Viruxal® System


Viruxal is a patented 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 Viruxal system is based on Kerecis’s patented formulations and is covered by multiple issued and pending patent applications.

Viruxal Benefits

The Viruxal system represents complex, synergistically acting combinations of fatty acids 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 polarity1-5
  • 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 Viruxal

Following products contain Viruxal:

  • Kerecis Primary Wound Spray
  • WUNDE with Viruxal
  • MariCell Advanced Hand Repair with Viruxal
  • ViruxOral and ViruxNasal

Several new products containing Viruxal are under development


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