Bioflow bracelets and wristbands are fitted with neodymium magnets, one of the strongest magnets available in the market. Magnets used in Bioflow products use a multi-directional force of magnetism called Central Reverse Polarity® also known as CRP®. These magnets have been successful in fighting poor blood circulation, arthritis, back pain, menstrual cramps, headaches, migraines, healing of injuries and helps reduce the pain caused by several other ailments.
The Bioflow Effect
When blood is passed through the magnet’s multi-directional field it undergoes a pulsating effect which helps the body to maintain a normal and healthy pH level and ensures that there is good conductivity in the cells as it promotes good health.
Dr Oliver Walkinton, BVSc, sheds some light into magnotherapy.
- Though the healing properties of magnets have been known and used over centuries it is only in recent years that using it with technology has helped understand and apply it better.
- After years of debate medical practitioners have accepted that electrically generated pulsed magnetic fields help in relieving pain.
- Studies have revealed that magnotherapy assists the body in carrying out its basic functions or communication and transportation.
- The magnetic energy has helped maintain a healthy pH balance which in turn has helped control certain conditions.
- The transfer of energy from magnet to any matter is caused by the effect of the magnetic field on the electrons. Dr Oliver Walkinton expounds this further.
The only way a magnetic field can have an effect on unconnected matter is by having a direct effect on electrons of atoms within the matter. When a new magnetic field is introduced to an atom it may result in the electron’s orbit being altered. This causes a maximum efficiency in molecular bonding. If there was no movement of electrons and no transfer of energy then matter like blood, water and fuel would not change but remain the same. For any chemical or biological reaction to take place between two molecules, it is essential that they are brought in close proximity to each other so that their outer shell electrons can interact. They must collide and overcome the existing repelling force between the electrons and the nuclei. The energy that is required for this kind of collision is known as activation energy. Usually increasing the temperature of things that are going to react provides this energy. As soon as the molecules start to react, one of two things usually happen. The reaction is either exothermic, meaning energy is released. As the molecules get heated, energy is released and more molecules get activated. This causes the reaction to become self-sustaining till one of the reactants is gone.
The other type of reaction is endothermic, energy is taken in instead of given out. For the reaction to continue it has to be supplied constantly with energy.
In addition to it being important in exothermic energy release and endothermic energy absorption it is also acts as a catalyst in the ionization processes.
Central Reverse Polarity
To make sure that electrons are influenced to the maximum, Ecoflow has designed a circular magnetic module known as Central Reverse Polarity®, CRP which assists in moving electrons. It is a static magnet that alters its polarity within its own length. Any matter that goes through its field undergoes further agitation. CRP mimics the electrically generated pulsed magnetic fields that is used in hospitals, physiotherapy and pain centers. What matter passes through CRP gets an additional kick from three opposite directional forces and this provides an enhanced environment for molecular change by the alignment of electrons. In a nutshell, molecules that exit a CRP field are much more effective.
Central Reverse Polarity magnetic field has a three-pronged approach on the body’s energy levels (molecules);
- Activates the release of energy
- Increases the volume of stored energy
- Acts as a catalyst and provides energy to increases the rate of chemical reactions.
What is pH and why is it so important?
pH is used to measure how acidic or basic a substance it. The pH scale ranges from 1-14. Solutions that have a high concentration of hydrogen ions have a low pH and solutions with a low concentration of hydrogen ions have a high pH. Acid produces hydrogen ions (H+) in solution and alkali produces hydroxyl ions (OH-). In water the concentration of hydrogen and hydroxyl are equal and have a pH of 7.0.
Acid that has a low pH has a positive charge and alkali which has a high PH has a negative charge. They can be altered only by the transference of electrons.
Even the minutest change in hydrogen concentration can be alarming as pH is significant to living cells. The blood plasma in the human body has a normal pH of 7.4. If the pH falls below 7.0 or rises above 7.8 it could be fatal. The blood is equipped with buffer systems that
prevent the pH from undergoing any extreme changes especially when acids and bases are added.
A few of the more common conditions that have occurred when there was an excessive lactic acid production and experienced relief with magnotherapy.
- Sports injuries, after sport stiffness and recovery
- Muscle spasms and soft tissue injury
- Poor cell reproduction
- Poor circulation
- Travel sickness and vertigo
- Fatigue syndrome
- Skin complaints and ulcers
- Poor sleeping
- Blood pressure problems.
The main functions of the pH are to control the amount of oxygen that is carried in the blood by hemoglobin and control blood circulation by communicating with the capillaries. This is also known as the base of pain and the distribution of pain is through the capillaries.
To understand pH better you need to understand the role of electrolytes
Electrolytes and their role
Materials dissolve in water in one or two ways. They retain their existing composition in their solid state or they separate to form charged particles, ions. An example of a substance that dissolves but doesn’t separate is sugar. Such substances that don’t conduct electricity are known as non electrolytes. Materials that do not separate when they dissolve are called electrolytes.
Electrolytes like Sodium (Na+) , Potassium (K+) and Chloride(Cl-) ions are the key buffers of the body as they have the capacity to accept or donate electrons in a water solution.
Another key function of electrolytes is to carry charge and communicate to each cell in the body. Cells in human and animal bodies need to be able to successfully transmit electrical charges for all bodily functions. This transmission can only take place if there are electrolytes namely Na+, K+ and Cl-. The presence of these electrolytes enriches the conductivity of all living organisms. Research has revealed that an imbalance in electro-conductivity is normally present in people who have a number of conditions.
The vascular system
The most important areas where pH control is relevant to pain is haemoglobin and the capillaries.
Hemoglobin is the blood’s official transportation service. It transports oxygen from the lungs to the cells and at the entrance of all the cells, stands the pH like a door. An excess of acid and the door starts closing and reduces the amount of oxygen that needs to be delivered. Once the balance is restored, and door opens again and oxygen is supplied.
Magnotherapy facilitates the bonding between the iron and hemoglobin.
While the veins and arteries help in blood distribution the capillaries are used exclusively to distribute oxygen and essential nutrients to the cells. The capillaries also remove excess concentration of carbon dioxide and lactic acid from the cells. The cell walls and capillary walls are pH sensitive so even the slightest change in pH levels will have an adverse effect on blood flow. Controlling pH helps improve the blood distribution, which in turn enhances its oxygen carrying capacity, which enables the waste disposal and cell building supply to function more effectively.
It has been observed that after a few minutes of applying a magnetic field, the blood flow increases up to 300%.
Glucose and fat are two of the main energy sources for humans and animals. Their role is to provide energy to all living cells which are divided into two groups;
- Fat Dependent tissue- kidney, liver and muscle
- Glucose dependent tissue- brain, red blood cells and the central nervous system.
The glucose dependent tissue is vital as it deals with the central nervous system. The tissues are highly dependent on glucose, as they cannot use other substances in large quantities. The brain doesn’t have any storehouse for glucose hence it depends completely on the glucose in the blood for its energy. That is why the glucose and pH level is critical to all brain functions.
The breakdown of glucose is divided into two processes – anaerobic process and aerobic process. An adult recycles approximately 85% by the anaerobic metabolism and 15% is oxidized to carbon dioxide and water. If the required amount of oxygen is available while breaking down glucose then no or negligible amounts of lactic acid will be produced.
In the anaerobic process glucose is converted to lactic acid in the form of the negative lactate ion. This is more or less an emergency step that occurs to allow cells to work for a short time.
When lactic acid is formed, it needs to be removed from the body by converting it to pyruvic acid. This can take place in cells or within the liver once it is removed from the cells. For smooth functioning of the body, there needs to be a healthy lactate-pyruvate balance. When the body undergoes extreme stress or fatigue it causes an over production of lactic acid. An excess of acid in the cells ultimately leads to a serious breakdown in health.
The oxidation of lactic acid to pyruvic acid has a number of vital functions;
- Pyruvic acid can be used more easily by the body and prevents the accumulation of lactic acid.
- The pH levels return to normal quickly as pyruvic acid is weaker than lactic acid. With the body not becoming very acidic, the pH stays within the required range.
- Reduction of lactic acid fosters a healthy environment for the aerobic processes within cells to take place.
- Acting as a buffer, pyruvic acid prevents potassium, one of the primary electrolytes from getting depleted.
The Central Reverse Polarity magnetic field enables the oxidation of lactic acid to form pyruvic acid and removes hydrogen atoms and electrons faster.
Most of the time, an increase in pain in soft tissue is caused by a high amount of lactic acid. If the muscles continue to be used in spite of this pain, lactic acid continues to get produced resulting in an escalation of pain.