Safe Sea stops stings from jellyfish & sea lice!

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Safe Sea® prevents painful stings by chemically deactivating the stinging mechanisms of jellyfish, fire coral, sea lice, and other stingers!

Jellyfish tentacles and other stinging marine organisms contain hundreds of thousands of stinging capsules (cells) which are activated by physical contact between prey (or human skin) and these cells.  These cells contain shafts and tubules that inject poison into the skin causing pain, redness, and rash.

Graphic illustration of the jellyfish stinging process

Jellyfish stinging process
Stimulation by the human skin initiates the discharge process. High pressure of over 200 atmospheres is built up inside the stinging capsule. The shaft drills a hole in
the skin with 40,000xg of acceleration.
A tubule follows the shaft
and injects poison into the skin.

How does Safe Sea® stop the sting?

jellyfish lotion points Too slippery: Safe Sea® has a waterproof, slippery texture that makes it difficult for the stinging tentacles to attach to the skin.
jellyfish lotion points Taking a tip from our friend the Clown Fish: Safe Sea® absorbs secretions from the skin that would otherwise tell the jellyfish that it's in contact with prey or predator.
jellyfish lotion points Disrupt communication: Chemical stoppers in Safe Sea® block the chemical pathways where the stinging process is activated.
jellyfish lotion points Disarm: A stinging cell is a dense "capsule" containing a long folded needle. Pressure builds in this capsule just prior to stinging. As the pressure builds, the capsule is forced open and the needle shoots out like a harpoon, injecting its target with toxin at a force equivalent to a bullet being fired from a gun. This all happens in a fraction of a second; jellyfish stings are among the most rapid mechanical events in all of cellular biology. Safe Sea® reduces the pressure in stinging cells so that they cannot fire - effectively disarming them.
Why is it important to have so many stoppers? Over 2000 stings will penetrate one square millimeter (or a million per square inch) of human skin during contact with a stinging tentacle. Each inhibitor in Safe Sea® does its part to reduce the total number of stinging cell penetrations to a level where there is no noticeable pain or inflammation.

Safe Sea® lotion has been clinically tested and proven to interfere with
this process and prevent a sting from occurring.

jellyfish stingsSafe Sea® lotion was clinically tested in multiple FDA-approved hospitals under the supervision of expert dermatologists.

During testing, jellyfish were brought in contact with the bare skin of volunteers.  Each volunteer touched a jellyfish with Safe Sea®-protected skin and with unprotected skin, which served as a control for the intensity of the stinging.

In all of the volunteers tested, the skin protected by Safe Sea® was almost always free of any noticeable pain or irritation, while the unprotected skin developed pain, irritation, and inflammatory rash.
Safe Sea® jellyfish sting prevention lotion is manufactured by Nidaria, Inc.