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Fungavir Review: Meh

I tried Fungavir for my persistent toenail fungus yuckiness. It’s “too good to be true” claims are too good to be true. The website offers vaguely worded claims that it has special ingredients that get under the nail where other products fail. It does not.

It works about as well as any other topical antifungal I’ve used, but it’s more expensive and the advertising is shadier. Don’t buy it.

I’ve written a lot over the years about anti-fungals, take a look. Short form: Most topicals keep the infection at bay but none get under the nail to the root of the problem. Prescription orals sometimes work, sometimes don’t. There’s no reliable cure for nail fungus, this is especially true for topicals. Oral medicines work from the inside-out so you’ve got a better shot at a cure but they aren’t reliable either.

Fungavir’s website is filled with weasel words and hot air. Read some of their ad copy with that in mind:

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There are many discussions about nail fungus going on on my blog. Search my blog for the word “fungus” for more.

Fungavir

Update 2-15-12: Read my full review of Fungavir.

Text in bold italics below are updates.

I had written a scathing post about Fungavir, calling it a scam. I’ve removed this post. I now think I was a little too aggressive in my wording. I spoke with one of the owners of Fungavir a couple days ago and they have begun rewording their web site and changing some of their practices to be more realistic. made a couple tiny changes to their site but the vast majority of the weasel words and scammer language remain. The ingredients in Fungavir are somewhat effective at fighting toenail and fingernail fungus, but there is absolutely nothing special about it. They charge 10 times the price for ingredients you can already find at your local pharmacy.

I was introduced to Fungavir by a comment spam that appeared on my site, which is not an auspicious start.

The wording on their site had some is full of scammer language:
* testimonials that seem too good to be true
* lies. For example, “Fungavir has double the amount of Undecylenic Acid than any other nail fungus treatment”. It does not. 25% is the legal limit for non-prescription strength and they have 10%.
* vague promises with meaningless copy like “double action” and “killing the fungus while working to heal the affected area” and… well, most of the words on the site.
* product images such that look like product only exists in Photoshop
* Site icons with no substantiation like “Green Certified Site”, “GMP”, “Made in an FDA Registered Facility”, and “Google Checkout” (they don’t use Google Checkout)

The ingredients appear to be just a collection of all the topical anti-fungals mixed into one bottle. Yeah, that might work, but I’m guessing it’ll work as well as well as any other topical, which is to say, “It might work but don’t hold your breath.”

The guy at Fungavir has said he is going to change their website. I’m going to give him the chance. But if he doesn’t since he didn’t come up with more realistic language on his site in a month or so, I’ll be reposting my original article and then some.

For more info on nail fungus, read the several posts and followup comments on my blog about nail fungus.

Here is the Fungavir homepage on 10-9-11:

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There are many discussions about nail fungus going on on my blog. Search my blog for the word “fungus” for more.

Funginix, Fungusil, Fungisil, Zetaclear: all scams

Today I got a comment spam from someone claiming that Fungusil works for them. I did some homework and… it screams “scam”.

Fungusil has undecylenic acid which is as good a topical antifungal as is out there (comparable to lamisil, and vinegar). But topicals don’t have a very good success rate against nail fungus. as the Mayo Clinic writes about undecylenic acid:

undecylenic acid belongs to the group of medicines called antifungals. It is used to treat some types of fungus infections. However, compound undecylenic acid generally has been replaced by newer and more effective medicines for the treatment of fungus infections.

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A google search turns promotional websites that almost look like comparison sites… but aren’t. And testimonials on blogs and forums that are obviously lies. For example

Best Toenail Fungus Treatment – Fungusil?
I’ve just researching for an effective and best toenail fungus treatment and more of the results in google are home remedies product.

And the only response

I’ve tried it last month. And believe it or not, it only takes 7-10 days to remove totally my nail fungus

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The Funginix, Fungusil, and Fungisil websites were obviously built by the same designer. Take a look, the Funginix and Fungisil sites use the same bottle! Why would 3 similar products with similar ingredients be marketed so similarly? Because they are the same product from the same scammer trying to create a false sense of comparison.

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I have written several other posts about these products and I’ve gotten loads of comments from people. Search my site for “fungus” for more on the subject.

Nonyx Nail Gel: Part 3

This is a followup to my first and second posts: Nonyx Nail Gel and Nonyx Nail Gel: Part 2. It’s gotten so many comments that it’s hard to sort through these older posts.

Please make followup comments here.

And don’t forget to read the original post and other related posts including Fungal Nail Infection Treatment and Zetaclear.

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There are many discussions about nail fungus going on on my blog. Search my blog for the word “fungus” for more.

Fungisil is a Scam

Just do 5 minutes of googling and you’ll realize that Fungisil is a scam. It’s almost definitely made by the same people that make Zetaclear.

Why do I say it’s a scam?

  • The ingredient list has nothing but common, inexpensive ingredients like undecylenic acid (a good topical antifungal. Buy a lifetime supply for $20 at a health food store)
  • Crazy expensive, $40 for 0.5 oz. And that is a 2-4 week supply. You’ll need to treat for 3-6 months
  • Online marketing. Googling for “fungisil” finds loads of fantastic, glowing reviews that were obviously written by poor marketers and not users.
  • Lots of online marketing comparing Fungisil to Zetaclear. And no reviews of Fungisil to other antifungal topicals.

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There are many discussions about nail fungus going on on my blog. Search my blog for the word “fungus” for more.

Nonyx Nail Gel: Part 2

This is a followup to my first post: Nonyx Nail Gel. It’s gotten so many comments that it’s hard to sort through them.

Please make followup comments here.

And don’t forget to read the original post and other related posts including Fungal Nail Infection Treatment and Zetaclear.

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There are many discussions about nail fungus going on on my blog. Search my blog for the word “fungus” for more.