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.
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 attack. His 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 industry. During 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 of serious 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 home, she 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 allergies, over the coming weeks, with just 5 grams per day of Medical Grade Manuka Honey taken orally. The breathing machine went back to the hospital. The 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, all–natural 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
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.
I broke out in Shingles 2 weeks before Christmas 2016. I had them all over my left side of my face, heading for my eye, nose and inside my ear. That was not the worst part, I had them inside my mouth and lips. They were very painful, my mouth and lips were swollen so large I could not open or close my mouth. Eating was not easy. I only had a tiny opening on the far right side. I was given Medical Grade 12+ ManukaGuard Honey from Gavin. I would take a tiny baby spoon of honey into the small opening and let it melt slowly in my mouth. I also had some for my skin. The blisters inside my mouth began to recede almost immeditaly. Also, the open wounds on my face began to be less painful and slowly dry up. I had one wound that was do deep on the side of my mouth I feared I'd need plastic surgery. I still have very pinkish marks on my face, but so much better. I healed remakably fast and am positive it was because I used ManukaGuard 12+ day and night.
Burns for a few seconds, but brings relief that lasts.
Happy so far! The first day I used it I wasn't sure I was going to like it. I was getting over a sinus problem due to a bad cold, but it almost seemed to make it a little worse, but each day since has been getting better and better. I think I'm on day 4 and I'm breathing better than I have in a while (I suffer constantly from allergies, especially at night)...even before the cold. I spray twice each nostril just once at night.
This BURNS but works! I have had a persistent ... This BURNS but works! I have had a persistent sinus issue that may have been allergies or a low grade infection. I started using this twice a day because it should help with either one. It's really helped so far.
Effective, all natural, no side affects! Excellent product! I have been using it for a little over a week and I feel great! My allergy symptoms have greatly decreased with out the yucky side affects of continuously taking allergy meds. I have simpultaniously been taking the Manuka Gaurd Medical Grade Honey (1/2 a teaspoon under the tongue 3-5 times daily) and it has really made a difference! The two products together are a dynamic duo! I no longer feel clouded by my allergy symptoms, and best of all is that it’s all natural and has NO SIDE AFECTS! I HIGHLY recommend this product 🙂
It works! Flavor: Natural Maple Lemon Really helps when you wake up at night after eating too much...or eating the wrong thing.
Great stuff Flavor: Natural Ginger Peach I actually really like the taste of this. Not a huge fan of the taste of apple cider vinegar, but this product is tasty in my opinion. The shot glass is an extra bonus lol. This definitely helps my acid reflux.
Works Wonders for Heartburn I love this stuff. I never felt that ACV would help my heartburn... ACV alone did NOT, but this stuff did. I take it daily and don't have to take my Prilosec or other heartburn meds any more (and I had taken them twice daily for YEARS). Give it a shot.
I was in so much pain and within 20 minutes of drinking this i was feeling better. Nexium and prilosec all take 4 to 5 ... This stuff was a life saver. I was in so much pain and within 20 minutes of drinking this i was feeling better. Nexium and prilosec all take 4 to 5 days to work and i was hurting so badly i was nearly in tears. This stuff really helped
I use it rarely now but love having it around for the occasional upset stomach Flavor: Natural Maple Lemon This product works! I was having digestive issues for 2 weeks, even had to go to the Dr for an EKG b/c of my throat and chest pain and the sudden onset of these issues. Turns out I was experiencing severe acid reflux. I purchased this product and followed the directions which suggest dosage to help balance your stomach ph over a 3 day period and it completely worked! I use it rarely now but love having it around for the occasional upset stomach.
Best non-prescription relief yet This is a first day review. I would have waited but the results of a first time use were so immediately effective I thought I'd speak up early. After giving up a PPI that I have been taking since last November I have been taking a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in water with a dash of honey. It worked okay but the taste was off-putting. The ginger makes this significantly more palatable and probably has something to do with the more dramatic, immediate relief this product provides. I'll amend this review if things change but for now I have to give it my enthusiastic support. Also, for anyone dealing with digestive issues my best suggestion would be to look into intermediate fasting. It had made a ig difference even before I discovered the Manuka. The combination may give me my best long term solution for my acid reflux.
I was stuck on a nasty antacid and a ridged diet that only left me feeling slightly better. My mom told me about neutralize This stuff is a life saver and I really mean that! After thousands of dollars and countless trips to the doctor, I was left with a diagnosis of gerds and a gluten intolerance. I was stuck on a nasty antacid and a ridged diet that only left me feeling slightly better. My mom told me about neutralize after being introduced to it from the founder of the company. I actually got to talk to this gentleman and found out he was a sufferer as well and formulated this product for himself (if you call the company's number, you will usually get him. They have fantastic customer service). After a few days of taking Nutralize I started to finally feel better after years of pure agony. I was in shock that this product worked so well. My husband, whom also suffers from severe acid reflux, started taking Nutralize and he no longer has the intense severe acid reflux Attacks either. We believe in the power of Nutralize! I finally have my life back and get to eat gluten and live my life prescription free. I also got through my pregnancy with limited acid reflux all thanks to Nutralize. I now recommend it to all my friends and family. Natural is what's best for our bodies after all!
Great product, we're never without it, just incase! This has saved me on a few occasions. When I feel a tickle in my throat or any sign of being sick, I just take a dose and it nips whatever bug I had, in the butt. I've also used it on my two young kids, ages 4 and 2. The taste is not good, at all, but we just get a little half a teaspoon of the Manuka Daily Dose honey and take a lick of honey before and right after the dose of the Throat & Chest syrup and it's totally tolerable. I've referred so many mamas to this product and all the other Manuka Guard products, they really work and for me, I'd prefer all natural before drugstore or prescription medicines.
I strongly recommend it! This really works! I strongly recommend it!
Worked Great I got this because I had a cough that I seemed not to be able to get rid of. This helped so much. It was an alternative to taking more meds.
Great natural sweetener and daily addition to diet! This daily use manuka honey product is a great natural sweetener to add to your diet. Rather than just using processed sugars or fake sweeteners, this natural, high quality honey is a worthwhile addition to one's daily routine. I was given the product and asked for my honest review and I would highly recommend this for anyone interested in substituting something natural and organic for the typical processed and refined products that go into much of our foods.
Wonderful and delicious! This is absolutely delicious. We add it to hot tea and to our homemade yogurt.
Love the results so far. I have been using for about 30 days now and have noticed a major difference in my health. Less allergies and congestion in the morning.
He reacts badly to poison oak and developed a pretty bad rash on his arm Recently I used this Manuka honey product on my five year old. He reacts badly to poison oak and developed a pretty bad rash on his arm. The rash was keeping him up at night and made him pretty uncomfortable through the day. I had tried everything like oatmeal baths and all sorts of lotions but nothing worked like Manuka Honey. I applied the honey on his rash and you could see the difference right away. In about 3 days the rash was gone. I also used it on a cut my son got in his mouth. It was safe and effective, the cut healed pretty quickly. I am very pleased with this product and would recommend it to anyone 🙂
Great for Digestive Issues I use this with the ManukaGuard Neutralize for heartburn. This aids in digestive issues. If I have an upset stomach, I take a half a teaspoon. It tastes amazing, like caramel and helps with the upset stomach. My father in law also had hernia surgery and learned he had ulcers. He started taking the honey before every meal and now has no ulcer issues. He can't be without this. Also, reading a previous review, New Zealand is passing a law that will take effect in 2016, with strict regulations to labeling honey as Manuka. It must be certified, which is no easy task. This brand and only a few other brands are the real deal. I have and love all of their products and they really work. I'd rather try to heal with honey over prescription any day.
ManukaGuard Premium Gold Exceeds Expectations ManukaGuard Premium Gold makes me feel better when I'm taking it than when I'm not and at my age (69) and in my condition (terrible) that's significant.
Works great, a bit sticky but well worth the prevention of scarring of burns. I bought this after I recieved 2nd degree burns on my hand. I had tried silver nitrate but the area was starting to get infected and had lots of granular tissue, swelling and redness. I applied this daily and had immediate effect on the inflammation and swelling. The granular tissue was easier to debride as it had softened during the night. It did sting a little when applied. Encouraged, I stuck with it over the course of a week or more and continued the debriding. Every time I would stop and think it was enough and I could stop the honey, the the scabbing would start again, so back to the honey I went. In the end the area is a deep red but had no scarring and very minimal raised areas. As a test I used silver nitrate and antiobiotic cream on another small area from the same burn and that area is now raised and scarred though it was a smaller area than the honey treated site. I will continue to use this honey for all my burns from now on. The only problem is it IS messy but if you wrap it in stretch medical gauze that will keep the stickiness off YOU and allow the wound to continue to breathe. I believe those that did not have good results did not continue the treatment long enough, did not properly do wound care like debriding as you would with any other burn treatment or they wrapped the wound with the honey in regular bandages which didnt allow proper ventilation of the site. on a side note, I am currently trying out other treatments with the honey, like for warts and am also having successes.
Good product Medical grade Manuka Honey products can be wildly expensive. This is the most economical version I found. Its working great for a large skin wound on my dog. Prevents infection and keeps the wound moist.
Very fast healing honey. I was really confused about which manuka honey was the real deal. I have read about UMF and MGO but a lot of it seemed like people trying to sell their own product. I settled on this one because it's medical grade and I wanted it for topical use. I had what I thought was a bug bite on the side of my face that I picked at and it got very angry and weepy. I realized after it hadn't healed in a week that there was a good chance it was staph and not a bug bite after all. I had been using hot compresses, bacitracin, and keeping it covered with gauze most of the time. It just got angrier. In desperation I ordered this and applied it immediately when I received it. Within 24 hours it was totally free of inflammation and wasn't getting oozy anymore. 2 days later it's healed 95% with new pink skin and a little dryness around the edge. It's wonderful. From what I understand, medical grade is sterilized with radiation - but not heated - to retain the benefits but remove botulism etc. It is supposed to be the only kind to use topically.I'm not sure why so many people are using this primarily for internal use. I would think a non irradiated kind would be better in that regard. All in all, this brand has worked very well in my experience. It saved me a trip to the doctor which is worth the price alone.
Manuka honey is causing tissue and skin growth on wound. WE had a doctor in Wound Care recommend using Manuka Honey on my husband's head. He has recently had a large skin cancer removed on his head and his skull was exposed. Since we have been using this honey, tissue has begun to grow and even new skin. Doctors had first said he would have to have a skin graft and possibly even a metal plate, but since we have been using this honey it has been amazing to watch the growth in the tissue and skin take place. Before using it, nothing was happening. I'll be ordering more.
DERMATITIS NIGHTMARE!!!!!!! Honey Cure!!!!!! For months I had a rash on around my mouth that started out as a mustache rash (I thought). After 3 doctor visits including a dermatologist, I was given 2 rounds of antibiotics that I am still on because this angry rash keeps coming back. I was prescribed lotridone along with prednisone and doxycycline, which I am still on. This ugly rash is perioral dermatitis because it is located around your mouth and nose. It has been very painful, scaly rash that starts out like a pimple. Untreated or misdiagnosed it turns into a dry patch of tight itchy painful raw skin, and so ugly cause it's on your face. After 500.00 Doctor visits and useless 50.00 creams that break you out (metro cream). Useless. I FOUND THE HONEY!!!!!! I spoke to the maker of the honey and was given the correct grade for my problem. I have put a small amount on the spots that are still red and you can feel a tiny tingle action. This if my second day of applying this to this ugly rash that is a monster. It has healed the rash that had left a horrible redness on my face around my nose and above my lip. I hope this will help someone. That is why I have given so much detail.