Best Antibacterial and Antifungal Soaps for MMA & BJJ
MMA and BJJ training environments are often a bacterial hotbed. With a huge turnover of people, often making close contact with each other and giving off bodily fluids, maintaining good hygiene levels is key.
Gyms of any repute will always take their hygiene levels seriously, with attendants sure to clean mats and training equipment on a regular basis. But the sheer ferocity of MMA/BJJ training and the close proximity with which the sport takes place, can make it a breeding ground for nasty infections and bacteria.
Common infections within the world of MMA/BJJ include ringworm, skin itches, athletes’ foot and many more – all of which can manifest into something more serious if not treated properly.
Training mats, communal showers and towels or even your training partner can all inadvertently contribute to the spread of bacteria, with fungus proven to thrive in moist environments.
Using antibacterial soaps thoroughly and regularly can go along way to preventing bacterial spread and help keep you fit before your next big fight.
The majority of antibacterial soaps that are used by MMA/BJJ fighters are made from 100% natural ingredients. Tea tree oil is a tried and tested antibacterial and antifungal agent that kills most of the potentially harmful bacteria that breeds in fighting environments.
Other natural ingredients that kill off bacteria effectively are eucalyptus and lemongrass and the majority of products on the market will contain these natural sources.
Like any purchase, finding the right soap for you may take time and being sure to check all of the ingredients each soap is key, especially if you have any allergies.
Most MMA/BJJ antibacterial and antifungal soaps are designed to take an aggressive approach to killing off the prospect of any bacterial infection manifesting into something more serious.
The key difference between regular soap products and these antibacterial soaps is that most of them are made from natural ingredients, ensuring there is no additional skin damage/risk of infection outside of the obvious attempts to kill bacteria.
So stay safe when you train, stop that bacteria spreading and smell great too – what more could you want?