What are the superior benefits of Organic Kanuka honey?

March, 2020

Crafted by the worker bees at TranzAlpineHoney, Organic Kanuka honey is a wonderful anti-ageing ingredient because it contains very special compounds called arabinogalactans (AGP’s); and Kanuka has the highest AGP content of any New Zealand honey (including Manuka honey). AGP is important because it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and persistent inflammation from conditions such as acne, eczema and rosacea is exceedingly detrimental to radiant skin.

Kanuka flowers

The active ingredients in Kanuka Honey (AGPs) are the proteins found in the cell walls of the plants.  They are involved in many cellular processes including cell division and cell death.  A study was conducted to check the stimulatory effect of Kanuka Honey on the immune system.  Tests concluded that Kanuka Honey contained a compound that could stimulate the cells of the immune system to release cytokines from the immune system called macrophages.  The cytokines are proteins that contribute to wound healing and repair, or inflammation, indicative of an infection.  These compounds also come into the honey as they are present in the nectar of the Kanuka flowers.