When a GROOM tablet is dissolved in warm water, fine carbon dioxide gas is generated and immediately becomes neutral pH bicarbonate water.
Bicarbonate ions are a byproduct of carbon dioxide and water. However, you can’t get bicarbonate ions by simply pumping carbon dioxide into water, the carbon dioxide gas would fizzle out like bubbles in a soft drink. Bicarbonate ions are only produced under special circumstances. The GROOM tablet recreates this condition through a patented process which creates a tablet hard enough that carbon dioxide can be released slowly and the bicarbonate ions produced stay active in the water for twenty-four hours. The tablet will not work if it is broken into pieces.
The difference between GROOM and using powder sodium bicarbonate and citric acid?
Sodium bicarbonate and citric acid dissolve and evaporate into the air once they touch the water. The GROOM tablet uses a technology developed in Japan that combines sodium bicarbonate and citric acid and creates very hard tablets through a patented technology called microencapsulation. This hardness causes the carbon dioxide to be generated slowly enough to be converted into bicarbonate ions and hydrogen ions in water. The amount of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid contained in the tablet is scientifically calculated to cause this reaction to happen immediately and stays active in the water for 24 hours.
GROOM cleans sebum from hair follicles.
The skin is an excretory organ and it excretes excess minerals such as calcium and magnesium through sweat. One of the main causes of pet odor is stale sebum attached to minerals discharged from the hair follicle. This sebum oxidizes and gives off an odor that cannot be removed by shampoo or chemical detergents. GROOM removes mineral waste, neutralizes odors and deep cleans the skin right down to the hair root.
The difference between carbon dioxide and bicarbonate ions
There is very little carbon dioxide in the GROOM bath water, generated carbon dioxide is quickly neutralized into bicarbonate ions. GROOM bath water has a neutral Ph and is not acidic like carbonated water. Bicarbonate ions can easily dissolve in water while carbon dioxide cannot.
Natural Cleaning Ability of GROOM
GROOM dissolved in warm water cleanses skin and fur gently with citric acid and bicarbonate ions. The water becomes pH neutral and is gentle enough to be used every day. The warm bicarbonate ion water opens the pores, cleans dirt from the epidermis with bicarbonate ions combined with the skin softening effect of citric acid
GROOM contains only food grade ingredients, so you can bathe, wipe, or rinse your pet with the confidence of knowing you are not using any harsh chemicals and that it is gentle enough to use every day.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND pH
The acid mantle is a fine film on the surface of the skin. It protects the stratum corneum – the porous topmost layers that keep the outer body hydrated. When bathing, soaps and shampoos take away the acid mantle, this leaves the stratum corneum vulnerable to a host of microorganisms which then upset the skin’s pH balance. Skin becomes more sensitive when the pH is unbalanced, this applies to both animals and humans.
Did you know that the skin of canines and felines is even more delicate than an infant's skin!
The skin of dogs and cats is just a third the thickness of human skin. More importantly, they have alkaline skin ranging from 7.2 – 9 for dogs to 6.8 – 8.5 for cats. This is why it is important to ensure your pet’s skin maintains an alkaline pH level.
Triple action of GROOM
The triple effects of bicarbonate ions, hydrogen ions and citric acid wash off mineral dirt and silicon dirt clogged in the hair follicle. Bicarbonate ions and hydrogen ions make the fur coat resilient while adding volume and giving it a silky touch.
Common Misconceptions on How GROOM Works
Contrary to popular belief, there is little carbon dioxide involved in the effect of GROOM. The power of the GROOM lies in bicarbonate ions instead of carbon dioxide.
Carbon dioxide is acidic (pH4 – 5), scatters into the air quickly and does not dissolve well in water. Once the GROOM tablet comes into contact with water, carbon dioxide is generated. However, it converts into bicarbonate ions and hydrogen ions almost immediately to dissolve in the water.
Bicarbonate is present in all body fluids and organs in both humans and animals. It plays a major role in the acid-base balances within the body. Unfortunately, bicarbonate deficiencies occur when we don’t exercise regularly or when the vascular system begins to deteriorate as less oxygen is delivered to the cells.
When the body absorbs bicarbonate ions through the skin, it causes the body to synthesize and release nitric oxide into the inner lining of a blood vessel. Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels thereby increasing blood circulation and oxygen absorption. When oxygen is absorbed, bicarbonate ions and carbon dioxide within the body are excreted as by-products. This process helps in the maintenance of the pH of blood as well as homeostasis of the body.