The natural powers of MicroSilver BG™ and Manuka Honey work together
MicroSilver BG™ is a powder of micro-sized pure medical-grade silver particles. Unlike colloidal silver, micro-sized particles provide the highest level of safety for silver used in topical healthcare, resulting in effective cleansing barrier action that clings to the skin and hair follicles. MicroSilver BG™ protects from unwanted germs while supporting the skin’s natural defences and maintaining the skin’s beneficial flora.
Silver Honey has an impressive 5+ UMF or “Unique Manuka Factor” rating, meaning it uses genuine Manuka Honey gathered exclusively from the pollen of the manuka tree of New Zealand. Manuka Honey has exceptionally high cleansing activity and maintains a hydrated and healthy wound environment. It also allows debridement or shedding of dead tissue from the wound. The balanced skin environment created from the signature compounds of Manuka Honey aids the management of wounds for healthy outcome.
What is The Skin Microbiome and Why Does it Matter
The skin is the largest organ. It separates our internal structures from the outside world. So it should come as no surprise that microorganisms living in that world — bacteria, fungi and viruses — decide to make a home on that skin. The “microbiome” is what we call all those microorganisms living in harmony on the skin.
The Animal Microbiome’s Role in Healing
Skin in nature is not sterile. It’s supposed to have these microorganisms co-mingling day in and day out. And while the effects of the skin’s microbiome are still being researched, human studies show its balance is critical to the overall health of the person. In fact, dysfunction in the microbiome is associated with autoimmune diseases and infection in humans*.
Research conducted in equine healing shows that equine skin microbiota or microbiome creates a rich and stable environment that is disturbed by wounding. However, it springs back to its previous, balanced state of microorganisms upon full healing of the wound. Studies continue to explore the impact of the skin’s microbiome in terms of wound repair**.
In the presence of tissue injury, loss of microbial diversity (or a disrupted skin microbiome) often results in prolonged delay in the healing process. Both equine and human research has shown that a balanced microbiome shortens the time it takes for wounds to heal.
Applying wound care products that provide an effective barrier against harmful infection-inducing bacteria while protecting the skin’s normal and healthy microorganism populations is a helpful way to support positive wound healing outcomes.
Silver Honey uses the natural properties of both Manuka Honey and MicroSilver BG™ to help care for the skin’s natural microbiome.
*Reference: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Sept 2018; v.19(9):2699