Genuine UMF Manuka Honey - UMF Licence No. 1001
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Genuine high grade UMF Manuka Honey is highly-revered and sought-after for its unique natural qualities 

  • Over 30 years extensive research  
  • More than one hundred papers published on this unique honey's special properties
  • Ground-breaking Manuka Identification Project
  • Leptosperin found only in Manuka Honey - Identifies genuine Manuka Honey
The New Zealand Honey Research
In 1981 research done at New Zealand's Waikato Honey Research Unit discovered some strains of the New Zealand manuka bush honey contains an extraordinary, naturally present, very stable property not found in any other variety of honey.
Manuka Honey is made up of several compounds that are found only in the honey from New Zealand's native manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium).
One of the most dominant compounds is Leptosperin
Leptosperin is a good indicator of the "manukaness" of honey
Leptosperin gives consumers a means of knowing which honey is absolutely real genuine manuka honey.
The special natural property is not found in all manuka honey. This property is is present in the nectar of only some manuka flowers. Special laboratory testing shows which manuka honey has this property.
Protecting Your Rights as a Consumer
UMF is a quality trademark and grading system identifying natural unadulterated manuka honey that has the special unique natural property found only in some strains of manuka honey
Demonstrating the safety of UMF Manuka Honey in a human clinical trial with healthy individuals
Research Papers
Over 30 years research has revealed genuine Manuka Honey has unique natural properties not found in any other honey.
Manuka Honey is highly-revered and sought-after for its unique natural attributes.
Not all Manuka honey has the special property referred to in the research.
An exciting ground-breaking Manuka Identification Project (2014-2015) is showing each floral type of honey has its own chemical fingerprint and identity ensuring consumers a means of knowing which honey is absolutely real genuine manuka honey.
New discovery - Leptosperin - a compound present only in manuka honey - provides plausible authentication of manuka honey.
Wound Care
Studies are showing that Antibacterial Manuka Honey Wound Gel provides an optimum germ-free moist wound-healing environment which supports and facilitates the body's natural healing process.
Text of a paper presented at the First World Wound Healing Congress, 10-13 September 2000, Melbourne, Australia.: The potential for using honey to treat wounds infected with MRSA and VRE. (Allen, K. L.; Hutchinson, G.; Molan, P.C.)
Supporting Good Health
The Susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to the antibacterial activity of manuka honey. Al Somai, N; Coley, KE; Molan, PC; Hancock, BM. (1994). Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 48, pp1206-1209.
Research in its early stages has found New Zealand honeys have useful levels of antioxidants with UMF Manuka Honey having the highest of all.
Many people have found having SummerGlow UMF16+ Manuka Honey to be helpful in warding off and fighting the effects of a cold.
Studies are showing honey is an effective energy booster and replacement

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