Manuka Honey is produced by bees that collect nectar from the Manuka Bush or Tea Tree (also known as Leptospermum Scoparium) native only to Australia and New Zealand. Bees gather the nectar from the flowers of the Manuka Tree and in the hive, they add an enzyme called glucose oxidase to the nectar in order to preserve the honey. When Manuka Honey comes into contact with body fluids, the glucose oxidase enzyme slowly releases the antibacterial hydrogen peroxide.The levels of hydrogen peroxide released are not high enough to damage tissue but sufficient enough to affect bacteria.
Studies on Manuka Honey benefits have shown that Manuka Honey, a special type of mono-floral honey, contains an ingredient with powerful antibacterial, anti microbial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
Australia is using the MGO rating system. The higher the MGO level, the higher the health benefits of Manuka Honey. Honeylife Manuka Honey is tested at an independent laboratory to determine the level of MGO in each batch.
• May relieve indigestion and stomach upsets.
• May boost immunity
• May assist in the prevention of cold and flu