We are proud pioneers in the science of Manuka Honey and Propolis, and we are always looking to discover more, using science to understand and unlock the potential of these wonderful natural products.
For more than 10 years, we have worked with leaders in their field including Professors Molan, Henle and Terao (see below), along with our other global scientific partnerships. With their support, we incorporate their research and expertise into our product development to create products that make a real difference to our customers.
In 2008 Manuka Health pioneered methylglyoxal (MGO) testing as a precise and reliable method of rating Manuka honey, based on the groundbreaking work of our German scientific research partners.
Their discovery of methylglyoxal as a key compound naturally occurring in Manuka honey was a breakthrough after years of global scientific investigation to find the ‘magic Manuka ingredient’. Our ongoing research partnership continues to advance our understanding of this remarkable honey.
Working with leading scientists, Manuka Health pioneered the process of extracting and measuring beneficial bioactive compounds found in high levels in New Zealand Propolis.
Our testing set a new standard by identifying the Propolis compounds that are truly bioactive (active in the body), and guaranteeing the levels of these bioactives in our BIO™ New Zealand Propolis for proven immune support and antioxidant protection.
World renowned Manuka honey expert and founder of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Professor Molan was known as the father of the Manuka honey industry and his extensive work has had far reaching impact on the understanding and use of Manuka honey particularly for wound care.
Head of the Institute of Food and Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, one of the most prestigious universities in Germany. Professor Henle and his team published a groundbreaking paper identifying methlyglyoxal (MGO) as a key compound directly related to the potency of Manuka honey.
Kobe University Medical School
Professor Terao worked closely with Manuka Health to develop cyclodextrin-boosted natural bioactives and has undertaken research on New Zealand Propolis and Manuka honey.
Dr Catchpole is an internationally renowned scientist and lead scientist at Callaghan Innovation. He has been seconded to Manuka Health since 2012 working with our R&D team to further develop our Manuka honey and Propolis products, and has published significant research findings on our BIO™ New Zealand Propolis.
READ DR CATCHPOLE'S PROPOLIS RESEARCH PAPER