Being a naturally occurring product, the quality of Mānuka oil can vary significantly. That’s why we have led the way for an industry standard and created a quality assurance mark.
MβTK™ stands for natural Mānuka oil β-triketones and as a grading system, represents the percentage of Mānuka β-triketones present in Mānuka oil, the natural compounds that have been shown to have very high antibacterial properties in scientific research*.
MβTK™ is the quality mark you can trust. It guarantees the strength and purity of the Mānuka oil you are buying and allows you to select the grade of oil best suited to your needs.
When buying a MβTK™ rated Mānuka oil, you can have total confidence that
(1) The product you are buying is 100% authentic, produced under the strictest quality guidelines and
(2) It contains the levels of β-triketones stated on the label.
MβTK™ Mānuka β-triketones content
* Douglas, M. H., van Klink, J. W., Smallfield, B. M., Perry, N. B., Anderson, R. E., Johnstone, P., & Weavers, R. T. (2004). Essential oils from New Zealand Mānuka: triketone and other chemotypes of Leptospermum scoparium. Phytochemistry, 65(9), 1255–1264.Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031942204001116
* Cooke A, Cooke MD, Cawthron Institute. (1991). An investigation into the Antimicrobial Properties of Manuka and Kanuka Oil.
Find more information about MβTK™ quality mark on www.mbtk.org.nz
New Zealand Origin
New Zealand is a remote, untouched and unspoiled island paradise. From this unique location, exotic and diverse native plant species flourish. Indigenous Mānuka grows in abundance all over our island nation and we carefully select only the finest to make our high-potency MβTK™ Mānuka oil.
Unique climate conditions are required to produce the highest strength Manuka. The soil, climate and ecological environment conditions all combine to create ideal growing conditions.
We know the sunny region of the East Cape of New Zealand produces some Mānuka of the finest quality. And our team of scientists and horticulture specialists continue to investigate other regions, to understand and discover the MβTK™ properties throughout New Zealand.
Our Mānuka oil is sustainably sourced throughout the remote coastal regions of New Zealand where native Mānuka plants thrive the most.
We have developed long-term partnerships with landowners who nurture and guard our precious resource, Mānuka. Based on open dialogue and fair agreement, we're constantly planting and harvesting Mānuka trees on our partner's land to generate economic returns and new employment opportunities for the communities. We employ local people to work the land and harvest Mānuka brush using the most advanced equipment and systems, under our strict planting and sourcing principles.
This is how you can trust the quality of our Mānuka oil right from source to shelf.