The Vitaway just treats the best manuka honey which boasts the highest antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of the world, universally known for its health benefits. This honey owes its uniqueness to the extraction sites, the special mild climate present on the east coast of Australia.
The Vitaway Health provides products which certifies the concentration of MGO. Analyses are carried out by the Ente laboratories accredited certifier Intertek Germany are performed on each batch of product is the cause that happened to packaging.
Due to the warmer climate in Australia, and extended farming seasons, bees produce Manuka with higher lavels of MGO than honey found in New Zealand. Brisbane researchers have unveiled that native Australian Leptospermum honey surmounts all medicinal honey available on the market at present, outperforming New Zealand Manuka products.
While research of honey and its health benefits have been known and traced all the way back to the pyramids. Only recent studies have come to show that it is Manuka that has the antibacterial competencies which set it apart.
Derived from the Leptospermum species of plant, Manuka naturally incurs a compound know as Methyglyoxal (MGO). MGO has been scientifically shown to be a major contributor to Manuka honeys powerful antibacterial antimicrobial activity and is attributed to many health benefits.
Honey has been used since ancient times to treat a variety of conditions: in particular, the extraordinary properties of Manuka honey were already known to Maori healers. However, it was not before the late 19th century that researchers discovered the natural antibacterial properties of honey - but not of all honeys. The antibacterial properties of honey depend on the type of honey as well as the time and the manner in which it is collected. Some types of honey can be 100 times more potent than others. Hydrogen peroxide is a component of honey and is the substance that gives it its antibiotic properties, but some honeys, including Manuka honey, contain other components with antibacterial properties.
Not all the components that act synergistically, contributing to the specific effect of this honey against infection, are known. It has been only since 2006, thanks to a scientific research published by Professor Henle, of the University of Dresden in Germany, that awareness of the extraordinary effectiveness of Manuka honey has become known.
This research identified the main natural antibacterial component contained in Manuka honey, i.e. methylglyoxal (MGO), which is a compound found in most types of honey, usually only in small amounts. In Manuka honey, methylglyoxal originates from the conversion of another compound, dihydroxyacetone, which is found in high concentrations only in the nectar of the Leptospermum polygalifolium flower (Adams et al, 2009; Mavric et al, 2008).
Clearly, the higher the concentration of MGO, the higher the level of antibacterial properties that the honey possesses.
In Manuka honey, methylglyoxal remains stable to heat and light and is resistant to the enzyme activity in body fluids.
The antibacterial activity of other honeys originates from the formation of hydrogen peroxides, and unfortunately fades quickly when it is subject to conditions where, instead, methylglyoxal remains stable.
The genus Leptospermum belongs to the large Myrtaceae family and includes many species of shrubby evergreen plants particularly suitable for growing in coastal areas.
Out of the roughly 86 species of the genus Leptosperumum, 83 are endemic to Australia. The first sampling of the species Leptospermum polygalifolium (commonly known under the name of "tea tree") was collected in Port Jackson (the original name given by Captain James Cook to the current Sydney Harbour) in 1796.
It grows spontaneously (there are no crops on Australian territory) on the south coast of New South Wales as far as the distant Cape York in North Queensland.
Manuka Honey is the product of the industrious work of the bees that pollinate this plant. This particular indigenous species of Australian myrtle has unique properties that give an exceptionally high quality to the honey produced by these insects.
Respecting the hightest MGO standards in the world, Vitaway's Manuka has excellent qualities for the health, scientifically proven:
Manuka honey can be beneficial whenever an antibacterial action is required. It can help with digestive problems of varying nature and severity, such as: heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcer, presence of Helicobacter pylorii (which is the agent responsible for certain types of stomach ulcers).
Infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): the common bacterial infections found in hospitals and nursing homes for the elderly.
Manuka honey is a potent antioxidant that helps to strengthen the immune system and to give greater vitality.
Manuka honey can be beneficial whenever an antibacterial, cicatrizant and anti-inflammatory action is required. It can support the immune system against infections (including first of all those of the respiratory tract: cold, sore throat, cough, flu, etc.), since Manuka honey has properties that increase the intensity of the immune response both specifically and non-specifically.
Studies have shown the bioactivity of honey, highlighting in particular its antimicrobial action, osmotic and debridement effect, its effectiveness against body odour, as well as its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action and consequent increase in patient recovery rates
Minimum concentration of MGO (dietary methylglyoxal): 900 mg per kilogram. Maximum concentration of MGO.
High degree of antibacterial action, ideal also for topical use in general.
Minimum concentration of MGO (dietary methylglyoxal): 650 mg per kilogram.
Very strong antibacterial action, improvement of general well-being.
Minimum concentration of MGO (dietary methylglyoxal): 450 mg per kilogram.
Strong antibacterial activity, strengthening of the immune system, wide variety of uses.
Minimum concentration of MGO (dietary methylglyoxal): 220 mg per kilogram.
First signs of antibacterial benefits. Daily use.
Minimum concentration of MGO (dietary methylglyoxal): 120 mg per kilogram.
Excellent for everyday use in combination with other foods or drinks. Strengthens the immune system.
Minimum concentration of MGO (dietary methylglyoxal): 30 mg per kilogram.
Perfect as a replacement for common honey and sugar.
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