The Healing Power of Silver

Many of you already know Oslo the Schnauzer, our company Mascot and unofficial “Director of Security”.  I took Oslo to the dog park last Sunday.  Oslo was romping and rolling with her best girlfriends, Eloise and Ramona.  Their “play” is always friendly but they do sometimes get overly exuberant.  As the dogs were running circles around me I received an accidental but nasty scratch on my calf from one of their paws.

dogs-for-blogWhen I got home I cleaned and disinfected the scratch and didn’t really think about it again until Monday morning.  Both my socks and jeans rubbed on my calf, and although it wasn’t painful, it was very irritating.  Earlier that morning I had read an article in the Washington Post about how hospitals are starting to install copper handles, switches, and fixtures to fight the spread of viruses and bacteria.  Both copper and silver have been used for centuries to clean wounds and fight infections.  What luck that BrightLife sells a soft tubular bandage with X-Static silver threads.  We sell it to patients and medical facilities for use in the treatment of lymphedema, dermatological infections, and wounds.  Unlike other bandages, this slightly elastic tubular bandage slips on arms and legs without adhesive.  There is no screaming and crying like the kind that occurs when you yank an off adhesive bandage.  I cut a piece off a 3” roll, slipped it on my leg, and the irritation was gone instantly.

petes-leg-for-blogIt’s Tuesday morning and I’m still wearing the Silverseal X-Static Tubular Bandage on my leg.  There’s no pain or irritation, and the scratch is healing nicely.  Both my leg and I should be ready to take Oslo to the dog park this coming weekend.

Gee Your Feet Smell Horrific!

Have you ever found yourself in the same room with a pair of unpleasantly smelly feet?  Yuck.  Were the feet yours? Double yuck.  Make note, BrightLife Direct has socks that will tame even the most odoriferous feet.

Foot odor is created by bacterial toxins that thrive in warm, moist, confined conditions, like sweaty socks.  Did you know there are 250,000 sweat glands in your feet?  More than any other part of your body!  Socks obviously come in direct contact with your feet and the fiber composition of a sock can have a direct effect on foot odor.  Synthetic fibers like nylon and spandex can restrict ventilation making the foot warmer and wetter.  Natural fibers like cotton and wool provide greater air flow, but all compression stockings must have some synthetic fibers to provide the needed compression.

Two great solutions for your little stinkers are our Juzo Silver Sole socks and our new Aetrex Copper Sole socks.  Silver and copper have natural anti-microbial properties that kill off the bacteria at the root of the problem.  Aetrex copper socks are relatively new to BrightLife Direct.  In addition to Aetrex compression, we sell their non-binding cushioned diabetic socks, and their athletic socks with cushioned feet and arch support.

As of this writing we have not received any Aetrex customer reviews, but our staff loves them!

Pete@BrightLife Direct
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