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The blue®m formula with active oxygen is very important in the healing process of wounds.
To gain a greater understanding of the effectiveness of our formula, it is important to understand the scientific research which has been done to analyse the role of oxygen in the wound healing process. Our vision originated in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Role active oxygen
- Increases Cell Metabolism and Energy Production
Oxygen is required for intracellular processes like biosynthesis, movement, and transport. It needs energy to be functional, as well as for cell survival.
- Increases Rate of Cell Proliferation and Reepithelialization
Epithelial cells “march in” from the sides to close the wound and form a barrier between the wound and the environment – this is the foundation for forming new skin.
- Increases Collagen Synthesis and Tensile Strength
Oxygen is essential to make and properly organise collagen. This is the primary component of the skin, accounting for 70-80% (dry weight – without water) and acts as the structural scaffold of the skin. Organised collagen is bundled into fibers (like strands of rope), which are interwoven and can be stretched in multiple directions without tearing (the collagen fibers are woven similar to fabric).
- Increases Anti-bacterial Activities
Oxygen is essential for respiratory burst. This is the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) used by phagocytes such as neutrophils and macrophages in bactericidal activity. It also involves the removal of necrotic cellular debris.
- Increases Angiogenesis and Promotes Revascularization
The creation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) is essential to the growth and survival of repair tissue. Oxygen levels directly affect the rate and quality of new blood vessel growth.
- Promotes Growth Factor Signaling Transduction
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are essential for the signaling processes of growth factors and processes such as leukocyte recruitment, cell motility, angiogenesis and extracellular matrix formation.
Mechanisms of action of blue®m active oxygen products
In order to increase the active oxygen on a local wound area, the use of both low concentrations of sodium perborate and of enzyme glucose oxidase (GOX – found in honey) promotes a more rapid healing process. This as well as low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are included within the unique bluem® formula. Research shows that the continued presence of a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide is a very effective way to kill pathogenic bacteria.” Our cosmetic products (such as toothpaste, mouthwash, mouth spray and foam) contain honey enzymes and sodium percarbonate. The sugars from the honey are converted into a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide when it comes into contact with liquid. This is called the glucose oxidase process. Sodium Percarborate is a kind of salt that slowly releases oxygen when it comes into contact with liquid. Your saliva in this case. Then it decomposes into a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which in turn decomposes into water and oxygen. The active oxygen in the medical device products (oral gel and oxygen fluid) comes from sodium perborate. Sodium perborate is a type of salt that slowly releases oxygen when it comes into contact with liquid. It decomposes into a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and boric acid and releases oxygen for a longer period of time.