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As winter draws nearer and nearer, so too do all those cold-weather ills that accompany the season. Sore throats, cold and flu bugs, a lack of energy and uncomfortable bloated stomachs are all symptoms that are all too common at this time of year but can be easily avoided by including MGO Manuka Honey in your diet.

Healing honey

Manuka Health manuka honey is made by bees that collect nectar from the New Zealand manuka plant. Manuka flowers have a strong, aromatic fragrance and are full of nectar which provides dark, creamy honey with unique health benefits. Scientists from the University of Dresden recently discovered what makes manuka honey so effective by identifying a unique antibacterial component, known as methylglyoxal (MGO). Following this discovery, a new accurate scaling system has been introduced to replace the old UMF measurement scale. By looking for the MGO rating on Manuka Health honey, consumers can be guaranteed active levels of methylglyoxal.

Soothe sore throats

Too much festive partying, chilly weather and nasty winter bugs mean that many of us will suffer from a throat infection this season. A few teaspoons of MGO Manuka Honey in hot water or tea can provide relief to sore, scratchy throats, whilst the proven antibacterial properties of methylglyoxal can help to stop infections in their tracks – and help you feel up to your next Christmas party invitation. For on the go relief make sure you keep Manuka & Propolis Throat Spray to hand or try out the MGO Manuka and Propolis Lozenges and MGO Manuka Lollipops.

Banish bloating

Overindulging in alcohol and rich foods can lead to bloating, heartburn and digestive discomfort, and IBS sufferers can find the Christmas season particularly difficult as mince pies, roast turkey dinners and mulled wine can all cause constipation, wind and stomach cramps. Taking a few spoonfuls of MGO Manuka Honey may help to relieve any discomfort and may help promote a healthy digestive system.

Extra energy

Dark winter days, long working hours or simply too much partying can sap our energy, leaving us feeling sluggish and tired. Sometimes we all need a little help to maintain our energy levels or give us a boost when we’re recovering, and the natural sugars present in MGO Manuka Honey can help to provide you with that much needed ‘get-up-and-go’ to make it through the season.

Bee Sure

Following the discovery of Manuka honey’s active ingredient, methylglyoxal, consumers can now be sure that they are obtaining guaranteed levels of antibacterial activity to stay healthy this winter by looking for the MGO Manuka Honey stamp of quality on-pack. Manuka Health’s MGO Manuka Honey range are the only products certified to contain specific levels of the active ingredient methylglyoxal, which forms naturally in the nectar of manuka plant.

The range includes products varying in proportional strength so it’s easy to choose the right product for your needs:

MGO 30+ Manuka Honey (costs £5.25 for 250gms or £8.75 for 500gms) contains a minimum of 30mg/kg methylglyoxal which is good for everyday wellbeing. The recommended daily in-take is six teaspoons, which can either be taken as a condiment or mixed into a hot drink.

MGO 100+ Manuka Honey (costs £7.95 for 250gms or £12.95 for 500gms) contains the minimum methylglyoxal required to kill all major bacteria and is therefore beneficial for digestive health, coughs, colds and sore throats.
Other products in the Manuka Health range include:

MGO 250 Manuka Honey and Green Tea Extract (costs £10.95 for 250gms or £19.95 for 500gms) as well as being beneficial for digestive health, coughs, colds and sore throats the added green tea extract also helps to maintain a healthy immune system.

MGO 400 Manuka Honey (costs £14.95 for 250gms or £26.95 for 500gms) offers the same health benefits as MGO 100 Manuka Honey but is four times stronger.

MGO 400 Manuka & Propolis Throat Spray (costs £9.95 for 30ml)
MGO 400 Manuka and Propolis Lozenges (costs £2.95)
MGO 400 Manuka Lollipops (costs £ 2.95)

The Manuka Health range of MGO Manuka Honey is available in a range of strengths from independent health food stores and pharmacies. For more information visit or

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References: 1T. Henle et al ‘Identification and quantification of methylglyoxal as the dominant antibacterial constituent of Manuka honeys from New Zealand, Journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food , 2008, 52

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