Chemists at Native Nutraceuticals have finally solved the problem of how to effectively treat onychomycosus, commonly known as nail fungus. But the answer did not come from a synthetic drug developed in a laboratory; rather, it was found in the shells of crustaceans living under the sea. Onychomycosus is generally caused by fungus, most often dermatophytus, growing underneath the plate of the toe or fingernail. A wide range of molecules, some synthetic, but also many from natural sources, are known to kill this fungus. The problem is the human nail is a highly formidable barrier to molecules.
Furthermore, there is a conundrum in that smaller molecules pass through the human nail faster than larger molecules, however, they are also more easily rubbed away or float (evaporate) away. So how do you get these molecules to remain on your nail long enough for them to migrate through the nail and kill the fungus?
How Do We Fix It?
To solve the problem, chemists at Native Nutraceuticals utilize a biopolymer called chitosan. Chitosan is derived from chitin, which is the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth, second only to cellulose that forms the structure of plants. Chitin forms the strength of crab, lobster and shrimp shells, as well as the wings of butterflies and the stalk of mushrooms. Ironically, though, mushroom is a form of fungus. Chitosan, which is formed by hydrolyzing chitin, has been found to have strong anti-fungal properties. Chitosan has also been found to be anti-bacterial and known to aid all four phases of wound healing.
This is advantageous because chitin, and therefore chitosan, is readily available. Millions of pounds of shrimp, crab and lobster shells are discarded annually after their meat is removed for consumption. It has always been the philosophy of Native Americans to utilize as much of a plant or animal that is harvested. It is a philosophy humanity needs to accept for a sustainable future.
To this end, Native Nutraceuticals has partnered with a company that collects spent shrimp, crab and lobster shells and uses them to produce chitosan. When crustacean shells decompose, chitosan is a natural byproduct, so there is no negative environmental impact of using this natural biopolymer.
How Does Restore Antifungal Nail Treatment help?
Chitosan plays a dual role in Restore Antifungal Nail Solution. Because of its wound healing abilities, chitosan helps Restore Antifungal Nail Solution heal damaged skin around the infected nail, and ensures the fungus doesn’t spread. But, most importantly, chitosan forms a thin abrasion resistant film on your nail. Within Restore Antifungal Nail Solution are small molecules that are known to kill nail fungus, such as acetic acid from cider vinegar and FDA approved undecylenic acid, which is derived from castor oil, as well as other terpenes and phenols from essential oils. When Native Nutraceuticals Restore Treatment is applied to the toenail, a thin film of chitosan is formed on the nail and these molecules become temporarily trapped; consequently, they are not easily rubbed away.
The acidity of some of these anti-fungal molecules is neutralized by the glucosamine backbone of the chitosan polymer. This keeps them from being harsh on the sensitive skin around the nail. Slowly but surely, these molecules drop off the chitosan, like blossoms falling from a tree, and migrate through your nail to kill the fungus under the nail.
Native Nutraceuticals' Restore nail fungus treatment, therefore, provides a tenacious siege on your nail fungus unlike any other products on the market. If the nail fungus is caught early the treatment will require less than a month’s worth of treatment. However, if the nail has been highly damaged it will be necessary to wait for the nail to be replaced. Continue to apply Restore Antifungal Nail Solution daily until a new nail grows and replaces the old, damaged nail. Clip the old nail away as it is ultimately pushed away by the new nail.