Freeze-dried Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey certified UMF® rating 16+.
- Don't like the taste of honey? All the benefits of UMF Pure Manuka Honey without the taste
- It's exactly the same high quality Pure Manuka Honey as we sell in jars.
- The unique properties help support the immune system and enhance general well-being.
The UMF® Manuka Honey used for these capsules has been independently tested by a laboratory licensed by the Honey Research Unit of the University of Waikato and are imported direct from New Zealand in tubs of 300. It is a premium product with exceptional qualities and the excellent antibacterial strength of 16+ is one of the higher strengths available.
Even though most people think Manuka honey tastes great, some people just aren't partial to the taste of honey in general so, this is an excellent way of ensuring those people can still benefit from all the advantages of Pure Manuka Honey.
Each 500mg capsule contains 200mg of superior grade freeze-dried Manuka Honey, equivalent to 400mg of liquid honey. The capsules are produced from exactly the same honey as we sell in jars.
- UMF® 16+ refers to Manuka Honey’s unique anti-bacterial properties.The same honeyas the lquid imthe jars
We recommend up to 3 x 500mg capsules, three times per day.
However, it largely comes down to some self judgement on how much to take and how often: more often for an immediate issue, less often if it is not so severe.
Honey and honey products must not be given to children under the age of 18 months. There are no reported problems of taking Manuka Honey during pregnancy. People with diabetes should check the suitability of manuka honey with their doctor or specialist.
How do they ‘dry’ Manuka Honey?
To make the dry form of Manuka Honey, the process of Accelerated Freeze Drying (lyophilisation) is used. It is the same process that is used for high value pharmaceuticals as it is the gentlest drying method for biological materials. It operates at very high vacuum (very low pressure - less than 1mbar which is 1000th of atmospheric pressure) on the principle of operating below the eutectic point of water.
The low pressure changes the physical properties of water. At that pressure, water can only exist as a solid (ice) or a gas (water vapour). Gentle heat is applied (about 35 deg C) so that the product does melt but remains in frozen form as the water content is removed as vapour. Consequently, the cell structures - intracellular components and cell walls - are not damaged.
What is the difference between ‘Active’ and ‘UMF’ Manuka Honey?
Not all Manuka Honey has UMF® (non peroxide) activity and this is differentiated by using the terms ‘UMF® Manuka’ and ‘Active Manuka’ honey. UMF® (Unique Manuka Factor) Manuka Honey contains hydrogen peroxide plus its own natural antibacterial properties. This unique, additional activity gives it the special antibacterial healing potency. The minimum qualification for using the name UMF® and to be suitable for therapeutic use is a UMF® 10 rating.
What does the UMF® rating mean?
UMF® is an abbreviation which stands for Unique Manuka Factor.
- UMF® is a phytochemically derived antibacterial property (i.e. it is derived from the nectar of the flower) found in some types of Manuka Honey.
- Only honey collected from certain Leptospermum plants contain the special UMF® property.
- The UMF® activity exists in addition to the hydrogen peroxide antibacterial activity found in all honeys (this activity is due to an enzyme which is added to the nectar by the honeybee). These two antibacterial activities work synergistically - enhancing their effects.