Research Articles

  • Buzz Away Provides Ultimate Mosquito Protection

    Protection For Extreme Rainforest Expeditions Rain Forests such as South America's Amazon jungle region are considered to be the most powerful and bio-actively diverse natural environments on the planet. And more and more, researchers are traveling to these areas to study plants that may provide better treatments for viruses,...

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  • Kid Safe, Non-DEET Buzz Away Insect Repellent

    What's Best For Your Family? Rated # 1 Plant-Based Insect Repellent In Independent Tests By Good Housekeeping Institute Report The National Parenting Center University of Guelph Kids love outdoor adventures and having a great summer is what it's all about. Camping, hiking, picnicking, canoeing,...

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  • Animal Studies on DEET's Brain Effects Warrant Caution

    Duke Pharmacologist Says Animal Studies on DEET's Brain Effects Warrant Further Testing and Caution in Human Use DURHAM, N.C. - A Duke University Medical Center pharmacologist is recommending caution when using the insecticide DEET, after his animal studies last year found the chemical causes diffuse brain cell death and...

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  • Cold Time is Cut in Half According to Study

    A study showing that Zinc lozenges can cut the duration of cold symptoms in half was published in the August 2000 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The randomized, double-blind, placebo study, conducted at the Detroit Medical Center in Michigan and published in Annals of Internal Medicine,...

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  • Cure For the Common Cold?

    From Health Store News Is there a cure for the common cold? "Of course there is," says herbalist Bob Bruscia. "It's called the immune system. And when functioning properly, it zaps most colds quite quickly." Most natural approaches to cold relief rely on boosting immune response. "Zinc, Echinacea...

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  • DEET vs Natural Repellents

    To DEET Or Not To DEET Compelling Issues Draw Consumer Attention By David Shaw Founder, Quantum Health When Dr. Marcus Laux's students - a group of doctors, pharmacists and researchers - arrived in the Amazon Rain Forest to study the roots of modern pharmacy, most had packed their...

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  • Field Assessment of Buzz Away Extreme

    University of Guelph, Dept. of Environmental Biology, Guelph, Ontario, Canada SUMMARY Buzz Away Extreme HOMS formula Spray Insect Repellent was tested outdoors against three mosquito species. It provided 99.3% protection after one hour, 91.6% protection at two hours and 89.2% protection at 3 hours. The performance is similar to...

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  • Laboratory Evaluation of Mosquito Repellents

    Aedes albopictus, Culex nigripalpus, and Ochlerotatus triseriatus* Donald R. Barnard1 and Rui-De Xue USDA-ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology SUMMARY Four synthetic mosquito repellents and eight plant-based repellents were tested against three species of mosquitoes. Buzz Away Extreme provided an average mean protection time against all three...

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  • Mixing DEET and Sunblock Increases Health Risks

    A study from Canada's University of Manitoba warns against using DEET based mosquito repellents with sunblock. The study, by professor of pharmacy Xiaochen Gu, found that when a 2.5-per-cent solution of insect-repelling DEET was mixed with oxybenzone, a very common sun-blocking ingredient, the amount of DEET absorbed into...

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  • Poisonous Plants - Don't touch 'em

    Bugs aren't the only pests in the great outdoors. Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac can cause itchy skin rashes, just like bugs can. The best way to avoid these rashes is to steer clear of the poisonous plants. Learn to identify them - and then don't touch...

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