Dynamiclear is an herbal product which is allegedly a treatment for herpes simplex (cold sore) infections. Dynamiclear is produced by an Australian based company named Global Health. The same company used to produce and sell Choraphor until it received a Warning Letter from FDA in 2006.
Like other products found on the market and online claiming to cure herpes (Medavir, Viruxo) they received the warning letter because of their claims in their marketing materials. First of all since there is no cure for herpes you can not claim that, or use meta tags on your site to draw visitors that way. Secondly, genital herpes is a disease that should not be home treated, so their claim of treating herpes makes their product a drug; and it must not be introduced into interstate commerce unless an FDA-approved new drug application (NDA) is in effect for it.
Choraphor is still being sold internationally but I do not think it is being sold in the US anymore, at least FDA declined the ”official” import of Choraphor. If you order online the product, they ship to US, but you should know that the US customs have the right to open and seize your package.
After receiving the Warning Letter several things happened:
– Choraphor made changes to their site according to the requirements in the letter. For instance they added under the product description the phrase: “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
– The company moved to Australia and re-branded the product “Dynamiclear”.
– Choraphor and Dynamiclear co-exist online, but at the moment the company seems to be investing into Dynamiclear.
-Dynamiclear received a Import Refusal Report from FDA too.
Things that mainly concern me:
1. On the Choraphor website it is difficult to find the ingredients contained in the topical solution, I did not find them. I found only these phrases: “is Sulphate based, with trace metals in an aqueous herbal base and contains St. John’s Wort, also known as Hypericum Perforatum.” Any drug or supplement should have the complete list of ingredients and their concentrations
2. On the Dynamiclear website you have more information about the ingredients:
– Hypericum perforatum (St John’s Wort)
– Calendula officinalis (Marigold)
– Cupric sulfate pentahydrate (copper sulfate)
– Vegetable Derived Glycerol
– Aloe vera barbadensis
– Naturally Sourced Vitamin E
The main issue I have is with Cupric sulfate pentahydrate. It is used in medicine as a locally applied fungicide, bactericide, and astringent but it is highly toxic. Copper sulfate can be corrosive to the skin and eyes. It is readily absorbed through the skin and can produce a burning pain, along with the same severe symptoms of poisoning from ingestion. Skin contact may result in itching or eczema . It is considered a skin sensitizer and can cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Eye contact with this material can cause: conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eyelid lining, excess fluid buildup in the eyelid; cornea tissue deterioration due to breaks, or ulceration, in the eye’s mucous membrane; and clouding of the cornea.
Because the substance is acidic it causes intense pain on application, the Dynamiclear website stating that the “product must sting to work”.
Also because it is a fungicide and bactericide it is being used in agriculture as pesticide. I personally would not use a product with so many risks, but I do understand the desperation you might feel, especially after the first 2 outbreaks. Read extensive reviews about most of the treatments for herpes found on the market.
Of course while researching for Dynamiclear you may have come across tens of blogs promoting the product as a cure for genital herpes; some claim that these independent sites belong to the company producing Dynamiclear. Even if they do not belong to Global Health the owners of those sites receive a commission from TAG for selling their product, so they do have a personal interest in portraying Medavir as “EFFECTIVE HSV RELIEF in ONE EASY SINGLE APPLICATION”. Also, a Google search for “Dynamiclear scam” returns many results. Most of them are purposely created pages which deliberately use the terms and then praise the treatment (often just through testimonials) or simply give a description of it. This is a classic internet method of diverting traffic away from critical reviews of a product to pages which praise the product complete with a link back to the site.There is no evidence that suggests that these pages were created by Dynamiclear themselves, but most of the sites have a disclaimer to the effect that they receive commissions from the products they are promoting showing they have a financial interest in promoting the product.