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"As any parent knows, keeping your child’s hair free from headlice infestation is a difficult and time-consuming job. The best way to do it is regular use of a fine-toothed detection comb with the removal of lice and eggs when you find them. But if you miss just one louse or egg, all your hard work could be undone.

Nitview removes the guesswork from wet-combing and virtually guarantees success by making it very easy to see the tiny insects and their eggs.

Nitview does not rely on any chemicals to kill the lice, making it safe for even the most sensitive skin. It can be used again and again, saving you money as well as time. Nitview could be the only headlice product you ever need again - it is my number one recommendation for parents seeking an answer to the headlice problem."

 Michael Stewart MRPharmS, Community Pharmacist, Nottingham, UK

The technology behind Nitview

Chitin is a long-chain polymer of a N-acetylglucosamine, a derivative of glucose, and is found in many places throughout the natural world. It is a characteristic component of the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods such as crustaceans (e.g., crabs, lobsters and shrimps) and insects, the radulae of molluscs, and the beaks and internal shells of cephalopods, including head lice, their eggs and nits (empty egg cases).

The structure of chitin is comparable to the polysaccharide cellulose, forming crystalline nanofibrils.

UV light is absorbed by chitin, a major constituent of the 'shell' of lice and nits. Chitin emits fluorescence during exposure to UV which makes the insects glow.

The emission spectrum of an absorption of 400-405 nm is near green (yellow-green), defined as fluorescence but this emission can go from the green to orange (near red in some cases). Factors affecting the emission spectrum from head lice can be the environment, gas concentration or even the food intake of the parasites as lice turn darker after they have ingested a lot of blood.



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Nitfocus Study

9 out of 10 families* recommend Nitview® 

* Results from a Nitfocus study in June 2013, sample    group 1,584 families