Probiotic Hand Soap – Good Cleaning is Better Than Bad Disinfection

Probiotic hand soap can help reduce the risk of superbugs becoming more resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Using recommended alcohol-based hand sanitisers inactivates COVID-19 / Coronavirus. But could this widespread practice leave us with a distressing legacy once the outbreak is over?

Because as well as killing the Coronavirus, hand sanitisers also kill the ‘good’ bacteria that protect from harmful pathogenic bacteria. This leads to a cycle that creates a competition-free and food-rich zone that allows these pathogenic bacteria to survive and reproduce. This ‘culls the herd’, meaning that although fewer pathogens remain on our hands, the ones that are left are stronger and more resistant. This cycle can make these stronger pathogenic bacteria more resistant to antibiotics – and can lead to increased risk of future infections. 

WHO and Government advice means it may not be time to ditch the hand gel just yet. But it may be time to rethink how you use it:

We know that using hand gels in combination with proper, longer hand-washing with soap reduces the spread of COVID 19. But changing to hand soap packed with ‘good’ probiotic bacteria that adhere to the skin after washing gives an extra level of longer-term infection prevention.

EVAA+ Probiotic Hand Soap from the Provilan range contains safe and helpful probiotic ‘good’ bacteria, naturally sourced from plants.

Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” EVAA+ Probiotic Hand Soap thoroughly cleanses and re-balances the microflora on the hands. It works in a natural and mechanical way and is not killed by the hand gel, so remains on the hands after sanitising. A healthy microbiota is proven to help fight infections and diseases more effectively.

Provilan probiotic products also help to restore healthy microbial balance between the good and bad bacteria.  This helps reduce the risk of a spike in antimicrobial resistance and the antibiotic resistance infections that follow.

Read our News Post by Probiotic Group, (manufacturer of our Provilan range of probiotic cleaning products) Coronavirus: EVAA+ Hand Soap Vs Hydroalcoholic Gel 

Read more about: How Probiotic Cleaning Products Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance

We need to act now to reduce the risk of an antimicrobial resistance spike and rise in general hospital acquired infections once this crisis is over.

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