What is Manuka honey MGO 550?

Manuka Health MGO 550+ is 100% pure Manuka Honey straight from the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand. Manuka Honey, unique to New Zealand, prized for its potency and purity, is well known to have a wide range of health benefits and can be used as a natural remedy to assist with an array of health conditions.

What does MGO 500 mean in Manuka honey?

Manuka Health pioneered MGO testing in 2008 after the ground-breaking discovery that MGO is the elusive ‘magic Manuka ingredient’. MGO stands for methylglyoxal, the naturally occurring compound that makes Manuka honey so special. MGO is formed in the honey from Manuka nectar.

What is a good level of MGO in Manuka honey?

This means you will only see MGO ratings on our labels and not UMF or NPA. If you’ve previously bought UMF or NPA-rated Manuka honey, then here is a simple chart that shows you the corresponding MGO level….MGO to UMF/NPA comparison table.

MGO Level UMF number / NPA grade
300 MGO 10+
525 MGO 15+
850 MGO 20+

What strength of Manuka honey is best?

The ideal potency is generally considered to be between UMF 10 and 18. Don’t go OTT: some have reported sensitivity to Manuka honey above UMF 20 because of its strength.

Who should not take manuka honey?

Manuka honey is exclusively from New Zealand and boasts more medicinal properties than other honey. Manuka honey may treat inflammatory skin conditions, heal wounds, and improve oral health. Do not use manuka honey if you have diabetes, an allergy to bees, or are under the age of one.

Does manuka honey help you sleep?

Aside from beautification, manuka honey helps to promote restful deep sleep by slowly releases the glycogen needed for essential bodily functions during sleep. Adding honey to milk at bedtime helps the body release melatonin into the brain, which is necessary for deep sleep, Dr. Axe suggests.

Which brand of Manuka honey is best?

Our Top 15 Best Manuka Honey Reviews

  • SB Organics Multiflora Manuka Honey.
  • Manuka Doctor Pure New Zealand Honey.
  • Wedderspoon 100% Raw Manuka Honey KFactor.
  • 100% Raw Manuka Honey.
  • Airborne (New Zealand) Manuka Honey.
  • New Zealand Honey Co.
  • Raw Manuka Honey YS Eco Bee Farms.
  • Steens Manuka Honey.

Do doctors recommend Manuka honey?

The main medical use for Manuka honey is for wound and burn healing. It is generally used for treating minor wounds and burns. Research shows Manuka honey to be effective in treating other conditions, including: Skin care including eczema and dermatitis.

What does the MGO rating on Manuka honey mean?

MGO stands for Methylglyoxal which is the organic compound responsible for Manuka honey’s strong antibacterial properties. Scientists are still researching exactly how methylglyoxal works with other components to produce Manuka’s unique health benefits. Our Red Label Manuka Honey is certified as MGO 83+ Manuka Honey.

Why is MGO healthy?

Much like other types of magnesium, magnesium oxide has many health benefits. When used regularly, magnesium oxide can help boost low magnesium levels, relieve constipation, manage depression, treat migraines, and more.

What is MGO in honey good for?

Antiviral properties Manuka honey takes this a step further by attacking germs with a substance called MGO. Found in the nectar of some Manuka plants, this substance helps heal both minor and chronic wounds.

Is the MGO in Manuka honey the same as UMF?

MGO (or MG) is the measurement of methylglyoxal in the Manuka Honey. Are UMF ™ and MGO the same? No. UMF ™ is a complete and advanced grading system. It includes the measurement of MG (MGO) (methylglyoxal) levels, but also includes additional testing of authenticity markers of the Manuka Honey.

Which is the best grading system for Manuka honey?

UMF ™ is one of the most widely used grading systems of Manuka Honey internationally. MGO (or MG) is the measurement of methylglyoxal in the Manuka Honey. Are UMF ™ and MGO the same? No. UMF ™ is a complete and advanced grading system.

How much Methylglyoxal is in Manuka honey?

The concentration of MGO (methylglyoxal) ranges from 0mg/1kg to 1000mg/1kg. Anything above 100mg/1kg is considered antibacterial. In turn, this makes easy for consumers to understand that a MGO 100+ Manuka honey contains at least 100mg of methylglyoxal. The UMF rating corresponds directly to the NPA levels.

What do you need to know about UMF honey?

Every batch of honey is tested by the UMF Honey Association for authentic Manuka honey from New Zealand. UMF tracks key signature markers: Leptosperin, Methyglyoxal, and DHA as well as HMF. All of these chemicals must be present in Manuka honey for it to be authentic and receive the Unique Manuka Factor.