Q1How is JcoNAT different from conventional disinfectants?
It is a naturally existing disinfectant, and so is free of alcohol, preservatives, fragrances, and does not contain harmful chemical additives like Bleach does. Its active ingredient, HOCl, is effective against three major pathogens, including bacteria, viruses and fungi and is 80 times more effective as a disinfectant compared to the same concentration of bleach, which is a harmful substance.
Alcohol ‘s rapid evaporation causes it to only provide temporary disinfecting.
Furthermore, HOCl quickly restores back to H2O and so is harmless to our environment. For more details about HOCl, please see Why HOCl .
Q2Is there any proof that HOCl and JcoNAT are effective?
Publications by organizations like the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Japan's Ministry of Health, and the U.S. National Library of Medicine confirm that HOCl is effective as a disinfectant.
Specific testing of JcoNAT solution has been carried out in Labs the US and the UK on many types of pathogens and confirm that it can kill more than 99.99% of many types of enteroviruses and influenza viruses (e.g. salmonella and H1N1).
Furthermore, In 2020 we tested JcoNAT in an independent UK Laboratory for its effectiveness against all Enveloped viruses which includes SARS-CoV-2, and show that JcoNAT can disinfect 99.99% in under 15 seconds. JcoNAT has also passed the EN14476 standard. For testing details please refer to: Reference .
Q3What is JcoNAT made of ?
JcoNAT is a multi-use antiseptic and disinfectant. It has powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
Since its active ingredient is HOCl (Hypochlorous acid: see Why HOCl for a more detailed information), it is much safer and more powerful than conventional disinfectants such as Chlorine, Alcohol, etc.
Q4What is HOCl and why HOCl?
HOCl (Hypochlorous acid) is the substance that cells in our body use to fight infections and kill invading pathogens.
It is not only one of the most effective known biocides capable of killing 99.99% of all pathogens, it is also the safest one.
It used to be a challenge to manufacture HOCl that could stay stable and keep its disinfecting properties.
Researchers in Japan and the West were finally successful in designing production equipment to achieve this, and so bottled form HOCl is now commercially available from companies such as JcoNAT.
Q5How is JcoNAT different from some products claiming to be HOCl based product?
Some products in the market that use the terminology “HOCL” are actually hypochlorite based.
Hypochlorite based products are those that contain a mixture of hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite at an acidic pH. These products tend to be unstable and can decompose rapidly.Sodium hypochlorite is corrosive and can damage fabrics for example.
JcoNAT’s active ingredient is only hypochlorous acid (HOCL) and developed over the years to have long shelf life, stable, and safe. JcoNAT’s effectiveness as a disinfectant has been validated by independent labs in the US and the UK. Please see Reference .
Q6 Are the Ingredient of JcoNAT harmful ?
No, JcoNAT does not contain alcohol, fragrances and preservatives, and it also does not contain toxic chemical additives.
Q7 Is it safe for infants and pets?
Yes, it is. The active ingredient of JcoNAT solution is HOCl, which has zero alcohol, fragrance, preservatives, and harmful chemical additives.
JcoNAT solution can be sprayed directly on floor pads and toys and be used directly without adding water.
Q8 Can it be used on eczema?
Yes, it can.
Q9 Can G6PD (G6PD deficiency) use it?
JcoNAT solution contains only HOCl and water, and so does not contain any chemicals such as broad beans, camphor, other ingredients that would cause concern to them.
Q10 Can it be used as a kitchenware disinfectant?
Yes, JcoNAT can effectively kill bacteria and viruses on kitchenware.
Q11 Can odors be removed?
JcoNAT effectively removes odours in and around refrigerators, air conditioners, shoe cabinets, trash cans, clothing, pet sand boxes, etc. It does not use fragrances to cover these odours. Instead JcoNAT kills the source of odour which is bacteria.
Q12 Can it kill dust mites?
JcoNAT is not harmful to animals and insects, but it can break down the excrements and carcasses of dust mites, which are a source of its allergens.
Q13 Can it be sprayed on a leather goods, wood or gold?
Yes, JcoNAT is not corrosive. After disinfecting, it is rapidly reduced back to H2O, and hence does not harm any material.
Q14 Can formaldehyde be removed?
JcoNAT can effectively degrade formaldehyde, but since formaldehyde is constantly released from the surface of the objects in question (such as furniture and walls), it is recommended that JcoNAT be sprayed on the object regularly until it no longer smells of formaldehyde.
Q15 Is it harmful to the environment?
JcoNAT completely decomposes back to water after usage, and so it will not cause any pollution or leave residue. It is as far as we know the most environmentally friendly pus effective disinfectant.
Q16 What is the best Way to store JcoNAT Solution?
JcoNAT solution needs to be placed in a cool place with a temperature of no more than 25 degrees Celsius, and away from sun exposure.
Q17 Can I save JcoNAT' in my own bottle?
Since HOCl is easily decomposed by sunlight, it is recommended to use a bottle provided by JcoNAT, since our bottles are specially designed to block sunlight and allow for better preservation.
Q18 How long does JcoNAT solution remain effective?
Unopened 30ml/60ml/250ml/1000ml/4L products have a shelf-life of one year.
It is important to note that after opening, the different size products have shelf-life as follows:
* 30ml/60ml /250ml : after opening, finish using within 3 months.
* 1000ml Refiller and 4L Refiller: after opening, finish using within 6 to 9 months (UV and high temperature will affect the performance of this product - please store in a cool place to avoid light, and twist the cap tight)
Q19 Can JcoNAT solution be taken outside the home for use?
Yes, it can be placed in a handbag for example and taken out for use, as long as direct sunlight and high temperatures are avoided
Q20 What are the benefits to members?
Members can enjoy a 10% discount on shopping and birthday months, as well as receive JcoNAT product information and offers by email.
Q21 Can I get a 10 % discount on a vending machine purchase?
Since the vending machine cannot immediately affect a 10% discount on Hong Kong Octopus card payments, the machine will only indicate and sell at standard retail price.
However, if you pre-register your Octopus card number with your memberships account, after purchase from a vending machine, your club membership will receive points worth 10% of the total purchase, and these points can be used as a discount on your online purchase.
Q22 Can used bottles be recycled?
Yes, and this is very welcome. Here is our recycling program and steps:
Step 1: Notify us of the quantity of recycled bottles, and then you can directly deliver the recycled bottles to JcoNAT’s office, or contact us for a handover at Lai Chi Kok MTR
Step 2: We will issue a discount code to you for use when shopping online
Step 3: Enter the discount code before paying when you shop online and enjoy a discount on the purchase.
The discount for each product sizes are as follows:
250ml - HK$3
1000ml - HK$5