areas:

+ Wound care and skin care

+ Immune health and protection​ 

+ Soothing throat and coughs​

+ Gut and digestive health

+ Oral health ​

+ Natural energy boost

There is still much to discover about this amazing honey, and as leaders in Mānuka honey science we are committed to furthering our understanding of this potent natural superfood for the benefit of all.

MĀNUKA HONEY IS ALSO A SUPERFOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Manuka Honey & Wound Care

Famous for its wound care properties, Manuka honey is both powerful yet gentle on damaged tissues, and supports healing via a number of different actions:
 
It has powerful long lasting antibacterial activity when applied to wounds and broken skin. Clinical studies show it’s effective against a wide variety of bacteria including antibiotic-resistant strains.
 
Manuka honey stimulates natural repair and healing when applied topically, speeding the healing process and helping to prevent scarring.
 
A natural debriding action helps clear the wound site while protecting the new healthy tissue.
 
It maintains a moist, low-pH wound site beneficial for healing while drawing excess fluid away from the wound.
 
Manuka honey coats and protects the wound site, providing a direct soothing action and preventing damage to the fragile new tissue during dressing changes.

Manuka Honey & Skin Care

Loved by beauty therapists, Manuka honey is also perfect for DIY home skin care.
 
Because it's suitable for all skin types Manuka honey can be used for general beautifying, or for more intensive care to nurture extra dry, aggravated or problem skin.
 
Multi-talented Manuka honey works hard for your skin no matter what the issue:
 
Plumps and hydrates the skin to protect against dryness and dullness and get your natural glow back.
 
Softens and soothes the skin - great for rough skin or after environmental exposure from the sun, wind or cold.
 
Aids healthy skin regeneration and targets blemishes to promote a fresh, clear complexion.
 
You can even apply to your lips for the ultimate lip conditioning treatment – simply lick it off when you can’t resist any longer!
 
It’s so simple to use – just apply a thin layer to cleansed skin and leave on for at least 15 minutes, then gently rinse off with warm water.
 
This can be done daily, weekly or whenever you need to soothe, restore and replenish your skin.

MĀNUKA HONEY IS ALSO A SUPERFOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Mānuka Honey for Wound Care

Famous for its wound care properties, Mānuka honey has powerful long-lasting antibacterial activity when applied to wounds and broken skin. It speeds the healing process and helps to prevent scarring.
Clinical studies show that it is effective against a wide variety of bacteria including antibiotic-resistant strains. These unique healing benefits are why Mānuka honey is used for wound care in hospitals around the world.

Mānuka Honey for Skin Care

Loved by beauty therapists, Mānuka honey is also perfect for DIY home skin care.
Because it's suitable for all skin types Mānuka honey can be used for general beautifying, or for more intensive care to nurture extra dry, depleted, aggravated or problem skin.
It’s so simple to use – just apply a thin layer to cleansed skin and leave on for at least 15 minutes, then gently rinse off with warm water and behold your new glow. Or try our specially formulated Mānuka skin treatments.
HOW TO CHOOSE
NOT ALL MĀNUKA HONEY IS EQUAL

Each jar of our Mānuka Health honey has been made, tested and safely sealed right here in New Zealand and can be traced back to the beekeeper it came from. 

Be sure you're getting the best Mānuka honey

Producing the purest and most potent Mānuka honey takes special knowledge and expertise. Look for the following when choosing your brand:

+ Trusted New Zealand brand with specialised processing facilities

+ Produced and packed in New Zealand​

+ Traceable right back to the beekeeper​

+ MGO & UMF cer​tified

+ Tested for quality, purity and authenticity

Be sure you're getting the best Mānuka honey

Producing the purest and most potent Mānuka honey takes special knowledge and expertise. Look for the following when choosing your brand:

+ Trusted New Zealand brand with specialised processing facilities

+ Produced and packed in New Zealand​

+ Traceable right back to the beekeeper​

+ MGO & UMF cer​tified

+ Tested for quality, purity and authenticity

Quality, Purity & Potency Guaranteed
We're experts at making honey. The rich flavour, smooth texture and exceptional properties of our honey is thanks to the collective efforts and close care of our bees, beekeepers, and honey experts throughout the entire process.
 
UMF & MGO Certification gives the ultimate assurance of quality and potency. Not all Manuka honey is high in MGO (the ingredient that makes Manuka honey so special). The MGO & UMF numbers tell you how much MGO is in the honey and help you choose the right grade for your needs.
 
Our hives are placed in wild pristine areas with very little risk of contaminants in the environment. But to be absolutely certain we routinely test for pesticides and herbicides including glyphosate residues, and every batch is triple tested to make sure our honey is always of the highest quality and purity. See our full list of quality accreditations
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With Mānuka Health you can be confident you're getting the real deal

Each jar has a Trust Code – a unique QR code on its lid. This links to that exact jar of honey’s ‘birth certificate’ so you can see right away if the jar is authentic, and check its quality credentials. ​

To further protect our honey from counterfeit, we have partnered with Oritain, a scientific traceability company that has created a unique fingerprint for our honey. This means any jar of our Mānuka honey can be traced back to its origin.

Be confident you're getting the real deal
Each jar has a Trust Code - a unique QR code links to that exact jar of honey’s ‘birth certificate’. So no matter where you are in the world you can check right away that your jar of Manuka honey is verified as authentic.
 
Every batch of our Manuka honey is ‘fingerprinted’ by scientific traceability company Oritain. This means that we can trace any jar of our Manuka honey back to its true origin and confirm it's genuine.
 
Our Manuka honey is independently tested to rigorous industry standards (set by the New Zealand Government), ensuring each batch is guaranteed to be genuine New Zealand Manuka honey. Only honey that meets these standards can be certified for export and labelled as New Zealand Manuka honey. 
Read more

How to choose the right Mānuka honey for my needs?

One of the most popular questions we get asked is which Mānuka honey to choose. Mānuka Health pioneered MGO testing of Mānuka honey to provide a scientifically proven measure of the honey's potency and help you confidently choose the right Mānuka for your needs . Put simply, the higher the MGO number the more potent the honey.

As a general guide we recommend:

+ For use as a nutritious sweetener or for culinary use – go for the lower numbers MGO 30+ to MGO 115+

+ For daily protection and wellbeing enhancement – go for MGO 263+ or MGO 400​+

+ For more acute/targeted use, aim for the higher numbers – MGO 573+ and above ​

 

WHAT IS MGO?

MGO - THE MAGIC MĀNUKA INGREDIENT

MGO stands for methylglyoxal, the naturally occurring compound that makes Mānuka honey special and gives it the unique potency that makes it so different to other honeys.
 
In 2008, following the ground-breaking discovery of MGO by our research partners, Mānuka Health developed the MGO grading system for Mānuka honey – to keep it simple, the higher the MGO the higher the potency.  
 
MGO is an internationally recognised guide to help people confidently purchase Mānuka honey based on the trusted science of natural MGO potency.
 
We recommend using the lower MGO levels (30+ to 115+) as a delicious and nutritious sweetener, MGO 263+ or 400+ as an everyday wellbeing boost, and MGO 573+ and above for more acute and targeted use.

Our honey is both MGO & UMF Certified

Our iconic red MGO mark tells you how much MGO is in the jar (an indicator of its potency and power) and the UMF mark is an independent endorsement of New Zealand origin, quality and grade.

 
UMF is a trusted quality mark that assures consumers they are getting genuine New Zealand Mānuka honey and certifies it as the world's highest quality. The UMF Honey Association is also at the forefront of world-leading research into Mānuka honey to understand its benefits and quality.

Our honey is both MGO & UMF Certified

Our iconic red MGO mark tells you how much MGO is in the jar (an indicator of its potency and power) and the UMF mark is an independent endorsement of New Zealand origin, quality and grade.

 
UMF is a trusted quality mark that assures consumers they are getting genuine New Zealand Mānuka honey and certifies it as the world's highest quality. The UMF Honey Association is also at the forefront of world-leading research into Mānuka honey to understand its benefits and quality.
 
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