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What does MGO stand for?
MGO (Methylglyoxal) is a naturally occurring compound and the active ingredient in Manuka Honey. It develops naturally in the Manuka nectar. It is responsible for the antibacterial activity, giving it the capacity to kill bacteria and viruses and assisting with overall health and well being. The higher the MGO the stronger the antibacterial level in Manuka honey. MGO in Manuka Honey is resistant to heat, light and enzyme activity. This makes it superior to any other honey.
Who discovered the health benefits of Manuka Honey?
Professor Dr Thomas Henle is the head of the Institute of Food and Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. He set out to determine what it was in Manuka honey that was producing its antibacterial qualities.
In 2008 Dr Thomas Henle announced that research unambiguously demonstrates for the first time, that Methylglyoxal is directly responsible for the antibacterial activity of Manuka honey.
What are the health benefits of manuka honey?
Manuka honey assists in the treatment of;
- Sore throats, colds and flu
- Acne, Eczema and skin irritations
- Burns, wounds and Staph infections
- Low stomach acid, acid reflux and other stomach complaints
- Gingivitis and tooth decay
- Allergies and sinusitis
- High cholesterol and inflammation
- Strengthens the immune system and nourishing the nervous system.