Who and why suffer from foot odor?
First of all: sweaty feet (medical: Bromhidrosis) are a wide-spread phenomenon. About 40% of the population are considered as concerned. Men are usually stronger, and/or more frequently affected than women.
The inclination to sweaty feet is often genetically/hormonally. The following causes can increase the intensity and frequency of sweaty feet:
• Air-impermeable shoes
• Socks from chemical fibres (e.g. nylon)
• Not cleaning your feet and in particular the toe gaps thoroughly
• Hormonal disturbances
• Thyroid hyperactivity
For persons concerned, sweaty feet are a very unpleasant disease. Fortunately this can be fought effectively and naturally with Betel Leaf . Without chemistry.
What happens to sweaty feet and where comes the unpleasant smell from?
When having sweaty feet the horn layer of the skin is permanently in a humid atmosphere. It can swell and turn white, particularly between the toes. Thus, the natural balance of the skin will be disturbed. Partly itching arises and it smells of decomposed sweat (Bromhidrosis). This unpleasant smell develops, because the sweat decomposes cornea/callosity bacteria. This smell is often described as “cheesy” and rather unpleasant.
The unpleasant smell does not come from the sweat itself, but from decomposing bacteria. This is exactly where the Betel Leaf has its effect. The natural suction force of tree leaf absorbs sweat effectively and the antibacterial characteristics of our special Betel Leaf make the smell-forming cornea/callosity bacteria innocuous.
Please note: Scientific studies proved that sweaty feet often lead to unpleasant athlete’s foot and even to nail fungus.