Manuka honey and green tea provide a good balance of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that can aid health and wellness.
PLEASE NOTE: due to customs regulations, we are unable to send this product to WESTERN AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, FRANCE, SOUTH AFRICA or CHINA.
This delicious spread, or hot drink, combines the unique activity of MGOTM250+ Manuka Honey with Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) – the most potent natural active component in green tea. This natural mix can help you maintain digestive health and well-being.
About Manuka Honey
Wholesome and pure, just as nature intended, Manuka Honey is produced by bees in the remote bush country of New Zealand.
As well as being absolutely delicious, this Manuka Honey is rich in antioxidants and has been independently tested and certified to contain a total strength of MGOTM 250+. Methylglyoxal measurement is a recent development, based on the discovery in 2006 that the naturally-occurring compound Methyglyoxal is the dominant beneficial constituent in Manuka honey from New Zealand. The test for Methyglyoxal concentration uses highly-accurate and automated HPLC laboratory analysis. The number shows the tested concentration of Methyglyoxal mg/kg, ie MGO250+ has a concentration of more than 250mg of Methylglyoxal per kg of honey. In Manuka Honey Methylglyoxal content ranges from 100mg/kg to over 800mg/kg, while other honeys tested worldwide range between 0 to 5mg/kg. The higher the level of Methylglyoxal, the stronger the Manuka honey.
About Green Tea
Three types of tea exist – black, oolong and green, all from the plant Camelia sinensis. Green tea is tea that is not fermented (instead it is dried and steamed), and thus retains its high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Epigallocathechin gallate (EGCG), in particular, is important as it is a powerful antioxidant that has been linked with significant health benefits.
- Helping to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis, stroke, etc) because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (reviewed by Kuriyama, 2008)
- Helping to reduce cholesterol. EGCG appears to interfere with the solubilisation and digestion of dietary fats, thereby preventing fat from entering the blood stream. (Koo and Noh, 2007).
- Helping to promote weight loss. Clinical studies in Asian populations have demonstrated that improved weight loss occurs after 12 weeks of green tea consumption (reviewed by Wolfram et al., 2006). EGCG has also been shown to stimulate the generation of heat (Shixian et al., 2006) and it is likely that this also contributes to the weight loss seen in green tea drinkers.
- Many studies have demonstrated strong anticancer properties associated with green tea consumption (reviewed by Zaveri , 2006). Many of these chemoprotective effects have been attributed to EGCG. EGCG reduces oxidative DNA damage (which is the underlying cause of cancer growth) and stimulates the immune system to attack dysfunctional cells (Butt and Sultan, 2009).
Great taste without caffeine so easy to take regularly.
1 tsp has the equivalent amount of EGCG as 1 cup of strong green tea. Take 3 or more tsp daily.
Please note: due to restrictions, we are unable to send this product to Western Australia, Brazil, France, South Africa or China.
About Manuka Health
Established in 2006 and using leading edge scientific research, Manuka Health is a pioneer in developing a growing range of innovative natural products utilising the unique healing properties of bioactive compounds found only in New Zealand native flora and fauna.
The native flora of New Zealand is unique, having evolved in isolation for millions of years. The bioactive compounds sourced from New Zealand are either unique to New Zealand or are at elevated levels when compared to similar species elsewhere. Manuka Health focusses on these unique bioactives and adds value with world class analysis, technology and research.
They work with foremost scientific research centres in Japan, USA, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand to demonstrate the efficacy of their products including MGO™ Manuka Honey, BIO30™ New Zealand Propolis, fresh New Zealand Royal Jelly, functional foods and supplements, MGO™ Manuka Honey-based wound care and skincare.
Manuka Health has a manufacturing facility and distribution centre based in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. A rigorous quality assurance system audited by government agencies, assures their products are produced to the highest international specifications. This facility is ISO 9001 and RMP accredited and is certified Halal and Kosher compliant.