In an era of prescription human-made medicines, many people are looking for natural health alternatives to treat their ailments. Manuka Honey is supported by scientific research to contain medicinal qualities that cover a range of conditions.

Based on the report by Crop & Food Research Institute, a New Zealand Government research agency (Dec 2007), Manuka Honey is said to have high levels of anti-bacterial activities eliminating pathogenic bacteria in the gut as well as encouraging the growth of good, probiotic gut bacteria.

Trials have indicated that Manuka Honey can also help to heal wounds and skin ulcers that haven’t responded to standard treatments. It naturally acts to assist as a balm for skin infections, acne, bites, cuts and burns.

Oral hygiene
Don’t be surprised if you see toothpaste with Manuka in it. Manuka helps to fight off the nasty bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and keeping those pearly whites well supported.

First Aid
We’ve all experienced burns and cuts while preparing for food. Wound and burns healing is one of Manuka’s most traditional uses, so make sure you have a jar on hand in the first aid kit as well as the
kitchen pantry.

Sore Throats
Try mixing a spoonful of Manuka Honey into a cup of warm water with lemon and ginger for a soothing beverage every day. It tastes great and is good for you and help soothe a sore throat.

Beauty Treatment and Health Booster
Manuka is a pure carbohydrate like glucose and fructose, which can support your body with short-term energy boosts. Because of its nutrient dense profile, it boosts vitality, youthful energy, and has been known to improve skin tone and texture. Consider using it in a homemade face wash to exfoliate and fight free radicals in the skin. Use it in your shampoo or a hair mask, to boost the shine of your hair.

What is MGO?
Manuka factor MGO stands for methylglyoxal. It is a compound naturally formed in the nectar of the Manuka flower ready for collection by the honey bee. In the case of Manuka Honey the methylglyoxal is transferred into the honey, where it remains stable and is resistant to heat, light and enzymatic activity in body fluids.

The MGO Manuka Honey certification system is based on scientific evidence confirming that naturally occurring methylglyoxal is one of the key compounds in New Zealand Manuka Honey.

Every Batch of MGO Manuka Honey is certified, guaranteeing the minimum level of methylglyoxal as clearly indicated on the label. For example, MGO 800+ Manuka Honey means there is at least 800mg methylglyoxal per kg of Manuka Honey in the product.

New Zealand government – Ministry for primary industries (MPI) acknowledge Methylglyoxal as being an allowable claim in labelling Manuka Honey.

Beneficial uses for MGO 100+
• Dry, irritated thoat, mouth ulcers
• Topical for Eczema and dry skin

Beneficial uses for MGO 280+
• Gastritis, heartburn/reflux, Irritable Bowel
• Dry, irritated thoat, mouth ulcers

Beneficial uses for MGo 400+, 550+ & 800+
• Gastritis, heartburn/reflux, Irritable Bowel
• Sore throat and Coughs
• Gum disease, mouth ulcers, dental care
• Wound healing