Hand Sanitizer has been hailed as a core component in the fight against pandemic. This magical solution has the ability to instantly halt the spread of viruses, by killing germs on impact. But, how does SureSan’s Hand Sanitizer actually work in the battle against the spread of infection?
SureSan’s key ingredients
Our products are formulated using two key ingredients –70% pure alcohol, and aloe. The alcohol content is the ingredient which works to kill bacteria on contact. However, alcohol is inherently drying for skin, so the aloe counteracts this effect by nourishing the skishing moisture.
Why alcohol is effective in combating germs and bacteria
Bacterial cells consist of organelles, surrounded by a plasma cell membrane. This membrane works as a barrier which protects the centre of the bacterium from harmful environmental forces.Without the protective membrane, the bacteria perishes. Our Hand Sanitizers rapidly dissolve the membrane of the cell, and then damage the proteins within each.
By using ethanol (alcohol) at a 70% solution, our Hand Sanitizer is able to dissolve all compounds within the bacterial cell, thereby ensuring it is rendered harmless and unable to reproduce. This means that SureSan is an ideal solution to combat the spread of a virus, by immobilising the very cells which the virus is dependent upon to spread and infect.
The instant that SureSan comes into contact with the bacterial cell membrane, it begins to dissolve it. The cell loses the integrity of its structure,begins to rupture in multiple places, and its centre becomes exposed. This causes the death of the bacteria.
Going one step further in immobilising bacteria.
Once the external membrane has been permeated and compromised by our product, SureSan then goes on to denature the proteins of the cell. Denaturation involves breaking down the protein molecules at the centre of the cell, killing the organism.
The alcohol within our product causes external stress on the protein molecules, acting as an organic solvent.Destroying the cells protein makes the cell worthless and incapable of reproduction–getting right to the heart of preventing contagion through onward reproduction and contamination.
Our product interferes with the structure of the cell’s protein, disrupting the hydrogen bonds in both the secondary and tertiary structures. this works to effectively ‘unfold’ the protein molecule, by breaking down the hydrogen bonds. The bacterial cell is then unable to perform it natural function,and rapidly dies