Activist Mānuka Honey


Inspired by their childhoods in New Zealand, wife and husband team, Gabrielle and Luke, birthed Activist from a shared love of the earth and its natural resources. Consciously cultivating pure, raw and unadulterated Mānuka Honey, Activist relies on nature’s seasonal cycles, symbiotic relationships, and microclimates to work their magic, only harvesting in a way that preserves these delicate systems. A rare and potent medical-grade honey that can be used internally and externally to fight pathogens and promote healing, Activist’s Honey moves from the kitchen to the bathroom with ease and function, and is an essential in our wellbeing tool kit. Today Gabrielle and Luke share what makes their Mānuka Honey so special (and delicious!) and how its myriad benefits support our best selves, inside and out.

What is Mānuka honey and how does it differ from regular honey? 

Mānuka is the beautiful tree and wildflower native to Aotearoa New Zealand. Depending on the year's climate and weather patterns of the Southern Hemisphere, Mānuka flowering starts at the beginning of spring at the top of the North Island of New Zealand and makes its way south. The flowering of Mānuka is a very short window ranging anywhere from two to six weeks of the year. Because of such a short window for the wild-crafting of Mānuka Honey, the season is labor intensive, so preparation for bee-health is crucial and no time is wasted when the Mānuka is flowering. Factoring in so many elements over harvesting is essential to get our premium high grade ACTIVIST Mānuka Honey so pure and unadulterated.



How does Mānuka Honey support the immune system?

The unique factor of the Mānuka flower and Mānuka Honey as opposed to conventional honey, is that it holds extremely high levels of MGO (Methylglyoxal), which is the key reason and element you want from a good Mānuka Honey.


Methylglyoxal is the component that holds extremely high levels of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory anti-microbial properties, which makes Mānuka Honey distinctive and unique both in price, taste and benefits. The higher the MGO number, the more potent the honey and therefore the more effective the honey is.


Mānuka has been proven to have efficacy against antibiotic-resistant microbes, promoting its powers against pathogens internally and externally. When sick, it improves sore throats, helps soothe coughs and improve common cold symptoms.

Mānuka also helps people with acute sinus problems and allergies. It's the medicine of choice for families and kids in our homeland of New Zealand.


Our family takes a teaspoon of ACTIVIST Mānuka Honey 850+MGO daily to keep our immune systems strong, as well as a dropper of Mānuka Immune Elixir. ACTIVIST Mānuka Elixir is infused with our medicinal grade Raw Mānuka Honey 850+MGO and is specifically formulated to boost the immune system. It is used for immune maintenance or immediate illness treatment. This ruby red ambrosia works to heal and nourish with medicinal herbs and adaptogens, under a base of spring water and vegetable glycerine. Right now, it is of the utmost importance to keep our immune systems safe and healthy. Our list of ingredients is powerful and 100% clean and safe for the entire family (apart from infants under 12months).   




What can Mānuka do for our skin? 

Studies show that the methylglyoxal found in Mānuka Honey has been shown to increase and protect the production of collagen in the skin, promoting structural growth and regrowth. Mānuka’s amino acids harmonize perfectly with the pH balance of our skin, helping us age well. It is also extremely hydrating for the skin, helping it to retain ample moisture. Mānuka can be taken internally or externally for this reason. 


ACTIVIST Mānuka is the quintessential antidote to almost any skin issue. This is because the Methylglyoxal in Mānuka Honey has been found to promote skin regeneration, repair cellular damage, calm inflammation and get rid of unwanted bacteria. It has also been shown to increase and protect the production of collagen in the skin, promoting structural growth and regrowth. Mānuka’s amino acids harmonize the pH balance of our skin. In addition, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Mānuka has extraordinary healing properties for most skin conditions.


We believe in the concept of cellular beauty. This refers to ingesting internal health products rather than just focusing on external skincare. Skincare is no longer just topical, but it is what we put into our bodies. Mānuka is the true cellular beautician and one of nature’s multifunctional healing treasures. 


How does Mānuka heal skin conditions like acne, eczema, and dermatitis?

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Mānuka has extraordinary healing properties for skin conditions. It can reduce redness and heal congested or inflamed skin such as eczema or psoriasis. Additionally, Mānuka can be used for its antibacterial properties on the skin by oxygenating pores, which can draw out or reduce the amount of bacteria on blemishes. This can drastically improve acne-prone skin. You can use Mānuka Honey as an everyday face wash, direct spot treatment on acne and as a face mask and leave on for 20-30 minutes.


What are the effects of Mānuka Honey on our digestive system?

Mānuka is wonderful for supporting the natural digestive microbiome. Because low stomach acid can come from overgrowth of bacteria, Mānuka is a great way to rid your body of those pathogens and keep the digestion flowing properly. This is because it contains oligosaccharides, which have a prebiotic effect on the gut and promote the proliferation of good flora. In addition, the high antioxidant content has been found to be effective in the treatment of gastric and peptic ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, dyspepsia, GERD, Staph infections, food poisoning and more. We eat it by the spoonful daily!


Can it also be beneficial for oral health?

Because of its anti-bacterial and microbial properties, Mānuka can kill plaque and improve and prevent issues relating to tooth decay and gingivitis. It is great when used as a mouthwash or oil pull to remove toxins, especially for someone suffering from periodontal disease. It can easily be spread across gums and teeth, and since it’s non-toxic, it can actually be swallowed. 


Mānuka Honey can be applied topically or it can be ingested, depending on your health concerns and the benefits you’re trying to access.



The simplest way to tap into the benefits of Mānuka Honey is to consume it by the spoonful. 1 to 2 teaspoons per day directly in the mouth allow the active enzymes to be absorbed quickly, and remain undiluted. 

Mānuka is the ultimate superfood. In addition to Methylglyoxal, Mānuka contains a range of vitamins and minerals. Mānuka honey contains B Vitamins, Zinc, Calcium and Iron amongst others. 

Mānuka can be added to smoothies, tonics or your favorite tea. You can substitute Mānuka Honey for other sweeteners when cooking or baking. Ingesting Mānuka honey is safe for the entire family, apart from infants under the age of 12 months. If you have questions or concerns, consult your doctor for personalized medical advice.  



Mānuka is great to have on hand to aid in the treatment of burns or wounds. A thin layer of Mānuka honey can be applied directly to the skin at any stage of the wound healing process, using a sterile applicator. 

Mānuka is also used by Estheticians to soothe acne and other skin conditions such as Eczema and Dermatitis. When used for skincare, it can be used as a face mask, daily cleanser or spot treatment as needed. 

Applying Mānuka topically is safe for all ages and all skin types.



Immune defence, sore throats, digestive health, beauty applications, face masks and skin irritations. Activist Raw Mānuka Honey 1000+MGO is The Ultimate! Hand-produced in small amounts making this a limited-edition offering; it has some of the highest concentration of Mānuka. Use thoughtfully and sparingly for internal and topical needs. Keep this in your beauty and medical cabinet.


Immune defence, sore throats, digestive health, beauty applications, face masks and skin irritations. Activist Raw Mānuka Honey 850+MGO is rare and thoughtfully aged; full of antibacterial properties and active enzymes straight from Mother Nature. Best taken internally for daily immune-support and used topically for a 100% natural and hydrating face mask and skin cleanser.



Immune defence, sore throat, digestive health, beauty applications, face masks and skin irritations. Activist Raw Mānuka Honey 300+MGO is our Wellbeing star; the perfect choice to incorporate into your daily lifestyle for proactive health benefits and immune support for the whole family (apart from infants under 12months of age). Add to superfood smoothies, tonic teas, juices and meals.



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