MGO Manuka Power

MGO stands for methylglyoxal, the naturally occurring compound that makes Manuka honey so special.

Our research partner - Professor Thomas Henle (University of Dresden) and his team - discovered MGO as the magic ingredient in Manuka honey, a discovery long sought after in the science world.

In 2008 Manuka Health pioneered MGO testing as a more precise and reliable method of grading Manuka honey, based on this ground-breaking research.

Not all Manuka honey is created equal and MGO levels can vary greatly.  Every jar of Manuka Health MGO™ Manuka Honey is tested and certified for natural MGO content. The MGO number tells you how much MGO is in your jar of honey – simple.

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The amount of MGO in your Manuka honey is directly related to its potency

Use this for a quick conversion between MGO & UMF labelled Manuka honey
MGO™ and  UMF™

Both MGO and UMF are trusted Manuka honey grading systems, and both measure MGO (methylglyoxal) content. Testing for MGO levels is important as they can vary greatly – not all Manuka honey is equal.

The MGO™ Manuka Honey grading system is a precise and reliable test that simply and directly reflects the MGO content of the honey. The higher the MGO content the higher the grade of honey.

We've provided a handy correlation between MGO™ and UMF™ numbers here. 

Manuka Health is also a member of the UMF association

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