The manufacturers of Nanosilver, Minerals for Life Limited, on Thursday denied claims that the mineral solution was a cure for Ebola Virus.
This is contained in a statement issued by the company’s sub Saharan Africa Coordinator, Mr. Adetunji Fadayiro, in Lagos.
The statement said the company was involved in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of mineral solutions such as Nanosilver, vitamin and mineral infused water, among others.
It stated that the Nanosilver solution was meant to boost the immune system and provide the needed nutrients for the proper functioning of the body.
“Our brand of Nanosilver is classified as a dietary supplement.
“Minerals for Life cater for numerous customers who utilise our Nanosilver solution as an immune booster in a number of health situations.
“Concerned clientele have in recent days drawn our attention to a claim that Nanosilver solution which is marketed for human consumption and ingestion is a pesticide.
“It is, therefore, pertinent to address this information in the public domain. Nanosilver is approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and Food, with a pesticide registration.
“Nanosilver is also approved by the same U.S Department of Agriculture and Food with Food Establishment approval.
“Amongst other approvals, Nanosilver is approved for purchase by the U.S Government Veterans Hospital Association both as a disinfectant and supplement,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the firm as saying in the statement.
The company stated that Nanosilver had 15 government approvals for various uses.
“Minerals for Life Limited did not claim Nanosilver as a cure for Ebola.
“We seize this opportunity to congratulate the Federal Ministry of Health and the Lagos State Ministry of Health for their proactive approach in fighting the Ebola disease.
“As it has resulted in the recovery of some patients treated with antibiotics and a cocktail of immune boosters,” the statement added.