Manuka Honey Rating

Is it better to take Royal Jelly as a liquid or powder?

We’re often asked whether it’s better to take Royal Jelly in a liquid form or a powder form.  There are a few things to consider so in this blog we’ll outline the choices so you can choose what works for you. First though, what is Royal Jelly?  Royal Jelly is a unique food source exclusively for the Queen Bee which is designed to help her with fertility and a long and healthy life.  It’s packed full of rich in key amino acids and vitamins, especially the B Vitamins & Folic Acid.  It is believed that Royal Jelly is particularly beneficial for women. So, which form is more effective? Royal Jelly in its natural state is in liquid form – that’s how the Queen Bee consumes it, so does it make more sense to take it in powder form?  Royal Jelly powder is freeze-dried at the source which results in some…

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What is the KFactor Manuka Honey rating system?

We’re often asked the differences between the different types of Manuka Honey rating systems, and so in this article, we thought we’d focus on the Wedderspoon KFactor rating system. Manuka Honey rating systems background Firstly, and most importantly, all Wedderspoon Manuka Honey complies with the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Primary Industries regulations, called the Manuka scientific definition, or sometimes known as Manuka5 certification.  The Ministry of Primary Industries act in the same way as our UK DEFRA government department, in so much as they ensure all food producers and particularly exporters comply to all the required regulations including premises inspections and scientific tests for the raw or finished product.  The Manuka Honey regulations are strict as it is a key export from New Zealand, which has been damaged by the wake of fake Manuka Honey flooding the UK marketplace 10 years ago.  All Manuka Honey exported from New Zealand…

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MGO Rating – The Meaning of It and Its Background in Science

What is MGO? The term MGO refers to a compound that is naturally found in honey.  MGO’s full name is Methylglyoxal and it is widely known in the honey industry as it signifies an active “element” of the honey that can change over time and with temperature variations. Any such changes can only be determined with a scientific test to measure the activity ratings at the time of testing, so you wouldn’t notice any taste differences in honey. MGO Manuka Honey MGO Manuka Honey is heated in its processing (over the temperature of an active bee hive), which means the honey is not raw honey and as a result there is some loss of the natural enzymes and amino acids.  But, it’s still Manuka Honey, even if its not as potent as Raw Manuka Honey. In Europe, the most widely known rating systems is MGO or the Methylglyoxal concentration of…

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