What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2). SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the coronavirus family and had not been identified in humans prior to 2019.4

 

How do you get SARS-CoV-2?

SARS-CoV-2 is mainly transmitted via respiratory droplets and aerosols from infected persons when they sneeze, cough, speak or breathe and are near other people. Droplets can be inhaled. Or they land on surfaces that other people may come into contact with and are then infected when they touch their nose, mouth or eyes.4

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.5

Most common symptoms:5

  • fever
  • dry cough
  • tiredness

Less common symptoms:5

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • diarrhoea
  • conjunctivitis
  • headache
  • loss of taste or smell
  • a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes

Serious symptoms:5

  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • chest pain or pressure
  • loss of speech or movement

Important information regarding COVID-19
Viral infections may be serious or life-threatening diseases. Bentrio is intended to be used in addition to standard preventive measures against viral infections such as personal hygiene or use of protective masks and is no substitute for antiviral vaccinations or medical treatment.

How does Bentrio help protect against COVID-19 infections?

Bentrio is a nasal spray with a novel triple mode of action that is designed to help protect against airborne infections, including COVID-19. Bentrio is a gel emulsion with so-called thixotropic properties. Before applying, it must be shaken to become liquid. After Bentrio has been sprayed into the nose, it becomes a gel again and builds the protective film on the nasal mucosa.

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1) It forms a protective layer on the nasal mucosa
When sprayed into the nostrils, Bentrio covers the nasal mucosa with a thin gel-like film to help prevent airborne viruses from penetrating the organism through the nasal mucosa and spreading to other parts of the body.

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2) It attracts and traps airborne viruses on the protective film
Thanks to its key component, bentonite, viruses inhaled through the nose are attracted and trapped through electrostatic effects. The trapped viruses are then removed naturally from the nasal cavity through so-called mucociliary clearance and eliminated via the digestive tract.

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3) It moisturizes the nasal mucosa to help support its natural function
Various environmental influences can cause the nasal mucosa to dry out and therefore no longer act as a strong shield of protection. The ingredients of Bentrio help to keep the nasal mucosa moist so that it can maintain its natural protective function.

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