Questions and answers about Polybalm

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Q. What are the ingredients of Polybalm?
A. The bases contained cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, organic beeswax, unrefined cocoa butter and unrefined organic shea butter. The essential oils included Gaultheria procumbens, lavandula officinalis, eucalyptus globulus, tarchonanthus camphoratus – the full scientific summary of their properties can be viewed on the formal trials website.

Q. Are there any man made ingredients?
A. Polybalm contains absolutely no man made ingredients or irritants such as, preservatives, colours, parabens, sulphates or petroleum.

Q. Why are there two tubes in one box?
A. We do not feel it is sensible to use the same applicator on hands and the feet. Toenails can have a higher chance of fungal infection than fingernails. Using separate tubes reduces the risk of cross infection.

Q. After a week or so it is more difficult to get the balm out of the tube
A. We suggest warming the tube gently – perhaps keeping in your pocket or close to your skin for a while, or place it in some warm water and stir the applicator around.

Q. When should Polybalm be used?
Ideally just before the start of chemotherapy, then 3-4 times everyday throughout the whole course and 3-4 weeks after your course ends. However, you can start using Polybalm at any stage during your chemotherapy treatment.

Q. Can Polybalm be used by people not on chemotherapy?
A. Absolutely yes – it has safe natural ingredients. It was highly successful in preventing nail damage in the extreme situation of chemotherapy so is very likely to help the trauma on nails on a daily basis.

Q. Can Polybalm be used to help psoriasis damaged nails?
A. The short answer is – we don’t know – the trial did not include patients with this condition. Based on the background research, we believe it would be very safe to use and would love to hear from anyone who has tried it and found it was helpful.