Does Chlorine Dioxide Fight Bacteria?
Chlorine dioxide is a highly effective, environmentally friendly microbiocide. Chlorine dioxide penetrates the cell wall of pathogenic microorganisms and disrupts metabolic functions. Many pathogenic bacteria (e.g., salmonella and E. coli) contain an enzyme known as a “Respiratory Nitrate Reductase”. When chlorine dioxide penetrates the bacteria it disrupts this enzyme and kills the harmful bacteria. Beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract lack respiratory nitrate reductase enzyme, so the chlorine dioxide does not affect them. We hope the above information has helped you to understand how Oxy-Drops works, in a positive manner, to help the body of both animals and people. To the layman, chemistry be confusing and often misinterpreted. Though NaOCl (bleach) and Oxy-Drops (stabilized NaClO2) are similar products, to the body, they are as different as day and night.