MANUKA HONEY USES & BENEFITS
Uses & Benefits
Manuka Honey is becoming increasingly revered by naturopaths, dietitians, elite athletes and natural health consumers around the world, following in the footsteps of the indigenous Māori people who have used Manuka for its therapeutic and medicinal abilities for centuries. For 45 years we’ve been perfecting our beekeeping craft, sourcing Manuka Honey from the remote hills of New Zealand. Manuka’s key natural compounds have shown to possess antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Nature’s most powerful honey’s is most used for:
• Daily immune support
• Aiding digestive and gut health
• Antioxidant protection Soothing coughs and sore throats
• Natural pre-workout energy boost
• DIY skincare to support glowing complexion
• Single-ingredient, antibacterial face mask for acne-prone skin
• As a beneficial sweetener alternative for teas & coffee
Manuka Honey, when sterilized, is also being used for wound healing in hospitals and clinics around the world.
YOUR GUIDE TO UMF™ MANUKA HONEY
UMF™ is the gold standard in Manuka ratings and is backed by the New Zealand government for its verification of quality and potency. Here’s a simple guide of how to tell the difference between verifiable quality and marketing hype.
MANUKA HONEY RATING SYSTEMS
Manuka Honey comes from the nectar of the flower of the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) which is indigenous to New Zealand. It is the nectar and the bee that give this honey its unique properties. The number represents the unique signature compounds characteristic of this honey which ensures purity and quality. These include: the key markers of Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal (MGO).
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is the compound chiefly responsible for the antibacterial property of Manuka Honey and forms the basis of the UMF™ grading system.
Leptosperin is found in the nectar of Manuka flowers and is the most discerning characteristic to distinguish Manuka Honey from other honey types.
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a natural plant compound found in the nectar of Manuka flowers. DHA converts to MGO over time in Manuka Honey as it matures.