The buzz about Manuka Honey is well-known in New Zealand where the native Manuka bush grows. At Medterra, we’ve taken the soothing properties of Manuka Honey and combined it with our recognized, hemp-derived CBD to create a powerhouse topical for you. - Manuka Honey comes from New Zealand where the bee pollinates the native Manuka bush. With great timing, the bees are able to source from a plant that flowers for only a few weeks out of the year. Once the bees have processed the nectar into honey, a natural chemical reaction happens and MGO forms. MGO is the ingredient that designates the result as Manuka Honey. - MGO (Methylglyoxal) is what gives the honey its unique non-peroxide activity properties. These antimicrobial elements are graded by the UMF, or: Unique Manuka Factor. This grading system rates the amount of unique signature compounds. This is designed to ensure purity and quality. - At Medterra, we are proud to use Manuka Honey that scores a 12 or higher in the UMF grading system, making it very effective. We have paired Manuka with our high quality, hemp-derived CBD for the best possible results. Since Manuka is best applied topically, it made perfect sense to include it with our CBD formula. Apply topically, as needed, for soothing, healing comfort.