The snake venom : deadly poison or hope for medicine?

What effects does the venom of snakes have on the body?

The snake venom : deadly poison or hope for medicine?

A POWERFUL ALLIED AGAINST HYPERTENSION

Captopril, a large-scale medication for arterial hypertension, is derived from the study of a small jararaca venom protein. It is by observing the collapse of the blood pressure of the people bitten by this serpent that Brazilian researchers had the idea to synthesize a molecule derived from the tetratide. The action of this derivative is opposed to the effects of the system Rénine Angiotensine Aldosterone (yes yes, we know it is a bit of a barbaric name …) which designates a system of physiological regulation that decreases the diameter of the arteries, thus contributing to increase Intravascular pressure.
You did not understand everything? Normal, it’s not simple! Try to imagine … you have to visualize the blood circulating in an artery like the water circulating in a garden hose. When the end of the pipe is pressed, the water emerges more violently, so that the pressure inside is greater. This is due to the reduction in the diameter of the pipe. However, captopril is opposed to this action, by preventing the production of angiotensin which decreases the volume of the arteries !

ANTI-COAGULATING PROPERTIES

These snake venom peptides are also used in cardiac surgery. During these particularly heavy procedures, blood clots may form. It is by observing the great haemorrhages caused by the bite of the Echis carinatus (echidated keeled) that a molecule has been developed from its venom: Tirofiban. This molecule, which fluidizes the blood, reduces the risk of clot formation and allows to operate in complete serenity by limiting the risk of excessive coagulation.
These anti-coagulant properties are found in the venom of a Chinese snake. With this in mind, a research team at the Institut Pasteur is working on a drug that can rapidly dissolve the clots responsible for vascular accidents. This is a source of hope for all the emergency personnel who are promptly taking charge of this type of patient whose life expectancy is engaged …

A NEW ANTI-PAINTER?

Research would also be conducted on the venom of the royal cobra. The original toxin has an interesting analgesic (which softens pain) but neurotoxic. By modifying the venom peptide to rid it of its toxic part, a team of researchers hopes to develop a new class of painkiller outlawing morphine!

A BOTOX-LIKE ACTION

At Garancia snake venom peptides are at the heart of some of our care. They exert a botox-like action by reducing muscle micro-contractions at the origin of expression wrinkles. Moreover, this famous botox, derived from botulinum toxin, has an action similar to one of the components present in the venom of cobra.

So still scary, snakes?

 

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Sports Creams: Practice Safely

Massage cream

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If you like sports and exercise, try this sports massage cream now! Specifically made to improve recovery after exercise. It is efficient and fast acting, giving relief to sore muscles, minimising fatigue, exhaustion and other typical consequences of excess physical activity.

  • External use only
  • 100ml
  • Dermatologically tested (not on animals)
  • Cream with arnica and olive oil extract
  • Ionic Balancer: compensates for the loss of ions and improves cellular energy flow
  • Made with organic ingredients

Heating effect warmup gel

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Sports lovers can now have a better warm up before they start their training with the sports heating effect warm up gel! Specifically made to improve performance in training. It has a pleasant heating effect on application.

  • External use only
  • 100ml
  • Dermatologically tested (not on animals)
  • Heating effect
  • Active oxygenating effect
  • Ionic Balancer: compensates for the loss of ions and improves cellular energy flow
  • Organic ingredients

Cold effect gel

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The sports cold effect gel is perfect for use after exercise. It helps to improve recovery with its pleasant fresh sensation.

  • External use
  • 100ml
  • Dermatologocally testes (not on animals)
  • Cold effect
  • Gel with extract of ginseng and arnica
  • Ionic Balancer: compensates for the loss of ions and improves cell energy flow
  • Organic ingredients

Cold effect foot cream

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This sports cold effect foot cream has a moisturising, relaxing and invigorating effect and leaves a pleasant, fresh sensation.

  • External use
  • 100 ml
  • Dermatologically tested (not on animals)
  • Non-greasy formula (quick absorption)
  • Cold effect
  • Cream with arnica extract
  • Ionic Balancer: compensates for the loss of ions and improves cellular energy flow
  • Organic ingredients

Anti-friction cream

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This anti-friction cream for sports protects skin from irritation caused by sweat and clothes rubbing against the skin during exercise, creating an invisible protective barrier against the skin.

  • External use
  • 100 ml
  • Dermatologically tested (not on animals)
  • Sweat resistant
  • Cream with panthenol and shea butter
  • Ionic Balancer: compensates for ion loss and improves cellular energy flow
  • Organic ingredients

🆕 NEW ARRIVALS : Sports creams and gels

Heating Effect Warm Up Gel goo.gl/UrU3HN

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Sports lovers can now have a better warm up before they start their training with the sports heating effect warm up gel! Specifically made to improve performance in training. It has a pleasant heating effect on application.

  • External use only
  • 100ml
  • Dermatologically tested (not on animals)
  • Heating effect
  • Active oxygenating effect
  • Ionic Balancer: compensates for the loss of ions and improves cellular energy flow
  • Organic ingredients

Cold Effect Gel goo.gl/AlIWBN

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The sports cold effect gel is perfect for use after exercise. It helps to improve recovery with its pleasant fresh sensation.

  • External use
  • 100ml
  • Dermatologocally testes (not on animals)
  • Cold effect
  • Gel with extract of ginseng and arnica
  • Ionic Balancer: compensates for the loss of ions and improves cell energy flow
  • Organic ingredients

Cold Effect Foot Cream goo.gl/2VuCbE

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This sports cold effect foot cream has a moisturising, relaxing and invigorating effect and leaves a pleasant, fresh sensation.

  • External use
  • 100 ml
  • Dermatologically tested (not on animals)
  • Non-greasy formula (quick absorption)
  • Cold effect
  • Cream with arnica extract
  • Ionic Balancer: compensates for the loss of ions and improves cellular energy flow
  • Organic ingredients

Anti-Friction Cream goo.gl/wqXXpq

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This anti-friction cream for sports protects skin from irritation caused by sweat and clothes rubbing against the skin during exercise, creating an invisible protective barrier against the skin.

  • External use
  • 100 ml
  • Dermatologically tested (not on animals)
  • Sweat resistant
  • Cream with panthenol and shea butter
  • Ionic Balancer: compensates for ion loss and improves cellular energy flow
  • Organic ingredients

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Bread Maker goo.gl/fjL89F

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If you love homemade bread and wish to cook delicous recipes, do not miss the Tristar BM4586 550W Bread Maker, an indispensable kitchen appliance for your kitchen!

  • Capacity: 1000 g
  • 19 cooking programmes
  • Gluten-free function
  • Dough hook, spoon and meter of 240 ml
  • Different degrees of toasting (well toasted, medium, lightly)
  • LCD screen
  • Heat-retaining feature 60 minutes
  • Cover with display window
  • Power: 550 W
  • Dimensions approx .: 27 x 29 x 40 cm
  • Length of the cable: 120 cm

Multifunction Hand Blender goo.gl/CY5LJd

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Don’t settle for just any blender in your kitchen, introducing the Tristar MX4195 multifunction hand blender with accessories!

  • Material: stainless steel and rubber
  • Ergonomic design
  • Measuring glass (600 ml)
  • Chopper accessory with bowl (500 ml)
  • Kneading accessory with two whisks
  • Speed control (5 positions)
  • On/off button
  • Turbo button
  • Stainless steel blades
  • Voltage: 220-240 V
  • Frequency: 50-60 Hz
  • Power: 800 W
  • Power cable: 140 cm
  • Approx. dimensions (diameter x height): 6 x 38 cm

Drip Coffee Maker (1.25 l) goo.gl/8QuDVL

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Start the renewal of small electrical appliances in your home with the Tristar CM1245 drip coffee maker (1.25 l)! It is practical and has the perfect design for your kitchen.

  • 10-12 cups
  • Approx. capacity: 1.25 l
  • Power: 750 W
  • Voltage: 220-240 V
  • Frequency: 50-60 Hz
  • Non-drip system
  • Glass jug
  • Removable and washable swing filter
  • Water level indicator
  • On/off switch
  • Includes measuring spoon
  • Suitable for camping use
  • Automatic shut-off after 40 minutes
  • Non-slip feet
  • Approx. dimensions: 20 x 29.5 x 23 cm
  • Approx. dimensions of the jug: 15 x 12 x 14 cm
  • Approx. length of the cable: 75 cm

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🆕 NEW ARRIVALS : Outdoor grill-party

Coal Barbecue with Cover and Wheels goo.gl/pdTewr

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Get the modern, practical BBQ Classics Coal Barbecue with Cover and Wheels, an outdoor barbecue perfect for outdoor cooking!

  • Made of iron
  • Cover with handle and valve
  • Roasting grill
  • Bottom supporting grill
  • Removable ash tray
  • 4 legs (two with wheels for easy moving)
  • 2 comfortable handles
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Dimensions approx. (diameter x height): 40 x 55.5 cm

Dad’s Charcoal Barbecue goo.gl/CjvmXk

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If your are thinking of organising a party out-of-doors and need an outdoor barbecue, we have just what you need, the Dad’s BBQ Classics charcoal barbecue!

  • Made of iron
  • Grill and two convenient handles
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Approx. dimensions: 32 x 21 x 21 cm

Column Charcoal Barbecue goo.gl/JTmnA0

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Introducing the unusual and stylish BBQ Classics Column charcoal barbecue, an outdoor barbecue that is a must-have at best parties!

  • Made of steel
  • Grill with two convenient handles
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Approx. dimensions: 38 x 92 x 38 cm

Vertical Charcoal Barbecue Smoker goo.gl/2cS0nP

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We present to you the BBQ Classics Vertical charcoal barbecue smoker perfect for your next party!

  • Made from steel
  • Thermostat (300 ºC)
  • 4 legs
  • 2 easy to use side handles
  • 2 front doors with handles
  • 4 side vents
  • 2 chrome plated grills (for food)
  • 2 metal trays with stands for water and charcoal
  • Approx. dimensions: 48 x 100 x 38cm

🆕 ARRIVALS OF THE DAY : Kitchen & cocktail

Kitchen Non-Stick Oven Tray https://goo.gl/M9ljYr

You can cook all kinds of food in the Bravissima Kitchen non-stick oven tray without worrying that anything will stick to the surface!

  • Metal tray with non-stick coating
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Approx. dimensions: 37.5 x 5.5 x 25.5 cm

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Vintage Glass Cocktail Shaker https://goo.gl/csgIVV

Here is the Vintage Coconut glass cocktail shaker for the most nostalgic ones who like unusual items!

  • Made of glass
  • Lid and accessories made of metal
  • Approx. capacity: 450 ml
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Approx. dimensions (diameter x height): 8 x 16 cm

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Metal Barbecue Chef Bottle Rack https://goo.gl/y6o03J

Display your best wines in this original and unique Homania metal Barbecue Chef bottle rack! This wine rack makes for a perfect decoration and gift.

  • Approx. diameter: 8.5 cm
  • Approx. dimensions: 14 x 45 x 16 cm

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Metal Footballer Bottle Rack https://goo.gl/PhN4iR

The original and unique Homania Metal Footballer bottle rack is perfect for displaying your best wines! A wine rack that is ideal as a decoration and gift.

  • Approx. diameter: 8.5 cm
  • Approx. dimensions: 16 x 43 x 17 cm

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🆕 ARRIVALS OF THE DAY : Barbecue & garden

Pop-Up Garden Waste Bag https://goo.gl/XzTNho

Keep your garden free of leaves and other waste with the practical and handy Oh My Home pop-up garden waste bag!

  • Made of polythene (PE)
  • Metal support frame
  • Capacity: 85 L
  • Two convenient handles
  • Opens easily (pop-up)
  • 2 secure hooks to fold it up
  • Approx. dimensions unfolded (diameter x height): 45 x 55 cm
  • Approx. dimensions folded (diameter x height): 45 x 4 cm

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Fire Starter for Barbecues https://goo.gl/1mGycL

Start your barbecue easily thanks to the BBQ Classics wood fire starter for barbecues!

  • 6 wooden bars with shavings inside
  • Approx. dimensions (diameter x height): approx. 7 x 8 cm

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3 in 1 Barbecue Cleaning Brush https://goo.gl/zmrkbH

Make sure that you can clean your barbecue properly with the minimal amount of effort, use the BBQ Classis 3 in 1 barbecue cleaning brush!

  • Made from PP and stainless steel
  • 3 in 1: bristles, scraper and scourer
  • Approx. dimensions: 26 x 9 x 6cm

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🆕 ARRIVALS OF THE DAY : Outdoor lighting

Solar Powered Garden Light https://goo.gl/t7wZ1p

Light up your garden with the easy to use and elegant Oh my Home Solar powered garden light! It even turns on automatically when it detects that it is dark.

  • Made of plastic
  • White light
  • On/off switch, photocell and 1 LED
  • Battery included (1 x AA, ni-MH 1.2 V, 600 mA)
  • Approx. charging time (solar power): from 8 to 12 hours
  • Lasts approx.: 6 hours
  • Approx. dimensions (diameter x total height): 11 x 32 cm
  • Approx. length (stake): 9 cm

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8 Folding LED Lanterns https://goo.gl/1Vohyi

If you are about to celebrate something, the Th3 Party folding LED lanterns (pack of 8) are a must-have! Perfect for decorating the best parties.

  • 8 folding nylon lanterns (Ø 9.5 cm)
  • Includes 2 green, 2 orange, 2 blue and 2 pink
  • Includes plastic frames
  • 8 LED warm steady lights (3.2 V / 20 mA)
  • On/off button
  • Easy to use and assemble
  • Battery operated (3 x AA, not included)
  • Approx. length: 190 cm

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Introducing the Adventure Goods LED torch that will become your inseparable companion on trips and outings to the countryside, mountains, etc.!

  • Made of polypropylene
  • User friendly with convenient handle and strap
  • On/off button
  • 13 LED steady white lights
  • Battery operated (4 x D, not included)
  • Approx. dimensions (diameter x height): 11 x 21 cm

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🆕 ARRIVALS OF THE DAY : Outdoor items

Water Slide Track https://goo.gl/aFA0at

Children will have a great time this summer playing with the Adventure Goods Water Slide Track. All you have to do is connect it to the hose and use the water flowing along its surface for sliding.

  • Made of PVC
  • Hose connector
  • Water outlet holes on the surface
  • 2 plastic fixing pins
  • Recommended age: +3 years
  • Dimensions approx.: 145 x 482 cm
  • Complies with the European standard EN71 for toy safety

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Children’s Bird Nest Swing https://goo.gl/bgbtzg

If you want to surprise the little ones at home, then get them the Junior Knows Children’s Bird Nest Swing, perfect for outdoor use.

  • Rubber swing seat with polypropylene knotted fabric
  • Galvanized steel fastening and bonding rings
  • Polypropylene ropes
  • Approx. diameter: 100cm
  • Approx length: 115cm
  • Maximum supported weight: 100kg
  • Recommended age: 3 years and older
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Children’s Vine Swing https://goo.gl/5cwC4X

If you want to make your little ones smile, don’t hesitate, get them a Junior Knows Children’s Vine Swing for your garden. It is also perfect to take out and about, you can even attach it to a tree.

  • Made from hard wearing plastic and rope
  • Adjustable height
  • Steel hoops and fasteners
  • Approx. diameter: 28.5 cm
  • Maximum supported weight: 40 kg
  • Rope length approx.: 125 cm
  • Outdoor use
  • Recommended age: 3 years and older
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Hanging Chair with Cushion https://goo.gl/4L07B2

Enjoy being outdoors and relax as never before in the fantastic Craftenwood hanging chair with cushion, perfect for switching off whilst reading, listening to music or having a siesta.

  • Strong and durable
  • 60 % cotton and 40 % polyester
  • Wash by hand
  • Approx. dimensions of the seat: 45 x 45 cm
  • Approx. dimensions of the back: 45 x 45 cm
  • Approx. dimensions of the wooden bar: 90 x 3 cm
  • Approx. dimensions in total: 90 x 114 x 65 cm
  • Approx. dimensions of the cushion: 43 x 10

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