Manuka honey has long been recognised as having antibacterial properties due to the naturally occurring compound methylglyoxal. Recent research has shown combining manuka honey with natural starch cyclodextrins (CycloPower™) is even more effective against a variety of bacteria, including some antibiotic-resistant strains.
Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) are a growing global health concern, and the number of antibiotics left to fight these bacterial infections is diminishing.
Exciting new research from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, investigating the activity of Manuka Honey with Cyclopower™ has shown in in vitro studies that manuka honey complexed with cyclodextrins inhibits the growth of MRSA, and is even more effective than manuka honey alone.
Further trials are planned with student nurses in a hospital environment, with the hope that results will confirm the preliminary laboratory research showing Manuka Honey with Cyclopower™ is an effective weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs.