Our Story

WHAT WE DO

ManukaGuard formulates products infused with Medical Grade Manuka Honey and manufactures: Allergy & Sinus Nasal Sprays, Heartburn Relief Liquid, Cough Syrups, Immune Support Gummies and pure Manuka Honey in jars carefully selected to address: gastrointestinal health, digestive and gut health, sore throat, cough, sleep issues, fatigue and immune support.

ManukaGuard is the first company to bring Medical Grade Manuka Honey out of the wound care arena and use it in over the counter innovative formulations.

EAT YOUR WAY TO GOOD HEALTH.
NO PILLS, NO CAPSULES.
GAVIN’S STORY

The story begins with our founder, Gavin Gear, who suffered from acid reflux and heartburn for more than 30 years. In his mid-twenties, he sought out the help of heart doctors, thinking his symptoms could be a precursor to a heart attackHis heart was not the issue; it was severe acid reflux. A gastroenterologist warned him of the cancer risk to his esophagus from long-term acid reflux or heartburn and recommended Gavin begin taking antacids. Gavin moved from one antacid product to the next, increasing the dosage or strength of each product, while the disease and symptoms got progressively worse. He thought, “stick with these products and I will get better.” He did NOT get better. The acid-blocking products not only had adverse side effects, but they did not treat the cause of the problem, they just made it worse.  

By 2009, at age 58, Gavin was out of options. Nothing resolved his symptoms; he lost weight and had given up many foods and drinks including his favorite, “cuppa tea.” It was at this time that a childhood friend from his native New Zealand, trained in both pharmaceuticals and natural therapies, introduced Gavin to Manuka Honey. Gavin flew immediately to New Zealand and found that this potent honey was being used as medicine by the indigenous Maori for wound healing and digestive issues. Educated in the sciences, Gavin went to work both studying gastrointestinal issues and formulating a product that resolved heartburn and reflux using Medical Grade Manuka Honey. From this work, our first product was born: Nutralize. The only product to this day made with Medical Grade Manuka Honey and formulated specifically to target heartburn and acid reflux with no known harmful side effects nor interactive drug complications so common with synthetic prescription pharmaceuticals and OTC drugs. 

In the spring of 2010, Gavin travelled to New Zealand again to celebrate Dr. Peter Molan and his successes in the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato. Dr. Molan began his pioneering research of Manuka Honey’s healing properties in 1982 and revolutionized the Manuka Honey industryDuring this celebration, Dr. Molan took Gavin aside and said, “Gavin, make a nasal spray with Manuka. I know you can figure it out And thus began Gavin’s quest to invent a nasal spray using Medical Grade Manuka Honey.   

In 2011, ManukaGuard Throat & Chest Syrup was created. Using Medical Grade Manuka Honey MGO 600 combined with all-natural drug free ingredients designed to stop cough and help children suffering from strep throat. Medical Grade Manuka Honey is the one ingredient used in every ManukaGuard proprietary formulation.

 

 

In 2012, due to consumer demand and the growing awareness of Manuka Honey, ManukaGuard introduced our first honey in jars. Specifically selected to target inflammation in the areas oserious gastrointestinal issues, overall digestive health, sore throat and cough. 

 

During these years Gavin was hard at work perfecting the nasal spray and it was fortunate timing because by the age of 3, his granddaughter was hospitalized twice with bacterial pneumonia. She was constantly sick with colds and flu and had been diagnosed with chronic food allergies. Her health was in a vulnerable state.


A breathing machine was installed 
in her homeshe was missing school and her medical bills were sky high. Within days of using one of the first versions of ManukaGuard nasal spray Kora´s breathing issues dramatically improved. As did her allergiesover the coming weeks, with just 5 grams per day of Medical Grade Manuka Honey taken orally. The breathing machine went back to the hospitalThe financial burden was gone and today at age 8, she is a healthy child who happily never misses a day of school. Kora´s immune system is now protecting her from the allergies and seasonal bugs that previously led to two hospital stays. We are glad that Kora was able to overcome her debilitating allergies with Medical Grade Manuka Honey. She loves her honey and her grandpa Gavin for helping her get back to good health 

Gavin finalized the nasal spray formulation and in 2016 it was offered to consumers. Using Medical Grade Manuka Honey MGO 400 (12+) as the primary ingredient: Medical Grade Manuka Honey Allercleanse detaches bacteria and other microbes from sinus cavities, allowing for a more thorough cleansing than saline alone can provide.  This same year two more jars of honey were introduced, one selected to aid in sleep support and the other to fight fatigue.  

In 2017, ManukaGuard introduced Medical Grade Manuka Honey Sinus Cleanser. Our strongest nasal spray, Sinus Cleanser uses Manuka Honey MGO 600 to clean out nasal and sinus microbes that cause blocked nasal passages. 

Today our commitment remains to reduce suffering by offering drug free, allnatural remedies that work and to help consumers find the RIGHT honey for the RIGHT health issue.  

We look forward to continuing to support our customers in taking control of and regaining their health by offering Medical Grade Manuka Honey products for you and your loved ones

Gavin Gear and his Manukaguard Team 

Gavin Gear

CEO ManukaGuard

CLEAN FARMING. CLEAN WATER. HEALTHY LIFESTYLES.
Our Mission

ManukaGuard is a drug free, over-the-counter healthcare brand. We use Medical Grade Manuka Honey, a powerful ingredient combining nature and medicine, in our line of effective products.

We strive to uphold an uncompromising dedication to helping consumers take control of their own healthcare, using quality products rooted in nature. We create natural, effective, drug free alternatives that work.

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