Made by bees collecting nectar exclusively from the flowers of the Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium), Vitabeez Manuka Honey is harvested from pure, isolated and unpolluted mountains, valleys and forests of New Zealand.
Multiple scientific studies on Manuka honey evidence that various enzymes, including MGO, are responsible for manuka honey's exceptional anti-microbial characteristics.
While research studies conclude that Manuka contain significantly higher anti-microbial activity, its levels varies. Hence, independent "third party" testing and certification is a must to ensure you are getting the UMF activity and MGO levels you are purchasing.
The UMF® grading represents the overall grading of multiple signature compounds characteristic to Manuka honey. Grading is performed on multiple compounds (including key markers of Leptosperin, DHA and MGO) ensuring purity and quality.
For consumers specifically seeking benefits of MGO, each UMF grading must exceed a specified level of MGO (mg/Kg).
Vitabeez UMF Grade and MGO level
In addition to standardized testing, with a focus on protecting consumers from conterfeit products, the UMF Honey Association appoints independent companies to regularly check samples from the marketplace.
Each batch of Vitabeez UMF® Manuka honey is tested and certified by independent laboratories in New Zealand before making its way to our warehouse in Singapore. In the example seen here, the test is for Vitabeez UMF® 6+ Manuka honey, and the measurements of 212mg/Kg of MGO and UMF® 8.8 exceeds both requirements for 100+ mg/Kg of MGO and UMF® 6+ respectively.
Each bottle of honey bears the batch number that was independently tested and certified. In this example, batch number "VM030316" will be stated in both the test report and Vitabeez UMF® 6+ Manuka honey product label.
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