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May 16, 2005

Super-oxygenated Water Kills Superbugs, Heals Wounds -- Safe to Drink!

Oculus Innovative Sciences has developed a special type of water called Microcyn, which is as effective as chlorine bleach at killing microorganisms. It also appears to be a good catalyst for gentle healing of infected wounds. Not only that, you can drink it with no ill effects.

Says Wired News:
The solution looks, smells and tastes like water, but carries an ion imbalance that makes short work of bacteria, viruses and even hard-to-kill spores.
The company has just been granted approval in the United States to test the solution in the treatment of wounds, and already has government approval in Europe, Canada and Mexico for diverse uses, from disinfectant to wound irrigation.

Doctors conducting trials in Mexico and India are recounting stories at international conferences of their surprise at another feature of the solution: It speeds the healing of severe burns and diabetic ulcers.

According to Hoji Alimi, founder and president of Oculus, the ion-hungry water creates an osmotic potential that ruptures the cell walls of single-celled organisms, and out leaks the cell's cytoplasm. Because multicellular organisms -- people, animals, plants -- are tightly bound, the water is prevented from surrounding the cells, and there is no negative impact.

Update 17 May 2005: The estimable Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) has weighed in on this issue.


At 5/30/2005 1:57 AM, Blogger CharlesWT said...

INGREDIENTS: Oxidized Water, Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), Hypochlorous acid (HOCl), Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), Ozone (O3), Chlorine dioxide (ClO2), Hydroxide (NaOH), Sodium Carbonate (Na2CO3), and Sodium Chloride (NaCl)

Vetericynâ„¢ Wound Care Spray

At 5/30/2005 11:24 AM, Blogger Don said...

The product linked to above is manufactured by Oculus with the super-oxidized water, for use in animals. Here's a link to the product page on Oculus' website:

At 10/06/2005 12:50 AM, Blogger CharlesWT said...

218-patient study indicates Microcyn(TM) Technology superior in microbial load reduction, healing time, surgical dehiscence and adverse side effects as compared to povidone iodine (10%)

Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. announced that Dr. Luca Dalla Paola, a surgeon with the diabetic foot unit of the Abano Terme Hospital in Italy, recently presented the results of a 218-patient controlled clinical study that assessed the safety and efficacy of Microcyn(TM) Technology in treating diabetic foot ulcers as compared to povidone iodine (10%) antiseptic, which is often used as the "standard care" in treatment of open wounds.
"In light of the positive evidence generated by this study," said Dr. Dalla Paola, "my associates and I are highly enthusiastic about Microcyn's potential to redefine the standard of treatment in diabetic foot ulcers. This study certainly warrants further examination of this super-oxidized water formula, not only in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, but also in dealing with other chronic wounds and burns -- essentially in any wound where infection is a challenge."
Results of Clinical Study Evaluating Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using Microcyn(TM) Technology Presented at Stuttgart2005: 10/5/2005 9:00:00 AM EST


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