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.

New Zealand’s Unique Mānuka Honey

New Zealand’s Unique Mānuka Honey

Honey has been valued and the collecting of honey honoured by civilisations for millennia – but authentic New Zealand mānuka honey is widely recognised and highly sought after for its exceptional p...
Science behind Mānuka Honey

Science behind Mānuka Honey

The remarkable properties of the Mānuka tree and its nectar have been understood by New Zealand’s indigenous Māori population for almost a millennia. The importance of Mānuka features in the role i...
The science behind the Honey

The science behind the Honey

The beautiful thing about science is that as techniques and methods develop, so too does our understanding of how and why things work. This is true for carbohydrate intake during sport and exercise...
What is so special about Mānuka honey?

What is so special about Mānuka honey?

Honey contains carbohydrates, minerals, proteins, fatty acids, and bioactive phenolic and flavonoid phytochemicals. Flavonoids and phenolics are secondary metabolites of plants and plant products t...

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.