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Stay Healthy Naturally and Safely

UV-Aid's ground breaking technology helps prevent the common cold, flu, sore throats, sinus, and ear infections safely and effectively by killing bacteria and viruses in the ear, nose, and throat by stimulating the body's own immune system to naturally produce germ killing hydrogen peroxide.  Every year over 500 million cases of the common cold, flu, sore throats, sinus, and ear infections are reported in the USA alone. Most germs get transmitted through the air and enter through the ear, nose, and throat. UV-Aid is the answer to this
air-borne assault.


How UV-Aid Works


UV-Aid's light kills germs through a natural process called photo-oxidation. The melanin in your skin that is associated with tanning produces hydrogen peroxide when exposed to natural light. This is your body's first line of defense against germs. Hydrogen peroxide is a safe,natural and highly effective anti-viral and anti-bacterial substance. Hyrogen Peroxide is FDA approved for numerous germ killing applications including mouthwashes and contact lens cleaning. It only takes a few seconds for the light emitted by UV-Aid directed into your mouth, nasal, and ear cavities to kill germs where infections start. Once the hydrogen peroxide produced by UV-Aid has performed its task of killing germs, the body breaks it down into the harmless by-products of water (H2O) and oxygen (O). Nature's perfect solution to preventing infection and illness! UV-Aid is safe for you and all your family. Four daily treatments are equivalent to being outdoors for less than a second.


After three years on the market, UV-Aid has over 97.5% customer satisfaction record.  Customers use UV-Aid for the prevention of a wide range of ailments, including colds, flu, sore throats, sinus, and ear infections. UV-Aid users that used to suffer and average of 5-6 colds a year are now reporting an average 0-1 per year. Click on tab above to read customer testimonials.

How Do I Purchase UV-Aid?

To purchase UV-Aid visit our product section or click on the product image above. We also invite you to visit us on Facebook to join our growing number of fans.


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Background

UV-Aid emits natural wavelengths of light at 380nm that stimulate the production of hydrogen peroxide which in turn kill germs. This natural process is perfectly safe on skin and only works on the invading bacteria and viruses and does not affect the surrounding cells. Researchers from Harvard University recently discovered the hydrogen peroxide also acts to signal white blood cells to the area to further fight the germs and help prevent the onset of disease. Click on the image below to play video showing white blood cells being attracted to hydrogen peroxide then producing more hydrogen peroxide to treat area.


UV Technologies recently sponsored bacterial colony studies showing the effectiveness of UV-Aid. Skin was swabbed with a sterile Q-Tip before and after exposure to UV-Aid. The results show a dramatic reduction in bacterial counts. Dr. Cindy Dunn, author of the clinical research book, Protecting Study Volunteers in Research, calls the results “exciting”.




What Germs UV-Aid Helps Kill

Some of the potentially harmful bacteria found in the nose and throat are: Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus salivarius, Streptococcus mutans, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Neisseria sp., Neisseria meningitides, Enterobacteriaceae, Proteus sp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Haemophilus influenzae, Lactobacillus sp., Clostridium sp., Corynebacteria Mycobacteria, Actinomycetes, Spirochetes, and Mycoplasmas. The challenge with using antibiotics to kill these germs is that the antibiotics also kill good germs. Also, each time a germ is exposed to an antibiotic the chance exists for a new strain of germ to grow that is resistant to the antibiotic. With UV-Aid, hydrogen peroxide producing light is only directed to areas with high risk of infection in addition viruses and most harmful bacteria are anaerobic meaning only the bad germs are killed.

The number of documented viruses is nearly 5000. The estimated number of undocumented viruses is in the millions! Antibiotics do not work on viruses, vaccines are required, and a single vaccine works only on one virus. The common cold is caused by hundreds of different viruses. The costs associated with developing even a single vaccine are staggering and if the virus mutates the vaccine is ineffective. On the other hand, the process of photo-oxidation and the production of hydrogen peroxide is known to kill or disable most viruses. UV-Aid provides a safe and effective way to help neutralize the air-borne viruses that make you sick. 

Relevant Studies

The production of hydrogen peroxide from the skin's exposure to UV light, photo-oxidation, has been studied for over 20 years.  A landmark study was done by Setlow and Timmons et al  demonstrates the rapid production of hydrogen peroxide of human skin cells when exposed to light and studies the wavelengths of UV light that cause photo-oxidation.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published a study entitled, "Molecular response of nasal mucosa to therapeutic exposure to broad-band ultraviolet radiation". In their study they exposed both human subjects and EpiAirway or nasal tissues to UV light. Their study concluded, "Response of respiratory epithelia is very similar to that of the human epidermis". In other words, the skin in your nose, throat, and ear is the same as the skin on your arms and has the same resistance and response to UV light. An additional study done by Iwai showed minimal disturbance of the epdidermis at 5 J/cm^2. The suggested daily UV-Aid dosage is 0.3 J/cm^2 equivalent to less than one second of sun exposure.

The landmark study that addresses the safety of UV-Aid's 380nm light was conducted by Mitchell and Fernadez, et el. in 2010, entitled, "Ultraviolet A does not induce melanomas in a Xiphophorus hybrid fish model", Department of Carcinogenesis, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX 78957; Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 18; 107(20): 93299334. In layman's term, the study found that exposure to Ultraviolet A light (380nm) did not harm cells.

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Additional Evidence

Quoting from multiple sources including, American Accreditation Health Care Commission, Adventist Health Care, Pro Health Care, Wake Forest University, Georgetown Department of Medicine, "We call it the common cold for good reason. There are over one billion colds in the United States each year. Colds can occur year-round, but they occur mostly in the winter, even in areas with mild winters. In areas where there is no winter, colds are most common during the rainy season." The relationship between sunlight and flu/colds and other airborne illnesses is clear; with less available sunshine, there is less of an opportunity for sunlight to kill the germs that cause sicknesses, and consequently more illness occurs.

Aid in Effort to Kill Germs

By combating air-borne germs UV-Aid plays a role in the CDC's recommendation to prevent the spread of diseases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is UV-Aid safe? Yes, a full day UV-Aid treatments (20 seconds) is equivalent to less than 1 second in the sun. UV-Aid uses UVA light proven to be safe by multiple sources including University of Texas MD Anderson Center, International Commission of Standards, and NASA.


Does UV-Aid use the same type of UV light used to sterilize toothbrushes and other instruments? No. The type of light used to sterilize objects like toothbrushes is UVB and UVC light. UV-Aid only uses UVA light which has been proven to be safe and effective on the nose and skin.


Does UV-Aid help prevent diseases? Yes, UV-Aid helps kill the germs that cause sickness, in addition, UV-Aid has been shown to instantly relieve sore throats.


How does UV-Aid kill germs? The melanin in skin produces hydrogen peroxide when exposed to UV light through a process called photo-oxidation. The hydrogen peroxide in turn kills germs. Hydrogen peroxide is a known and effective disinfectant and is also the compound used by the body's white blood cells to kill bacteria and viruses. FDA approved products including oral hygiene products and contact lens solutions are sold using hydrogen peroxide as a disinfectant.


Is UV-Aid more effective than washing your hands? Hand washing will always be an important defense against disease. UV-Aid kills germs in areas of your body that are hard to reach such as your nasal cavities where diseases fester and start.


Is there proof UV-Aid works? Many scientific papers have been written on photo-oxidation, the production of hydrogen peroxide from the skin's exposure to UV light. In addition, the germ killing abilities of hydrogen peroxide are well known. UV Technologies sponsored laboratory studies have shown a dramatic decrease in bacterial colony counts when human skin is exposed to UV-Aid light. Lastly, UV-Aid has been sold for over 2 years without a single return or complaint.


Why hasnt anyone thought of this before? Kevin McGuire, founder and President of UV Technologies has over twenty patents related to UV, daylight and other light sources. One of his other inventions, the SoLux daylight bulb is used to light thousands of the world's most famous paintings in museums like the van Gogh Museum. He developed UV-Aid after suffering from multiple colds every year in Western New York. After resting on the ground with his feet facing the sun one afternoon he noticed his nasal passage started to clear up. This sparked his interest in the healing aspects of sunlight which lead him to the process of photo-oxidation.


Will I get sunburn from UV-Aid?No. UV-aid uses UVA rays. UVA rays do not burn the skin, only shorter UVB rays burn the skin. UVA rays are safe. 


Is it safe for children?Yes, if you follow the suggested exposure limits. UV-Aid exposes your child to much less UV than if you took a stroll with them outside. There is also growing evidence showing increased incidences of ear infections in children with less sunlight exposure.


When should I use UV-Aid? Use UV-Aid before you go out in the morning, before you go to bed, and other times throughout the day when you feel youve come in contact with someone who is sick or if you feel any tickle in your nose or soreness in your throat. Do Not Use More Than 4 Times a Day. Also wash or disinfect your hands as UV-Aid cannot help stop infections caused by germs transmitted from the hands to eyes.


How does UV-Aid help prevent ear infections? The inner ear has one of the highest concentrations of melanin in the body. UV-Aid produces hydrogen peroxide on the surface of the exposed skin, offering the benefits of hydrogen peroxide without the discomfort of liquid. We recommend using UV-Aid on ears as a matter of practice to help prevent ear infections.


UV-Aid for ear infections

Is it safe to shine it in my eyes?  We do not recommend you shine any form light in your eyes, but in the event you accidentally shine the light in your eyes, the amount of UV your eyes are exposed to outdoors is many times the UV emitted by UV-Aid.


Do you guarantee it will work? Good hygiene, rest, and good eating habits supplemented with the use of UV-Aid is the best way to remain healthy. Good health is achieved with a proper balance of all the elements.


When should I use UV-Aid? Use UV-Aid before you go out in the morning, before you go to bed, and other times in the day when you've come in contact with large crowds or with someone who is sick, or you feel a tickle in your nose or throat. Do not use more than four times a day and use as directed.


How do I know if my UV-Aid is working at optimal strength? You should change your batteries every 4-5 months with regular use.


How long is my UV-Aid guaranteed for? We guarantee UV-aid for one year except for batteries.


What is the best way to administer UV-Aid?  We recommend using a mirror in your bathroom, in your purse, or car to confirm accurate aim of the UV light, otherwise with practice you get better without a visual aid.


Are there any side effects? Occasionally you may get a tin-like taste in your mouth or discharge from the nose or you may sneeze when irradiating the nose. These minor side effects are reminders UV-Aid is working.


Does UV-Aid affect DNA like the sun's rays? UV-Aid is safer than the sun's light and does not affect DNA. Only wavelengths of light shorter than 365nm may alter the structure of DNA. UV-Aid emits light safely at 380nm so no DNA is altered in any way. Every UV-Aid is tested to assure safety and effectiveness. UV-Aid's light only stimulates the production of hydrogen peroxide which is a proven disinfectant and effective means to fight germs.


Can I get reimbursed by my health insurance company for the cost? No, not at this time.


Do I need to put it on my keychain?  You may attach UV-Aid to anything or nothing.  We offer a keychain ring to help keep it in a handy place and prevent from misplacing it.


In addition to helping prevent colds and flu, can UV-Aid help prevent bad breath? Yes, the hydrogen peroxide created with UV-Aid address areas in your nasal passages that liquid mouth washes cannot get to.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not to be considered
medical advice, diagnostic, or prescriptive. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.