Fungal nail infections can be stubborn and challenging to treat. However, thanks to special enzymes in the unique Spiralin® microalgae extract, naturally effective regeneration of fungal finger or toe nails is possible – find out how below...
Understanding Fungal Nail Infections
Fungal nail infections, also known as Onychomycosis, are caused by various fungi that invade the nails, leading to discolouration, brittleness, and thickening.
These infections are notoriously difficult to eradicate due to the resilient nature of fungi which can survive for literally years in carpets, fabrics etc.
Left untreated, fungal infections can cause permanent damage to the nails and are quickly transferred to other people and household members.
However, chitinases, a group of enzymes that target chitin, a key component of fungal cell walls, can combat these infections.
What Crabs & Fungi Have In Common? Chitin!
Crabs and fungi share a common feature called chitin. Chitin is a structural component found in the exoskeletons of arthropods like crabs, lobsters, and insects, as well as in the cell walls of fungi.
In fungi, chitin is a vital component of their cell walls. Fungal cell walls consist of chitin fibres embedded in a matrix of other molecules. Chitin gives fungi rigidity and strength, maintaining the shape and integrity of their cells. It also acts as a protective barrier against environmental stresses and helps fungi withstand adverse conditions.
Chitinases In Spiralin® Destroy Chitin
The unique Spiralin® microalgae extract contained in the Spirularin®NS Nail Serum – for the naturally effective regeneration of fungal finger or toe nails – includes enzymes called chitinases. Chitinases are enzymes that break down the chitin found in the cell walls of fungi, insects, and crustaceans. When applied topically or orally, chitinases break down chitin, ultimately leading to the destruction (and death) of fungal cells.
Q: If chitinases kill the fungi so quickly, why does fungal nail regeneration take so long?
We have to remember, that for any part of the nails which is already infected with the fungus it's too late. This part of the nail (structure) has already been damaged by the fungi there is nothing left to save. This is the case with any kind of antifungal treatment currently on the market (incl. nail laser).
Instead we have to focus on protecting the fresh, healthy part of the nail growing out and keeping this protected and healthy, until the fungal infection has fully grown out, to reduce risk of reinfection.
That's why – depending on how far back to the cuticle your fungal nail infection starts – it is essential to not only be diligent with the twice daily application of Spirularin®NS Nail Serum but furthermore, continue the application of the nail serum until the infection has fully grown out, to ensure risk of reinfection is largely reduced.
On average this can take 6–12 months, and unfortunately there is no "quick fix", but at least as Spirularin®NS Nail Serum also nourishes and strengthens the nails, risk of reinfection is largely reduced.
Spirularin®NS Nail Serum is quick, easy & economical to apply: no filing, just ONE lentil-sized drop distributed between ALL 10 clean nails and massaged into nails and cuticles 2x daily – morning & night.
Broad-Spectrum, Active Antifungal Action For Nails & Skin
The naturally effective antifungal properties of Spiralin® microalgae extract – thanks to the chitinase enzymes – was proven to be effective against a wide range of fungi, responsible for fungal nail and skin infections including:
- Candida glabrata
- Candida albicans
- Trichophyton rubrum
- Trichophyton mentagrophytes
- Microsporum canis
Spirularin®NS Nail Serum not only provides broad-spectrum antifungal and antibacterial protection, but is also skin-friendly and meant to come into contact with skin i.e. the cuticles - because this is often where the fungi & bacteria hide.
Furthermore, it is safe for anyone to use (incl. children 3+ yo, diabetics and during pregnancy) and has been used and recommended by healthcare professionals in Europe since ten years and in Australia and New Zealand for over six years.