February 02, 2021
Hand sanitizer in itself is really nothing exciting. Right? Especially in a time that an uncontrolled disease is circling the globe and spreading at the touch of a hand. Well, what if it could be the start to something special? It has become a necessity in our daily outings, yet the standards for hand sanitizer continues to be overlooked. At Stuvz, we're starting from square one, focusing on better, and sharing what we make with our community.
After visiting Boulder Community Hospital we had the opportunity to do just that. Once we met with a few front line workers at the hospital, we donated roughly 400 bottles of Stuvz hand sanitizer to the doctors, nurses, and staff. Stephanie Hess, M.D. who is specialized in Internal Medicine and has practiced women's health and preventative health and nutrition for over 18 years left us an amazing response after using Stuvz:
“As a physician, I endorse using Stuvz for hand health.
Stuvz Hand Sanitizer offers three essential health promoting elements: hydration, sanitization, and joint health.
Stuvz hydrates. We need this hydration due to the frequency of hand sanitization required to ensure safety in a pandemic. Frequent sanitization often results in dry and irritated skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA), a key component in Stuvz, is a substance that retains moisture and is capable of binding more than three hundred times its weight in water. Therefore, using sanitizer containing HA promotes hand hydration.
Stuvz sanitizes. Alcohol based hand disinfection (AHD) is an effective, inexpensive, and practical alternative to soap and water. AHD is faster and easier to perform than hand washing with soap and water; it should be performed at every entry and exit to a new location and prior to and after any interpersonal interaction. The use of AHD has been associated with improved hand hygiene compliance rates and reductions in nosocomial infections. AHD products have rapid antimicrobial effects and are as effective as chlorhexidine against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms as well as viral pathogens. This product meets medical criteria for hand sanitization.
Stuvz protects joint health. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating disease, affecting a large portion of the population, and commonly affecting the joints of the hands. Hyaluronic acid (HA) has potential effectiveness in this disease process through its anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects. HA treatment shows potential that will continue to be developed through continued research. Stuvz, and the HA ingredient contained therein, has the potential to promote joint health.
This is THE HAND HEALTH product during the pandemic and to ensure ongoing hand health and wellness!”
- Stephanie L. Hess, M.D.