It can be challenging to pick the best Manuka Honey. To choose from, there are so many Manuka honey items on the market. (Did you note that we had over 1,000 items in stock?!)
We can see your mind going through the questions. Should I prefer UMF or MGO? What do the numbers for the MGO and UMF mean? Does it matter how much they contain from MGO or UMF? What else is there on the label that I need to know?
We’ve come up with one easy question to answer if you’re having trouble choosing the right Manuka Honey, which makes your decision easier.
For What Purpose you use Manuka Honey
If you’re looking for Manuka Honey’s delicious sweetness in a cup of tea or a slice of hot toast, then you can pick which Manuka Honey you’re in the mood for.
If you are looking for a simple but luxurious everyday beauty treatment, pick from any of our incredible ranges.
But this is when you can take more care of what is on the label if you’re choosing Manuka Honey for its soothing properties.
In order to better with acne, wound healing, or immune support, it may be a first aid procedure. Then choosing a Manuka Honey medicinal grade is what we recommend.
Let’s just stop here for a moment and talk about the Manuka Honey labels for UMF, MGO, and other grading systems.
They named this extra-something as the Peculiar Manuka Element, or UMF until scientists found out exactly what it was in Manuka Honey that made it so extra. UMF graded honey is tested according to stringent criteria, including leptosperin, methyglyoxal, DHA, and HMF levels, which demonstrate that the honey is pure Manuka Honey.
A compound called Methylglyoxal (MG or MGO), unique to Manuka Honey and responsible for many of the medicinal properties attributed to Manuka Honey was later discovered.
Research has shown that MGO has been shown to restrict bacterial growth at certain concentrations. And it helps to minimize inflammation when used on the skin, too.
Two other classifications on Manuka Honey you may find
Two less prevalent classifications for Manuka Honey are KFactorTM and Bio Active.
The KFactorTM grade tells you that the honey comes from New Zealand and does not contain antibiotics, glyphosate, and pesticides and is raw and unpasteurized, non-GMO. KFactor 16 reveals Manuka Honey from Leptospermum scoparium (the Manuka tree) that is ‘wholly or mostly’. KFactor 12 suggests that it is a multi-floral Manuka Honey (may contain other plant honey), but has a large amount of Manuka tree honey.
None of these systems, which is an essential factor in deciding whether or not the honey is the medicinal grade, seem to quantify non-peroxide activity.
Our advice to help you choose Manuka Honey
Choose goods according to their UMF or MGO ranking if you’re trying to choose a Manuka Honey for healing.
Choose UMF 10+ or MGO 250+.
The greater the rating of UMF or MGO, the higher the concentration of variables that could have healing properties.
Here’s how the scores for the UMF and MGO match up:
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When picking Manuka Honey, what else to worry about?
- Do you want Manuka Honey goods that are organic? Natural products are free of any additives that are synthetic. They are grown under conditions that prohibit the use of fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, GMOs, and feed additives that are man-made. For you to choose from, we have collected a selection of both certified and non-certified organic Manuka Honey products.
- Are you shopping for a present or for yourself? With Manuka Honey, there is something special that makes it the ideal gift for family and friends, or in a corporate gift pack. By developing product categories for gift ideas and gift baskets, we’ve made the option of Manuka Honey products simple for you.
- Is it really Manuka Honey from New Zealand? All of our Manuka Honey is made in New Zealand. The Manuka tree, after all, is a native of New Zealand (Leptospermum scoparium, the New Zealand tea tree). There are small quantities of tea tree honey produced in Australia, and when it was found not to be during research, some honey was believed to be Manuka Honey. Often look for the ‘Made in New Zealand’/’ New Zealand Product’ statement, or the Fern Mark symbol of New Zealand.
We hope that this has made it easier for you to select from 1000 + Manuka Honey items that we have selected for you from all over New Zealand.
Learn more about what makes Manuka Honey so special if you’re still not a convert.
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