Berringa's 100% Australian Super Manuka Honey MGO900+ is an ultra-high strength bioactive honey suitable for wound care and digestive health. It contains natural enzymes and antioxidants and has a pre-biotic effect to boost immunity. It can be added to foods or drinks, but is more often taken by itself, orally or topically. Refer to the jars for specific usage instructions.
Antibacterial activity measurement of Manuka honey: UMF vs MGO
Manuka honey comes packaged with antibacterial activity measurement labelled on the jar. In this case it is MGO 900+. These numbers can be confusing, because there are different measurement systems in use!
MGO (or methylglyoxal) is a globally recognised measure of antibacterial activity. Berringa uses this proven measurement methodology to grade and verify the actual MGO activity levels for each batch using independent testing at NATA accredited laboratories.
UMF (unique manuka factor) is another system of measurement for antibacterial activity. While most countries use MGO as the standard measurement, UMF is usually associated with some Manuka honey products from New Zealand.