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Fungus Eliminator Review

Is Fungus Eliminator a Scam? – What You Should Know

Does Fungus Eliminator really have the "secret" to curing your toenail fungus? Or is this just another scam that is going to get your hopes up for nothing?

With all the scammy supplements out there you can never be too sure, which is why I decided to do my own research and write this review.

In this review I'll be going over what exactly Fungus Eliminator is, some of the lies we are told about it, whether or not the ingredients will actually work, concerns and more.

Enjoy...

What Is Fungus Eliminator?

  • Name: Fungus Eliminator
  • Type: Anti-fungal supplement
  • Manufacturer: Pure Health
  • Price: Varies depending on quantity bought
  • Recommended?: Not really
Fungus Eliminator

Overview

Fungus Eliminator is an antifungal supplement by Pure Health for fighting toenail fungus, which is a bigger problem than most people probably realize.

This supplement takes a different approach than most to getting rid of this problem, which I like. However, overall there are some downsides and I will not be recommending this to my readers, for good reason.

But before we get into all of that, let's take a look at the sales pitch and some of the lies and misleading information we are told...

The Sales Pitch

There are 2 different versions of the sales pitch that I came across, but there might be more floating around the internet that I don't know about.

There is the video version about how a "Toenail Fungus Discovery Is Leaving Doctors Speechless"...

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... and then there is the written text copy, which is the same thing just in text format...

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Starts Off With The Typical Near-Death Experience

Like most over-the-top and scammy sounding sales pitches for health supplements, this one starts off with a near-death experience--where the spokesman's wife had a heart attack which all stemmed from her bad case of toenail fungus.

And of course his "miracle antifungal breakthrough" was what cured her and saved here live.

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Fear Mongering... As Expected

Right on que... You are told that problems like this are more common than you think and that even a small case of toenail fungus can be life-threatening.

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And while this isn't a lie... it is misleading and is worded in a way to make us fear for our lives... and of course buy into the supplement that is being promoted.

A Far-Away "Secret Remedy"

And as always... the remedy is some "secret" that comes from a far-away land and has been used for ages...

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And it can work in JUST 12 DAYS... with NO SIDE EFFECTS... so we are told anyhow.

As the story goes... farmers in Bangladesh who spend hours each day walking through the marshland in bare feet should be covered in toenail fungus, but they aren't thanks to a "secret" mixture of ingredients that they consume.

"Joseph Owens" Is Likely a Fake

There is a good chance that the entire story about "Joseph Owens" and his wife almost dying is completely made-up.

What I do know for certain is that the images shown of him are fake, and I'll prove it to you.

Here is the one image from the written sales copy...

fungus eliminator joseph owens

And after doing a quick reverse Google image search I was able to find that this is actually a stock photo available on Shutterstock...

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And the same goes for the image of Joseph shown in the video presentation.

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Above is what we are shown, and below is what I found after doing another reverse Google image search... another stock photo available for anyone to purchase...

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*I know that second photo isn't exactly identical, but it is of the same person, whom there are lots of stock photos of online.

Lots of Red Flags

The entire sales pitch is over-the-top, the backstory might be completely made-up along with this "Joseph Owens" character... not looking good right off the bat.

They tell us that the pharmaceutical companies know this real cure to Fungus but want to keep it a secret so that they can continue to sell their overpriced products... and while I don't trust the big pharmaceutical companies all that much, what I trust EVEN LESS is misleading promotions like this.

But anyways... let's take a look at the actual supplement here. Let's look at the ingredients and see if they can actually help.

Ingredients

Fungus Eliminator Ingredients
Probiotic Blend

Probiotics are something you see promoted quite a bit from alternative medicine sites when it comes to fighting toenail fungus and a variety of other problems.

There are many different kinds of probiotics, as you can see included in this blend, and they are bacteria that is considered "good" and beneficial in our guts.

While the connection that probiotics have with fungal infections is very understudied, one likely way in which they work is by overpowering the bad bacteria that help feed fungal infections... and by strengthening the immune system.

The big selling point that Pure Health really pushes is how probiotics can help strengthen your immune system, which then gives you body a better chance of fighting off fungal infections.

This has been found to be true in some studies, such as a 2018 study published in the journal Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology that found probiotics to be "safe and effective for fighting the common cold and influenza-like respiratory infections by boosting the immune system".

Boosting the immune system can, in theory, help fight off any sort of infection.

The Downside - The big downside is that there is nothing included in this supplement that is going to neutralize your stomach acid to help the probiotics reach your GI tract unharmed, which is a major problem.

The reason probiotics are often sold mixed in with yogurt is because of this exact reason... the yogurt helps neutralize the stomach acid.

According to Science Daily, probiotic numbers are "dramatically diminished by the stomach's acidity", which is less that a pH of 3.

It's also worth mentioning that this supplement only contains 250 mg of probiotics, which isn't all that much.

Turmeric

Turmeric is called the "special ingredient" in the sales pitch.

One of turmeric's most notable properties is its ability to reduce inflammation. It is a pretty well known powerful anti-inflammatory, largely due to a compound it contains called curcumin.

Inflammation is a natural immune response, and is a good thing, but often times is prolonged and gets out of control, and this is when it gets "bad".

On WebMD I also found that studies suggest curcumin changes the responses our immune systems have, such as by blocking arthritis causing enzymes.

The Downside - This supplement contains 450 mg of 'turmeric'... the problem with this is that there is no indication this turmeric is an extract in concentrated form.

From the sounds if it this is just regular old turmeric that you can purchase at the grocery store for cooking.

A good turmeric supplement will be concentrated to about 95% curcuminoids... which is what you want. 

Bioperine

Bioperine's purpose here is to increase the absorption of turmeric, which is not easily absorbed by the body naturally... which is the reason you often see turmeric with bioperine in supplements.

There is a lot of evidence that bioperine (which is peperine) can do this, however the information they present to us is misleading.

In the sales pitch we are told it can increase turmeric's absorption by 2,000%...!!...

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And while I am familiar with the study that shows this being true... it is just one study and others have not even come close to replicating the results.

That said, bioperine definitely is a good ingredient that helps.

Price

The cost per bottle varies... the more you buy the bigger discount you get, as expected.

If you just buy one bottle it is $67, but they also have a 3 and 6 bottle deal for discounts as you can see here...

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Refunds

They state that they offer a 365 day money-back guarantee where you can get a full refund if you don't see results...

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However, after reading their return policy it seems that it might be harder to get a refund than it appears at first.

You will have to call in to get a RMA# and for the return address. Now I'm definitely not saying that it is going to be difficult for certain, but why not just provide the return address and is a RMA# really necessary?

This seems like just an extra unnecessary step to drag out and complicate the return process.

And I also find it hard to believe that they can offer such a return policy with the ingredients included here and the likelihood of them not working that great.

Concerns

The biggest concern I have when it comes to a supplement like this and the misleading way in which it is promoted is whether or not you can trust the company.

The quality of the ingredients can make all the difference in the world and if you buy cheap supplements from an untrustworthy company you might be getting poor quality ingredients.

The company behind Fungus Eliminator is PureHealth Research and their address is listed as:

5501 Merchants View Square
#804 Haymarket, VA 20169

I was not able to find any company listing with the BBB and, all-in-all, not much information on this company at all.

If you go to purehealthresearch.com you can read about them on their "about us" page, but they basically just say everything that a potential customer wants to hear... that all the ingredients are scientifically tested and are included in the right amounts, that they only use the "purest" natural ingredients that come with a certificate of analysis, etc.

I don't see anything alarming, yet I don't really see anything that proves this to be the top-notch trustworthy company they claim to be.

Pros v Cons

Pros

  • Natural ingredients
  • No harsh side effects

Cons

  • Misleading promotions
  • Small company lacks credibility
  • Pricey
  • Probiotics will likely be killed by stomach acid

Is Fungus Eliminator a Scam?

I wouldn't call this a scam, but I can understand why some people might be calling it such.

As far as I see, what we have here is another over-hyped supplement that isn't going to be nearly as good as it is promoted as being... similar to Fungus Hack and Fungus Clear.

Yes, the marketing is definitely over-the-top and even a bit 'shady' with all of the lies we are told... but I'm not going to be calling it a scam by any means.

Conclusion - Worth a Try?

I'm not going to be recommending Fungus Eliminator mainly because I have concerns about the ingredients' potential effectiveness.

If the turmeric was concentrated and they included some sort of protectant ingredient for the probiotics to make their way into your GI tract then I might recommend it... but they don't.

I like how this supplement takes a completely different approach to fighting toenail fungus compared to most, but it is still lacking in my opinion.

That said, the choice is yours, and if you still want to you can purchase Fungus Eliminator on the official website here.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions below. I like to hear feedback from my readers 🙂

Fungus Clear scam

Fungus Clear – Scam Supplement by NaturePure? [Read Before Buying!]

Fungus Clear it is said to be a 100% natural and healthy supplement that can clear up your fungal infection in no time, but can it really?

Is this product really as good as people are claiming it is? Or could this be another scam that is just going to be a waste of your money?

I have reviewed quite a few antifungal products over the years and there have been many “cure all” products I have come across that simply do not work as they are said to, and have led to very disappointed customers. So wondering if a product like this actually works is something that everyone should do. 

I’m glad you decided to do a little bit of extra research on this and end up landing upon my review here. In this review I’ll be going over what exactly Fungus Clear is, how it works, whether or not it has proven ingredients, concerns and more.

What Is Fungus Clear by NutraPure?

Well obviously you already know that it is a supplement which can supposedly clear up fungal infections, such as toenail fungus. However, it tackles this problem a little bit different than most other antifungal products out on the market.

Fungus Clear is what you call a probiotic and its goal is to help strengthen the immune system so that your body can better fight off infection itself. In addition it is also said to increase skin health, brain health and more. 

What is a probiotic?

A probiotic is actually a supplement that you take where you ingest bacteria. Yes, you heard me correctly, you ingest bacteria.

It may sound like something that you wouldn’t want to do, but has actually been proven to be extremely beneficial. The importance of bacteria in our guts plays a big role in our overall health. Humans are not animals that simply live completely by themselves. We all have an entire biome of different bacteria living inside of us at all times, helping us stay healthy and stay alive. 

Why is this important?

Now of course not all bacteria is good. You aren’t going to want to ingest something like E. coli, because that could be extremely harmful and could even potentially lead to death.

There are certain bacteria that are good for us and that we live in symbiosis with… And it is these bacteria that are included in probiotics.

Ingredients

It’s not like Fungus Clear is going to introduce a bunch of strange and unusual bacteria into your body. It just provides you with more of the bacteria that you need, which you should already have living inside your gut right now.

The problem that our modern society has is that you don’t get nearly enough of the bacteria needed from food sources, since much of the food that people eat nowadays is highly processed and unnatural. This is why it is important for some people to take probiotics so that they can get their healthy bacteria levels up to where they should be.

The main ingredients, which are bacteria, included in Fungus Clear are…

  • Bacillus Subtilis
    • This is a bacteria that is often found in probiotics due to it’s known health benefits. It is found in the soil and also in the guts of animals, such as humans. It can help with a number of things by producing proteins, enzymes, antimicrobial compounds, vitamins and more. 
    • A 2017 study published in the Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy journal found that it has significant ability to kill off the influenza virus.
  • Bifidobacterium Breve
    • This bacteria is probably most well known for it’s benefits as a probiotic for young children, although it is still useful for adults. It is said to be able to improve digestion, reduce inflammation and more.
    • A 2016 study from PLOS One journal found that in the early stages of life supplementing Bifidobacterium Breve improves the developement of mucosal immunity.
  • Bifidobacterium Longum
    • Another important bateria, this one is common in infants that are breast fed, as they should be. It is important in the early stages of life and has shown the potential to help with a number of things, such as immunity against infections, digestive issues, IBS and more.
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus
    • This bacteria is responsible for producing the enzyme called lactase, which breaks down lactose in our digestive systems. It is extremely important, but not just for that. It also may reduce cholesterol, reduce the risk of diarrhea, stop vaginal infections, reduce the risk of viral infections like the flu, and more.
  • Lactobacillus Casei
    • Probiotics with Lactobacillus Casei are often consumed for treatement of diarrhea, such as infectious diarrhea, traveler’s diarrhea and others. But it is much more than just that. It can also increases antibiotic activity, helps relieve stress, and of course helps boost immuity.
    • A 2013 study published in Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology showed that it can improve the immune system’s defense by helping increase the activity of the body’s T cells, natural killer cells and macrophages, all of which play a big role in immune health and help kill of invaders, such as harmful viruses and bacteria.
  • Lactobacillus Plantarum
    • This is commonly found in fermented food and has numerous benefits, among which some include antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative and antidiabetic properties.
  • Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus has been found to benefit overall digestive health, help stimulat the immune system and prevent allergic reactions among other things.
    • A 2013 study from Digestive Diseases and Sciences found that it can restore normal gut health and help with mucosal immune responses.

Why This Might Be a Good Choice

One of the problems with probiotics is that they simply do not work. The reason that many do not work is because the acid in our stomachs kills them before they ever have a chance to be of any help.

This is why you often see probiotics being sold in yogurt drinks or mixed in with other dairy products. This is because dairy products help neutralize stomach acid so that the probiotics can make their way into the intestines and do their work.

Now Fungus Clear is just being sold in capsule form, with no dairy mixture to neutralize stomach acid. HOWEVER, the probiotics that are included in this supplement, which mostly consist of lactobacillus and bifidobacteria types, are considered “highly resistant” and are able to survive stomach acid, so this is not a problem.

Concerns

That said, I do have some concerns.

Firstly, the NutraPure company, which this supplement is made by, I really can’t find much information on. Of course this does not mean it is a scam or anything like that, but it is a bit concerning.

It does seem that this company sells CBD oil products and is pretty popular with that, but there just isn’t all that much information out there for me to look into.

Also, this Fungus Clear is marketed in a rather “shady” way. Not only are the claims about this product often blown out of proportion, but I also found that many people promoting it are now directing people to purchase Fungus Hack instead. As I was doing my research I clicked on many links to try to purchase Fungus Clear and was instead directed to purchase this other Fungus Hack product.

Final Verdict – Scam or Legit?

Although I do still have some concerns, I do not consider this product a scam and overall it seems to be pretty good. I like the approach that this takes to clearing up fungal infections. Most supplements on the market include a concoction of herbs to strengthen the immune system while this one focuses on strengthening the gut flora via probiotics, which can then boost your immune system.

Is it definitely going to cure your case of fungus? No, there is not any guarantee. However, it definitely “could” help. It does have potential.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my honest review and found it helpful. Hopefully now you will be able to make a more informed and better decision when it comes to purchasing this product, if you can even find anywhere to purchase it.

If you are looking for a more reputable product that we recommend for treating toenail fungus be sure to read our review of Emuaid Max.

Please leave any comments or questions down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

    BENGAY for Toenail Fungus

    BENGAY for Toenail Fungus – How Effective Is This Treatment Really?

    Can you really use BENGAY for toenail fungus and is it effective?

    There are so many home remedies out there for this nasty little condition, but the problem is that a lot of them simply DO NOT WORK.

    Using BENGAY is just one of many out there. It’s cheap, you can find it at just about any store, and it is well-known to be safe, so there are a lot of reasons why this is something a lot of people are looking into using. HOWEVER, if it doesn’t work there is obviously no point.

    So does it work or doesn’t it?

    The answer is a bit complicated. It definitely does have potential. But before we get into all of that, let’s first talk little bit about nail fungus itself.

    A Quick Briefing on Nail Fungus

    Onychomycosis is the technical name for this condition. It can have various causes, but the most common cause is that of a dermatophyte, which is a type of fungus.

    Some common symptoms that you may experience if you do have onychomycosis include…

    • Thickened nails
    • Discoloration, usually white or yellowish
    • Brittle, fractured, raggedy looking
    • Dark color sometime develops from dead debris
    • Smells bad

    And then of course if you do have some of the symptoms they may also be accompanied by foul faces from onlookers.

    Nail fungus is a big problem and some estimates state that around 10% of the population have it, although many people have just minor cases.

    You are more likely to develop a fungal infection if you…

    • Have really sweaty feet
    • Don’t let your feet air out
    • Work in damp area
    • Are older, which often means reduced bloodflow
    • Have a weakened immune system

    This is why toenail fungus is so much more common than fingernail fungus. It is possible to get both, but because the toes spend much of their time inside shoes and live much of their life in dark/damp environments, fungi are much more likely to thrive in this area.

    BENGAY… What Is It?

    BENGAY is a topical pain relief cream that is used for temporary pain relief for minor aches/pains of muscles and joints. It is a well-known name brand product that can be found that pretty much any store, your local Walmart, CVS, Walgreen’s, etc.

    But… Like VICKS VapoRub (which I will talk more about in a minute), BENGAY also has multiple uses besides that which it is marketed for.

    Now one of the uses of course is that it can help treat toenail fungus, which is the point of this post I’m writing. And… It does have some potential.

    Why It Has Some Potential

    Well… lets take a look at the ingredients included in a tube of BENGAY and you will see why there is definitely some antifungal potential here.

    A look at the ingredients..

    • Camphor (4%)
    • Menthol (10%)
    • Methyl salicylate (30%)

    Listed above are the 3 common “active ingredients” that you will find in a normal tube of BENGAY. There are some different variations of BENGAY out there that include additional ingredients, but these are the “core” ingredients if you want to put it like that.

    Camphor is something that I’ve seen before used for its antifungal effects. It’s most commonly used topically for pain relief and as an anti-irritant (makes sense… after all this is BENGAY), but does have antifungal properties. A study published in Biological Research shows that it was able to inhibit fungi growth to some extent, although this study wasn’t conducted specifically on nail fungus.

    Menthol, which gives BENGAY some of that really nice refreshing smell, is often used for reducing inflammation, as a soothing topical treatment for pain and for respiratory problems. As far as antifungal activity goes, there has been some research looking into it. One study found it to be at least somewhat effective at inhibiting both bacterial and fungal growth, and another study showed supporting evidence of antifungal activity.

    Methyl salicylate also helps with the smell that BENGAY has. It is the oil of wintergreen and is widely used for pain relief. It is particularly effective at reducing inflammation which could also help with the healing process of nail fungus infections.

    Any Proof That It Works?

    Unfortunately there isn’t any direct evidence that shows BENGAY to be effective against toenail fungus. What I mean by this is that there have not been any studies specifically testing out its effectiveness against such a condition. That said, there is obviously some indirect evidence as shown above that suggest it can be effective, at least to some extent.

    All three of the active ingredients show some promise as a treatment for toenail fungus.

    How Does Compare to VICKS VapoRub?

    Now I mentioned a bit ago that I wanted to talk some about VICKS VapoRub. And the reason for this is because it is a very similar product. In fact, it actually contains 2 of the 3 active ingredients in BENGAY… Which are camphor and menthol.

    However, the amounts it contains are different. It has slightly more camphor than BENGAY, yet has much less menthol than it. And it has no Methyl salicylate.

    That said, VICKS VapoRub has several other ingredients contained in it that could help increase its effectiveness, such as cedarleaf oil for example, which has shown antimicrobial activity in lab studies.

    You would probably get very similar results no matter which product you use because they are so similar, however, if I had to pick between the two I would probably go with VICKS VapoRub. I think it has the edge by a small amount.

    Worth The Try or Not?

    If you have a table of BENGAY lying around then why not give it a try?

    It defintely has “at least some” potential to fight off a case of toenail fungus. Now whether or not it is going to make much of a difference depends on a lot of things, such as application, the severity of your infection, and so on. But it still might be worth a try.

    If you do decide to try it out be sure to clean the infected area as much as possible, which includes filing down your nail and getting all the dead debris out of there. When applying, get the BENGAY all around your nail and underneath as best you can. Apply it liberally and even to the skin around the area… This isn’t going to hurt you.

    A Better Option: Emuaid MAX

    If you are willing to spend a bit more money then you might want to take a look at Emuaid MAX, which is another product that you would be applying topically. It is one of the very few toenail fungus products that we actually recommend here at Operation Wellness.

    Comments or questions? Leave them below 🙂

    VICKS Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus Treatment

    VICKS Vapor Rub for Toenail Fungus – Myth or Miracle Cure?

    Is VICKS VapoRub for toenail fungus effective?

    There our a lot of home remedies out there for curing toenail fungus, but a lot of them simply do not work. You have apple cider vinegar, Epsom salt baths, all the essential oils, etc.

    VICKS Vaper Rub, which is really called the trademark name of VICKS VapoRub, is one of the many cheap treatment options out there that some people suggest… But… Does… It… Actually… Work?

    The answer is YES, at least to some extent... It definitely does have some potential as a treatment option as you will see. And... it's easy to find in stores and it's cheap, so of course this is something that a lot of people are going to be interested in, especially when you look at other treatment options which can get pretty darn expensive.

    Some statistics say that around 10% of the population has at least some amount of toenail fungus and around 50% of people 70 years old and older have it. It's a pretty crazy statistic and there is no doubt that toenail fungus is a big problem.

    Much of the time it goes away on its own due to the body's effective immune response, but sometimes it can get out of hand and requires serious attention. Of course you do not want that to happen so treating as soon as possible should be a priority.

    Toenail Fungus Explained:

    The scientific name for toenail fungus is onchomycosis, and this becomes a problem when microscopic fungi organisms begin to set up camp underneath or on your nails. Fungi thrive in the warm and often damp environment that is usually found in that area of your body, which is why people who wear air tight shoes all the time and don't let their feet air out are much more likely to suffer from this.

    These nasty little organisms feed off your nail tissue and leave debris in the area, which causes the nail to fracture, lift off the bed, and turn into an all around gross looking mess. Infection can lead to symptoms like...

    • Thickened nails
    • Discoloration, usually whitish or yellowish
    • Brittle fractured nails
    • Distortion of shape
    • Darkened color from all the dead debris
    • Bad smells and strange looks from onlookers

    The first thing you want to do before trying a bunch of treatments is to find out for sure if your problem really is a fungal infection. There are other problems that have similar symptoms. And this is something you want to do ASAP, because the longer you wait the more damage it will cause and the harder it will be to get rid of.

    That said, using VICKS VapoRub isn't very expensive so if you are fairly certain it is a fungal problem it may be worth the try. After all, even if it isn't, applying this stuff isn't going to be harmful.

    What Is VICKS VapoRub?

    All this talk about Vicks VapoRub, but what actually is this stuff in the first place?

    In short: Vicks VapoRub is a #1 selling branded children and adult cough cold product. Well... That is the main use of it anyhow. However, this Proctor & Gamble Company product is a very versatile and also is commonly used for pain relief when applied topically to aching muscles and joints.

    Using it as a way to treat toenail fungus is much lesser-known, but nonetheless is something that people are using it for and finding some success with.

    And one of the many good things about it is that you can trust it. There are plenty of toenail fungus treatment "scammy" products that have been exposed on this site, like Fungus Hack for example, and VICKS is definitely not one of them.

    Is There Any Real Proof That It Works?

    Let's get right to the point here... is there any proof that this stuff actually works? Because I'm sure a lot of people reading this have wasted a lot of time, patience and money trying things that simply turn out to be complete duds.

    Does it really work?

    Well... when it comes to the effectiveness of VICK's specifically dealing with nail fungus, there unfortunately isn't much research out there. That said, there is some...

    A study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in 2011 took a look at the effects of VICKS on 18 patients who were suffering from onychomycosis (toenail fungus) over a period of 48 weeks (yes... a long time!).

    The results were measured in 3 ways. They measured its effectiveness as a cure both mycologically and clinically, as well as on a personal assessment by the patients themselves.

    The results: 15 of the 18 patients, or a whopping 83%, showed positive effects. And... 5 of the patients, or 27.8%, had been cured based on mycological and clinical results after the 48 weeks were up. 10 patients, or 55.6%, had infections that cleared up partially and only 3 had no change.

    All in all... pretty good results.

    Lack of proof?

    ​​​​As stated, there really isn't much information and research out there specifically on VICKS VapoRub's effectiveness when it comes to this. 

    The study mentioned above definitely proves some effectiveness and has some positives, however there has been some criticism as to the way this study was conducted, which might make it carry a little less weight.

    However, there is a fair amount more research that has been done on the ingredients that are contained in this vapor rub product, which make results seem all the more promising when used as a treatment.

    Why Does It Work? A Look at The Ingredients

    In order to answer the question of why does VICKS work?... we first need to take a look at the ingredients it contains.

    It has some proof of working, so what it is exactly that makes it effective?

    The ingredients included in the normal VICKS VapoRub include the following:

    Active Ingredients

    • Camphor (4.8%)
      • Used commonly for pain relief, anti-irritant, against coughs, and yes... even as an antifungal.
      • Reduces pain and swelling and increases blood flow when applied topically.
      • 2014 study published in the journal Biological Research shows it does indeed have antifungal activity, although not particularly when dealing with toenail fungus. It has been shown to inhibit growth of fungi better than other essential oils.
    • Eucalyptus oil (1.2%)
      • Commonly used for coughs, clearing the chest, as a disinfectant, helping control blood sugar, joint pain, against infections and more.
      • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
      • 2015 study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research took 22 participants with toenail fungus and tested the application of eucalyptus oil. The results were that 86% saw superficial nail fungus clear up within 4 months and those with subungual and proximal subungual onychomycosis also saw decent results.
    • Menthol (2.6%)
      • Used to reduce inflammation, sooth cuts/burns, for respiratory problems, etc
      • Cool soothing properties that give a very relieving feeling.
      • Shown to inhibit fungal growth, as stated in Journal de Mycologie Medicale.

    Inactive Ingredients

    • Cedarleaf oil
    • Nutmeg oil
    • Petrolatum
    • Thymol
    • Turpentine oil

    Potential to Attack Fungus from Multiple Angles

    VICKS VapoRub contains many good ingredients that have the potential to fight off fungal infections... and they are all ingredients that are overall healthy and pose no big health risks.

    There are a lot of essential oils here. You have camphor and eucalyptus oil that have been tested against fungus and shown positive signs. Then you have other essential oils that are "inactive ingredients" for VICKS's intended use, but will actually help out in the fight against fungus. For example: Cedarleaf oil is listed as inactive but has been shown to have antimicrobial properties.

    And of course you have menthol, which we all love the feel of. It carries much of the responsibility for the cool and soothing feeling you get when you apply VICKS... and does actually have real benefits as well.

    There are many good ingredients here, both "active" and "inactive" that have the potential to help from many different angles. There may still be a lack of research done directly on the effectiveness of VICKS against fungal infections such as toenail fungus but there is a fair amount of supporting indirect evidence to back it up.

    What Real Users Are Saying

    There is a lot of talk about using VICKS for toenail fungus and a lot of people recommending it online, HOWEVER, there is a lack of information coming from people who have actually used it to treat such.

    Most of the information I have found comes from sources saying things like "it can be used for this", "it has been used for that", and things like this. 

    It would be nice to see some more good evidence of it working, but at the same time, the lack of good evidence doesn't mean that it doesn't work.

    I was able to find a small number of reviews (pictured below) on Amazon. Of course there weren't many because most people's reviews talk about other things since treating toenail fungus isn't the reason most people buy it.

    *If you do have your own success story with VICKS VapoRub be sure to leave it in the comment section below for others to see!

    The Price Certainly Doesn't Get Any Better

    If you are going to try a treatment for toenail fungus then one thing you definitely have to consider is the price... and the price here is pretty darn good fortunately.

    A 1.76 oz (50g) little tub usually costs somewhere around $5-6 and you can pick it up at any Walmart, Walgreen's, CVS, and plenty other stores.

    That is a very cheap treatment and I'm sure you are well aware of that if you have been searching for treatments for any good length of time. 

    There are some rather ridiculously priced toenail fungus treatments out there that show less promising results than VICKS.

    *Emuaid MAX is a more expensive topical treatment, but is something else you may want to read about. It is one of the very few toenail fungus treatments that we recommend here at Operation Wellness.

    Application

    Now there is no real right or wrong way to go about applying it. However, there are a few tips that can help to increase the likelihood that it is going to be effective.

    1) Put your feet in warm water for 15 minutes and then wipe dry with a clean towel

    This helps to soften up the area to allow for better absorption. If you don't have time for it you can skip it though, because it is not too important.

    2) Trim the nail

    Then you are going to want to trim up the nail. Cut off as much of the dead debris as possible. This way the VICKS can get to the root of the infection faster rather than having to try to absorb through already dead nail.

    You may also want to trim the edge at a slight angle. This allows for more surface area at the end, which is where much absorption can occur.

    3) Apply liberally

    Don't skimp out when it comes to applying the vapor rub. Get it on your toenail, underneath it really good, and all around the area. It works best to apply a little, rub it in and let it absorb, and then apply a bit more.

    Gloves should be worn so that you don't touch the infected area with your hands and a q-tip can be used to help get around the nail. 

    4) Repeat 2 Times a Day

    Rinse and repeat. You should try to do this at least twice a day. 

    Another Alternative

    Another good alternative if VICKS does not work or if you just want to try something different is EmuaidMAX, which I briefly mentioned above.

    EmuaidMAX is another treatment that you would apply topically. It can be used for a number of things due to its antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.

    However, it is more expensive. That said, it seems to be more effective as well and is also marketed by the company for toenail fungus due to it's effectiveness.

    Review of EmuaidMAX here

    Comments or questions? Leave them below 🙂

    Funginix Review

    Is Funginix a Scam or a Treatment That Finally Works? – Review

    Funginix it said to be "the trusted topical nail fungus treatment" and the single best combination of antifungal agents, essential oils and extracts for fighting fungus… But is it really?

    There are so many antifungal products on the market that are over-hyped and are basically complete ripoffs, like Fungus Destroyer and Ultra Fungus Fix for example, so I completely understand why people are suspicious of this as well. 

    Is Funginix a scam or is this the miracle treatment you have been waiting for?

    Let's take a look…

    Funginix Review

    • Product: Funginix
    • Manufacturer: Sisquoc Healthcare
    • Type: Nail fungus treatment
    • Price: Around $50/bottle
    • Recommended?: For some

    Overview

    Funginix is an antifungal topical treatment manufactured by a company based in California called Sisquoc Healthcare, which seems to be a decently reputable company by the way. They or a very small company but the good news is that they do have an ​A+ rating with the BBB.

    There are also other Funginix products they make, such as a foot soap and foot soak, but I'm focused on their main product here, which is the topical antifungal treatment that comes in a little bottle.

    Funginix can be applied to 2 times per day and they say that you should start seeing results within 2 weeks, much of the time a lot sooner than this.

    Like any sort of topical antifungal ointment, you should apply under the nail bed and into the cuticles. Pro Tip: you may also want to cut your infected nails at an angle. This can allow for better absorption through the ends of your nails.

    But you can apply all you want to and if the ingredients are not any good, it is not going to work. However, the ingredients in the lineup are actually pretty good all in all.

    Do The Ingredients Really Work?

    Now I'm not going to go over every single ingredient on the list, because there is a heck of a lot. I will go over some of the more important ones however. If you do want to see the entire list you can go to the official website here.

    • Undecylenic Acid, USP 10% - Undecylenic acid has been shown to stop growth of common fungi that causes things like ringworm, athletes foot and jock itch. It is a very common ingredient in nail fungus products.
    • Sweet Almond Oil - This oil is high in vitamin E, vitamin A and contains a healthy amount of fatty acids. This combination is good for reducing cellular damage as well as improving healing.
    • Uva Ursi Extract - This unusual ingredient is actually something I have seen in anti-fungal supplements before. While research done on its effectiveness is very limited, it does show some promise at dealing with toenail fungus. It has what you call "tannins" that help to fight off inflammation and infection.
    • Propolis Extract - Propolis has many good properties... anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-fungal. A flavonoid called pinocembrin, which it contains, is thought to be responsible for much of its antifungal effects.
    • Aloe Barbadensis Juice - Most people are familiar with aloe. It has an anti-inflammatory soothing effect that can help with healing, among other benefits.
    • Vitamin E - A very important vitamin, vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants of the vitamins and can prevent cellular damage and increase healing.
    • Camphor - This ingredient is actually in Vicks VapoRub, which is a commonly used for nail fungus. It has proven effectiveness against dermatophytes (which cause nail fungus). According to WebMD, it can increase blood-flow where applied and helps with healing, reducing inflammation, and other things that would be beneficial for toenail fungus.
    • Menthol - Besides smelling good, menthol is a strong antifungal and antibacterial. It can help kill fungus and prevent it from growing.
    • Tea Tree Oil - This is one of the most popularly used essential oils for treatment of nail fungus, probably because there is some proof that it works. One 2013 study showed its ability to reduce the growth of the Trichophyton rubrum fungus, which is responsible for ringworm.

    The list of ingredients, based on the information I can find online and what has been proven in scientific studies, seems to be a pretty good combination. While it might not be the "single best combination" as they say it is, it definitely does have the potential to have positive effects against toenail fungus.

    Any Side Effects?

    On the official website it states that there are no adverse side effects to using this ointment, and this seems to be the truth.

    You may experience some minor irritation and burning sensation, depending on how bad your infection is, but there is nothing major to worry about. It is not like this has a bunch of harsh synthetic chemicals or anything like that.

    What Real Users are Saying

    When I review a product like this I always like to see what "real" users are saying about it. Sure, they can show all the great testimonials they want to on their website, but I want to hear all of the negative reviews as well.

    Amazon as a good place to find real user reviews and fortunately Funginix is indeed sold on Amazon.

    I look at reviews here quite often so I have a good feel for how many negative reviews is "too much". This product, as I am writing this, has around 600 customer reviews total and in average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars... And to be honest that is pretty darn good, especially when it comes to antifungal treatments.

    Sure, you have a fair number of people that simply do not see any results from this, but you also have a lot of people that are seeing positive effects. Nail fungus can be extremely difficult to get rid of so you will never find a product that has perfect ratings.

    Conclusion - Scam or Worth a Try?

    Based on what I see Funginix seems to be a decent product and very well could be worth a try if you have been trying everything trying to get rid of a bad case of toenail fungus… And this is coming from someone who can be pretty harsh when it comes to product reviews.

    I don't see any reason to call it a scam.

    My only concern is that the company that manufactures the product is a very small company and doesn't really have much of a reputation. Sure they have an A+ rating with the BBB like I mentioned in the beginning, but I would still rather see a more well-known company. However, this definitely does not mean that it is a scam or anything like that.

    Emuaid MAX is another good topical toenail fungus treatment that I recommend that may be worth a look.

    Can Manuka Honey Cure Fungus? – A Natural Nail Fungus Cure or Just Hype?

    Can Manuka Honey Cure Fungus

    Can manuka honey cure fungus? Could this be the natural treatment that you have been looking for or is this just going to be another product that isn’t going to produce the desired results?

    Manuka honey is becoming more and more popular lately and is being used for a variety of different treatments. This is expected with the rising trend of natural health products. But seriously… Can this really care that nasty case of toenail fungus that may be plaguing you this very second?

    The answer to this question is… Well… Maybe. Manuka honey can be used as an antifungal, but how good of an antifungal it actually is… That is a different question.

    But anyways, before I get into the antifungal properties of this honey, let’s first go over what exactly it is…


    What Is Manuka Honey?

    Manuka honey is a honey that comes from bees that pollinate the manuka bushes, which are native to New Zealand and Australia. It is more common in New Zealand but also can be found in some parts of Australia as well.

    A Little History Lesson

    While doing some research on this topic, I found a bunch of misinformation out there. Contrary to much information online, manuka honey has not been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment to all sorts of health conditions. In fact… It wasn’t even around until sometime in the late 1800s when Apis mellifera (European honeybee) was first introduced to New Zealand by a beekeeper named Mary Bumbly.

    That said, the manuka bushes themselves have been used by natives of New Zealand for many years, such as by the Maori people. They have been known by the natives to have antibacterial properties (and yes they have antifungal properties as well) and have been used in a number of different ways. There bark…used for burns & skin diseases, Ian their leaves boiled for colds.

    What The Honey Is Like

    Manuka honey is not your typical light golden color honey that you find at your local Walmart or Giant Eagle. It has a dark brown color to it and is very viscous.

    * If you are going to buy manuka honey make sure that it is as stated above. I have heard stories about honey being mislabeled as manuka when it really is not. If you buy outside of New Zealand or Australia then you should be good because the honey has to pass testing before being labeled as manuka, as a way to safeguard customers.


    Why It Can Fight Off Fungus

    Fungal infections, such as toenail fungus, are more common than you may think. The numbers vary a lot depending on what source you are reading, but according to Berkely Wellness, around 10% of Americans have a toenail fungus infection. And obviously this percentage increases if you include all fungal infections. More so… This number tends to increase with age.

    So it is pretty common… Don’t think that you are the only one if you do have a nasty infection.

    That said, it is important to treat the problem so that things don’t get worse. Usually the worst that happens is just some cosmetic problems, but fungal infections can lead to some other serious health conditions, largely due to how they compromise your immune system.

    So is manuka honey the natural care you have been waiting for?

    Well… Manuka honey does have antimicrobial activity… Meaning both antiviral activity and antifungal activity. This is thought of to be mostly due to how the honey produces hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2, from glucose and oxygen. This production happens with the help of the glucose oxidase enzyme.

    Hydrogen Peroxide = Good For Infections

    Hydrogen peroxide is of course well known for antimicrobial activity. It kills off bacteria and fungus is by destroying their cell walls, and pretty much trust kill off anything in its path… including skin cells or whatever you put it on (if you apply hydrogen peroxide for skin conditions).

    It is also suggested that there are some phytochemicals contained that additionally have antimicrobial properties.


    Any Real Proof That It Works?

    There our a fair amount of studies on the antibacterial activity of manuka honey, but not nearly as much when it comes to antifungal treatments. However, there are some.

    One good study that I found tested the antifungal ability of manuka honey on three different candida species, including candida albicans, candida glabrata, and it candida dubliniensis. In this study there were four different honeys tested against these fungi. The honey with the most significant ability to fight off the different fungi (all three) was that which showed the greatest hydrogen peroxide concentrations.

    The study was done using amounts of money that could be realistically applied in a clinical setting… Not those ridiculous studies that you hear about using some insane amount of treatment that could never be applied in real life.


    Downsides to Using Honey

    So yes… Manuka honey does have some promise when it comes to fighting off fungus. However, there are some downsides.

    If you’re going to use manuka honey you are going to want to apply it topically. While it can be ingested, and it taste darn good, it is unknown if taking it orally would produce any positive results in your battle against fungus.

    The downside to taking it topically is of course that is very sticky, and… The human body produces catalase which could reduce hydrogen peroxide activity. So basically what I am saying here is that it might not work as well as it has shown to work in a lab setting.


    Is It Worth Trying?

    While manuka honey does show some promise, it does not appear to be anything that is going to be working miracles when it comes to treating fungal infections. You could call a very mild treatment and it could be somewhat effective for fungal infections that are very minor, but other than that its effectiveness is questionable.

    The bottom line is that there needs to be more research done and more experiments performed.

    But is it worth trying? Well, that is up to you. If you have a fungal infection that isn’t all that serious then you may want to give it a shot. After all… Even if it does not work you can still use the honey as a sweetener. So it’s not like it is going to go to waste.

    Another Recommendation:

    For more serious fungal infections, or for people who are looking for a proven treatment right away, I suggest taking a look at Emuaid MAX. This is a topical antifungal cream that I highly recommend. It is proven to be very effective and doesn’t have any side effects.

     

    I hope you liked this article and found it helpful. Please share to help spread the word! And if you have any questions or comments, leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

    Apple Cider Vinegar for Toenail Fungus – Can It Really Cure It?

    Apple Cider Vinegar for Toenail Fungus

    Apple cider vinegar is said to have many health benefits, but have you ever heard of taking apple cider vinegar for toenail fungus? Is it really as simple as this to get rid of that nasty fungal infection that has been plaguing your toes? Does this stuff really works and should you be using it?

    Natural treatments, like that of using apple cider vinegar (ACV), are usually associated with being more healthy than synthetic chemicals that we are also afraid of. Now this isn’t necessarily true all of the time, but a lot of the times it is true.

    ACV is well known to be safe for use. You don’t have to worry about any crazy side effects, such as those that come from taking certain prescription drugs. For example there are the two popular antifungal drugs, Lamisil and Sporanox, that people have died while taking and because of this there has been a big scare where many people refuse to take such drugs.

    Another reason why ACV is becoming so darn popular is because it is inexpensive and you can find it at any grocery store. It is one that?

    But there is no point in trying it if it doesn’t work. So does this stuff really work?

    What You Need To Know In a Nutshell

    ACV can work to eliminate your toenail fungus, but this is definitely not a guarantee. It is a rather mild treatment and if you have a very severe case then it very possibly might not eliminate the problem.

    However, based on my research and what I have found out from other people who have used ACV to treat toenail fungus, it seems that just about everyone at least sees some benefits, such as the fungal condition appearing better and it not spreading anymore.

    So if you have a mild case of fungus then this might be well worth the try and may even eliminate the problem. If you have a more serious case you are less likely to see the desired results, but hey… It is cheap and easy, so it still may be worth a try.

    Why Apple Cider Vinegar Works (sometimes)

    The reason that ACV works to eliminate fungus (sometimes) is because it creates an environment that stops fungal growth.

    The pH of ACV is around 3.1 – 5.0 based on what I have found, which makes it a nice mild acidic treatment.

    Fungus can’t grow in all environments. If your skin and toenail don’t have the right pH then it will not grow. Creating a more acidic environment, which is a pH below 7.0, can help fight off fungal growth in infections. And of course this is what ACV does.

    Fungus can actually secrete acids and alkali to create a stable environment for to grow in, but it only can do so much. If you are constantly bombarding the fungus with a substance that will throw the pH out of its optimal growing range, then it will help kill it off.

    There are a fair amount of studies out there on the antifungal effects of vinegar. One such study was done on T. rubrum, which is the most common cause of toenail fungus. According to the study, which is titled The Effect of pH on Fungal Growth, you want to achieve a pH of three or below to kill off T. rubrum. Unfortunately this is difficult to achieve since your comment ACV doesn’t even have a pH of below this level. But anyways… During the study the scientists were able to get the pH down to 3.37 after at 120 applications, which consisted of 30 minute warm vinegar baths.

    Another study was done on the popular Candida albicans. What this study showed was that the vinegar helps to stop the production of important enzymes that are needed for cell integrity and biosynthetic pathways, which means in layman’s terms that it helps kill it off. You can check out the study here if interested.

    Side Effects

    There really isn’t anything to worry about with this treatment. You might experience some itching, and even stinging if you are wounded, but it is all minor.

    If you do experience any of this then you can simply remove your feet from the ACV bath and wash them off, or just deal with it.

    The Protocol

    Before Soaking

    Before starting the ACV soak you first want to clean up your nails. Trim them up as much as you can and get all the dead stuff off that you are able to. Doing this will allow the ACV to penetrate deeper into the infection where it is needed most.

    Making The Bath

    What you will need is a large bowl, container, pocket, or just anything that can hold water and you can fit both your feet in, if you have fungus on both of your feet of course.

    A good ratio to go by his 1:1, which includes water and ACV. So for every cup of water that you put into the bath you also put a cup of ACV.

    Fill up the bath until there is enough of the solution to completely cover your toes and then some. You want to cover the entire area to not only fight the current fungal infection, but also help keep it from spreading to nearby skin or nails.

    Once in the bath you are going to want to let your feet soaked for around 15 minutes. This seems to be a good time frame that isn’t too much, but allows the solution to penetrate deep enough.

    Other Things You Should Be Doing

    Fungus loves the dark and damp environment that he gets when your feet are inside shoes. One of the best things that you can do is simply to let your feet air out more. Get shoes that are more breathable, wear sandals, or maybe wear slides with socks if you are too self-conscious to show your toes off.

    UV light is also good for treating fungus because it has germ and fungal killing properties. It probably won’t do much of anything with a well established fungal infection, but it will help keep it from spreading. It should at least be able to kill fungus spores that are trying to spread to other parts of your body.

    It Is a Slow Process

    I’m really trying to make it clear that ACV is a mild antifungal solution. It will likely take weeks for you to notice signs of improvement, if any, and even longer for you to get rid of that nasty fungus completely, which definitely is not a guarantee.

    Worse case scenario, it should at least keep it from spreading and getting worse.

    Just don’t expect fast results. You will find a lot of people online talking about how this doesn’t work at all when the reality is they just didn’t give it enough time to see any progress. With Apple cider vinegar you cannot expect to start seeing amazing results within a few days.

    ACV vs Other Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar is well known for being more nutritious than other vinegar is, which is why it is almost always the vinegar of choice when it comes to health issues. That being said… It still does not contain all that much in the way of nutrients.

    Your common white vinegar is more used as a cleaning product. But hey… You are cleaning your nails, aren’t you? So why not just use white vinegar?

    Well… You could. Much of the results would probably be the same. However, there would be some noticeable downsides, such as it likely being more irritating and not giving your skin the healthy smoothness that you want.

    But if for some reason you can’t get your hands on any apple cider vinegar, then go for it.

    So Is It Worth Trying Or Not?

    This all depends on your situation. As I have mentioned, this probably isn’t the best solution for a very severe case of toenail fungus. If you have had toenail fungus for years and the infection is deep in there, you might want to consult with a doctor before potentially wasting your time. But if you’re fungal infection is more mild, or maybe you just started getting an infection, then this is something I would recommend at least considering.

    Apple cider vinegar is definitely no miracle worker when it comes to treating fungal infections, but it can work and just might be the solution you’re looking for. Additionally, it is a cheap and very easy solution that you don’t have to worry about. There is no need to worry about potentially harmful side effects because there aren’t really any.

    But anyways, the decision is yours. If you are looking for a more aggressive treatment that I recommend then I would suggest taking a look Emuaid MAX.

    Also, if you have ever tried the apple cider vinegar treatment then I would appreciate it if you left a review down below. It would help out other readers that are looking into this treatment. Also leave any comments or questions down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

    Emuaid Max for Nail Fungus – Does This Stuff Actually Work?

    Emuaid Max for Nail FungusEmuaid Max is a popular topical treatment for a number of different skin issues… But is it effective for nail fungus? Should you be applying Emuaid Max for nail fungus?

    As an antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal, Emuaid Max is used to treat a number of different skin issues ranging from athlete’s foot, to acne, to warts, cold sores, and many more. In fact, one source that I read states that this product can treat over 75 severe skin issues. Now whether or not this statistic is true is unknown to me, but there is no doubt that Emuaid Max it’s a very versatile product.

    But who cares about all these 75 skin issues… What we want to know here is whether or not it is effective at fighting off nail fungus, which is the point of this article. Is it just another scammy product like Fungus Hack, Ultra Fungus Fix, and Myco Nuker that isn’t going to work?

    In short… No Emuaid Max is not a scam and yes Emuaid Max is effective. I will be going over how it actually works, side effects, what other people are saying, how to apply it to your nails and more. Overall it is a very good product.

    EmuaidMAX Review

    • Use: Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal
    • Proven Ingredients?: Yes
    • Recommended?: Yes
    • Availability: Here on Amazon

    EmuaidMAX

     


    How It Works

    The quick summary is that it fights off bacterial and fungal infections plus it stimulates blood flow to increase the rate of the healing process. There are a number of different ingredients included in Emuaid Max but my focus here is on what I consider the 3 main ones: argentum metallicum, emu oil, and tea tree oil. I’ll go over each ingredient below along with some compelling information I’ve found in regards to their abilities to help in the fight against fungus.

    Argentum Metallicum (colloidal silver)

    You may not have heard of argentum metallicum before, but you probably have heard of colloidal silver. Silver has been used for thousands of years due to its health protecting properties. It was used back in the Roman times to store wine, of course it has been used forever to make eating utensils, and so on. Before the science behind it all was actually known, people knew that silver had the ability to kill disease-causing pathogens, which is why they used it.

    But anyways…colloidal silver has been shown to have fungicidal properties. In this study it proved to be an effective treatment against candida albicans. The process and how it actually works can be a bit confusing, but basically the silver ions interact with the components of the fungal cells and cause them to go through a reduction process, eventually killing the harmful fungal cells.

    Colloidal silver has been shown to completely wipe out fungal infections… So that they are no longer present in the body and do not come back, unless of course a new infection occurs.

    Emu Oil

    Emu oil comes from the emu bird of Australia. It has also been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment for a number of different things.

    What is important to know about this oil is that it contains omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. These acids are proven to help with skin health and skin repair when damaged. They are easily absorbed into the skin due to being composed of unsaturated fatty acids.

    From what I understand, the emu oil is more for the absorption in healing of the infections, not so much actually fighting off the infection.

    Now there is some controversy surrounding this oil because it is produced from the emu bird’s fat, which means the emu has to be killed in order to get this oil. That said…these large birds are killed for their meat and the fat used for the oil is just a byproduct, according to what I have found.

    Tea Tree Oil

    Like the emu oil, tea tree oil is also native to Australia. It comes from a tree that grows naturally that.

    According to WebMD, tea tree oil has been shown to be as effective as benzoyl peroside for treating acne, which is often caused by fungal infections. Another study showed it is effective treating nail fungus caused by Trichophyton rubrum. In this particular study the grown on fragments and the tea tree oil was shown to reduce the growth of the fungal colonies.

    The downside two tea tree oil is that there are some absorption problems. Luckily… Emu oil is one of the recommended oils to use in conjunction with tea tree oil. It helps the tea tree oil absorb more easily and fixes the problem.

    All in all, these three ingredients mentioned are a very solid lineup. And besides these there are also others, such as vitamin E and Bacillus ferment, which our also proven to be effective.


    Any Side Effects?

    Emuaid Max is recognized as a very safe topical treatment. It can be applied to anywhere on the body and it shouldn’t cause any problems. All the ingredients are fairly well tested and are known to cause any serious problems.

    At most, you might experience some slight irritation when first applying the treatment, but even this is not likely. If you do experience in orientation then simply wash the cream off and you may want to consult with a doctor after that.

    As a precaution, do a quick skin patch test to play it safe. Just take a dab of Emuaid Max and apply it to a sensitive area of skin, such as the inside of the forearm. Leave it there for a half-hour and if there is no problem that you are good to go.


    What Other People Are Saying

    There is a plus door of reviews out there on people who have tried and tested Emuaid Max. I have scanned through hundreds of them and the overall consensus is by far that this product does indeed work. There our people using it for 100 different problems so of course you can’t take everyone’s word for it, because that problem may be very different from your nail fungus problem, but even the reviews I have found from people who have tried this product as a nail fungus treatment have been very positive.

    Based on my research it seems that you should be able to start seeing results within a week. You will experience relief almost immediately, but the visual results will come in about a week’s time.


    How To Apply It To Your Nails

    The goal here is to get the Emuaid Max two absorbed into the infected area of the now is much as possible. To do so you will want to follow these two steps…

    1) Preparation

    Of course first you are going to want to clean the area up. What you want to do is cut and file your nails if need be, and then wash them the best you can. What you are trying to do here is get all the flaky dead nail off as much as you can so that when you apply the Emuaid Max more of it goes into the heart of the infection.

    As a word of caution, try not to touch the infected nails with your fingers. Maybe wear gloves or something. The last thing you want is to end up with finger nail fungus.

    2) Application

    It is suggested that you use a Q-tip to apply the Emuaid Max. You are going to want to apply it on and around the nail as much as possible. It may absorb into the end of the nail more so than on the surface, so you may want to apply it more liberally there.

    A tip I found from a review is to cut your nail at a slant so that more of the and the surface of the nail is exposed. This leads to better absorption and thus better results.

    It it is recommended that you apply this at least two times per day. After it is applied, simply go about your normal day.


    Final Thoughts – Should You Give Emuaid Max a Try?

    If you are at your wits end with your nail fungus, maybe you have tried many treatments, maybe you haven’t tried anything but just can’t wait to get rid of the nasty infection… Either way I do believe that EmuaidMax is worth a try. In fact I would say that it is by far one of the better and I fungal products that I have found and reviewed. And for this reason I am recommending at and will be recommending it more when asked about fungal infections.

    To be honest, I wasn’t expecting all that much out of this product when I first came across it. You would expect a product like this, since it can be used for a number of different things and isn’t specifically formulated to fight fungal infections alone, to not be all that effective at fighting fungal infections. But of course the truth is much different. Emuaid Max seems to be very effective at fighting a number of different fungal infections and is just a great overall product that has many different uses.

    If you are looking to purchase Emuaid Max I would suggest doing so on Amazon.com. You can follow the link below to purchase:

    >> Purchase Emuaid MAX Here <<

     

    Anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 I hope that Emuaid Max works for you and you can soon enjoy fungal-free days at last.

    Is Fungus Terminator System a Scam? – Yes It Is In My Opinion

    The Fungus Terminator System ScamThe Fungus Terminator System it is supposedly some incredible new antifungal system that can eliminate toenail fungus in less than a week… No matter how bad the fungal infection is. But is it really as good as you are told? Or is Fungus Terminator System a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money and time?

    In this review I’m going to be exposing this product for what it really is… Which is not nearly as good as claimed. On the sales page for this system you are told many lies and a lot of misleading information.

    In short… Yes I would consider this somewhat of a scam product and you will see why throughout the rest of this review.

    Fungus Terminator System Review

    When you land on the Fungus Terminator System website you are greeted with a video presentation from a man’s name “Dave Bennet”. This guy is the spokesperson in the video and he claims to be a doctor, will used to be a doctor, until his mother came down with a severe case of foot fungus and ended up getting her entire foot amputated.

    In the video presentation he keeps hinting at some “special” technique that can be used to make your fungus vanish quickly, naturally and for cheap. He says that the first step is the “decontaminator” which disinfects the area from the inside out and then provides a “rejection barrier” to keep the fungus out for good.… Simple as that I guess.

    In the video presentation he then goes on to read a bunch of testimonials from people who have supposedly tried out this system and it worked for them. However… None of these testimonials are verifiable. They all could have easily been made up and in my opinion they likely are made up and fake. What I say this? It is my guess because of all the lies and misleading information you are told throughout the video.

    The video presentation is likely just one big lie trying to get you to buy into this product that isn’t going to work anyhow. Some red flags that I found that hint at this being a scam, which you should know, are as follows…

    Red Flags

    Contradicting Statments Made Throughout The Video

    One of the biggest red flags that I came across was that this “Dave Bennet” guy doesn’t even seem to know what he is talking about although he claims to have been a doctor. Of course the product he is pushing here is called “Fungus Terminator System” and throughout much of the video presentation he talks about fungus. However… At one point he talks about his mom’s body being poisoned with a deadly bacteria, which was what eventually led to her getting her foot amputated.

    He also talks about her being put on antibiotics while at the hospital. Why does this make any sense? Well because fungi and bacteria are two totally different organisms. In fact… There are in entirely different kingdoms and a very different from one another.

    Is this infection a fungal infection or a bacterial infection? If it is a bacterial infection, as he mentions a few times, then what the heck is the point of buying a “Fungus” Terminator System? That makes no sense at all.

    Dave Bennet Is Likely a Fake

    The truth is that this Dave Bennet guy is likely a complete fake. He likely doesn’t exist.

    If this guy were really a doctor as he claims to be then he would not be making such stupid mistakes over bacteria and fungus. You will be very well aware that these are two totally different things.

    Not only that, but there is also no way for me to verify any of the information given about him. They do not provide any information I can look up to really see if he does exist.

    Fake News

    Not that kind of fake news… But ya, fake news. Under the video presentation they list a bunch of news sites and say that this system has been featured on these different sites. This is nothing more than a lie. The people behind this product are just trying to make it seem more credible than it really is.

    How This Method Supposedly Works

    According to Dr. Wong, all you have to do in order to eliminate toenail fungus is clear the waste from your main organs around the infected area. Super easy, right?

    He says that when waste builds up in your body bacteria then gets attracted to the outside of your body, usually your extremities like your toes, fingers, etc.

    Not only have I never heard of this before and have I not been able to find any information about this being true, but as you can see there was also a more mention about “bacteria” rather than fungus. Apparently Dr. Wong doesn’t seem to know what he is talking about either.

    Another Waste of Money Product

    As a full disclosure, I have not actually purchased this “system”, but I can give you my prediction for what it is going to be like. Judging from the many other “scammy” antifungal products out there that I have reviewed, I’m guessing that this is going to be a simple PDF of a bunch of natural remedies that you can try and that likely won’t work.

    Most of these sorts of antifungal products promote the use of natural remedies that will supposedly short any fungal infection, no matter how bad it is, but then fail miserably. They usually tell you to eat healthy foods, which is good and all, but you are probably already eating many of them anyhow.

    Some similar scammy antifungal products that I’ve reviewed include Japanese Toenail Fungus Code and Fungus Key Pro.

    Final Thoughts – Scam

    I don’t see how anyone can say that this isn’t a scam. I am sure that the “system” provides good advice, healthy advice that is, but there is no way a system like this is going to work. If it did actually work then there would be no need to promote this in such a misleading and deceptive manner. This is deceptive online marketing at its finest.

    If anyone disagrees with what I am saying then they are going to have to prove to me how bacteria and fungus are the same thing. Once I learn how bacteria and fungus are the same, then I will believe that this product is legitimate and does do what it says. As for now… The only explanation for how bacteria can turn into fungus and then back to bacteria again… Is magic.

    Anyways… I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. If you want to help spread the truth about scams like this then please share my review. Also, leave any comments or questions below 🙂

    Is Fungus Key Pro a Scam? – What You Should Definitely Know

    Fungus Key Pro Scam

    Fungus Key Pro it is said to be some incredible new natural formula for treating toenail fungus that is based on ancient Asian remedies. But is it really? I mean seriously… How effective can these natural remedies be? Is Fungus Key Pro a scam just like the many other toenail fungus treatment scams out there?

    Truth be told… There is a heck of a lot of information out there about Fungus Key Pro. While it could potentially have some benefits and could possibly your your toenail fungus, this is certainly not the miracle worker that you are led to believe it is. Claims about Fungus Key Pro our seriously exaggerated and much of what you are told in the video presentation is a lie.

    In this review I will be exposing Fungus Key Pro for what it really is, which is not nearly as good as they tell you.

    Fungus Key Pro Review

    When you land on the Fungus Key Pro website you are greeted with a video presentation that starts off talking about all the extreme risks of toenail fungus. The typical scare tactics are used which you often see with promotions for a different health products.

    The spokesperson in the video goes on and on about how dangerous toenail fungus can be in an attempt to scare the life out of you. At one point in the video he mentions that 40% die from blood poisoning or septicemia, yet he just grows this statistic out there in doesn’t really elaborate on it. It is obvious that not nearly 40% of people die from toenail fungus, so what the heck does he mean by this statistic?

    The truth is, as I said, these are just scare tactics that are used. Yes, toenail fungus can potentially be very harmful and even deadly, but this is not very common at all. According to BerkelyWellness.com, about 10% of all Americans have toenail fungus and people over the age of 60 have it at about 20%. That is a heck of a lot of people and if it were as deadly as the spokesman leads you to believe, then you would hear about people dying all the time from it.

    Did Fungus Key Pro Really Cure Matt Stevens?

    In the video presentation the spokesperson talks about this guy named Matt Stevens who was supposedly in the hospital from toenail fungus. He almost died and his doctor prescribed him Lamisil which just gave him a bunch of side effects, such as fever, chills, purple spots on the skin, dark urine, stomach pain, and even jaundice.

    Then of course he came across this awesome miracle treatment and WALLAHHH… He was cured.

    HOWEVER…. The unfortunate part about this story is that it is all a lie. Matt Stevens does not even exist. He is a fictitious character that was made up for the purposes of promoting this antifungal product.

    I’ll prove it to you. Below is a screenshot I took from the video of “Matt Stevens”…

    Fungus Key Pro Matt StevensNow take a look at the image below. This is a screenshot from Fiverr, where this guy offers his service as a spokesperson. He creates videos for products online and anyone can pay him to do this. In short… This guy is a paid actor and he is just saying what he is getting paid to say. His name is not Matt Stevens and he has likely never even tried Fungus Key Pro.

    More Scare Tactics

    The video proceeds to talk about all the harmful side effects of Lamisil, which can potentially be a very long list. It talks about how living people have died from Lamisil and how harmful it is.

    Then the guy goes on to talk about Sporanox and how it is even worse than Lamisil, yet the doctor still prescribed both of these.

    It is true… Both of these drugs have been linked to deaths in certain cases but these deaths have been indirect and based on the information I found could have possibly been due to other complications. This is what the spokesperson does not tell you.

    Another Fake Video? Seems Like It

    Near the end of the video presentation there was a video clip from a college student named “Jason Bridges”. This guy supposedly had a severe case of toenail fungus and was prescribed Sporanox. This led to side effects such as decreased sex drive, which he was most worried about. He claims that he could not perform at all in bed and I just thought this was somewhat amusing because I would have never expected a video clip like this to be in this video presentation.

    But anyways… This video is likely another fake anyhow.

    Wu Chang Is Fake!

    Is anything real?!!

    In the video they say that this “Wu Chang” guy was born in South Vietnam in 1948. He worked at a hospital during the Vietnam War and treated soldiers suffering from “jungle rot”, which is described as a fungus infection from the humid and hot environments over in Vietnam.

    He saw that the Vietnamese weren’t having problems with this “jungle rot” so he began researching for natural remedies that they were possibly using, which eventually led to him coming up with this Fungus Key Pro.

    BUT… “Wu Chang” does not exist. Just like everyone else does mentioned in the video presentation, this guy is made up. His picture was actually stolen from a doctor named Yihua An as you can see below…

    Fungus Key Pro Wu Chang

    It would be pretty cool if the story about Wu Chang was trail, but unfortunately it is not.

    The Truth About Fungus Key Pro

    The truth about Fungus Key Pro is that it is not nearly as good as they lead you to believe it is. All it really is, is a generic protocol for treating fungal infections that uses household products.

    Really it is just a PDF document that you will be able to download online that will go over some natural treatments, very similar to Japanse Toenail Fungus Code. These treatments include things like using baking soda, coconut oil, lemon, etc. All things that you can get at the local supermarket.

    But will these natural treatments really work? I have seen so many natural remedies out there that do not work and is no reason that you and I both are skeptical of this protocol.

    The downside to natural remedies is that they usually are not very strong. They are mild treatments and because of this they produce mild results, or many times no results at all, or at least unnoticeable. The upside to it however is that there are going to be any side effects. All of the natural ingredients discussed in this PDF are rather common and nothing that you need to worry about.

    Is This Worth The Price?

    Should you really purchased this Fungus Key Pro PDF?

    Well we are all entitled to our own opinions, but in my opinion I don’t think anyone should buy into this. Just look up natural remedies on Google or hop on YouTube if you like watching videos. You will find plenty of results and it is not like Fungus Key Pro is going to give you any special secrets like the lead you to believe it will.

    Also, would you really want to give these people your money? After all they have done to you? After all those lies they just told you? Just about everything they tell you is either a lie or very misleading. I don’t know about you, but I sure as heck don’t want these people profiting from me.

    Final Thoughts – Worth It or Not?

    As I just said, I do not think that this product is worth it. It provides generic information that can easily be found online for free. There are no “secrets” given here. There is no secret ancient Asian fungal treatment technique given… It is all just a bunch of natural remedies that could potentially benefit your fungal condition, although in many cases it probably isn’t going to help.

    This is pretty typical of antifungal products. They are often overhyped and promoted in a sleazy and rather unethical way. I’m just surprised that in this video presentation they didn’t try to make the pharmaceutical industry look like the devil. One of the common marketing tactics I see is to make the big pharmaceutical companies look like they are out to get you… Like they want to keep you sick just to continually suck the money out of you. While I think everyone has some distrust for the pharmaceutical companies, they are not all bad.

    But anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review and found at least somewhat helpful. If you did please share it and help spread the truth. Also, leave any comments or questions down below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂