Authentic and Natural Bioactive Manuka Honey from unpolluted New Zealand Bushland GoldenHills is a high quality, authentic Manuka Honey derived from pollution-free New Zealand and harvested by a family-owned company. Being BRC accredited, each batch of honey has full traceability back to the hive from which it came from and is extracted using good manufacturing practice.
Manuka Honey Benefits (from clinical and other studies done worldwide):
-Inhibits Growth of Bacteria (In separate studies, researchers at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool and the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, found manuka honey could help to combat MRSA, which kills 5,000 British patients a year. Another study published in the European Journal of Medical Research found manuka had an 85 per cent success rate - compared with 50 per cent with routine treatments - when used to treat infected caesarean and hysterectomy wounds.)
-Supresses Gum Disease (In laboratory tests, it sharply reduced the acid levels produced by Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus sobrinus and Lactobacillus caseii.)
-Soothes Sore Throats (Manuka honey with a high UMF rating could help fight infections, such as the bacteria streptoccous pyogones, that causes sore throats. )
-Helps with Disgestive Problems
-Helps with Acne, Eczema and Sunburns
-Boosts Endurance and Stamina(Researchers at the exercise and sport nutrition laboratory of the University of Memphis found three to five teaspoons of honey reduced the time to complete a 64km time trial by more than three minutes and improved cycling power by 6 per cent compared to a placebo.)
Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) Explained
What is UMF?
UMF is an antibacterial property which is naturally present in some strains of manuka honey, but it is not in all manuka honey UMF Manuka Honey, the type of manuka honey which has the special UMF antibacterial property, is highly sought-after for its health-giving qualities.
What is special about UMF Manuka Honey?
Laboratory studies have shown that UMF Manuka Honey is effective against a wide range of very resistant bacteria including the major wound-infecting bacteria and the stomach ulcer causing bacteria helicobacter pylori.
UMF is Totally Natural
The UMF property is a floral property naturally in the nectar of some manuka flowers. UMF Manuka Honey is totally natural and safe and has been enjoyed for its own unique flavour for many years.
The UMF Standard
The UMF activity is additional to the usual active properties of honey. But not all manuka honeys have the UMF activity and among those that do, the strength varies.
The UMF standard was established to identify and set apart the type of manuka honey which has the UMF healing property. The small proportion of manuka honey that has the special UMF property is identified by the name UMF.
The UMF standard is the only standard worldwide identifying and measuring the antibacterial strength of honey.
Testing honey for antibacterial activity
The presence of the UMF property can be detected only by special scientific testing using criteria laid down by the Honey Research Unit at The University of Waikato. Gribbles Analytical Laboratories in Hamilton, New Zealand, is the only laboratory approved to carry out UMF testing.
The UMF Rating
The name UMF is followed by a number that indicates the strength of the UMF antibacterial property in a batch of UMF Manuka Honey tested in the licensed laboratory after the honey has been packed.
GoldenHills Manuka Honey is UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) rated, which means that it is graded for its bioactivity from 10 – 25+ by a certified laboratory. This UMF rated Manuka Honey is special because it has unique anti-bacterial properties unlike most other types of honey. Manuka Honey has been used for a variety of uses; on the skin; for ulcers, wounds and scars and orally; for sore throats, coughs, respiratory and stomach infections, IBS, gastric reflux and to help maintain a healthy immune system. GoldenHills is a great tasting, set honey which can be added to hot and cold drinks and foods or taken straight off the spoon!