ManukaPlus

Bee-Flex

With authentic New Zealand Mānuka honey powder MGO 300

With popular ingredients glucosamine & chondroitin for joint care

Contains vitamin C to contribute to normal collagen formation for normal function of bones & cartilage

Also with manganese to contribute to the normal formation of connective tissue

Added bee pollen & turmeric

Contains: 30 tablets

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A daily food supplement for the maintenance of bones, cartilage and connective tissue. Made with Vitamin C, Manganese, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Bee Pollen, Turmeric 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.

We all want healthy bones and joints, which is where Manuka Plus Bee-Flex comes in. Read on to find out how its ingredients can help you:

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.

Glucosamine and chrondoitin

These two supplements, found naturally in the body in cartilage, have been shown to curb the breakdown of cartilage and stimulate its repair, according to a 2011 German study. [3] A 2018 review of studies, published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, reported that glucosamine may ease stiffness while chondroitin could soothe pain in people with osteoarthritis. [4] However, there have been some conflicting results, and they’re not currently recommended by NICE guidelines. [5]

Vitamin C

Manuka Plus Bee-Flex contains your daily requirement of vitamin C, found in many fruit and vegetables, including peppers, citrus fruits, broccoli and berries. [6]

This nutrient has a critical role when it comes to our joints and bones. According to the European Food Safety Authority, vitamin C is needed to activate the work of enzymes making collagen – a protein in our bodies which binds cells together to provide structure and strength, and is found in skin, blood vessels, bones, gums, tendons and cartilage. [7]

Manganese

This supplement also contains manganese – an important trace mineral needed for the normal development of your bones and other connective tissue in your body, like cartilage, blood and tendons. As with vitamin C, manganese is key to activating certain enzymes involved in bone and connective tissue formation, growth and repair. [8]

Manganese is found in shellfish, nuts, seeds, wholegrains, pulses, spinach and tea. [9]

Turmeric

This kitchen spice is also a herb used in Indian and Ayurvedic medicine for digestion, aches and pains, [10] and for its anti-inflammatory effects. [11]

Nowadays, it’s been shown that turmeric may indeed curb inflammation, thanks to its active ingredient – a natural plant chemical called curcumin. It works by curbing enzymes and other proteins that trigger inflammation in the body, according to a 2013 study by Korean researchers. [12] As a result, it’s thought curcumin may help reduce wear and tear on joints and cartilage: a 2016 study in Journal of Medicinal Food found that curcumin may help ease joint stiffness in people with arthritis. [13]

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. Jerosch J. Effects of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate on Cartilage Metabolism in OA: Outlook on Other Nutrient Partners Especially Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Int J Rheumatol. 2011;2011:969012. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150191/
4. Zhu X, et al. Effectiveness and safety of glucosamine and chondroitin for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Orthop Surg Res. 2018; 13:170. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6035477/
5. NICE. Osteoarthritis: care and management. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg177/ifp/chapter/Treatments-you-should-not-be-offered
6. National Institutes for Health. Vitamin C: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/
7. European Food Safety Authority. Scientific opinion. EFSA Journal 2009;7(9):1226. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1226
8. European Food Safety Authority. Scientific opinion. EFSA Journal 2010;8(10):1808. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1808
9. National Institutes for Health. Manganese: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Manganese-HealthProfessional/
10. Healthline. Turmeric Vs Curcumin: Which Should You Take? https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/turmeric-vs-curcumin#turmeric-vs-curcumin
11. Jacob A, et al. Mechanism of the Anti-inflammatory Effect of Curcumin: PPAR-y Activation. PPAR Res. 2007; 2007:89369. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2234255/
12. Shehzad A, Rehman G, Lee YS. Curcumin in inflammatory diseases. Biofactors. 2013 Jan-Feb; 39(1):69-77. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23281076
13. Daily JW, Yang M, Park S. Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. J Med Food. 2016 Aug 1; 19(8):717-729. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003001/

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.

Glucosamine Sulphate 2KCL(Polyvinylpyrrolidone) (Crustacean), Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Bulking Agent (Dicalcium Phosphate), Bee Pollen Powder, Turmeric Powder, Freeze Dried Manuka Honey (Maltodextrin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Chondroitin Sulphate (Fish, Molluscs), Glazing Agent (Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Glycerol, Carnauba Wax), Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid), Manganese Sulphate.

ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

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

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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

Description

A daily food supplement for the maintenance of bones, cartilage and connective tissue. Made with Vitamin C, Manganese, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Bee Pollen, Turmeric 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

We all want healthy bones and joints, which is where Manuka Plus Bee-Flex comes in. Read on to find out how its ingredients can help you:

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.

Glucosamine and chrondoitin

These two supplements, found naturally in the body in cartilage, have been shown to curb the breakdown of cartilage and stimulate its repair, according to a 2011 German study. [3] A 2018 review of studies, published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, reported that glucosamine may ease stiffness while chondroitin could soothe pain in people with osteoarthritis. [4] However, there have been some conflicting results, and they’re not currently recommended by NICE guidelines. [5]

Vitamin C

Manuka Plus Bee-Flex contains your daily requirement of vitamin C, found in many fruit and vegetables, including peppers, citrus fruits, broccoli and berries. [6]

This nutrient has a critical role when it comes to our joints and bones. According to the European Food Safety Authority, vitamin C is needed to activate the work of enzymes making collagen – a protein in our bodies which binds cells together to provide structure and strength, and is found in skin, blood vessels, bones, gums, tendons and cartilage. [7]

Manganese

This supplement also contains manganese – an important trace mineral needed for the normal development of your bones and other connective tissue in your body, like cartilage, blood and tendons. As with vitamin C, manganese is key to activating certain enzymes involved in bone and connective tissue formation, growth and repair. [8]

Manganese is found in shellfish, nuts, seeds, wholegrains, pulses, spinach and tea. [9]

Turmeric

This kitchen spice is also a herb used in Indian and Ayurvedic medicine for digestion, aches and pains, [10] and for its anti-inflammatory effects. [11]

Nowadays, it’s been shown that turmeric may indeed curb inflammation, thanks to its active ingredient – a natural plant chemical called curcumin. It works by curbing enzymes and other proteins that trigger inflammation in the body, according to a 2013 study by Korean researchers. [12] As a result, it’s thought curcumin may help reduce wear and tear on joints and cartilage: a 2016 study in Journal of Medicinal Food found that curcumin may help ease joint stiffness in people with arthritis. [13]

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. Jerosch J. Effects of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate on Cartilage Metabolism in OA: Outlook on Other Nutrient Partners Especially Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Int J Rheumatol. 2011;2011:969012. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150191/
4. Zhu X, et al. Effectiveness and safety of glucosamine and chondroitin for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Orthop Surg Res. 2018; 13:170. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6035477/
5. NICE. Osteoarthritis: care and management. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg177/ifp/chapter/Treatments-you-should-not-be-offered
6. National Institutes for Health. Vitamin C: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/
7. European Food Safety Authority. Scientific opinion. EFSA Journal 2009;7(9):1226. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1226
8. European Food Safety Authority. Scientific opinion. EFSA Journal 2010;8(10):1808. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1808
9. National Institutes for Health. Manganese: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Manganese-HealthProfessional/
10. Healthline. Turmeric Vs Curcumin: Which Should You Take? https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/turmeric-vs-curcumin#turmeric-vs-curcumin
11. Jacob A, et al. Mechanism of the Anti-inflammatory Effect of Curcumin: PPAR-y Activation. PPAR Res. 2007; 2007:89369. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2234255/
12. Shehzad A, Rehman G, Lee YS. Curcumin in inflammatory diseases. Biofactors. 2013 Jan-Feb; 39(1):69-77. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23281076
13. Daily JW, Yang M, Park S. Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. J Med Food. 2016 Aug 1; 19(8):717-729. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003001/

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.

Ingredients

Glucosamine Sulphate 2KCL(Polyvinylpyrrolidone) (Crustacean), Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Bulking Agent (Dicalcium Phosphate), Bee Pollen Powder, Turmeric Powder, Freeze Dried Manuka Honey (Maltodextrin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Chondroitin Sulphate (Fish, Molluscs), Glazing Agent (Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Glycerol, Carnauba Wax), Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid), Manganese Sulphate.

ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

• No Added Flavourings or Colourings • Gluten • Soya & 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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