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Pure Medical Grade 20+ Manuka Honey In A Lozenge

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Date 6th July 2009

Pure Medical Grade 20+ Manuka Honey In A Lozenge

Health & Herbs International, New Zealand’s specialist naturopathic products company, has launched the Radiance ManukaGuard lozenge. Every lozenge contains 100% pure manuka honey providing 20+ certified bioactive manuka factor, which is exciting medical researchers worldwide because of its special health promoting properties.

Radiance ManukaGuard lozenges contain only pure New Zealand manuka honey harvested from a remote and unpolluted area at the tip of the North Island of New Zealand, an area so rich with manuka trees, it enables the production of an exceptionally high quality manuka honey. The honey is `condensed’ into a compact, convenient lozenge using a specially developed process which maintains its biological activity.

According to Professor Peter Molan at the University of Waikato ` The certified manuka factor bioactivity as found in Radiance ManukaGuard provides ultra high-potency antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Research shows that this extraordinary factor has strong properties against Helicobacter pylori (a bacteria that is the common cause of stomach and peptic ulcers, heartburn and reflux) and is extremely effective in combating the bacteria responsible for most sore throats; Streptococcus pyogenes.’

Most honeys, including much of what is sold as manuka honey, have some degree of antibacterial properties due to their naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide content. Recent research led by Professor Peter Molan at the University of Waikato has shown that the enzyme catalase found in the human body breaks down the antibacterial hydrogen peroxide, but has no effect on the potency of the special antibacterial factor that is unique to genuine manuka honeyThis makes genuine manuka honey an extremely valuable antibacterial agent as its effectiveness is not downgraded once ingested.

Some Key Facts

Manuka - Leptospermum scoparium

• Unique and native to New Zealand and some limited locations in Australia

• Maori have known and utilized Manuka healing properties for centuries

• Professor Peter Molan was the first to study manuka’s healing properties

• Manuka factor bioactivity levels vary in the different varieties of manuka that grow in different areas of New Zealand

The manuka factor

• 1981- Professor Peter Molan discovers honey harvested from certain manuka trees contain unique dual antibacterial activity.

• He names this property the ‘manuka factor’ in 1998

• The manuka factor number denotes the strength of the manuka factor, the special sort of antibacterial activity that is unique to genuine manuka honey

• 2008 - Professor Peter Molan develops upgraded testing technology to more accurately measure the antibacterial bioactivity of manuka honey, the manuka factor

• Radiance® ManukaGuard™ 100% pure manuka honey provides 20+ certified manuka factor bioactivity in every lozenge. Unlike other products it does not contain cane sugar or other additives.


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