Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) finds its use in a variety of applications.
- Disinfectant and sanitizing agent: The powerful and natural germ fighter makes the most effective sanitizer. We can use it numerous times daily without worrying about irritation or rashes on our skin. With an added advantage of a skin-friendly solution, the powerful oxidizing agent effectively kills viruses and bacteria, thus being widely used in hospitals.
- Skin-care: Yes, it is harmless to your skin, and it is also beneficial for your skin. It acts as a cleansing agent and makes your skin healthy and free from acne (a problem troubling millions of people worldwide). Dermatologists from across the globe have found the product excellent for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
- Wound healer: HOCl was first used during World War-I to heal people’s wounds from war injuries. It heals the wound and prevents any contamination of the skin’s surface. We can understand it better from our body’s healing process – when we suffer from an injury; our WBCs start the healing process on the wounded site. The blood cells destroy the attacking pathogens through chemicals like HOCl.
- Foodstuff: Since it already exists in our body, spraying it on food is safe and protects it from external pathogens and other harmful exposures. It is therefore advisable to disinfect the food with HOCl before consumption.
These are a few benefits of a simple and pure product HOCl made from water, salt, and electricity, hence also called electrolyzed water. Sterloc uses HOCl, thus becoming a single solution to many problems.
Avani Raj Arora