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"Manuka honey should be one of the few food items for which a health-promoting property beyond the basic nutritional function can be clearly documented."
"Health claims require significant scientific consensus, and I think from a scientific point of view, the data concerning the methylglyoxal-induced antimicrobial properties of Manuka honey are very promising to fulfil that requirement."
Professor Thomas Henle, Technical University of Dresden
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Q. What is MGO™?
A. MGO™ is a trademarked system for testing the level of Methylglyoxal, the compound identified as the active ingredient primarily responsible for the antibacterial action of Manuka honey. The discovery that Methylglyoxal is manuka honey's "active ingredient" was made by Professor Thomas Henle, head of the Institute of Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany).
Q. What is MGO™ Certification?
A. This is the independent testing and certification of the Methylglyoxal level in an antibacterial product based on Manuka honey. The higher the MGO™ level, the greater the antibacterial activity.
Q. What is the level of Methylglyoxal in other (non-Manuka) honeys?
A. Some honeys have no Methylglyoxal content at all. Most of them tested so far have as much as 3-8 mg/kg. Some New Zealand Manuka honeys have been found to contain Methylglyoxal levels as high as 700 mg/kg, 70 times the level of other honey.
Synergy between oxacillin and manuka honey sensitizes methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to oxacillin
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J. Antimicrob. Chemother. (2012) doi: 10.1093/jac/dks071 First published online: March 1, 2012
Objectives Honey is an ancient wound remedy that has recently been introduced into modern clinical practice in developed countries. Manuka honey inhibits growth of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by preventing cell division. In Gram-negative bacteria a synergistic interaction between honey and antibiotics has been suggested. We aimed to determine the effect of manuka honey on oxacillin resistance in MRSA.
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NaturalNews.com published a story this week entitiled, "Scientists issue urgent world-wide warning on bacteria with superbug gene" in which features writer S.L. Baker recommends investigating alternative treatments such as Manuka Honey.
Read the original article: Scientists issue urgent world-wide warning on bacteria with superbug gene