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Does ‘natural’ mean good to use or is only ‘good natural’ good to use?

Next time you see a product being advertised as being ‘all natural’ ingredients, think about what that means. Does it mean that the product is good to use? We automatically assume that it’s going to be safe to use and because it’s ‘all natural’, surely it’s going to be good for your body.

Unfortunately that is not the case. Just because it’s natural it does not mean it’s going to be good. Because of my experience with steroids, I would like to take this as an example, but there are many other examples that can be used as effectively.

The following are the list of natural steroids:

  • Glucocorticoidsalclometasoneprednisonedexamethasonetriamcinolonecortisone
  • Mineralocorticoidfludrocortisone
  • Vitamin D: dihydrotachysterol
  • Androgensoxandroloneoxabolonetestosteronenandrolone(also known as anabolic–androgenic steroids or simply anabolic steroids)
  • Oestrogensdiethylstilbestrol (DES) and estradiol
  • Progestins: norethisteronemedroxyprogesterone acetatehydroxyprogesterone caproate.

These are natural hormones and are produced by our body. They are very important in our daily life and they control and manage a range of biological processes within our body. However, they are highly regulated and are managed, so that they produce the desired effects. This ranges from controlling your metabolism, immune response and development, to balancing your body’s salt, muscle building to sexual development. These natural steroidal products are natural, but there is a synthetically manufactured version, that when used, introduces a new balance in your body and although for a time they can be effective for managing certain issues in the body, long-term use will certainly lead to many other problems not previously foreseen. This is because our body will try and counter this externally introduced product(s) in order to maintain a homeostasis, a stable state for the body, which in turn causes other imbalances in the body and with prolonged use of steroidal products and the imbalance, a withdrawal will develop, which can at times be worse than the original condition we set out to treat.

I see everyday products being advertised as being totally natural and herbal, for the treatment of Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea… Just recently the UK National Health sent out a warning about a product: YIGANERJING as containing high concentrations of steroids and antifungal and for people using them to stop immediately using this product.

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YIGANERJING cream – Contains high concentrations of steroids.

So, just because it claims to be ‘all Natural’ does not mean it is good for you. Also in Australia, the TGA similarly to the FDA, is the regulatory body and any product with such claims, should be with the TGA and have a relevant TGA number.

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You wouldn’t use steroids on your kids; why then use them on yourself?

As responsible parents, we are very cautious about what products we use to treat our kids. There are more children with eczema today than ever before and unfortunately a visit to the local GP usually leads to a prescription for a cortisone cream, with a caution that you should not use for more than a few days or a week at most. Sadly, when the itching and stubborn eczema just does not go away, it is no surprise to see that steroid cream is used for longer than it should be and even when you go to see your doctor, he might consider a steroidal product used on a long-term basis.

Steroids work by shutting down the cellular replication and reproduction function at molecular level. What this means, is that if you use a topical cream, the cells where you are applying the steroid cream, have a reduced ability to make proteins and other molecules and that’s how they reduce the production of immune related mediators, that are responsible for the damage due to eczema. This might sound all well and good, but if your immune system is shut down, it will not evolve and develop as should be the case in children and that would certainly lead to issues in their adult life. This is only some of the damage long-term use of steroids can have on you. The other is steroid dependency and steroid withdrawal, which at times can be worse than the condition you set out to treat.

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I started this article about why, when as responsible parents we hesitate and I hope do not treat our children with steroidal products, would we then use it on ourselves. I have heard it said by a number of GPs, that patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema) request a steroid / cortisone product for a quick fix and they seem to be too busy to even take the time to consider the long-term damage that this is doing to their body. I have also had interactions with people who have used steroids over a long period of time and have developed steroid withdrawal. This is probably one of the most heart breaking things I have come across. Patients in pain and suffering and bravely putting up with the withdrawal and blaming their doctor and just about everyone else for the condition they are now in. So this is a loud and clear warning to the busy adult. Please beware that using steroidal products for more than a short period of time and this is strictly a few days and not a few weeks or months, will lead to side effects and withdrawal and invariably health related issues when you get older.

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Mosquito bites, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea; ENDOR will work for all of them

ENDOR™ Cream and ENDOR™ 3.5 are topical creams, which contain the precursors for a compound that can be made by the immune cells, to signal the activated immune response back to normal. These are the only products that do not contain any drugs yet they can induce the person’s own immune cells to produce a natural anti-inflammatory compound. The current anti-inflammatory products are either steroidal based ointments and creams, that are not recommended for long-term use and most parents do not like to use them for their children, or other drugs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, that are associated with severe gastrointestinal side effects. ENDOR™ Cream and ENDOR™ 3.5 do not contain any drugs and are totally safe to use for as long as necessary. We have designed ENDOR™ Cream for babies and children up to 12 years old and ENDOR™ 3.5 is for more severe cases, for children and adults, 12 years and above.

As an example, I would like to bring to your attention to Christian, at the time, a 7-year Australian living in Sydney. Christian is very sensitive to insect bites (mozzie bites). His mum wrote to us asking if ENDOR™ Cream would help with the mosquito bites. When Christian used to get bitten by a mozzie, his skin used to swell at the point of bite and then go into a blister. His mum had taken him to their doctor who had prescribed antibiotics, which had no effect. I suggested she could use ENDOR™ Cream to reduce the inflammation and the subsequent blister. The next time Christian was bitten by a mozzie, his mum put ENDOR™ Cream on it within an hour of the bite. Christian’s skin had a small amount of inflammation, that had occurred from the bite, prior to applying ENDOR™ Cream and from the time he started putting ENDOR™Cream on his skin, the inflammation did not progress any further and soon his skin began to return to normal.

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Similar to mosquito bites, ENDOR™ Cream and ENDOR™ 3.5 will reduce inflammation, which is the main cause behind the skin rash in Psoriasis, Eczema and Rosacea and allow the natural healing processes to return the skin back to normal healthy looking skin.

It is very important to remember that ENDOR™ products do not contain any drugs, and they require the person’s immune cells to be available and ready to convert the precursors into the active compound. So, if you have been using immune inhibiting (dampening) products, such as steroidal products, you will need a wash out period for your body to rid itself of these drugs, to get the best results from ENDOR™ products.

For more information, please either visit our website: www.gnpau.com or contact us and ask for Dr. Iraj on +61 2 9011 8006.

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ENDOR Gentle Wash – FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions about our ENDOR™ Gentle Wash:

1- What is ENDOR Gentle Wash for?

ENDOR Gentle Wash is specially formulated for sensitive skins. It soothes and cleans whilst being gentle on the skin.

2- Where can I apply it?

ENDOR Gentle Wash is an over all over body wash. It can be used as a face and body wash including as a shampoo on affected skin areas.

3- How often should I use ENDOR Gentle Wash?

ENDOR Gentle Wash is to be used in replacement of other hand and body wash products.

4- How much is it?

Please visit our website www.gnpau.com for current prices and any offers.

5- Where can I buy ENDOR Gentle Wash?

We sell through some chemists and pharmacies but our preference is for you to purchase direct from us. We also recommend that you contact us first and ask for relevant information regarding your condition and whether our products are appropriate for your condition.

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6- How does ENDOR Gentle Wash work?

ENDOR Gentle Wash has been formulated to be gentle on the skin and clean the skin without the caustic effects of cleansing products.

7- Can I use other ENDOR products whilst using ENDOR Gentle Wash?

Yes you can. In fact ENDOR products work best when used together. For example, ENDOR is more effective when used in conjunction with ENDOR Gentle Wash for scaly, hardened plaques psoriasis and similar skin conditions.

8- Can I use ENDOR Gentle Wash whilst using steroidal based products?

ENDOR Gentle Wash is a gentle soothing wash for hand, face and all over body wash. You can use ENDOR Gentle Wash irrespective of the products that you are using for the treatment of your condition.

9- Can ENDOR Gentle Wash help with the pain and discomfort?

ENDOR Gentle Wash is simply a soothing wash. It does not contain any of the precursors to the ENDOR active compound. It does not have any therapeutic effects. It is simply a Gentle Wash.

10- How long does it take to start showing some results?

ENDOR Gentle Wash is a soothing gentle wash. It will sooth the skin and with use, over time, your skin will look naturally healthy.

11- What are the ingredients used for ENDOR Gentle Wash?

You can find the ingredients for all of our products on our website: www.gnpau.com, however the following lists the ingredients for ENDOR Gentle Wash:

Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isettionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acetamide MEA, Methyl Gluceth-20, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide

For any other questions you might have about ENDOR Gentle Wash, please contact us: info@gnpau.com | www.gnpau.com | +61 2 9011 8006.

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ENDOR Exfoliant – FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions about our ENDOR™ Exfoliant:

1- What is ENDOR Exfoliant for?

ENDOR Exfoliant is an exfoliation wash for chemical exfoliation, however, ENDOR Exfoliant also contains the precursors to the ENDOR active compound. ENDOR Exfoliant is recommend for use on scaly, hardened plaque psoriasis skin, for the removal of this skin barrier, to allow better absorption of ENDOR Cream and ENDOR 3.5 to achieve a better outcome for Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea.

2- Where can I apply it?

We sell through some pharmacies and health food shops and we also sell direct to consumers. If you are new customers, please contact us for more information and discuss your condition so that we can make sure our products are right for you.

3- How often should I use ENDOR Exfoliant?

ENDOR Exfoliant is an exfoliation wash. You can use it daily on the plaques and hardened skin, but should only be used once or twice per week on normal skin for managing acne and other facial blemishes.

4- How much is it?

Please visit our website www.gnpau.com for current prices and any offers.

5- Where can I buy ENDOR Exfoliant?

We sell through some chemists and pharmacies but our preference is for you to purchase direct from us. We also recommend that you contact us first and ask for relevant information regarding your condition and whether our products are appropriate for your condition.

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6- How does ENDOR Exfoliant work?

ENDOR Exfoliant contains salicylic acid for chemical exfoliation. However, it also contains the precursors to ENDOR active, to prevent an immune response due to the exfoliation process and potential flare up.

7- Can I use other ENDOR products whilst using ENDOR Exfoliant?

Yes you can. In fact ENDOR products work best when used together. For example, ENDOR 3.5 is more effective when used in-conjunction with ENDOR Exfoliant, for scaly, hardened plaque psoriasis and similar skin conditions.

8- Can I use ENDOR Exfoliant whilst using steroidal based products?

ENDOR Exfoliant can be used as an exfoliation wash, however, if it is used whilst using steroidal products or you have recently been using immune suppressing drugs, then ENDOR Exfoliant would not be able to calm an immune activation that is due to the exfoliation process.

9- Can ENDOR Exfoliant help with the plaques and scaly hardened skin?

ENDOR Exfoliant is a chemical exfoliation product for the removal of scaly hardened skin. However it also contains the precursors to ENDOR active to calm any immune response, which might be caused due to exfoliation, which in turn might cause a flare up.

10- How long does it take to start showing some results?

If ENDOR Exfoliant is used in Conjunction with ENDOR 3.5 or ENDOR Cream, then a significant difference in the condition is expected within 10 days.

11- What are the ingredients used for ENDOR Exfoliant?

You can find the ingredients for all of our products on our website: www.gnpau.com, however the following lists the ingredients for ENDOR Exfoliant:

Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isettionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Acetamide MEA, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycerin, Aloe Barnadensis Leaf Extract, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide.

For any other questions you might have about ENDOR Exfoliant, please contact us: info@gnpau.com | www.gnpau.com | +61 2 9011 8006.

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