The battle against viruses and infections goes into overdrive this week, with the release of the long-awaited Israeli-invented nasal spray that kills 99.99% of all viruses in 2 minutes.
The over-the-counter spray called Enovid also known as VirX was developed by the joint Israel-Canada biotech startup SaNOtize established by Dr. Gilly Regev and Dr. Chris Miller.
Enovid’s Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) blocks the entry of viruses and halts viral replication within the nasal cavity. This rapidly reduces the total viral load which is linked to the level of infectivity. It can prevent transmission and lower the severity of infection.
Dr. Regev is an experienced biotech executive with hands-on experience in drug development and biochemistry R&D with 12 years’ work in the field of nitric oxide. Dr. Miller is a pioneer in nitric oxide technology and therapeutic research with 20 years of expertise in clinical trials.
The special features of Nitric Oxide (NO) form the basis of the innovative products that SaNOtize has developed to treat a wide range of previously difficult or untreatable medical problems.
Dr. Regev calls Enovid “a hand sanitizer equivalent for the nose.” It creates a chemical barrier of nitric oxide, which is known for its antiviral and antimicrobial qualities. As well, it forms a physical barrier in the nasal passages to stop viruses and microbes from finding a surface to penetrate. “The nitric oxide means this is a special spray that doesn’t just block viruses but actually kills them,” she said. For several years, even before the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, the scientists at SaNOtize were conducting highly advanced research into the potential of nitric oxide to act as a unique treatment for bacterial and viral infections.
Enovid is Proven in the Lab
SaNOtize has completed several tests for final approval, including a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19. The trial reported a more than 95% reduction in infection in 24 hours, and more than 99% within 72 hours. A similar study in Canada of healthcare workers and other individuals at risk of infection showed that not one person in the treated group was infected.
In March 2021, SaNOtize and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey, UK announced results of clinical trials showing that Enovid was an effective antiviral treatment that could prevent the transmission of COVID-19, shorten its course, and reduce the severity of symptoms and damage in those already infected.
How does Enovid work?
“Our novel formulation of Nitric Oxide for use in humans is designed to kill viruses in the upper airways, preventing them from incubating and spreading to the lungs. The pharmacology, toxicity, and safety data for use in humans has been well-established for decades,” says Dr. Chris Miller, Chief Science Officer and co-founder of SaNOtize. “Our innovative product design also allows the treatment to be self-administered effectively and affordably.”
Where can I buy Enovid?
Enovid is on sale first in Israel and is only expected to enter the US market later this summer.
How can I order Enovid?
how do I order Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray?
What are the ingredients? (Nitric Oxide, and …… )
Ingredients: Sodium chloride, citric acid, HPMC, sodium nitrite, Benzalkonium Chloride
Why isn’t Nitric Oxide listed as one of the ingredients? A small amount of Nitric oxide is being created once the spray is being used. This is a patented technology that is creating nitric oxide.
Where are the references to the research and clinical trials reports to verify?
Thanks for asking! You can find references for Taffix on their site https://www.nasuspharma.com/taffix/ and for Enovid, see here https://www.pharmacytimes.com/view/clinical-trial-confirms-nasal-spray-efficacy-in-treating-reducing-transmission-of-covid-19
How many sprays do I spray at one time and how many times per day?
Each bottle contains a month’s supply for one person to spray twice a day for protection against viruses.
Can you use the same bottle after one month if you are only using occasionally? Also, is the spray compatible with breastfeeding?
The manufacturer recommends to discard Enovid on the expiration date printed on the bottle or 30 days after first opening, whichever comes first. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a physician.
Please tell me as soon as possible what HPMC is ( it’s Listed as an ingredient.)
Im a RN IBCLactation Consultant and I
need to look it up for breastfeeding and to tell the doctor.
HPMC is Hypromellose also commonly known as hydroxypropyl methycellulose
Are there any side effects like post nasal drip or other ?
You can find a description of the side effects here: https://www.israelpharm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Enovid-User-Guide-ENG.pdf
How many days is the bottle good for (until the expiration date) on a newly manufactured unopened bottle of Enovid? Thank you.
Once opened, the bottle is good for 30 days. Currently the expiration date on the stock we have is 05/2022
I need to see ingredients before I order please I have allergies
Here is a link to all the details, including ingredients: https://www.israelpharm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Enovid-User-Guide-ENG.pdf
Is this safe for
Pregnant women to use?
The manufacturer recommends that pregnant and nursing women check with their doctor before using the product.
I received a bottle of Enovid spray. The box has small stickers at the opening, but the actual bottle does not have any tamper resistant wrapping. Is this typical of the packaging?
Yes, the small sticker on the box is the only seal, there is no tamper resistant seal on the actual bottle.
Does refrigeration help extend the product’s shelf life both before and after first use?
Refrigeration will not extend the shelf life of the Enovid.
Is Enovid safe for heart patients? I just received mine and have started using but the second bottle is for my husband who has heart issues.
Yes, Enovid is safe for heart patients. It works locally in the nasal passage and is not absorbed into the blood stream.