Manuka Honey works against a wide range of bacteria including the causes of stomach ulcers, sore throats and wound infections. This honey has also proven to be effective in helping the natural healing of skin ulcers, burns, boils, cracked skin and even the "superbug" MRSA. The Manuka bush is covered in white flowers for four weeks of the year during mid summer and the slopes of both mountains and valleys are covered. During these four weeks bees are extremely busy gathering the honey from the Manuka flower. Methylglyoxal forms naturally in the Manuka plant nectar ready for collection by the bees. As well as being great tasting all our honey is measured using a simple and clear measuring system called MGOTM.
Methylglyoxal - the active anti-bacterial compound in Manuka Honey
MGO™ Manuka Honey is labelled based on the minimum Methylglyoxal content (mg/kg) it contains. Methylglyoxal is the active compound directly responsible for the antibacterial activity of any Manuka honey and the MGO™ rating clearly indicates the minimum level of this compound in each jar. No other system of measurement gives such a clear and simple indication. The higher the Methylglyoxal content of MGO™ Manuka Honey, the stronger the antibacterial activity. For instance MGO™ 250+ has 2 1/2 times more antibacteiral content than MGO™ 100+.
All of our MGOTM Manuka Honey products are scientifically tested and verified to ensure you are getting consistent quality. Evey batch is subjected to laboratory tests that masure various quality parameters including Dietary Methylglyoxal content. Great care is taken to ensure that the bio-active compounds are maintained from the bee-hive to the finished product so you do not lose any of the valuable properties of this remarkable honey.
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