UV-Aid's ground breaking technology, helps prevent the common cold, flu, sore throats, and ear infections safely and effectively by stimulating the body's own immune system to naturally kill bacteria and viruses in the ear, nose, and throat where infections begin. Every year over 500 million cases of the common cold, flu, sore throats, and ear infections are reported in the USA alone. Since its introduction in 2010, UV-Aid customers report over 90% effectiveness in killing these germs regardless of age, race, or sex. Living in wintery Western NY, UV-Aid inventor Kevin McGuire had a history of suffering from 4-5 colds per year in addition to the occasional flu and used a nebulizer every day to to help his breathing due to asthma. Using UV-Aid faithfully Kevin stopped using his nebulizer and has been totally free of colds, flu, and all other illness for over three years and counting.
How UV-Aid Works
UV-Aid's light kills germs through a natural process called photo-oxidation. This is your body's first line of defense against germs. The
melanin in your skin
produces hydrogen peroxide when exposed to natural sunlight. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the safest and most effective anti-viral and anti-bacterial substances known to man. Hydrogen 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 produce the necessary amount of hydrogen peroxide. Once the hydrogen peroxide 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 FIVE years on the market, UV-Aid has over 90% customer satisfaction record. Customers use UV-Aid for the prevention of a wide range of ailments, including colds, flu, sore throats,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.
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How to Use UV-Aid
To use UV-Aid for Nasal and Ear Passages, simply place the light in close
proximity to the opening of each nasal and ear passage for approximately
4-5 seconds each. For the Mouth/Throat, place the light in close
proximity to the mouth and wand around for approximately
7-10 seconds (expose to the oral cavity is longer due to the increased
area). You may want to use a mirror to help you direct the light to the
cavities. Do not look directly into the beam and do not exceed recommended exposure times.
Application of UV-Aid can be done as a preventative measure three or
four times a day, or after you have been in an enclosed area with
people who have the sniffles or are coughing, or when you feel a cold
or sore throat coming on. Customers
report instant relief from sore throats and ears and itchy nasal
passages. We don't recommend using UV nose more than 4 times a day on
any single cavity.
UV-Aid to your nose, you may experience slight
discharge from the nose.
You may also experience a tin-like taste in you mouth after irradiating
your mouth and throat. These minor side effects are positive signs the
hydrogen peroxide is actively killing germs. Symptoms usually last a few
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.
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
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.
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 bySetlow 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
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 epidermis 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 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 did not harm cells.
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
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.
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
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.