(>95% of the free
Hypochlorous acid exerts
an ancillary antimicrobial
action on the wound
surface, enhancing the
reduction of the local
Characterized by a neutral
charge, it efficiently
penetrates the negatively
exerting its antimicrobial
(2.5 - 3.0)
The peculiar low pH (<= 3.0) reduces bacterial growth by creating an unfavorable environment and inhibiting the penetration of ammonia, produced by bacteria catabolism, into healthy cells, while the acid environment promotes tissue regeneration by Bohr effect.
High Oxidation-Reduction Potential
A high ORP physically damages the cellular membrane of micro-organisms, inactivating their defense mechanisms.
ORP, combined with low pH, has a role in the inhibition of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), enzymes known to have an important role in the promotion of
inflammatory processes and in the chronicization of wounds.
The inhibition of MMP has been shown to contribute to interrupt the vicious circle of delayed wound healing, thus promoting the restart of the physiological healing process.