Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ - Frequently asked questions
Why chelated silver over colloidal silver?
Silver has had a long history of applications in human health - water purification, wound care, bone prostheses, reconstructive surgery etc. In both forms (chelated and colloidal), silver has been used to kill even the most antibiotic-resistant germ strains. Importantly for everyday wound care, silver stimulates skin and is commonly used to regenerate whole areas of lost skin.
‘Chelated’ refers to silver ions that are attached to the chitosan molecule, turning them cationic or positively charged. This positive charge causes the particle to adhere to the naturally negatively-charged skin. ‘Colloidal Silver’ on the other hand is a suspension of elemental Silver which will not adhere to skin, as it is made up of solid particles. Most colloidal products are taken orally.
Chelated silver is more easily applied and more amenable to animal and human physiology than is colloidal silver. Documented laboratory testing has also demonstrated that chelated silver is [up to 10 times] more efficacious in interdicting and eradicating a broad spectrum of microbes [including staph infections] and skin maladies.
Does GermProof® burn or sting when applied on skin, hands, feet, nostrils, nasal passages, ear canals, wounds, scrapes etc?
GermProof® does not sting or burn when applied to skin, hands, feet, nostrils, nasal passages, ear canals, burns or wounds. With the spray if applying to scrapes, abrasions or other wounds including sunburn and minor burns there may be only a slight momentary tingling sensation. With the squeeze gel there is no tingling sensation on wounds, scrapes, burns and other sores.
What does GermProof® protect from?
MRSA, Staphylococcus, H1N1, Pseudomonas, Candida albicans - which causes candidiasis also known as Thrush, C-Diff, E.coli and Aspergillus brasiliensis also known as Black Mold. We will be posting lab results on GermProof® vs H1N1 and Covid19 / CoronaVirus soon!
Do I need to reapply GermProof® after washing my hands?
GermProof® will still be present on hands even after washing after several washes but it is always wise to reapply a slight amount after washing and drying. Also you should never skip washing your hands after going to the bathroom, even if you are wearing GermProof®. Brands that say their products stay on hands after many washings and remain effective as the first application are misleading. They are also using unhealthy silicones, triclosans and other dangerous chemicals.
How long will GermProof® last when applied to hands, nasal passages and feet as a barrier protectant?
GermProof® when applied in lab testing in normal environmental lab surroundings will continue to work for 24 hrs, for proof see our lab results here. Our hands and feet though are exposed to rubbing, sweating, sloughing and shedding constantly. Due to this nature, GermProof® will contine to work as a protectant for several hours as opposed to 24 hrs as in a lab environment where such environmental exposure does not take place.
If you see other products making claims of more than a few hours, some say 24 hours, they are not being honest. They are talking about an untouched lab environment where there is no exposure to normal wear and tear, rubbing, sweating and shedding of skin, do not be misled by such false claims. On wounds and hard surfaces however GermProof® will last for 24 hours and continue to protect and neutralize germs.
There are other products out there that contain Benzalkonium Chloride but this is very toxic as it will accumulate by absorption inside of your system with prolonged use. Benzalkonium Chloride will sting on wounds and offers no aid in wound recovery like GermProof® does. Benzalkonium products also smell bad, are sticky, drying, sting the eyes and are not safe around children and can be very toxic if ingested. GermProof® has no odor, does not sting even if it gets into your eyes, is non toxic and 100% all natural! GermProof® contains no silicones, triclosan or perfumes. GermProof® leaves skin soft and smooth and doesn't dry it out!
Do you have scientific research to back up what GermProof® says it does?
We sure do, while others can't back up their ridiculous claims. Click here to see our proof!
What's better and more convenient, the squeeze gel or the spray?
The spray is more convenient and is nice to use when applying as a protector on hands, feet, nasal passages and ears for quicker application and dry time. The gel is great on wounds because of the thick coating it makes and because there is no momentary tingling sensation on wounds from the gel. The gel also works great as a protector on hands because of the slightly thicker barrier it creates.
When put on hands as a protector, the gel will stand up better after washing and lighthly drying, you can just rub your hands together and feel its coating still. We suggest buying both applications as they work well when used together in all scenarios. Be sure to allow the gel more dry time before exposure to normal activities if using as a protector. The spray is more convenient for kids and those really on the go. It works great on hard surfaces too. Spray and wipe with a clean cloth on counters and those dirty flight tables and head rests on airplanes, movie theater seat head rests, toilet seats, tables, door handles, light switches, remote controls and more, for a lasting GermProof® barrier!
What size is the spray and gel?
The spray is 1 net oz and the gel is .75 net oz in weight
What is the shelf life?