Hello, Cheri from Super Body Care here....
I’ve set up a table at many a Grapplers Quest and had opportunities to talk with hundreds of athletes in the grappling sport. Some brag, “I’ve NEVER gotten ringworm!!” And some regretfully admit, “I just step on the mat and I GET ringworm”. There you have two extremes: one with the Rockstar immune system, and one, not so much. And then you have all those people in between that make up the average.
Have you ever seen a video of a big fish, that has lots of small fish swimming right next to it? Feeding frequently from the surface of the big fish’s skin/scales? They co-exist, and benefit each other. It’s like a mini eco-system, and every animal on this Earth (including you) has a similar makeup. It’s a perfect cooperative, and it also happens on the surface of your skin.
At any given time, your skin’s surface has 10 to the 12th power (10x10x10x10x10….totaling 12 times) of bacteria, mostly friendly bacteria, that call your skin “home”. This is called your “skin flora”. This type of bacteria is usually friendly, and called mutualistic, or in easier terms, beneficial, just like those little fish and big fish we talked about. To put it in even simpler terms, these friendly bacteria hold down your neighborhood like gangsters, and if some unsuspecting pathogen decides to take residence, these bacteria gangsters are not allowing it.
Well if these friendly bacteria are so gangster when it comes to pathogens, then why do we still get an infection? Great question. If you’re cleansing frequently with aggressive cleansers, like alcohol, or lab-created antibacterials like triclosan, etc., it will reduce the effectiveness of the bacterial alliance formed on the surface of your skin, your “skin flora”. Repeated use of aggressive cleansers “nuke” the surface of your skin. An open wound doesn’t help matters either.
In addition to your bacteria brigade, your skin is responsible for manufacturing weapons, “antimicrobial peptides” to reduce microbes of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This is where, man is not created equal, and we each have a slightly different immune system based on the DNA that was handed to us at birth, AND how well we maintain our health. Experts have identified that Vitamin D3 has a LOT to do with the production of the antimicrobial peptides. Consider getting your blood tested for Vitamin D levels. Historical trend indicates that Americans are almost always deficient in Vitamin D3.
Typically, our skin’s surface PH is 4-4.4, meaning acidic. An acidic environment is more likely to aid in production of Antimicrobial Peptides. Again, when repeatedly using harsh cleansers, it changes the PH of the skin surface and jeopardizes your ability to naturally fight off offending bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
So you can see the importance of hygiene, and keeping that delicate balance of cleanly hygiene, while not jeopardizing this precious ecosystem and skin flora that makes up your external immune system.
Super Body Care produces gentle, yet effective skin care products made with plant oils (nature) that have been documented for hundreds of years to demonstrate properties that fight fungi, bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
If you look around us, our ecosystem is surrounded by plant life. What we exhale, is what plants inhale. What animals inhale, is what plants exhale. Oxygen and CO2. One cannot deny the relationship we have with plant life.
You’ll find our products leave you feeling clean, protected, and maybe even addicted.
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