How our products work
Similasan products stimulate the body's natural defenses by utilizing "microdilutions" of natural active ingredients. This system of medicine is known as homeopathy.
In the production of Similasan homeopathic medicines, natural active ingredients (originating from mineral, plants or animals) undergo a process of serial dilution. This simply means that we create a very weak dilution, or a microdilution of the ingredient. Technically, a solution’s concentration is represented by an "X". For example, an ingredient diluted to the level of 6X contains 0.000001% of the active ingredient. This homeopathic mode of action is similar in theory to a conventional allergy or flu shot, yet the natural active ingredients in homeopathic products are much more diluted.
We’re often asked why some ingredients, such as apis (honey bee), belladonna and mercurius are used? After all, these substances can trigger significant reactions when used in strong concentrations. In homeopathy, however, the dosages are not concentrated enough to poison the body. The body’s immune system reacts to the ingredients by triggering the immune system to react to the underlying problem. For example, a microdilution of honey bee will trigger the body to fight symptoms such as burning, stinging and swelling, which are in many cases the symptoms of allergy.
In summary, homeopathy is a completely unique way of treating ailments. Rather than imposing a chemical drug on the body with the hope of temporarily masking symptoms, homeopathic natural active ingredients attempt to stimulate a physiological reaction of the body's healing mechanisms. In other words, homeopathy encourages the body to maintain proper health by imposing a gentle stimulus, and letting your system do the rest.
National Center for Homeopathy - Learn more about homeopathy and find a homeopathic physician near you.
HPUS - The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States. This is the convention responsible for the production and updating of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS), which is the FDA's officially recognized compendium of homeopathic ingredients.
AAHP - The AAHP is an alliance of homeopathic product manufacturers, importers and exporters. All AAHP members manufacture and/or sell homeopathic drugs in the United States.