What are Far-infrared Rays and Negative Ions, and how can they help me?

Far Infrared Rays (FIR) are the  ‘warm’ energy present in all living things. Emitted from sunlight, scientific evidence has proven that heat from FIR can maintain and enhance the well-being of the human body. Traditional methods of conducting heat therapy can be uncomfortable and inefficient (ie, Saunas, which can, in fact, cause heat stress) but thanks to the advances of modern technology, the FIR emitted by self-warming Bamboo Charcoal (activated by body heat) can provide that rejuvenating warmth, and sooth aches and pains without inconvenience or side-effects.

Negative Ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that are naturally generated by thunderstorms, the action of waves crashing upon the beach, and waterfalls. These things, however, are not easily obtainable, which is why it’s fortunate that charcoals are also natural generators. Negative Ions benefit the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for relaxing the mind and body. Studies conducted at Columbia University of people with winter and chronic depression show that negative ion generators relieve depression as much as antidepressants. But without the nasty side-effects!

Activated by body heat, the Bamboo Charcoal powder embedded into the comfortable knitted fabrics of our products emit Far-infrared Rays and release Negative Ions, enabling it’s users to experience the benefits of improved blood circulation, eased aches and pains, and improved nervous & parasympathetic nervous systems, without discomfort, inconvenience or side-effects.

Is Bamboo Charcoal environmentally friendly?

Absolutely. The bamboo used in our products is harvested from sustainable forests in Asia. Due to the density of bamboo fields and the fact that these plants can grow up to two-feet per day, bamboo allows for greater yield per acre and is highly renewable. Also, because bamboo is 30% more efficient at producing oxygen than traditional timber, it is certainly an ideal resource for sustainable practices.

Charcoal is also naturally detoxifying, which means it helps to draw toxins from the environment around it and thus reduces pollutant residue.

Is Bamboo Charcoal safe?

Activated charcoal can be found in a range of products from skincare to fabric, and can also be used internally to treat poisonings. While the ingestion of activated charcoal can carry some side-effects, there are few – if any – known side-effects to the use of charcoal in products designed for external use.

However, we recommend that you consult your health practitioner if you have any doubts or concerns regarding the use of Bamboo Charcoal products. For further information on our stance regarding the safety of the products available on our site, please see our legal disclaimer.