First Honey®

First Honey®

First Honey® products provide a forward-thinking and environmentally-friendly range of innovative healing products that have been tested and approved by medical professionals.

Enhanced with the highest quality rated active medical-grade Manuka honey from New Zealand, which has been proven to kill bacteria and promote healthy, effective healing, First Honey® products provide an alternative medical solution that reduces the use of antibiotics and chemically-engineered medicines. 

Ideal for the treatment of minor abrasions, lacerations, minor cuts, minor scalds, and burns, these effective and organic remedies encourage the body’s natural ability to heal and also nourish our skin, the largest organ of the human body.

First Honey® products are a natural and non-toxic addition to your medical kit. Free from artificial antibiotics, additives and irritants, they are user-friendly and easy to apply to even the most sensitive skin.

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First Honey® Plasters And Dressings

Enhanced with sterile medical-grade Manuka honey from New Zealand, First Honey® plasters and dressings help promote organic healing. 

These moisture-rich dressings provide a moist protective barrier and prevent the wound from drying out and scabbing over, which can cause scarring.  First Honey® plasters and dressings are also extremely useful for treating blisters, as they not only reduce the risk of infection and accelerate recovery, but they are also thicker than standard shop-bought plasters, thus providing a cushion to prevent rubbing. 

They are easy to cut and fit to the form of your foot, so can be used to cover a wound on any area.

First Honey® Sterile Creams And Ointments

First Honey® sterile creams and ointments provide healing properties associated with medical-grade Manuka honey.   Sterile honey has healing properties because it offers antibacterial activity and high viscosity which helps to provide a moist protective barrier to prevent infection and minimise scarring. Additionally, medical-grade Manuka Honey’s low pH levels and high sugar contents aide in blocking the growth of microbes.

 

How It Works

The Science Behind First Honey

First Honey® products are powered by the healing properties of Manuka Honey. This unique honey comes from the Leptospermum species of plant in New Zealand and has been clinically proven to kill bacteria and assist with wound healing.

 

Step 1

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Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a natural saccharide found in the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium, commonly known as the Manuka tree, in New Zealand.

Step 2

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Bees draw their nectar from the Manuka flowers on our First Honey farms and turn it into honey. Over time the DHA in the nectar is gradually converted into a compound called Methylglyoxal (MGO) through a natural chemical reaction.

Step 3

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MGO is the main chemical responsible for the unique antibacterial activity in Manuka honey. Read the published research here.

Step 4

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Our beekeepers carefully harvest the Manuka honey, and collect a sample from each batch which is independently lab tested for the precise level of MGO. The batches with the highest proven concentration of MGO are selected for further processing.

Step 5

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The final step is our Medical Grade extraction line which removes any impurities and potential allergens from the honey, yielding the purest Manuka honey with certified levels of MGO for use in our First Honey® first aid product range.

Some further scientific reading that supports the clinical use of medical-grade Manuka honey:

Comprehensive In Situ Killing of Six Common Wound Pathogens With Manuka Honey Dressings (Watson D, Bergquist S, Nicholson J, Norrie DH) Read
The Use of Medical Grade Honey in Clinical Practice (Acton C, Dunwoody G) Read
The Use of Honey-Derived Dressings to Promote Effective Wound Management (Dunford C) Read
Pressure Ulceration and the Use of Active Leptospermum Honey for Debridement and Healing (Chaiken N) Read

 

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FAQ

FIRST HONEY introduces a new range of revolutionary First Aid products enriched with the natural bioactive properties of medical-grade Manuka honey.


How does it work? 

Medical-grade Manuka honey has become widely used by healthcare professionals to treat and manage wounds. Found only in New Zealand, Manuka honey contains the presence of Methylglyoxal (MGO) a potent healing compound that does not naturally occur in any other honeys.

Why should I use it? 

Promote faster, better healing and prevent infection, without the use of artificial antibiotics.

What does Medical Grade 12+ mean? 

Manuka honey contains the presence of Methylglyoxal giving it the potent properties to mend and nourish our skin. The 12+ rating is a measurement of the natural chemical characteristics within Manuka honey, which assures its purity and efficacy. First Honey® tests every batch of Manuka honey to ensure it meets our strict criteria for Medical Grade usage, free of any contaminants or irritants. 

What makes First Honey different? 

The efficacy of the Manuka honey used in First Honey products is unparalleled due to its high standard for handling, placement of beehives, and manufacturing process. First Honey has a fully integrated ISO-accredited system to manage the honey from beehive to final product, ensuring that only the purest, highest-quality medical-grade Manuka honey is present in every bandage and tube.

Stop the overuse of antibiotics. According to the FDA, CDC, and World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance, which can result from the overuse of antibiotics, is the biggest problem facing medicine today. Many of the common, over-the-counter wound care ointments contain three antibiotics, yielding an exposure that’s equivalent to a prescription antibiotic pill given by a medical professional.