The Magic of Manuka
Pacific Resources International nears its 30th year of delivering New Zealand’s finest Manuka Honey to U.S. shores. We were the first company to introduce Americans to Manuka Honey and we are committed to sharing New Zealand’s wonders with the world.
Manuka Honey is widely believed to treat minor wounds and burns, and some studies have shown it may help:
– Reduce systemic inflammation
– Reduce ear, eye and sinus infection symptoms
– Reduce gastrointestinal problems
– Lower Cholesterol; http://www.livestrong.com/article/40719-effect-honey-cholesterol/
– Treat Diabetes; http://www.hiveandhoneyapiary.com/honey-lowers-cholesterol.html
Hydrogen peroxide is a component of most raw honeys and is responsible for the antibiotic benefits most honeys provide. Most types of honey also have components with antibacterial qualities, but only Manuka Honey contains methylglyoxal (MG), one of the key UMF (Unique Manuka Factors) qualities. Indeed, the higher the concentration of MG, the more powerful the antibiotic effect, which is one reason honey producers have developed a scale for rating the UMF potency of Manuka Honey. Therapeutic abilities start with 5+ either UMF or Bio Active. The advantage of higher grades is that less honey can be used for the same results for everyday conditions. For extreme conditions, a 10+ UMF or higher is recommended.
Not All Manuka Honey Is Created Equal
According to PRI founder David Noll, however, “In recent times, we’ve seen a plethora of Manuka Honey suppliers claiming that you need to have a 16+ or higher to get the job done for certain conditions although testing has shown that there’s actually no difference in treating these conditions when using grades between the 10+ and 20+. In addition, many so-called Manuka Honey products are in fact packaged outside of New Zealand to bypass NZ regulations, which is why we’ve always cited the name and address of the New Zealand bee keepers where our honey is packed with a batch number. The bottom line is that not all Manuka Honey products are created equally, and we feel a responsibility to help ensure that American consumers are experiencing the benefits of authentic New Zealand honey just the way nature intended.”
Sweetening the pot even further, PRI also offers a veritable menu-full of naturally delectable gourmet native honeys ideal for everyone from seasoned chefs to harried home cooks. Another great Manuka product for aches and or joint pain try our NectarEase range. Manuka honey mixed with Bee Venom!
Like all of the company’s diverse products, PRI’s Manuka and gourmet culinary honeys are available online at http://www.shoppri.com, as well as in select health food and health product retail stores nationwide. Every jar of honey has a New Zealand Certificate Of Analysis (COA) for purity and strength.
*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.