Sponsored: Mother nature’s most powerful wound care

Sponsored: Mother nature’s most powerful wound care


Silver Honey™ is the first and only combination of natural manuka honey and MicroSilver BG™. Supporting new skin cells by nourishing and conditioning the skin, this barrier cream/spray soothes and protects whilst helping care for a range of minor wounds. Silver Honey is pH balanced and free of hypochlorous acid.

Natalie McGoldrick MA VetMB MRCVS is an Equine vet and 4* event rider. Natalie graduated as a Vet from the University of Cambridge and went on to set up her own practice. She is an advanced level event rider having represented GB on the team at 3* and has produced and evented horses up to 4*.

Natalie says “Silver Honey is my “go to” ointment for both minor scratches and scrapes, as well as slightly bigger wounds that require bandaging. It provides a good barrier for the minor scrapes, and a superb healing environment for the more significant wounds. It is easy to apply and seems to adhere well”.

Natalie McGoldrick and Tricky Johnnie at Aston-le-Walls. Photo: Matt Nuttall Photography

The natural powers of MicroSilver BG™ and manuka honey work together

MicroSilver BG™ is a powder of micro-sized pure medical-grade silver particles. Unlike colloidal silver, micro-sized particles provide the highest level of safety for silver used in topical healthcare, resulting in effective cleansing barrier action that clings to the skin and hair follicles. MicroSilver BG™ protects from unwanted germs while supporting the skin’s natural defences and maintaining the skin’s beneficial flora.

Silver Honey has an impressive 5+ UMF or “Unique Manuka Factor” rating, meaning it uses genuine manuka honey gathered exclusively from the pollen of the manuka tree of New Zealand. Manuka honey has exceptionally high cleansing activity and maintains a hydrated and healthy minor wound environment. It also allows debridement or shedding of dead tissue from the wound. The balanced skin environment created from the signature compounds of manuka honey supports a positive outcome for minor wounds.

What is the skin microbiome and why does it matter?

The skin is the largest organ. It separates our internal structures from the outside world. So it should come as no surprise that microorganisms living in that world — bacteria, fungi and viruses — decide to make a home on that skin. The “microbiome” is what we call all those microorganisms living in harmony on the skin.

The animal microbiome maintaining healthy skin

Skin in nature is not sterile. It’s supposed to have these microorganisms co-mingling day in and day out. And while the effects of the skin’s microbiome are still being researched, human studies show its balance is critical to the overall health of the person.*

Research conducted in horses shows that equine skin microbiota or microbiome creates a rich and stable environment that is disturbed by even minor injury. However, it springs back to its previous, balanced state of microorganisms when the skin returns to normal health.**

In the presence of tissue damage, loss of microbial diversity (or a disrupted skin microbiome) often results in prolonged delay in the natural repair process. Both equine and human research has shown that a balanced microbiome allows natural healing in the shortest possible time.

Applying skin care products that provide an effective barrier against harmful bacteria while maintaining the skin’s normal and healthy microorganism populations is a helpful way to support positive outcomes for minor wounds.

Silver Honey uses the natural properties of both manuka honey and MicroSilver BG™ to help care for the skin’s natural microbiome.

Silver Honey Spray Gel provides continuous coverage to minor wounds with touch-free application it’s ideal for applying to large areas of skin or for difficult to reach areas.

Silver Honey ointment has a long lasting coverage and moisturisation and is highly effective in softening encrusted skin to aid in removal while providing a barrier against bacteria to allow natural healing of minor wounds.

Visit www.absorbine.co.uk/silverhoney to learn more

*Reference: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Sept 2018; v.19(9):2699
**PLOS ONE; v.13(11); 2018: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6261015/