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Harnessing The Power Of Chlorine Dioxide, A Cleaner and Safer Tomorrow

DioxiCare specializes in the topical application of chlorine dioxide, on the body and on hard surfaces. Products are formulated as liquids, gels, pastes and soaps. Uses include: oral care, skin care, wound care and surface treatment.

The DioxiCare® System was the first company to patent a method (in 1978) of utilizing chlorine dioxide for topical diseases and other "small-scale" applications. Prior to this, chlorine dioxide, which is a gas, was utilized only on a large scale, such as for the treatment of municipal water supplies, and paper pulp bleaching. DioxiCare therefore opened the field of chlorine dioxide and made it practical for topical use. The full potential of chlorine dioxide is only now being realized.

When hearing the words chlorine dioxide you probably think of chlorine, a harsh chemical used in the backyard pool. The two are oxidizing agents but have little else in common. Chlorine dioxide is a friendly compound in common use today for the treatment of municipal water supplies, the disinfection of meat, seafood, fruit and surfaces, whitening teeth, eliminating odors, and experimentally to treat wounds and infections. Numerous studies have shown that chlorine dioxide, at appropriate concentrations, has no adverse health effects, either by skin contact or ingestion. It does not irritate or leave toxic residues, as does chlorine bleach, nor inhibit wound healing.

Interestingly, chlorine dioxide is a gas, and not easily incorporated into a topical product. DioxiCare has developed and patented a method of generating the gas and then utilizing its properties on an as-needed basis. By combining two component parts at the time of use, chlorine dioxide is released into a solution or a gel at a controlled concentration. The generation of chlorine dioxide is immediate, and the resulting product is highly suited for topical applications.

The DioxiCare® System separates it's products from other chlorine dioxide preparations. DioxiCare's inventive 2-part system enables the user to produce the active ingredient on demand, and at an acidity that is suitable for use on the body. The activated product is immediately available for use. This is in contrast to other chlorine dioxide systems which require lower, more irritating acidity levels, and long reaction times to achieve usable concentrations. The DioxiCare System actually produces a chlorous acid/chlorine dioxide complex, which increases its efficacy. Based on this technology, it possesses a comprehensive line of human and veterinary products for oral care, skin care and wound care.'s DioxiCare® products are supplied in convenient dual containers that dispense the two parts simultaneously, and in some cases mix the product at the same time. The two parts are stored in separate compartments until time of use. All DioxiCare products have a shelf-life of at least two years.

Features of the DioxiCare® System

  1. The DioxiCare® System is an excellent odor remover. Chlorine dioxide eliminates or neutralizes odor by a process known as oxidation. It is not a masking agent.

  2. The same oxidizing properties result in a bleaching or whitening action, and the DioxiCare System is now formulated in a tooth whitening gel. As a matter of comparison, the concentration of chlorine dioxide needed to effectively whiten teeth is significantly lower than the peroxide concentration utilized in peroxide-based tooth whitening formulas currently on the market. These peroxide products often cause irritation and sensitivity to the teeth and gums, and may even cause potential nerve damage.

  3. DioxiCare products have and continue to be tested extensively for various indications, including disinfection efficacy, wound healing and toxicity evaluations. It is working towards a disinfection stamp of approval from the EPA, as well as FDA approval for several medical indications. An IND is presently in progress for our Wound Irrigant Liquid at a major university hospital. Other research projects include the use of DioxiCare technology for personal decontamination against Biological and Chemical Warfare Agents.
Active vs. Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide

Active and Stabilized chlorine dioxide are not the same. The term, "Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide", is misleading. There is little or no chlorine dioxide (ClO2) in the stabilized chlorine dioxide compound.

Stabilized chlorine dioxide products are prepared by buffering sodium chlorite with carbonate or phosphate and hydrogen peroxide. This stabilizes the chlorite, not chlorine dioxide. Stabilized chlorite is not the same as chlorine dioxide, and does not have the same oxidizing properties. The oxidizing action of chlorite is much lower, and is far less useful. Another main difference between the two compounds is that chlorine dioxide is a gas, and sodium chlorite is a salt.

To make active chlorine dioxide, an acid is mixed with chlorite, which slowly releases the gas. The gas is then captured in a solution or gel. This reaction normally requires high acidity (low pH). DioxiCare, however, has patented a method of speeding the release of chlorine dioxide at mild acidity (closer to neutral pH). The resulting product is then optimized for use on the body.

The manufacturers of stabilized chlorine dioxide appropriate the term "stabilized" to capitalize on the beneficial properties of chlorine dioxide. The misleading stabilized chlorine dioxide phrase has become popular by effective marketing. Many people refer to it without knowing the difference, and research papers incorporate it incorrectly. The stabilized manufacturers "justify" the misnomer by stating that the term has been in use for some time.

  • Oral Care
  • DioxiRinse Mouthwash - DioxiRinse, like all Frontier oral products, contains DIOXICARE ®, which is a fast acting bacteria and odor remover. According to tests by N.I.H. and C.D.C., DioxiRinse kills all viruses in a few seconds. Similarly, many labs showed complete bacterial kill in one minute. In municipal water supplies, chlorine dioxide neutralizes odors and bad tastes better than chlorine. Chlorine dioxide has a much higher oxidation potential than sodium chlorite, the active ingredient in Closys 2 and Oxyfresh, and is a far superior odor remover. The dual nature of DioxiRinse permits the addition of calcium and phosphate in ionic form for purposes of mineralization. DioxiRinse is a good wound healer, and unlike Listerine and chlorhexidine, has a good taste. The rinse relieves colds, sore throats and stomatitis by neutralizing cytokines and deactivating microorganisms. Studies, references, and doctors' letters are available on these applications.
     (#DXCRMW) - 32 fl.oz. w/ pumps & cup
    DioxiBrite Toothpaste - Chlorine dioxide disinfectant, ClO2, well known as a biofilm remover in commerce and industry, is now available in the new 2010 formula DIOXIBRITE™ Toothpaste. This ingredient, combined in an oral product, removes stubborn films on teeth and gums harboring bacteria and odorous compounds. Additionally, chlorine dioxide, as a small non ionic molecule and a gas, easily penetrates between the teeth. After years of testing, the new 2010 DIOXIBRITE Toothpaste claims a complete oral health package: oxidation of odors, deactivation of gram negative bacteria, non abrasive, non drying action --- combined with pleasant mint flavor. The Toothpaste, in vitro (in the lab), is effective against viruses, spores, and yeast, as well as bacteria. It neutralizes non sulfur odors such as tobacco, and sulfur bearing molecules like hydrogen sulfide. Unlike many other disinfectants, chlorine dioxide does not inhibit wound healing. DIOXIBRITE Toothpaste used daily is a potent tool in combating periodontal disease.
     (#DXCBTP) - 1.4 oz

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    AVAILABILITY: DioxiBrite is out of stock until the end of Nov '09.

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