Causes of Sweat

posted 2016 Mar by Pharmworks Raise


Sweat is a salty fluid excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. Sweating or perspiration or diaphoresis refers to the production of sweat by sweat glands. Sweat contains mainly water, sodium chloride, minute quantities of urea and lactic acid, potassium ions and traces of other minerals such as magnesium, calcium ,copper, iron . Sweating is a biological process used by mammals to keep their body temperature constant. It is noticeable on hot days during physical exertion or in times of emotional stress. However, it can occur during cool weather unnoticed even without strenuous exertion as it evaporates immediately on reaching the skin surface.

Causes Of Sweating

Sweating can result from normal functioning of the body, diseases, intake of drugs and some food.

Physiological Causes

High environmental temperature, physical exercise, fever,menopause and spicy food can normally cause sweating.Also excessive sweating can occur as a result of strong emotions such as anxiety and anger.

Pathological Causes

Sweating may be a symptom of serious illness if it is asssociated with fever,weight loss, shortness of breath or even chest discomfort. Diaphoresis is a major symptom in malaria and tuberculosis. In many infections, it is always accompanied by fever and tiredness.Malignant diseases such as leukemia can also can also cause sweating.However, it may suggest a condition known as pneumothorax if it is associated with splinting of the chest wall. Low blood sugar may cause diaphoresis in diabetics who depend on oral medication or insulin shots. Mercury poisoning can trigger profuse sweating especially in children or adult undergoing treatment with mercury. Also, it may result from abnormal conditions such as shock and hyperthyroidism (increased metabolic rate).


Drugs such as morphine, caffeine, antidepressant as well as alcohol can cause sweating. However, withdrawal from narcotic pain killer or alcohol can cause sweating.


Spices such as onions and garlic as well as food containing caffeine can cause sweating.


Clothings made of nylon and polyester can retain heat, thus triggering diaphoresis unlike those made from silk, cotton and linen.


This is a condition in which the body’s mechanism of maintaining its temperature is overactive. Thus, it causes excessive sweating. It is obvious as it affects the hands, feet,armpits as well as the face. This condition can lead to physiological and emotional problems as it is always embarrasing to the sufferers.

Sweat Stain

Perspiration is a means of cooling the body temperature in mammals. However, it can result in undesirable effect in humans. It is embarrasing for others to see the sweat stains under our armpit or around our collar but the presence of odor is even worse. The odor which results from excessive sweating is perceived when bacteria and yeast from the normal body flora reacts with the moist skin and clothing.

Antiperspirant and deodorant can be used to prevent the odor and reduce wetness due to sweating. These chemicals react with the moist fabric and become embedded in it after sometime. Also, the minerals present nin the sweat are left behind after the liquid evaporates, forming stains on the clothing.

Sweat Stain Remover

Sweat stains causes discolorations especially under the armpit and around the collar. These stains cannot be removed by chlorine bleach. RAISE bonds to these stains, turning them into a salt so that they can be easily lifted away in your laundry.

Simple Household Solutions to Remove Summer Stains

posted 2013 May by Pharmworks Raise

Summer is coming so we have some simple household remedies to help keep your wardrobe looking spiffy. Have you ever tried to get ink off your clothing, not an easy task. Try using a little tomato juice on the stain to remove the ink. Some of you ladies and a few of you fellas can attest to how difficult it can be to remove makeup from certain clothing items. Try using clear shampoo to break down those proteins. What about bacon grease it seems to get everywhere, often it finds its way onto your dishtowels, never fear if you have WD-40 near.  Remember like get's out like so WD-40 is a perfect solution to remove grease stains. 

How To Spot Treat Oil On Silk

posted 2012 Oct by Pharmworks Raise

Silk is a very difficult fabric to treat as it is quite delicate and should be treated with care. The most common question we receive are how to treat oil stains on silk shirts. If you are looking to treat oil stains, sprinkle corn starch on the spot, let it sit for a couple of hours and then brush off the excess with a cloth. Never ever use water when it comes to silks this is a no no and can quickly ruin your clothing. Also be very careful when it comes to using stain removers on silks as many can discolor the garment.

Causes of Yellow Perspiration

posted 2012 Oct by Pharmworks Raise

There are a multitude of colors that people describe when referring to sweat stains. These stains are a result of salts found in antiperspirant and sweat.  On white and light-colored clothing there may be a yellow or even orange stain.  Some people emit a higher concentration of aluminum and they describe brownish stains on their clothing.

Patent Approval For RAISE Pre-treatment Armpit Stain Formula: PATENT No. 8,268,769

posted 2012 Oct by Pharmworks Raise

Innovative solution receives U.S. patent approval. RAISE Armpit Stain Remover takes the guess work out of removing pesky deodorant and sweat stains.

Oct 17, 2012 - PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Pharmworks LLC. recently announced the company has been granted patent approval by the United States Patent and Trademark Office  for their pretreatment solution that eliminates deodorant and sweat stains. RAISE is the first armpit stain remover in the market to be recognized and awarded a patent for it’s proven ability to remove perspiration stains from clothing. The company was issued Patent Number 8,268,769 on September 18, 2012 to assignee Hillary Enselberg, inventor of RAISE.

This exciting innovation in laundry care, wipes out underarm sweat spots as well as ring around the collar-- keeping your wardrobe looking fresh and clean. RAISE's unique formula bonds to the perspiration stain, turning it into a salt thereby releasing it from your clothing. Many stain removers and detergents have tried to tackle this issue before but only frustrated consumers with failed results. RAISE’s capability in eradicating discolored perspiration stains reinforces it’s ever growing popularity in the marketplace.

"We've all heard that wearing lightweight white cotton shirts can keep us cool. The only problem is, the armpit areas all too often turn yellow from excessive sweating and antiperspirant build-up.  Pouring bleach directly onto the stains to get rid of them can eat away at the fabric, creating holes," said Christina Peterson, Product Analyst at Good Housekeeping. "When we tried RAISE at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, we were genuinely impressed with its performance -- even on old set-in stains."

"Our unique formulation is changing the way we eliminate body sweat stains on laundry and without damaging your clothes," said Hillary Enselberg, Owner of Pharmworks LLC. "While we can't always control body temperature and sweat, thanks to RAISE we can now feel more confident to dress in our favorite whites and bright colors without concern for permanent underarm stains."

RAISE Armpit Stain Remover Formula Receives US Patent

posted 2012 Sep by Pharmworks Raise

We have recently been informed that on Sept 18, 2012 RAISE Armpit Stain Remover officially receives it's US Patent number 8,268,769. Pharmworks LLC is the sole manufacturer and distributor of this unique and effective method for removing armpit stains. Stay tuned for more information next week!

How To Bully Out Your Back To School Stains

posted 2012 Aug by Pharmworks Raise

Back to school means back to the drawing boards and that's just the kind of activity that can makes brand new school clothes looking not so new. Follow these simple tips to remove those stains you thought were impossible to get out.

To Remove Ink Stains try dabbing some rubbing alcohol onto the stain. Do this until the stain becomes invisible then add liquid laundry detergent and let sit for 5 minutes finish by washing in the hottest water safe for the fabric.

To Remove Super Glue get a rag and some nail polish make sure it is acetone based (do a test with the nail polish remover in an inconspicuous area on the garment).  Begin dabbing the rag onto the super glue stain from the outside of the stain to the inside. Take a dull knife and scrap away at any loose glue. You may need to repeat this process several times.  Once the glue is gone, treat the area with prewash stain remover and launder according to fabric's specifications.

 To Remove Ketchup Stains begin flushing the stain from the back of the stain using very cold water.  Next apply vinegar which is a natural acid and will break down the ketchup. Let the vinegar saturate the stain dab with a clean cloth several times.  You may have to repeat the process before treating the the area with a prewash stain remover, and then launder according to garments specifications.


posted 2012 Apr by Pharmworks Raise

In an effort to determine if your deodorant or antiperspirant is a cause for cancer we turned to the Cancer Research UK and the American Cancer Society to get some answers.  There has been a lot of talk these days linking antiperspirant with breast cancer but the fact is sweat DOES NOT contain toxins and there has never been a proven link between the chemicals in anti-perspirant and cancer. 

Warm Weather is Upon Us!

posted 2012 Mar by Pharmworks Raise

So you’ve probably been gearing up for the springtime/summer warmer weather and have been pulling out your favorite tees and tanks from the back of your closet…then you realize…OMG the horrible YELLOW STAINS in the underarms of your favorite sweat more last summer than you thought and will most likely again this year! Well…don’t sweat it…say goodbye to those embarrassing yellow stains! With Raise Armpit Stain Remover your favorite shirt(s) can now be saved and ready to wear this year and you NOW have a SOLUTION for when it happens again!  

Desire To Not Perspire

posted 2011 Aug by Pharmworks Raise

One question we at Pharmworks are often asked is what is the best antiperspirant for underarm dryness, our answer - Sweat Block.  If you suffer from excessive sweating or just have a strong desire to not perspire this is the product for you. Not only is it effective it is easy to use just apply once at bedtime and enjoy 7 days of underarm dryness. To find out more or to purchase online go to

Perspiration Stain Removal

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posted 2011 Feb by Pharmworks Raise

 After an exciting week of contestants vying for a chance to win a bottle of PitStop underarm stain remover we have finally chosen our three, lucky participants. Thank you all for visiting our site and joining the race against pit stains across America. Congratulations Corie, Miranda, and Sindy! You will be receiving your free bottle shortly! 

Super Bowl Penalties -- Yellow Stains Are Out

posted 2011 Feb by Pharmworks Raise

The Super Bowl is right around the corner and while we are all busy ordering our 6 foot long subs and testing out the latest hot wing sauce, we do it with a smile forgetting the havoc this day wreaks on our clothing.  We will be counting down the five most common stains found on clothing after a long day of cheering,drinking, eating and the like. 

1.  Beer Stains obviously the most common, are tannins which respond well to bleach.

2. Superbowl Dip stains this is really anything with cheese, cream, spinach, artichoke, sour cream...this is not a recipe. The best way to treat is to keep them away from hot water as it will make the proteins stick to the stain.  Soak it in cold water add some liquid dish soap, rub vigorously and launder.

3. Superbowl Salad this is anything that contains oil, butter, mayonnaise these are protein stains and should be pretreated with a spot stain remover.  Make sure to saturate the stain rub well and let sit for 5-10 before laundering.

4. Wine stain (not everyone drink beer) start with club soda then add salt rub together and repeat until the stain is removed.

5. Super Bowl Dessert this could involve heavy creams, ice creams, chocolate and or icing treat with cold water, add liquid dish soap rub together and launder.  

Now get out there and have fun and may the best team win!!!

Armpit Stain Removal...The Best Dirty Little Secret

posted 2011 Jan by Pharmworks Raise

Article on shirt stains: "Dirty Little Secret"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Detergent makers like to brag that their product will get rid of the toughest stains, like grass. Come on — grass stains are a piece of cake (my weapon of choice for both grass and cake: a shot of liquid Era). But perspiration stains ... those are tough. I’ve never found a product that’s worked.

So when I got an unsolicited sample of a potion called PITSTOP in the mail a few weeks ago I was skeptical. I dug out the grungiest, yellowest shirt I could find. I treated one sleeve with PITSTOP. I left the other one untreated. I washed the shirt. The result? The untreated side looked no different. The treated side? Practically perfect. A 12-ounce bottle is $12.50 at a site with a fitting — if inelegant — name:


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Halle shows the world she's not afraid to get a little sweaty.  Give us a call Halle we can help!


posted 2010 Nov by Pharmworks Raise


- Try to include plenty of fruit and vegetables in your daily diet. If you want to avoid sweating it is best to avoid fatty foods as these can cause your body to sweat.

- Wash your armpits in a solution made of real lemon mixed with water. This might sound like a strange thing to do but it really can help you stop sweaty armpits naturally. You may be surprised to find that this works for you.

- Fit an extra shower into your routine half way through the day. This will not only provide you with a fresh feeling and get rid of any stale sweat, but it will also allow heat to escape your body. Having a shower should help you stay sweat free for a few hours afterwards.

- If you are unable to take a shower during the day, make the time to wash under your arms. This will freshen up the area and hopefully provide a few hours where you are sweat free.

- The way your body sweats can also be influenced by the clothes you wear. If you want to stop sweating naturally then it is better to wear a few thin layers rather than one thick layer. That way you will be able to remove layers as you heat up. Cotton clothing is often viewed as the best choice if you want to avoid sweating.