ATHENS, Greece, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The impact of disease-causing free radicals on human body may be reduced by wearing special high-tech clothes just a few hours a day, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology in May 2016.
Results from this first time study showed beneficial effects of these clothes - textiles in reducing free radical levels in healthy individuals and patients suffering from free-radical-related disorders and they may also act as anti-oxidants.
The patented technology is developed by Nanobionic, an international manufacturer of smart clothes and textiles, founded in 2011 by George and Ermis Psipsikas, based in New York and Athens, Greece. Nanobionic manufactures clothes using innovative textiles that transform the body's natural energy to enhance athletic performance and overall wellbeing.
The trial - which was conducted in four medical centers in Greece, Sweden and Italy - recruited volunteers to test the effects of daily use of Nanobionic's clothes and their connection with the human body's aging process.
The results showed that wearing Nanobionic clothing for two hours a day during six days, cut free radical levels in two-thirds of healthy volunteers. The researchers also examined the effects of Nanobionic clothing on Raynaud's syndrome with remarkable results.
Innovative textiles for improved wellbeing
Using specialized patented coating, Nanobionic products take the body's thermal energy and turn it into far infrared rays which stimulate metabolism and micro-circulation and as a result improve athletic performance. But the latest study shows that their benefits can go further and improve people's health, too.
"Nanobionic will revolutionize the way people will be wearing clothes in the future. We have developed a breakthrough technology that improves people's lives in many different ways," said George and Ermis Psipsikas. The company is the recipient of 12 international innovation awards and sells its products through retailers in Europe and online to more than 40 countries.
Free radicals' effect on health
Trillions of free radicals are produced daily within the human body, which are dealt with by our antioxidant system. However this ability gets weaker with time.
When production of free radicals exceeds the body's protective ability "oxidation stress" takes place, leading to irreversible damage of cellular structure.
As a result, free radicals are responsible for many of today's health ailments: obesity, rheumatism, premature ageing, skin disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and cataract.