• MGO™ verified Methylglyoxal content*
• 5 different scientifically proven strengths*
• The higher the MGO™ content, the stronger the antibacterial activity.
MGO® Manuka Honey Derived from the nectar of the flowers of the New Zealand native Leptospermum scoparium plant, MGO® Manuka Honey is the only 100% natural food in the world shown to have unique properties due to exceptionally high levels of the naturally occurring compound, methylglyoxal.
The Methylglyoxal Factor In 2006, German scientist, Dr. Thomas Henle, determined that Dietary Methylglyoxal is the dominant constituent of Manuka Honey from New Zealand and that Methylglyoxal is exclusively responsible for its stable anti-bacterial activity. Dr. Henle and his research team isolated the Methylglyoxal compound in the manuka flower and discovered that Methylglyoxal has the ability to kill bacteria growing in a laboratory situation. The researchers identified the anti-bacterial properties of Dietary Methylglyoxal by testing more than 80 honeys from around the world. They found MGO levels as high as 700 mg/kg in some New Zealand manuka honeys, more than 70 times higher than ordinary honey. Manuka Health’s MGO™ Manuka Honey is the only food in the world with a scientifically demonstrated high Dietary Methylglyoxal content. Always look for MGO certification to ensure your honey is effective. Dr. Henle is a professor at the Technical University of Dresden and the director of the school’s Institute of Food Chemistry, a world leader in food analysis. In the journal “Molecular Nutrition and Food Research” in January 2008, Dr. Henle reported that the Dresden study “unambiguously demonstrates for the first time that Methylglyoxal is directly responsible for the anti-bacterial activity of manuka honey.” As a result of his research, the certified MGO system has become the new standard for measuring the Dietary Methylglyoxal content of manuka honey.
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