How It Works

River Refresh products use mother nature’s most efficient disinfectant, hypochlorous (HOCl), as our active ingredient. Interestingly, our body’s white blood cells actually produce hypochlorous to ward off infections and kill bacteria while not damaging healthy cells. To recreate this we use patented technology that runs a low-voltage electrical current through a proprietary sodium chloride (salt) electrolyte solution to make a pure form of electrolyzed water. It’s when HOCl, a pH-neutral solution, connects to bacteria or viruses which are negatively charged, they invade the bacterial cell killing it and it’s food source.

This all-natural and highly effective disinfectant is proven to be

  • More than 80 times more effective than chlorine bleach
  • Non-toxic with no fumes or VOCs
  • Does not contain alcohol, fragrances or dyes! 
  • Requires no rinsing
  • Biodegradable

Our solution is proven to kill 99.999% of common germs in less than 60 seconds. This includes Listeria, MRSA, Staph, VRE, Pseudomonas, Norovirus, H1N1, Salmonella, and E.coli O157:H7 bacteria. It kills enveloped and nonenveloped viruses but has also been effective against a broad range of blood borne pathogens including HIV, Hepatitis A, B & C, and Herpes Simplex Type 1 & 2. 

More research with the EPA is underway, but Covid-19 is an enveloped virus and hypochlorous has been proven to kill both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses. 

See our FAQs to learn more!

ThoughtCo Article: Electrolyzed Water - Miracle Liquid?

Science Daily - Electrolyzed Water Rivals Chlorine

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