SOURCE: Celliant


November 16, 2015 11:00 ET

Celliant Announces Calgary Performance Study

Apparel That Emits Far Infrared Radiation Can Decrease Athlete's Oxygen Consumption During Competitive Exercise

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 16, 2015) - Celliant®, an award-winning textile innovator and the leading responsive textile technology for apparel, bedding and veterinary products, announces the results of an important study, published in the Research Journal of Apparel and Textile, conducted at the University of Calgary and sponsored by Hologenix LLC. The study shows apparel that emits Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) can decrease an athlete's oxygen consumption during competitive exercise. This means that apparel with Celliant fibers enhance performance during competition.

Celliant CEO, Seth Casden comments, "Performance products containing this innovative technology continue to be clinically proven to enhance tissue oxygen levels, which improves athletic performance, sleep quality, health and overall wellness."

The study was conducted by Jay T. Worobets PhD, Emma R. Skolnik MKin, and Darren J. Stefanyshyn PhD at the University of Calgary, Canada.

The premise for the study states that: "FIR has been shown to have physiological effects when used as a modality for certain applications. For example, athletic apparel are currently commercially available that are constructed with fabrics that purportedly emit FIR. If apparel with this technology is capable of inducing positive physiological effects, then there may be important implications when worn by an athlete during exercise."

"We found that when using Celliant garments, the cyclists had a significant decrease in oxygen consumption (VO2) at low intensities versus the control. This suggests that Celliant may improve performance," explains Dr. Darren J. Stefanyshyn PhD., Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada.

Throughout each cycling test, the volume of oxygen uptake was monitored using a breathing mask and metabolic analysis cart. Measuring at high and lower cycling intensities, the subjects consumed 'statistically, and significantly less oxygen' when wearing the Celliant FIR apparel compared to the control garment, despite performing the same amount of mechanical work, the results indicate that this apparel technology does elicit a positive physiological effect.

Celliant utilizes a proprietary mineral matrix that's embedded into the core of a yarn. Celliant's science is based in physics and biochemistry; heat is transferred into infrared light (IR), which is absorbed into the body. The result is superior muscle performance, faster recovery, improved thermal regulation and a more restorative sleep. 

Celliant is the proprietary technology of Hologenix, LLC, the designers, manufacturers and distributors of bio-responsive fibers and textiles for over 10 years.

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