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What is UMF Manuka honey?

UMF Manuka honey is a unique natural product that has been proven to offer fantastic health benefits including superior treatment for skin conditions and wounds.  It is a honey with a special effect.

Many honeys have been used for thousands of years because of their antibacterial properties, but recent research at the University of Waikato New Zealand, hospitals around the world and research centres in Germany have identified ‘Active' Manuka Honey as something very special.

The secret to Manuka Honey is its unique ability to function with skin cells allowing it to:



Scientific research has proven that Manuka Honey's antibacterial activity can test more than 10 times greater than other honeys

Terms like UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) are used to indicate certified testing of the honey's antibacterial activity. Most honeys get their mild antibacterial activity from the peroxide found in the honey. UMF Manuka HOney gets it antibacterial activity from non- peroxide avtivity, making it truly unique.

Apicare is a registered member of the council.UMF license 2210

(The procedure for the rating of Manuka honey is currently under review in New Zealand as there are a lot of different ratings appearing in the market. Apicare use UMF 15+ Manuka honey in all their products, UMF is the original and still best recognised and accepted rating for Manuka honey)

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