Links Medical Products Inc. Launches New ManukaMed Brand of Medical-grade Manuka Honey Products for Internal and External Health Conditions

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New ManukaMed® brand of medical-grade Manuka honey products from Links Medical Products Inc. meets U.S. consumer demand for assurance of high quality and potency. The ManukaMed® brand carries the seal of the Molan Gold Standard™, the internationally recognized certification of authentic Manuka honey that allows consumers to readily recognize authenticated medicinal Manuka honey.

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The ManukaMed brand of products is unique among Manuka honey products available in the U.S.

Links Medical Products Inc. (LMP), a leader in the manufacture and marketing of innovative, healthcare products for use in both acute and long-term care, announces the launch of the new ManukaMed brand of medical-grade Manuka honey products. The ManukaMed line of products is made from 100% medical-grade Manuka honey and is never a blend of Manuka honey.

Medical-grade Manuka honey is the versatile, safe, all-natural solution to maintain general health and well-being and to treat and manage burns and wounds. Extensive research demonstrates that it offers powerful bacteriostatic1, anti-inflammatory1, and antioxidant2,3 properties that help accelerate the healing process.

For these reasons, medical-grade Manuka honey has been found to be effective for a wide range of internal health conditions, such as aiding digestive health, stimulating the immune system, and relieving sore or strep throat; and for external health conditions including skin care, lip care, wound care, and first-aid care.

The ManukaMed brand of products for general health and well-being include MANUKAhoney® Medical-grade Manuka Honey for numerous health conditions, MANUKAlozenges® Sore Throat Relief, and MANUKAbalm® Lip Therapy. Wound care products include MANUKApli® Sterile Wound Gel Dressing and MANUKAderm® Skin Protectant.

“The ManukaMed brand of products is unique among Manuka honey products available in the U.S.,” states Tom Buckley, CEO of Links Medical Products. “We harvest it from bees that pollinate the Manuka tree (a species known as Leptospermum scoparium), native only to New Zealand. And the ManukaMed brand carries the seal of the Molan Gold Standard™.”

The Molan Gold Standard is the internationally recognized certification of authentic Manuka honey. It is named for the pioneer researcher in the field, Professor Peter Molan, MBE. The Molan Gold Standard is licensed only to companies meeting Professor Molan’s standards for identifying and measuring the medicinal activity in Manuka honey, so it allows consumers to readily recognize authenticated medicinal Manuka honey.

LMP ensures complete traceability and control over the production of its medical-grade Manuka honey—from beehive to final product. This level of control is unique among Manuka honey companies who often buy honey on the open market or contract with multiple suppliers who do not have rigorous controls.

LMP also guarantees a reliable supply of Medical-grade Manuka honey for its ManukaMed line of products through access to the Manuka forest; a long-term, relationship-building policy with landowners; and the development of new Manuka groves. Together with the New Zealand government, the company has pioneered a school for beekeepers to ensure essential skills are maintained and improved.

In addition, every step in the LMP production chain is carefully considered to ensure the ManukaMed brand of medical-grade Manuka honey products meets the highest standards. In association with medical professionals, Links Medical Products has developed stringent test methods for medical-grade Manuka honey.

To order the ManukaMed brand of medical-grade Manuka honey products or for more information, please visit the Links Medical Products website: http://www.linksmed.com. You can also call 888.425.1149.

About Links Medical Products Inc.
Founded in 1995, Irvine-based LMP is an established manufacturer and nationwide supplier of healthcare products for professional, institutional, and consumer use. For more information, please visit http://www.linksmed.com. You can also call 888.425.1149.

Media inquiries: Jim Gardner 760.346.2479.

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3. Molan P. Why Honey Works. In: Honey in Modern Wound Management. Edited by Cooper R, Molan P, White R. Wounds UK Publishing, 2009.

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