Chris McElroy, our Founder and Managing Director of Advance Natural Health New Zealand has been involved in the Manuka Honey Industry for the last 15 years. Through his work and research of New Zealand Manuka Honey, understanding its unique anti-bacterial and wound healing properties, Chris has become passionate and believes that nature always knows best!
Chris started our parent company Advance Natural Health Products Ltd and its Medical Grade Manuka Honey brand, ManukaSafe™. In the beginning, Advance Natural Health commissioned and completed a four-year programme of extensive and exclusive research with New Zealand’s leading medical school at the University of Otago. This was to understand the unique properties of Medical Grade Manuka Honey. As a result, Advance Natural Health developed a highly effective and proprietary formulation to deliver the full efficacy of this special honey, discovering healing properties to all manners of topical and oral bacteria and infection. Through the amazing results and collaboration with the University of Otago, the development and trials of our unique products has been key to our success.
Chris has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work closely with pioneering researcher Professor Peter Molan MBE, who focused his efforts on understanding the special anti-bacterial and unique medical benefits of New Zealand Manuka Honey. Peter Molan started the New Zealand Honey Research unit at the University of Waikato, which resulted in Manuka Honey being accepted and used in all medical professions around the world. It is extensively used in public health services, hospitals and medical centres to support wound management and healing. Where conventional treatments have failed to heal critical wounds, Medical Grade Manuka Honey has been able to deliver ground breaking results.
With the world relying on chemical based anti-bacterial/anti-biotic solutions, natural products have become more prominent. This is due to real life resistance to man-made medication and various solutions. With the global pandemic of microbial and bacteria resistant strains and infection, chemically engineered medications have become insufficient at times, resulting in non-healing wounds, ulcers, skin infections and super bugs such as MRSA. Manuka Honey has been used as a natural wound healer for years and has recently been proven through science and research to have high efficacy of healing properties and traits.
This research has resulted in our ability to guarantee with full confidence, 100% natural anti-bacterial protection, anti-inflammatory action and greater healing properties of Medical Grade Manuka Honey.