Questions and Answers About Prolotex

1) What is FIR (Far Infrared Rays)? 

2) What is the electromagnetic spectrum?

3) Are Far Infrared Rays harmful to our skin like Ultraviolet rays?

4) Will FIR cause skin cancer?

5) How will I benefit from the sun's far infrared rays?

6) How does FIR promote cell & tissue healing?

7) How does FIR reduce toxicity in the body?

8) How does FIR reduce muscle spasms, muscle & joint pain?

9) I have a metal Pin in my ankle - will the socks make it Hot? 

10) Is Far Infrared Ray therapy a cure-all?

11) Are there any age limits for the use of bio ceramic therapy products? 

12) How does FIR therapy improve immune system? 

13) What is the optimal length in micron of the FIR to be of benefit to the body?

14) Will I get hot when I use FIR Therapy Clothing?

15) How long do your FIR clothing products last?

16) Do I have to wear the FIR apparel in direct sunlight?

17) What minerals are used to make up the Bio Ceramic?

18) How are bio-ceramic fibers manufactured? 

19) I've heard that it's better to drink more water when using FIR Clothing. Why would this help?

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1) What is FIR (far infrared rays)?

Far Infrared Rays (FIR) are energy rays from the Sun. FIR rays are part of the part Electromagnetic Spectrum with a wavelength longer than visible light, but shorter than microwave radiation. The name Far Infrared means "below red" (from the Latin infra, "below"), red being the color of visible light of longest wavelength. Far Infrared electromagnetic radiation has the longest wavelengths in the infrared region, between approximately 50 and 1,000 micrometers.

2) What is the electromagnetic spectrum?

All possible wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation make up "The spectrum". The complete range includes:  Radio waves, Microwaves, Infrared rays, Visible light,  Ultraviolet rays,  X-rays, Gamma rays and Visible rays (red, orange, yellow, green, blue,  indigo and violet). 

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3) Are Far Infrared Rays harmful to our skin like Ultraviolet rays?

Far Infrared light is one of the safest natural therapies on the market today.  FIR therapy has positive benefits to sport athletes  with virtually no negative side effects

4) Will FIR cause skin cancer?

We have not found any documentation that reported any association of Skin Cancer and Far Infrared Therapies.

5) How will I benefit from the sun's far infrared rays?

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • joint and muscle pain relief
  • increased metabolism for weight-loss and detoxification management
  • increased microcirculation of blood & lymph fluid
  • improves tissue fluid exchange
  • assists the body and skins ability to remove toxins and waste products
  • activate the skins ability to produce collagen and elastin within basal cell layer
  • alleviates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • increase oxygenation level of your cells
  • increases enzyme activity 
  • relaxes your muscles
  • improves fibroblast functions for connective tissue repair
  • improves your flexibility
  • reduces physical and psychological stress 
  • increases your energy
  • reduces chronic inflammation and edema
  • stimulates your immune system
  • aids in regulating your bodily functions (temperature, chemistry, blood pressure, sleep and wakefulness etc).

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6) How does FIR promote cell & tissue healing?

The Far Infrared Rays actually stimulates the cells metabolic processes that create a healing effect. Metabolism is "the chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life. In metabolism some substances are broken down to yield energy for vital processes while other substances, necessary for life, are synthesized".

Injured cells and tissue processes can actually be stimulated to allow cellular functions to be improved. Dormant cells can be brought back to life with Far Infrared therapies.

7) How does FIR reduce toxicity in the body?

As the Far Infrared Rays stimulate the cells into activity the flow of nutrients in and waste particle out is increase. The cells can now flush the toxins more freely.

8) How does FIR reduce muscle spasms, muscle and joint pain?

Far Infrared rays helps to stimulate the nerves and neural pathways in the muscles & joints. The increase in blood flow brings endorphins to the affected nerves endings providing a non toxic form of natural pain relief 

9) I have a metal Pin in my ankle - will the socks make it Hot? 

In our experience most people enjoy the feeling they receive around their "Pins" from the FIR.  Most people describe it as " comforting". The FIR helps to improve the circulation in the tissues and regulate the body temperature.  Reports indicate that metal pins do not get over 98 degrees F.  

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10) Is Far Infrared Ray therapy a cure-all?

Far Infrared therapy is very beneficial for so many ailments and conditions but may not work for everyone's condition. Medical professionals and therapist are using the healing rays more and more with some indicating that:

"This is the single biggest breakthrough in healthcare I've seen in 30 years," said Len Saputo, an internist who is also the founder and director of the Health Medicine Forum. 

"This is a tremendous addition to our arsenal of treatments that can be used to manage sports injuries of any kind," Saputo said. "This will be something that will be mainstream therapy for professional athletes around the world."

Far Infrared  "is one of the safest therapies on the market today," Turchin said. "It has almost no side effects with various positive benefits."

11) Are there any age limits for the use of bio ceramic therapy products? 

No, there is no age limit. People of all ages are benefiting from the Prolotex FIR clothing.. 

12) How does FIR therapy improve immune system? 

Far Infrared stimulates the production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by the bone marrow. A higher white blood cell count indicates a stronger immune system.

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13) What is the optimal length in micron of the FIR to be of benefit to the body?

Although the human body can absorb far infrared rays in the 3 to 50 micron range, the FIR waves between 7-14 microns, with an optimum absorption at the 9.4 microns, have been shown have special regenerative effects on the body.  

14) Will I get hot when I use FIR Therapy Clothing?

The FIR Rays emitted from the Bio-Ceramic impregnated fabric causes the water molecules in the body to vibrate and then it cause a warming reaction through resonant absorption.  Expansion of capillaries promotes blood circulation and will help to regulate your body temperature to optimum levels. You shouldn't get overheated.

15) How long do your FIR  clothing products last?

When cared for as directed your FIR Clothing investment should last at least two to three years. The Bio Ceramics do not wash out.

16) Do I have to wear the FIR apparel in direct sunlight?

No, you do not have to be in the direct sunlight for the FIR to work. The FIR is emitted from the Bio-Ceramic minerals that are impregnated into the fibers. 

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17) What minerals are used to make up the Bio Ceramic?

Some of the minerals and crystals that could be used but are not limited to are:  Calcium, Magnesium, Tourmaline, Clay silicates, Organic Germanium,  Mok-Eo Stone (Volcano stone).

18) How are bio-ceramic fibers manufactured? 

A specific formula of Bio Ceramics are made into a powder. The powder is then mixed into a liquid polypropylene. The liquid mix is then extruded into fibers.  These polypropylene fibers possess the similar characteristics of polypropylene fabrics used in a wide variety of clothing  materials and have the added benefit of emitting FIR energy.

19) I've heard that it's better to drink more water when using FIR Clothing. Why would this help?

Far Infrared Rays are very easily absorbed by water molecules.  It only makes sense that you want to have adequate levels of fresh water in your body to take advantage of the healing FIR rays.

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