The secret to SilvaPlex® is our patented technology, COMPLEX Ag 21™. This proprietary Chitosan-Silver chelation allows SilvaPlex® to attach to the wound like a magnet and form a protective shield around it. This allows for faster and more complete healing compared to other over-the-counter wound care products.
Silver has a long and intriguing history as an antibiotic in human health care. It has been developed for use in water purification, wound care, bone prostheses, re-constructive orthopedic surgery, cardiac devices, catheters and surgical appliances. It kills even antibiotic-resistant strains and also works on fungus infections.
It stimulates bone-forming cells, cures the most common stubborn infections of all kinds of bacteria and stimulates healing in the skin and other soft tissues. As a result, regeneration of whole areas of lost skin is now accomplished with the use of silver treatments.
What is Chitosan?
Chitosan is a natural polymer derived from shrimp shells. People who are allergic to shrimp will have no reaction with the refined chitosan.
The silver is processed to bond to the chitosan. The biodegradable film of the chitosan is cationic (positively charged), which naturally bonds with anionic (negatively charged) human skin. The result is an effective skin protective barrier that is naturally eliminated as we shed skin cells.