How to Use Your Ghluv Anti-Microbial Hand Protector
One of the best ways to protect yourself from infectious diseases is through good hygiene. This includes washing your hands thoroughly using soap and water, making sure you reach every nook and cranny of your hands before rinsing and drying. The problem is that you don’t always have access to water and soap. Moreover, there are also instances when it’s impossible to wash your hands.
In addition, you also touch different objects and surfaces throughout the day. Door knobs and handles, elevator buttons, and reception desks—all of these and other seemingly harmless things can become fomites that carry infectious pathogens.. Thus, it’s not enough to practice proper hand washing. You should also be more proactive in protecting yourself so you don’t get in direct contact with contaminated objects or surfaces. Our solution to help you achieve this goal? To wear Ghluv.
How to Use Ghluv
Ghluv is our proprietary antimicrobial hand protector. It’s structured like a loose arm sleeve that you can wear all day like a wristband. When you need to protect your hand, say, for when you’re opening a door or pushing a grocery cart, you can easily move Ghluv down your hand and into place.
We recommend the following steps to properly use Ghluv and maximize its effects:
Wear Ghluv on your wrist like a wristband. Make sure that the logo is facing up and aligned with the back of your hand.
Pull it down using your other hand to cover the hand that you will use to hold objects or touch surfaces. It’s best to pull Ghluv on the logo band, which is less likely to be in contact with objects or surfaces. It’s also ideal to pull from the edge of the fabric.
After use, simply pull Ghluv back onto your wrist. Again, it’s best to pull on the logo band of your Ghluv—this time, from the midst of the product.
You can use Ghluv whenever you have to touch public or communal objects and surfaces, such as touch public touchscreens, door handles, ATMs, payment keypads, and more. Don’t worry because the fabric doesn’t affect the responsiveness of public touchscreens at all.
How Do I Wash Ghluv?
It’s recommended that you wash Ghluv after each use. You can use water with regular detergent, rinse thoroughly, and then air dry completely. Its anti-microbial properties last up to 30 washes. In particular, it’s effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19 disease) can last up to 10 washes, and the rest of its anti-microbial properties can last up to 30 washes.
How Does Ghluv Work?
Ghluv uses HeiQ V-block technology, developed by HeiQ, a Swiss textile company. In simple terms, HeiQ V-block inactivates microorganisms using a combination of silver nanoparticles and vesicle technology. The silver nanoparticles have a unique physical and chemical composition that make them particularly effective in eliminating bacteria and viruses. Meanwhile, vesicle technology targets the lipid envelope that protects a virus. This dual action ensures that viruses and other microorganisms are inactivated and unable to reproduce.
With HeiQ V-block, pathogens get inhibited upon contact. In addition, this technology is proven to be effective against a wide range of bacteria and viruses, including the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This prevents not just the contamination of the fabric that Ghluv is made of but also the potential for the re-transmission of disease-causing microorganisms. What’s even better is that the technologies used in HeiQ V-block are not prone to inducing resistance in these pathogens.
How Effective Is Ghluv?
HeiQ V-block uses two proven technologies, so you can count on it to protect you from a wide range of pathogens. What’s more, Ghluv also underwent three types of tests. The first two are aerosol and misting tests, which helps determine the technology’s effectiveness in blocking and deactivating pathogens. The third test is a human patch test to ensure that the fabric is dermatologically safe.
You’ll be pleased to know that Ghluv passed all three tests with flying colors. Ghluv also has antimicrobial face masks, tights, and home socks.