The braces and supports world is riddled with temporary solutions and exhausted techniques. The most popular products on the market tend to either cause topical discomfort or cannot properly treat internal discomfort. The key to successfully achieving both is to harness the power of natural, truly hypoallergenic materials. “Truly hypoallergenic” means that there are not synthetically infused with chemicals hoping to combat a material makeup destined for skin irritation such as latex and rubbers. Claims from products that they are 100% hypoallergenic usually come with stipulations and limitations, not a quality you want in a product you should be treating as your second skin.
Is Bamboo a Solution?
Bamboo is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass, requiring little to no pesticides to grow. Since the fibers are without chemical treatment, they are naturally smoother and rounder with no sharp spurs to irritate the skin, making bamboo fabric hypoallergenic. The fabric is perfect for those particularly sensitive towards allergic reactions to other, even natural fibers such as wool or hemp.
Moisture Controlling, Insulating and Breathable
In fabric form, bamboo retains many of the properties it has as a plant even if washed multiple times. It is highly water absorbent giving it the excellent wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin. Since moisture causes skin irritation and odor causing bacteria to grow, this is perhaps the most important quality for your supports, keeping them smelling and feeling great. Bamboo fabric also has an unusual level of breathability, making it incredibly cool and comfortable. Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial, bacteriostatic and deodorizing
It has only been in recent history that the benefits of bamboo in clothing and medical wear have been brought from Taiwan to North America. This fabric has the potential to revolutionize the pain relief world, naturally.
Synergy Therapeutics is among the first to harness the power of bamboo in their line of braces and support. The products are clinically tested and proven to reduce pain and inflammation through their Far Infrared Technology- an additional benefit of bamboo composition, but perhaps more importantly to the retirement population, this relief comes without skin irritation, or odour.
It is common for braces and supports to wield warning labels that caution against certain limitations of the products. With Synergy this is not the case, they are a fool proof product dependent on the natural healing properties and resilience of bamboo fiber.
The product line is available in London Drugs and the Award Winning Hip Support is now at Shoppers Drug Mart
For more information, visit Synergy's website.