Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is a naturally occurring weak acid produced as part of our Immune Defence against pathogens– which helps protect us from illness.
HOCL through this evolutionary Biological Response, dissociates into different oxidative molecules- each with a distinct mode of action and capability.
OcuSolves HOCL healing efficiency is derived in large part from its potent anti-inflammatory effect by controlling the immune mast cell response.
Stabilized Oxygen Solution (SOS), such as HOCl, acts like a mast cell membrane stabilizing inhibitor, inhibiting the cell machinery for granule secretion without altering the signal transduction pathways induced by IgE-antigen receptor crosslinking.26
Additionally, a study by Dharap et al27 showed HOCl provides significant improvements in ulcer wound size (and infection), as well as a significant reduction in signs of inflammation.27
For environmental decontamination applications within habitable spaces, clearly certain biocides are too toxic (e.g., phenolics and glutaraldehyde) or flammable (e.g., alcohols) or have the potential to leave unwanted residues on surfaces (e.g., iodophors). Hypochlorous is not flammable and not known to release harsh chemicals.
Hypochlorous acid should not be mixed with ammonia-based products, as chloramines can be released.
The Environmental Protection Agency approved HOCl in 2017 as a Daily Cleanser, as follows:
Hypochlorous Acid product is found to be:
- gentle with no harsh vapors, safe for babies and pets, and suitable for medical applications.
- Breaks Down to Saline Solution
- Leaves no harsh (chemical) residue
- For use in neonatal nurseries
- No harm after pet contact with product
- Gentle, Mild enough to use on any washable hard, non-porous surfaces.