References

 

Scientific research is important to us at Gather By, it underpins everything we do and ensures that we are delivering the highest grade premium honeys to the world. Here are some of the references that explain some of the terms that we use and some of the data that supports the benefits and uses of Manuka honey.

 

Antibacterial: Pure BioActive+ Manuka Honey has antiseptic and healing properties, delivering prebiotic effect to improve gut health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6613335/ 

 

Anti-inflammatory: Manuka honey's medicinal and therapeutic qualities have been proven to elevate the body’s immune response with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00569/full

 

Anti-influenza: Research has suggested Manuka honey has antiviral effects and is able to help protect from the flu https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0188440914001106

 

Antimicrobial: Bioactive honey has high levels of Methylglyoxal (MGO) and hydrogen peroxide-based antimicrobial activity, which gives the honey its powerful antibacterial properties https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00569/full 

 

Australian Complimentary Medicine market: The national Australian complementary medicine market is worth AUD$1.5-2.5 billion https://ccm.edu.au/complementary-medicine-industry-australia/

 

Awards: Gather By were a 2019 Northern Rivers Business Chamber finalist for Excellence in Innovation https://www.gatherby.org/our_certifications

 

Bee populations: Honey bees are vital for pollinating 90% of the world’s food crops. There has been a global rapid decline in bee populations in recent years https://this.deakin.edu.au/society/what-does-the-bee-decline-mean-for-civilisation

 

Burns: Honey-infused dressings are more effective in treating moderate burns than conventional dressings when applied to clean, dry skin https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5661189/

 

Carbon capture: With 15 varieties of Leptospermum that we have identified as being highly-active, planting these allows us to produce honey, improve soil biomass, capture 20kg of CO2 emissions per plant www.gatherby.org/carbon_capture

 

Certifications: Gather By achieved HACCP and BQUAL certifications https://www.gatherby.org/our_certifications

 

Crystallisation of Honey: Crystallisation of any type of honey does happen from time to time, even Manuka, and this is perfectly normal https://www.gatherby.org/blog_post_crystallisation

 

Gingivalis: Manuka honey acts as antibacterial against Porthyromonas Gingivalis and used as a therapeutic option in wound healing https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24666777/ 

 

Global Complimentary Medicine market: Globally, the current entire complementary medicine market is valued at AUD$103.8 billion, growing at 19.9% https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/complementary-alternative-medicine-market

 

Health benefits: Honey has been recognised for its healing properties for thousands of years and recent studies have proven its wide-ranging benefits, including nutrition, wellness and therapeutic uses https://www.gatherby.org/honey_research

 

Honey dosage: To reap the digestive benefits of Manuka honey, you should eat 1 to 2 teaspoons of it each day. You can eat it straight or add it to your food, smoothie or other cold drink https://www.healthline.com/health/manuka-honey#use

 

Honey Testing: Each batch of honey is independently tested, through collaboration with the scientific community, to guarantee quality and accuracy of the MGO rating, as well as best-practice bee health and extraction techniques https://www.gatherby.org/honey_testing

 

Infection: Some claim Manuka is useful for treating acne, gingivitis, sore throats, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome and other ailments. Proven to be highly effective in dealing with infection https://www.smh.com.au/technology/australian-honey-is-as-at-least-as-potent-as-new-zealand-manuka-study-finds-20161228-gtipji.html

 

Microbial infections: Manuka honey helps clear 'Strep' throat https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/

 

Pathogens: Honey's ability to inhibit or kill many microorganisms is substantiated through tests showing that 80 pathogenic and disease-causing organisms, including antibiotic resistant superbugs, can be killed using pure BioActive+ Manuka Honey https://www.gatherby.org/honey_research

 

Skin: Honey-infused dressings are more effective in treating moderate burns than conventional dressings when applied to clean, dry skin https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5661189/

 

Streptococcus: Manuka honey significantly decreases streptococcus mutans https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24666777/

 

Therapeutic properties: The higher the MGO of the Manuka honey, the more therapeutic the honey is. Lower MGO honey is also beneficial and is commonly used as an everyday wellness honey, providing a range of daily health benefits https://www.gatherby.org/honey_research

 

Ulcers: It provides relief for sore throats, sore gums and mouth ulcers https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/ 

 

Wounds: Manuka honey has been shown to be especially useful against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The many functions of Manuka honey thus not only clear wound debris, maintain hydration, control inflammation, and stimulate healing, but also sterilize the wound. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6027142/#:~:text=Manuka%20honey%20has%20been%20shown%20to%20be%20especially%20useful%20against,but%20also%20sterilize%20the%20wound.

 

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