What is HOCl?

HOCl (Hypochlorous Acid) is a natural part of our internal defense system, produced by white blood cells. When produced outside the body, HOCl is an electrolyzed, antimicrobial, biocide solution that inactivates pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, spores, and fungi.

Hypochlorous is a powerful oxidant and is 100 times more efficient at killing microbial pathogens than sodium hypochlorite (aka. chlorine bleach). 

Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is the perfect weapon to fight germs. It hits hard against pathogens like Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and Pseudomonas Aeroginosa. Yet this powerful weapon is 100 percent safe for humans, chemical free, non-toxic and all-natural. 

HOCl is a weak acid that occurs naturally in our body. Neutrophils are white blood cells that are the first to arrive on site when an invading pathogen is detected. Neutrophils will chase down and engulf the pathogen through phagocytosis. Upon contact, neutrophils release a burst of bactericidal chemicals including its most powerful oxidizing agent, HOCl. This kills the pathogen by tearing down the cell membranes and proteins. 

HISTORY OF HOCL

In 1834, French chemist Antoine Jérôme Balard discovered HOCl as the infection-fighting compound found naturally in the white blood cells of the human body. Balard’s work would most notably be used thereafter by armies in World War I and World War II for wound cleaning and to neutralize chemical burns. 

While the 100-year history of Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) has provided indisputable evidence of its efficacy in healing and use in disinfection, and over 500 peer-reviewed, published papers universally document significant beneficial results, the widespread use of HOCl has remained fairly stagnant, and the primary limiting factor to broad adoption of this important technology, historically, has been due to its lack of stability.
 

If hypochlorous acid is such a powerful weapon against germs, why isn’t it more widely used?

There are a couple of reasons, one being the cost to manufacturers. HOCl was very cost-prohibitive until recently. Also, HOCl is stable for only a very short time before it became saltwater. Through many years of research, our lab has brought HOCl technology to the forefront through trade-secret developments in properties and products which have been documented and published as scientific breakthroughs in both efficacy and stability. 

Mechanism of HOCL

We are surrounded by toxic environment, pollutions, as well as harmful pathogens, such as bacteria, spores and viruses, can be found all around us. 

The human body uses innate, non-specific mechanisms as the first line of defense against pathogens, infection and injury. The skin itself, and mucous secretions at epithelial membranes, are both important elements of the innate resistance response. But when these are breached, HOCL is immediately generated by the body in response as the key chemical component of innate immunity.

​A cascade of benefits comes about with this HOCL production. The mechanism of HOCL production from salt in the body involves intracellular enzymes, but outside the body the process can be mimicked by using controlled application of electrical energy instead —  an electrochemical activation (ECA) process.

published articles on hocl research

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Reduces skin aging (anti-wrinkle effect) [source]
 

•  Makes blood clot in wounds [source]

•  Causes fibrinogen oxidation, leads to firmer clots and longer clot lysis period [source]


•  Stimulates immunity to germs [source]


•  Produces powerful local stimulants of wound healing and germ killing [source]


•  Makes new skin cells grow over wounds and reorganizes scar fibers [source]


•  Leads to long lasting local effects in the body [source]