Love is undoubtedly in the air this month, but so are any number of influenza germs. If you’re one of the many thousands of people suffering from flu right now, the romance of Valentine’s Day is probably the last thing on your mind.
This winter’s flu epidemic is still making headlines across the globe, and in the UK it’s thought that more than 15 per cent of our population have succumbed to various strains of the illness.
So how can we help to protect ourselves against the dreaded flu virus and other nasties over the coming weeks? Unfortunately, a passionate Valentine’s kiss with your partner is probably not the wisest move. Dutch researchers found that a 10-second ‘intimate kiss’ can transfer an astounding 80,000,000 bacteria from one mouth to another. Although saliva contains its own powerful anti-bacterial chemicals, many germs will survive. And saliva is no match for viruses such as flu, Epstein-Barr (also known as the ‘kissing disease’), and herpes simplex.
If this is enough to make you want to live like a hermit, there’s no need to run for the hills just yet. Good hygiene, such as regular hand washing, using clean cutlery, and drinking from clean cups and glasses, should help to prevent the spread of these unpleasant germs in the first place.
For an extra line of defence that’s completely natural and incredibly effective, you could also use NatraSan antiseptic spray. A quick spritz on your hands and face will kill 99.9999% of bugs in seconds, yet it’s entirely natural and safe for your skin.
NatraSan is a revolutionary first aid and disinfection product that harnesses the power of hypochlorous acid to fight off viruses (including flu strains), bacteria and fungus. Hypochlorous acid is produced naturally in human and animal immune systems to combat infection and kill invading germs. Following years of research, the NatraSan team was able to stabilise hypochlorous acid. The product was subsequently tested in field trials with the NHS, leading private healthcare groups and many others, and approved for consumer use, adhering to the strictest EU standards.
We’re extremely proud of NatraSan, and we’re convinced you’ll love it too. Granted, it’s probably not going to win you points as a Valentine’s present, but it could certainly be a health-giving gift for you, your partner and all the family.
NatraSan First Aid Spray is available in a handy 100ml Travel Buddy size – ideal for quick disinfection when you’re out and about – and as a family-sized 250ml bottle that can be kept at home. To purchase multipurpose NatraSan antiseptic spray online click here.
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