We are in the thick of bug bite season. Ants, mosquitoes, wasps, horseflies, you name it. There are lots of conventional and alternative remedies to prevent bug bites but what do you do once you’ve been bitten? Something that you may want to look at that works extremely well on everyone and is easy to take with you anywhere. ..is the Zap-It. I have a hard time keeping them in stock. Here is a short overview of how the ZAP-It works.
The device is based on the Piezoelectric effect:
“The piezoelectric effect refers to a change in electric polarization that is produced in certain materials when they are subjected to mechanical stresses. This stress-dependent change in polarization manifests as a measurable potential difference across the material.”
How it works?
” – a small but effective piezo (meaning to squeeze or press) device that generates a harmless and mild (no stronger than a gentle pinch) low electrical impulse created by crystals (this same technology is commonly used in clocks, lighters and guitar pickups) to deliver harmless little ‘zaps’ which stops the itching and urge to scratch in minutes.”
“The antihistamine piezo principle is proven to work successfully on mosquito and horsefly bites as well as jellyfish and nettle stings.* Use Zap-It on a new bite as soon as possible after you have been bitten.”
There have been proven clinical trials done on the little gadget:
“University of Bergamo, Clinical Trial 1997 with 100 patients concluded 92% of patients were itch free 5 minutes after being treated with piezo detoxifier.”
“Recent results of a clinical study carried out at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine confirms the therapeutic benefits of Zap-It! on mosquito bites by reducing histamine flow, and therefore the itch, whilst stimulating the capillaries into flushing out the toxins.”
Zap-it is relatively safe for everyone, however they haven’t done studies on children 4 years old and younger, however I have heard of many clients using this device on children younger than 4 without any harmful effects:
“Not recommended for children under 4 years of age, for people wearing a heart pacemaker, or for epileptic sufferers.”
They are a great price and last a long time:
“Each ‘zapper’ provides over 10,000 clicks (zaps) – enough for a lifetime of bites!”
Like I said, I just got a new order of them in, so you can order them from my website here or you can swing by my clinic to pick them up.
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