Berringa's 100% Australian Manuka Honey MGO400+ is a high strength bioactive honey suitable for digestive health, as well as general wellbeing. It contains natural enzymes and antioxidants and has a pre-biotic effect to boost immunity. It is perfect as an additive for food and drinks, or it can be taken by itself (we recommend between 1-3 spoons daily).
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 400+. 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.
Like all Berringa’s antibacterial Manuka Honey, each batch is tested by independent NATA accredited laboratories, so you can be sure when it says MGO400+ the methylglyoxal level is at least that.