Industry Leadership

MGO™ Manuka Honey

Manuka Health was the first company in the world to establish a precise, robust, scientific certification system for New Zealand Manuka Honey based on the concentration of the naturally occuring compound, methylglyoxal. This certification system is the result of research carried out at the Institute of Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany led by Professor Thomas Henle.

Professor Henle and his team were the first to document that methylglyoxal contributes to the unique characteristics of manuka honey (which sets it apart from other honeys). Prior to this discovery, the term ‘unique manuka factor’ was used to denote the special activity unique to manuka honey.

This research now provides a clearer measurement for a key compound in manuka honey, and methylglyoxal testing has become a recognised standard for laboratories and producers of manuka honey.


BIO New Zealand Propolis™

Manuka Health’s BIO New Zealand Propolis™ is the world’s first propolis with certified levels of bioactives.

Working in conjunction with leading scientists in New Zealand and overseas, Manuka Health pioneered the process of extracting and measuring the beneficial compounds of BIO New Zealand Propolis™.

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