The science behind our Manuka 


The critical force behind the active antibacterial effect of Manuka honey is Methylglyoxal (MGO), contained in the nectar of the Leptospermum flowers on which our bees feed. The strength and potency of Manuka products is directly measurable by the level of MGO present.

All of our honey products are labelled with an MGO rating so you can quickly and easily see the strength and quality of the honey you are buying.

Why does ManukaLife and the Australian Manuka Honey Association utilise an MGO rating system?

Low30+TableEveryday table sweetener
Mild125+TableGeneral wellbeing
Medium250+Table & antibacterialGeneral wellbeing & digestive health
High550+AntibacterialCosmetics & digestive health
Ultra-high900+Superior antibacterialMedicinal & pharmaceutical

Our quality guarantee

We adhere to strict quality controls to ensure that honey that bears our label is of a high-quality. All of our honey batches are independently tested, not only to ascertain their strength but also to verify that our honey is clean and pure Manuka honey.

Our testing methods are supported by the Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA), which is the leading organisation for the provision of robust science-based criteria to identify, define and authenticate Australian Manuka honey.

The AMHA Mark of Authenticity

The AMHA recently launched their Mark of Authenticity, developed by Australia’s leading manuka scientists to give consumers confidence that any honey they buy that bares the mark is 100% authentic Australian Manuka honey.  ManukaLife honey bares this mark, assuring you that they manuka honey you buy from us is genuine, quality, Australian manuka honey.

Read more about the Mark of Authenticity at the AMHA website here.