What is nailKALM®?
(Note: our clinical evidence is mainly to remove the fungus but NOT prevent infection)
What is nailKALM® made from?
nailKALM® is made from an active, patented ingredient called AMYCOT® which is derived from a powerful natural ingredient derived from Arthrospira maxima (Spirulina), a naturally occurring cyanobacterium or microalgae. The bio-source of this product has its origin in one of the earliest forms of plant life on our planet earth and has been used as a food source for centuries. (REF 3)
How does AMYCOT® work?
The antifungal activity of AMYCOT® is due to a putative enzymatic action that destroys the chitin/chitosan polymers found in the fungal cell wall. Damage to the polymers causes the fungal walls to collapse, eventually killing the fungus (fungicidal). AMYCOT also has other components that reduces inflammation and promotes skin and nail growth. (REF 3)
How can I diagnose Onychomycosis (fungal nail infection)?
Since Onychomycosis has specific characteristic features, the initial diagnosis is made by a visual examination of your nails. However, some nails which might appear to be a fungal nail infection are not and will not be treated. Confirmation of fungal infection is best done by a podiatrist or dermatologist to determine presence of fungal infection. (REF 4).
How long do I have to use nailKALM® before I can see results?
However, depending on the severity of the infection it can take much longer. One should also note that even if the fungi are eliminated the appearance of the nail may take a while to change back to normal since it takes time to grow a new nail and varies from person to person.
Will my fungal nail infection eventually go away on its own?
Fungal infections of the fingernails or toenails will never go away on their own. (REF 4).
What are the risks of leaving my infected nails as they are?
If not treated, a fungal infection is likely to get worse and spread to other parts of the nail, the nail bed, and possibly the surrounding skin.
Over time, the whole nail may become infected and damaged and may eventually fall out. Untreated fungal infections have been associated with chronic diseases and can develop complications such as foot ulcers in diabetics (REF 4).
Can I use nailKALM® if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Although there have been no specific trials with pregnant or breast-feeding mothers to date, during our clinical trials there have been no reported toxicity in humans whatsoever whilst using nailKALM (REF 1,2). Consult your doctor before use if you have any queries. The bio-active ingredient used in nailKALM® (AMYCOT®) is natural and made from organically-certified Spirulina, a micro-organism, which is a popular health food and has been consumed for centuries. (REF 3).
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