Nailclin has a supportive physicochemical mode of action on fungi in the nail. The solution of Nailclin is able to penetrate the nail plate and alters the micro-environment by lowering the pH. This harsh micro-environment prevents the fungus from growing.
Treatment of a nail fungus infection is difficult because of the unique properties of the nail unit, including pores that contain fungi. An effective agent preventing fungi to proliferate must enter the affected tissue and persist there. This is exactly what Nailclin does!
Nailclin is able to penetrate the nail plate which is an essential step in the treatment. Ethanol is widely used as a penetration enhancer in topical and transdermal delivery. The ethanol in Nailclin, in combination with aqua, plays a crucial role in bringing the Nailclin lotion into the nail at the area where the fungus proliferates. Once in contact with the fungus, the lactic acid in Nailclin lowers the pH of the fungus environment, inhibiting them to grow. This outcome is reinforced by the presence of Thyme oil in the lotion. The natural phenols in Thyme oil are historically known for their safe use in herbal products. Thyme oil also forms a barrier between the fungus and the nail plate, interrupting the food source of the fungus. The proliferation of the fungus comes to a stop and once the infected portion of the nail has grown out and is removed, the fungus has disappeared. This also restores the natural colour of the nail.
It is important to use Nailclin regularly because the hostile environment in the nail must be ensured until the infected nail has grown out, or can be removed by clipping the nail. Since a nail does not grow quickly, Nailclin must be used for a long period. Depending on the severity of the fungal infection this process can take 6-12 months.