Hypochlorous Acid: An Ideal Wound Care Agent

Hypochlorous acid used for wound healingThe complete title for this week's blog entry is actually quite a bit longer and more scientific. Straight from www.woundsresearch.com, the most widely read peer-reviewed journal on wound care and wound research, comes a scientific study focused on hypochlorous acid, and its viability as a wound care solution.

Considering that the readership, board and staff of woundsreaserch.com is packed full of dermatologists, general surgeons, infectious disease physicians and practitioners of chronic wound conditions, the study and it's credibility is worth noting. And, in case you want to read the entire article while expanding your science vocabulary at the same time, here's the link to do so: http://www.woundsresearch.com/article/hypochlorous-acid-ideal-wound-care-agent-powerful-microbicidal-antibiofilm-and-wound-healing


What is Hypochlorous Acid?

Simply speaking, hypochlorous acid occurred in nature first. In response to pathogens seeking out residence within our own bodies, white blood cells from our immune system produce hypochlorous acid to fight infection. Outside the human body, hypochlorous acid is synthesized through the electrolysis of salt water, and when stabilized, can be used as powerful disinfectant/sanitizer.


Why is Hypochlorous acid important?

white blood cells and healing properties of hypochlorous acidBecause hypochlorous acid is instrumental within the human body's immune system, scientists and physicians recognize its value in the area of wound management and controlling infection.  As the focused substance of the aforementioned study above, hypochlorous acid in various concentrations was not only found to kill different types of harmful microorganisms, but also accelerated the healing process. This is largely attributed to the fact that hypochlorous acid is non-cytotoxic, which means it does not kill healthy living cells. In contrast, widely used antiseptics, such as iodine, and neosporin, are cytotoxic, and therefore harmful to the very cells necessary for healing. As quoted in the article above when discussing these topical antiseptics,

"These antiseptics are successful in microbial eradication, but at typical concentrations, they are cytotoxic and impair wound healing."

But wait, there's more...

Taking it a step further, Hypochlorous acid proved to not only be effective against killing bacteria, but also in decreasing biofilm. And why is that important, you ask? Biofilm is a thin mucous-like layer of film that often forms over a wound and traps the bacteria underneath it. Biofilm acts as shield for the 'bad guys', allowing further bacteria growth to occur within a wound. The fact that hypochlorous acid not only decreased the amount of bacteria underneath that coating, but also helped to destroy the layer altogether, is  quite extraordinary.....but then again the human body and how it works is amazing!


Hypochlorous acid in a bottle?

Electrolysis of water. Lightning strikes to create hypochlorous acid.So we all have hypochlorous acid in our bodies produced by our white blood cells and used to fight infections, viruses, harmful bacteria etc. But, you ask, how is hypochlorous acid a player in the world of fighting off germs and bacteria outside the human body?

That's where companies like Nixall® come in.

Hypochlorous acid can be produced through a process that mimics a huge bolt of lighting striking ocean salt water. The process has been around for years, but the stabilizing of it for bottling purposes is the secret. Nixall® formulates, stabilizes and bottles various concentrations for uses in everything from first-aid and wound management, to disinfecting and sanitizing. Application even reaches into the veterinarian sector, as Nixall rolled out VETRESPONSE®, a similar product directed towards the wound care management, and cleanliness needs of those working with horses, livestock, dogs, cats and other pets.



Hypochlorous Acid at work in the Real World...

All this is good to know when you want peace of mind for your body, for your family, or maybe even your four legged furry friend. So rather than picking up cleaning products that are packed with harmful chemicals, or first-aid products that lack your body's natural defense ingredient, check out the alternatives at www.nixall.com. You check us out, and we'll check you out with 25% off on our products. Just use the code NIX25...but do it now, this code is only good for a short time!





Kelly Frey
Kelly Frey


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