The benefits to health from Mānuka honey extend beyond the activities of
MGO (Methylglyoxal – the unique, active component in Mānuka honey).
Mānuka Performance is undertaking gound-breaking research into areas
where human trials are somewhat limited. The presence of compounds in
Mānuka honey extend beyond MGO, and its known activity. Our R&D team at
Mānuka Performance Labs exist to realise the value of using Mānuka Honey
and to quantify its value to human (and animal) health.

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Coach's Corner: Purpose

I'm sure this year, maybe even this month, you've been in a position where you have questioned your purpose. It might have been who am I? Or what am I doing here?  Then maybe followed up with: 'I'd...
Allysia Kraakman Ultra Marathon 100 mile

Coach's Corner: Bucket List

I never really had a bucket list. I was thinking about how people end up doing some out there crazy things (like running ultra marathons) and wondered how they decided to do it. I probably have a l...
Coach's Corner: Stronger Every Day

Coach's Corner: Stronger Every Day

When I first decided to run an ultramarathon, I checked out quite a lot of Brian McKenzies work called CrossFit Endurance. I wanted to continue with my CrossFit and only run once or twice a week. I...
Coach's Corner: Balance

Coach's Corner: Balance

Six weeks before I ran the Taupo 100km in 2018, I hurt my knee in a training run. After finishing a marathon one Saturday, I went for a slow trot around the streets to bank in some k's while fatigu...
Ultra Marathon Runner

Coach's Corner: Train the brain...

Whatever your activity, your sport, your goal...whether its physical or not, your mind can affect the outcome of what you want to achieve. What are you telling yourself today that can change the wa...
sports energy for crossfit

Coach's Corner: Keeping In Community

Being involved in a community is so important - not only to have others to train with and spur us on, but to have others that we can download with, bounce ideas off and get clarity.
Tikitapu Running Manuka Performance

Coach's Corner: Exposure to Heat

Through September to end of November last year, my husband and I took our kids to India while we worked in a childrens home doing some building renovations. I had mentally prepared myself for train...
Allysia Kraakman Strengths Coach

Coach's Corner: Allysia

It’s been great to see so many people out over lockdown - whilst there were probably a bunch of things we missed out on, we were given the gift of time and fresh air to escape our homes and get in ...

We work in collaboration across multiple organisations

Chief medical officer

Dr marc s. stevens, md

FACS, FICS, Fellow of the American Academy, Board Certified Americal Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr Marc is our Medical Physician based in North Carolina, USA. With over 20+ years' experience across the board including 15 years in nutrition and nutraceuticals. Marc brings deep understanding and connections throughout all areas of the USA medical scene including research, clinical surveys and partnerships.

chief science officer

lillian morton phd

PhD Medical and Health Sciences. MDc (dis). IOC Sports Nutrition Diploma. ISAK Level 3. NZ Registered Nutritionist.

Lillian comes from decades of working with High Performance Sports NZ, Olympics, Rugby New Zealand continues to specialize in working with high performance athletes. She is a researcher and scientist, developing research methodologies, keynote speaking and more.