Omega3 Viruxide™ for
Omega3 Viruxide ™
Omega3 Viruxide is a system of natural fatty acids that act together in a synergistic manner offering multiple health benefits in the formulations where the system is utilized. The fatty acids in the Omega3 Viruxide system differ between products, but often contain one or more of the following: fish oil, Neem oil and St. John’s Wort oil.
The Omega3 Viruxide system is based on Kerecis’s patented formulations and is covered by multiple pending patent applications.
Omega3 Viruxide ™ Benefits
The Omega3 Viruxide system represents complex, synergistically acting combinations of lipids from different natural sources and has following benefits:
- Protects the body from viral and bacterial assaults by creating a mechanical barrier where applied.
- Exerts a bactericidal and viricidal effect based on a physical mode of action due to its high content of lipids, caused by their surface activity, resulting in a reduction of bacterial and viral load.1-5
- Creates an oil film on the applied surface, which prevents water evaporation due to the hydrophobic nature of the oil.6
- Protects the skin and other types of tissue and supports a healthy skin barrier function.7,8
Kerecis products containing the Omega3 Viruxide System
Following products contain Omega3 Viruxide:
- ONE Primary Wound Dressing with Omega3 Viruxide
- WUNDE with Omega3 Viruxide
- Chanda W, Joseph TP, Guo XF, et al. Effectiveness of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids against microbial pathogens. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2018;19(4):253–262. doi:10.1631/jzus.B1700063
- Despois, A P, Antimicrobial Properties of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (C20:5n−3). Marine Microbiology. 2013, Chapter 20.
- Kohn A, Gitelman J, Inbar M: Unsaturated free fatty acids inactivate animal enveloped viruses. Arch Virol. 1980, 66:301-307.
- Desbois, A.P., Smith, V.J., 2010. Antibacterial free fatty acids: activities, mechanisms of action and biotechnological potential. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 85, 1629-42.
- Galbraith, H., Miller, T.B., 1973. Physicochemical effects of long chain fatty acids on bacterial cells and their protoplasts. J Appl Bacteriol. 36, 647-58.
- Sharman, D., 2003. Moist wound healing: a review of evidence, application and outcome. . Diabetic Food. 6, 112-120.
- Prottey, C., Hartop, P.J., Black, J.G., McCormack, J.I., 1976. The repair of impaired epidermal barrier function in rats by the cutaneous application of linoleic acid. Br J Dermatol. 94, 13-21.
- Viola, P., Viola, M., 2009. Virgin olive oil as a fundamental nutritional component and skin protector. Clin Dermatol. 27, 159-65.