ManukaPlus

Heart of the Hive

With authentic New Zealand Mānuka honey powder MGO 300

Added thiamine (vitamin B1) contributes to the normal function of the heart

Contains niacin, resveratrol, bee pollen CoQ10 & plant sterols

Suitable for vegetarians

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Support heart health with a food supplement combining ingredients including Thiamine, Niacin, plant sterols, CoQ10, Resveratrol, Bee Pollen, Proplis Extract and Freeze Dried Manuka Honey.

The Mānuka honey is sourced from our very own Manuka Doctor hives nestled in the luscious green mountains of New Zealand. The honey is freeze dried into powder form and added to our formula which is lovingly made in the UK to the very highest standard. The MGO (methylglyoxal) level in Mānuka Honey is derived from DHA (dihydroxyacetone) which is naturally present in the nectar of the Mānuka Bush.

Manuka Plus Heart of the Hive can support normal heart function. Here’s how its key ingredients may help:

Mañuka honey (MGO 300)

This high-strength honey, made by bees collecting nectar from New Zealand Mañuka bushes, contains the active ingredient methylglyoxal (MGO), which has an antimicrobial [1] and also anti-bacterial effect on the body, according to a 2018 study by Ulster University. [2] Our Mañuka honey is harvested from Manuka Doctor hives high in the New Zealand mountains, and then freeze-dried into powder.

Vitamin B1, or thiamine

Found in wholegrains, meat and fish, [3] thiamine is needed for the normal function of the heart and nervous system, according to the European Commission [4] – helping to activate enzymes involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates, protein and fat from the food we eat. [5]

The World Health Organisation says that thiamine deficiency, which causes beriberi in severe cases, is also linked to a rapid heartbeat, weakness and shortness of breath. [6]

Vitamin B3, or niacin

This B-vit is critical for normal function of the nervous system, [7] and so also for cardiac health, as our hearts need efficient neurotransmitters to function properly. It’s been shown that niacin may also help reduce cholesterol levels: a 2011 study by Oxford University found that niacin intake can reduce ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, while also raising levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. [8]

Resveratrol

This natural plant compound – found in red wine, grape and berry skins – is important for your heart, too:
• It behaves as an antioxidant in the body – this means it helps mop up free radicals that can damage cells [9]
• It helps to reduce blood pressure – a 2015 study in Clinical Nutrition found that resveratrol can lower blood pressure [10]

Natural bee pollen

Long revered in traditional herbal medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties, bee pollen can also help reduce blood fats – a key contributor to heart disease. A 2015 analysis by Polish scientists reported that bee pollen may reduce levels of cholesterol and improve short-sightedness when caused by blocked arteries. [11]

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

This antioxidant is found in every cell of the body, but particularly in the heart, lungs and liver. [12] Levels reduce as we age and low levels have been found in people with heart disease, though scientists are still unsure as to whether low levels cause the condition or are a result of it. [13]

In 2007, scientists in Melbourne, Australia reported that a CoQ10 supplement may safely reduce blood pressure readings without side-effects. [14] But other findings have been mixed. [15]

Plant sterols

These natural chemicals are found in plants like fruit and veg, nuts and wholegrains. Similar in structure to cholesterol, it’s been shown that plant sterols can reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut, [16] and a 2014 report by Dutch researchers found they also reduced overall levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the body. [17]

Sources
1. Alvarez-Suarez JM, et al. The Composition and Biological Activity of Honey: A Focus on Manuka Honey. Foods. 2014 Sep;3(3):420-432. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302252/
2. Johnston M, et al. Antibacterial activity of Manuka honey and its components: An overview. AIMS Microbiology. 2018. 4(4):665-664. https://www.aimspress.com/fileOther/PDF/microbiology/microbiol-04-04-655.pdf
3. National Institutes of Health. Thiamin: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Thiamin-HealthProfessional/
4. European Commission. EU Register of nutrition and health claims made on foods. http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/labelling_nutrition/claims/register/public/?event=register.home
5. Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Thiamin. https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/thiamin
6. World Health Organisation. Thiamine deficiency and its prevention and control in major emergencies. https://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/en/thiamine_in_emergencies_eng.pdf
7. As Source 1
8. Ruparelia N, Digby JE, Choudhury RP. Effects of niacin on atherosclerosis and vascular function. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2011 Jan; 26(1): 66–70. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3145140/
9. Ramirez-Garza SL, et al. Health Effects of Resveratrol: Results from Human Intervention Trials. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6317057/
10. Liu Y, et al. Effect of resveratrol on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clin Nutr. 2015 Feb;34(1):27-34. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2014.03.009. Epub 2014 Mar 31. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24731650
11. Komosinska-Vassev K, et al. Bee Pollen: Chemical Composition and Therapeutic Application. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015; 2015: 29745. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4377380/
12. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Coenzyme Q10. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/coq10
13. Mayo Clinic. Coenzyme Q10. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-coenzyme-q10/art-20362602
14. Rosenfeldt FL, et al. Coenzyme Q10 in the treatment of hypertension: a meta-analysis of the clinical trials. Journal of Human Hypertension, 21, 297–306 (2007). https://www.nature.com/articles/1002138
15. Ho MJ, Li EC, Wright JM. Blood pressure lowering efficacy of coenzyme Q10 for primary hypertension (Review). https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007435.pub3/epdf/full
16. British Dietetic Association. Stanols and Sterols. https://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/PlantStanolsAndSterols.pdf
17. Ras RT, Geleijnse JM, Trautwein EA. LDL-cholesterol-lowering effect of plant sterols and stanols across different dose ranges: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies. Br J Nutr. 2014 Jul 28;112(2):214-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24780090

DIRECTIONS: Take one capsule per day with a meal and do not exceed this recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Please keep out of reach from children.

WARNINGS: Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Avoid this product if you have allergies to pollen, bees or bee products. Do not use this product without first consulting with your doctor if you are under medical supervision, on prescribed medication, pregnant, breastfeeding, have asthma or related allergies.

Suitable for Vegetarians

Bulking Agent (Dicalcium Phosphate), Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Phytosterol Complex (Soya), Propolis Extract, Freeze Dried Manuka Honey, Bee Pollen Powder, Co Enzyme Q10, Niacin (Vitamin B3 as Nicotinamide), Anti Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide), Glazing Agents (Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Glycerol, Carnauba Wax), Resveratrol, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride).

ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

• No Added Flavourings or Colourings • Gluten • Nuts • GMO's • No Added Dairy or Yeast •

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You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the Products are destined. We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.

Returns

1. If you change your mind and don’t want the Product within 14 days of its delivery to you, your rights to cancel are set out at clause 11 of our Terms and Conditions of Supply. Please note to be eligible for a refund the Product must be unopened, in its original packaging and sealed. We will only be obliged to process any refund due once we have received the Product back from you. You will have to bear the cost of returning the Product, and we shall reimburse you for your reasonable costs incurred to return the Product to us.

2. If you discover that the Product is faulty or not of satisfactory quality within 30 days of the Product being delivered or us delivering the Product you can also be entitled to a refund or exchange in accordance with clause 11.7 of our Terms and Conditions of Supply.

3. Ensure that if you do want to cancel a contract you follow the cancellation procedure at clause 11 of the Terms and Conditions of Supply. Failure to do so may result in a delay in any refund being processed.

4. We strive to ensure all our Products are of the highest standard. If you do feel there is something wrong with the Product or if you have any questions please feel free to email us on customerservices@manukadoctor.co.uk

Description

Support heart health with a food supplement combining ingredients including Thiamine, Niacin, plant sterols, CoQ10, Resveratrol, Bee Pollen, Proplis Extract and Freeze Dried Manuka Honey.

The Mānuka honey is sourced from our very own Manuka Doctor hives nestled in the luscious green mountains of New Zealand. The honey is freeze dried into powder form and added to our formula which is lovingly made in the UK to the very highest standard. The MGO (methylglyoxal) level in Mānuka Honey is derived from DHA (dihydroxyacetone) which is naturally present in the nectar of the Mānuka Bush.

Why it works

Manuka Plus Heart of the Hive can support normal heart function. Here’s how its key ingredients may help:

Mañuka honey (MGO 300)

This high-strength honey, made by bees collecting nectar from New Zealand Mañuka bushes, contains the active ingredient methylglyoxal (MGO), which has an antimicrobial [1] and also anti-bacterial effect on the body, according to a 2018 study by Ulster University. [2] Our Mañuka honey is harvested from Manuka Doctor hives high in the New Zealand mountains, and then freeze-dried into powder.

Vitamin B1, or thiamine

Found in wholegrains, meat and fish, [3] thiamine is needed for the normal function of the heart and nervous system, according to the European Commission [4] – helping to activate enzymes involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates, protein and fat from the food we eat. [5]

The World Health Organisation says that thiamine deficiency, which causes beriberi in severe cases, is also linked to a rapid heartbeat, weakness and shortness of breath. [6]

Vitamin B3, or niacin

This B-vit is critical for normal function of the nervous system, [7] and so also for cardiac health, as our hearts need efficient neurotransmitters to function properly. It’s been shown that niacin may also help reduce cholesterol levels: a 2011 study by Oxford University found that niacin intake can reduce ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, while also raising levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. [8]

Resveratrol

This natural plant compound – found in red wine, grape and berry skins – is important for your heart, too:
• It behaves as an antioxidant in the body – this means it helps mop up free radicals that can damage cells [9]
• It helps to reduce blood pressure – a 2015 study in Clinical Nutrition found that resveratrol can lower blood pressure [10]

Natural bee pollen

Long revered in traditional herbal medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties, bee pollen can also help reduce blood fats – a key contributor to heart disease. A 2015 analysis by Polish scientists reported that bee pollen may reduce levels of cholesterol and improve short-sightedness when caused by blocked arteries. [11]

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

This antioxidant is found in every cell of the body, but particularly in the heart, lungs and liver. [12] Levels reduce as we age and low levels have been found in people with heart disease, though scientists are still unsure as to whether low levels cause the condition or are a result of it. [13]

In 2007, scientists in Melbourne, Australia reported that a CoQ10 supplement may safely reduce blood pressure readings without side-effects. [14] But other findings have been mixed. [15]

Plant sterols

These natural chemicals are found in plants like fruit and veg, nuts and wholegrains. Similar in structure to cholesterol, it’s been shown that plant sterols can reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut, [16] and a 2014 report by Dutch researchers found they also reduced overall levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the body. [17]

Sources
1. Alvarez-Suarez JM, et al. The Composition and Biological Activity of Honey: A Focus on Manuka Honey. Foods. 2014 Sep;3(3):420-432. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302252/
2. Johnston M, et al. Antibacterial activity of Manuka honey and its components: An overview. AIMS Microbiology. 2018. 4(4):665-664. https://www.aimspress.com/fileOther/PDF/microbiology/microbiol-04-04-655.pdf
3. National Institutes of Health. Thiamin: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Thiamin-HealthProfessional/
4. European Commission. EU Register of nutrition and health claims made on foods. http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/labelling_nutrition/claims/register/public/?event=register.home
5. Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Thiamin. https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/thiamin
6. World Health Organisation. Thiamine deficiency and its prevention and control in major emergencies. https://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/en/thiamine_in_emergencies_eng.pdf
7. As Source 1
8. Ruparelia N, Digby JE, Choudhury RP. Effects of niacin on atherosclerosis and vascular function. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2011 Jan; 26(1): 66–70. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3145140/
9. Ramirez-Garza SL, et al. Health Effects of Resveratrol: Results from Human Intervention Trials. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6317057/
10. Liu Y, et al. Effect of resveratrol on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clin Nutr. 2015 Feb;34(1):27-34. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2014.03.009. Epub 2014 Mar 31. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24731650
11. Komosinska-Vassev K, et al. Bee Pollen: Chemical Composition and Therapeutic Application. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015; 2015: 29745. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4377380/
12. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Coenzyme Q10. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/coq10
13. Mayo Clinic. Coenzyme Q10. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-coenzyme-q10/art-20362602
14. Rosenfeldt FL, et al. Coenzyme Q10 in the treatment of hypertension: a meta-analysis of the clinical trials. Journal of Human Hypertension, 21, 297–306 (2007). https://www.nature.com/articles/1002138
15. Ho MJ, Li EC, Wright JM. Blood pressure lowering efficacy of coenzyme Q10 for primary hypertension (Review). https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007435.pub3/epdf/full
16. British Dietetic Association. Stanols and Sterols. https://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/PlantStanolsAndSterols.pdf
17. Ras RT, Geleijnse JM, Trautwein EA. LDL-cholesterol-lowering effect of plant sterols and stanols across different dose ranges: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies. Br J Nutr. 2014 Jul 28;112(2):214-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24780090

Directions & Warnings

DIRECTIONS: Take one capsule per day with a meal and do not exceed this recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Please keep out of reach from children.

WARNINGS: Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Avoid this product if you have allergies to pollen, bees or bee products. Do not use this product without first consulting with your doctor if you are under medical supervision, on prescribed medication, pregnant, breastfeeding, have asthma or related allergies.

Suitable for Vegetarians

Ingredients

Bulking Agent (Dicalcium Phosphate), Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Phytosterol Complex (Soya), Propolis Extract, Freeze Dried Manuka Honey, Bee Pollen Powder, Co Enzyme Q10, Niacin (Vitamin B3 as Nicotinamide), Anti Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide), Glazing Agents (Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Glycerol, Carnauba Wax), Resveratrol, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride).

ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

• No Added Flavourings or Colourings • Gluten • Nuts • GMO's • No Added Dairy or Yeast •

Product Information

Delivery

Please note that a signature is required on our DPD delivery options.

UK & Isle of Man Delivery Rates

Orders under £35 £4.00 Hermes Courier (5 working days)
Orders under £35 £8.00 DPD Premium (1-2 working days) Signature Required
Orders over £35 Free DPD Courier Signature Required

 

Channel Islands Delivery Rates

Orders under £150 £8.00 DPD Courier (2-3 working days) Signature Required
Orders over £150 Free DPD Courier (2-3 working days) Signature Required

 

European Delivery Rates

Our European service delivers to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Spain.

Orders under £100 £15.00 DPD European Courier (5 working days) Signature Required
Orders over £100 Free DPD European Courier (5 working days) Signature Required

 

European Plus Delivery Rates

Our European Plus service delivers to the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden.

Orders under £100 £20.00 DPD European Courier (7 working days) Signature Required
Orders over £100 Free DPD European Courier (7 working days) Signature Required

 

Canada Delivery Rates

Please note: we are no longer able to ship to Canada.

 

European & International Delivery Destinations

If you order Products from our site for delivery to one of the International Delivery Destinations, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes which are applied when the delivery reaches that destination. Please note that we have no control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.

You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the Products are destined. We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.

Returns

1. If you change your mind and don’t want the Product within 14 days of its delivery to you, your rights to cancel are set out at clause 11 of our Terms and Conditions of Supply. Please note to be eligible for a refund the Product must be unopened, in its original packaging and sealed. We will only be obliged to process any refund due once we have received the Product back from you. You will have to bear the cost of returning the Product, and we shall reimburse you for your reasonable costs incurred to return the Product to us.

2. If you discover that the Product is faulty or not of satisfactory quality within 30 days of the Product being delivered or us delivering the Product you can also be entitled to a refund or exchange in accordance with clause 11.7 of our Terms and Conditions of Supply.

3. Ensure that if you do want to cancel a contract you follow the cancellation procedure at clause 11 of the Terms and Conditions of Supply. Failure to do so may result in a delay in any refund being processed.

4. We strive to ensure all our Products are of the highest standard. If you do feel there is something wrong with the Product or if you have any questions please feel free to email us on customerservices@manukadoctor.co.uk

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