Funginix it said to be "the trusted topical nail fungus treatment" and the single best combination of antifungal agents, essential oils and extracts for fighting fungus… But is it really?
There are so many antifungal products on the market that are over-hyped and are basically complete ripoffs, like Fungus Destroyer and Ultra Fungus Fix for example, so I completely understand why people are suspicious of this as well.
Is Funginix a scam or is this the miracle treatment you have been waiting for?
Let's take a look…
- Product: Funginix
- Manufacturer: Sisquoc Healthcare
- Type: Nail fungus treatment
- Price: Around $50/bottle
- Recommended?: For some
Funginix is an antifungal topical treatment manufactured by a company based in California called Sisquoc Healthcare, which seems to be a decently reputable company by the way. They or a very small company but the good news is that they do have an A+ rating with the BBB.
There are also other Funginix products they make, such as a foot soap and foot soak, but I'm focused on their main product here, which is the topical antifungal treatment that comes in a little bottle.
Funginix can be applied to 2 times per day and they say that you should start seeing results within 2 weeks, much of the time a lot sooner than this.
Like any sort of topical antifungal ointment, you should apply under the nail bed and into the cuticles. Pro Tip: you may also want to cut your infected nails at an angle. This can allow for better absorption through the ends of your nails.
But you can apply all you want to and if the ingredients are not any good, it is not going to work. However, the ingredients in the lineup are actually pretty good all in all.
Do The Ingredients Really Work?
Now I'm not going to go over every single ingredient on the list, because there is a heck of a lot. I will go over some of the more important ones however. If you do want to see the entire list you can go to the official website here.
- Undecylenic Acid, USP 10% - Undecylenic acid has been shown to stop growth of common fungi that causes things like ringworm, athletes foot and jock itch. It is a very common ingredient in nail fungus products.
- Sweet Almond Oil - This oil is high in vitamin E, vitamin A and contains a healthy amount of fatty acids. This combination is good for reducing cellular damage as well as improving healing.
- Uva Ursi Extract - This unusual ingredient is actually something I have seen in anti-fungal supplements before. While research done on its effectiveness is very limited, it does show some promise at dealing with toenail fungus. It has what you call "tannins" that help to fight off inflammation and infection.
- Propolis Extract - Propolis has many good properties... anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-fungal. A flavonoid called pinocembrin, which it contains, is thought to be responsible for much of its antifungal effects.
- Aloe Barbadensis Juice - Most people are familiar with aloe. It has an anti-inflammatory soothing effect that can help with healing, among other benefits.
- Vitamin E - A very important vitamin, vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants of the vitamins and can prevent cellular damage and increase healing.
- Camphor - This ingredient is actually in Vicks VapoRub, which is a commonly used for nail fungus. It has proven effectiveness against dermatophytes (which cause nail fungus). According to WebMD, it can increase blood-flow where applied and helps with healing, reducing inflammation, and other things that would be beneficial for toenail fungus.
- Menthol - Besides smelling good, menthol is a strong antifungal and antibacterial. It can help kill fungus and prevent it from growing.
- Tea Tree Oil - This is one of the most popularly used essential oils for treatment of nail fungus, probably because there is some proof that it works. One 2013 study showed its ability to reduce the growth of the Trichophyton rubrum fungus, which is responsible for ringworm.
The list of ingredients, based on the information I can find online and what has been proven in scientific studies, seems to be a pretty good combination. While it might not be the "single best combination" as they say it is, it definitely does have the potential to have positive effects against toenail fungus.
Any Side Effects?
On the official website it states that there are no adverse side effects to using this ointment, and this seems to be the truth.
You may experience some minor irritation and burning sensation, depending on how bad your infection is, but there is nothing major to worry about. It is not like this has a bunch of harsh synthetic chemicals or anything like that.
What Real Users are Saying
When I review a product like this I always like to see what "real" users are saying about it. Sure, they can show all the great testimonials they want to on their website, but I want to hear all of the negative reviews as well.
Amazon as a good place to find real user reviews and fortunately Funginix is indeed sold on Amazon.
I look at reviews here quite often so I have a good feel for how many negative reviews is "too much". This product, as I am writing this, has around 600 customer reviews total and in average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars... And to be honest that is pretty darn good, especially when it comes to antifungal treatments.
Sure, you have a fair number of people that simply do not see any results from this, but you also have a lot of people that are seeing positive effects. Nail fungus can be extremely difficult to get rid of so you will never find a product that has perfect ratings.
Conclusion - Scam or Worth a Try?
Based on what I see Funginix seems to be a decent product and very well could be worth a try if you have been trying everything trying to get rid of a bad case of toenail fungus… And this is coming from someone who can be pretty harsh when it comes to product reviews.
I don't see any reason to call it a scam.
My only concern is that the company that manufactures the product is a very small company and doesn't really have much of a reputation. Sure they have an A+ rating with the BBB like I mentioned in the beginning, but I would still rather see a more well-known company. However, this definitely does not mean that it is a scam or anything like that.
Emuaid MAX is another good topical toenail fungus treatment that I recommend that may be worth a look.