Mānuka Honey for Natural Well-beeingTuesday, 14 July 2020 | Kim Bulder
Manuka Honey for Natural Well-beeing
Bee products are remarkable natural substances packed with supportive nutrients and powerful natural compounds that work with our body to support total wellbeing.
Honey has been used since ancient times as a nourishing natural food and topical healing remedy, and modern science has confirmed the extraordinary natural qualities of New Zealand Manuka honey.
MGO – The Power of Manuka Honey
New Zealand’s unique and challenging environment produces plants with powerful natural compounds. Manuka has a long history as a respected medicinal plant, with different parts traditionally used by the New Zealand Maori people as a remedy.
It’s the Manuka flower nectar that makes Manuka honey so special. MGO, the key compound responsible for the potency of Manuka honey, is naturally formed in the honey from the Manuka nectar.
The higher the MGO level, the higher the potency of the honey. This is why choosing a Manuka honey that has been certified for MGO content is so important, so you know exactly what you are getting.
MGO & UMF Certification – The Ultimate Assurance
Manuka Health Manuka Honey carries both MGO and UMF certification to provide the ultimate assurance of the potency, quality and authenticity for each and every jar.
To carry the MGO and UMF marks the honey must be rigorously tested and meet strict requirements.
The MGO number tells you the guaranteed minimum MGO content in the honey.
The UMF mark provides independent certification of MGO content as well as quality and authenticity.
For both MGO and UMF, the higher the number the higher the potency and grade of the honey.
How to Use Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is a delicious natural wholefood perfect for the whole family (over the age of 1 year). It’s so versatile and easy to include into your daily routine:
Enjoy straight from the spoon
Dilute in water to refresh during or after exercise or fluid loss
Add to smoothies, or drizzle over yogurt, granola, or your favourite breakfast
Perfect as a soothing natural sweetener in tea or coffee
Also great for DIY beauty to smooth, soothe, heal and hydrate your skin
Manuka honey delivers plenty of natural goodness regardless of the MGO/UMF level you choose. It can be taken daily or as required for more targeted needs, and is a family favourite to support winter wellbeing.
Below is a guide to help you select the right grade of Manuka honey for your needs: