Studies have shown that magnetic fields can modulate the body’s normal production of anti-inflammatory chemicals from cells in the affected tissue, which can accelerate pain relief and increase blood flow. Only BIOflex offers concentric circle magnets, providing a unique configuration of constant and gradient fields, which have been shown to be clinically effective for musculoskeletal pain relief. BIOflex® magnetic fields penetrate into the tissues of the body with an effective 3D configuration to a significantly greater depth than other magnet designs. The feature of alternating poles of variable width ensures that the magnetic field will “reach” farther from the surface of the magnet than will the magnetic field of a magnet whose poles are closer together (e.g., “refrigerator” magnets). In the case of the other magnetic patterns, the poles are immediately adjacent to one another with no gap between them. Even though the surface measurement of magnetic field is greater on such magnets, the field will be no different than background just a few millimeters away from the magnet. Use of such “refrigerator” magnets to relieve conditions such as lower back pain is doomed to failure since the magnetic field at this deep site of irritation is no different than that with no magnet. Magnetic fields affect the body in two ways: Increased Blood Flow: Magnetic fields cause vasodilation which increases the flow of oxygen and other nutrients to the affected tissue, augmenting the body’s natural healing processes. Increased Lymph flow: Magnetic fields cause lymph vessel dilation which accelerates the reduction of swelling, a major source of musculoskeletal pain. Knee Support made with premium quality neoprene and CoolMax®. Support contains 2 BIOflex® concentric circle magnets and is available in two sizes. The magnets are made of a combination of ferrite powders mixed throughout a polyethylene matrix. The feature a series of concentric circles of alternate magnetic poles that represent the most efficient pattern to achieve the proper 3D magnetic field pattern at the affected site, even as deep as several inches. The “strength” of a magnet is usually given in Gauss, which is the measure of the amplitude of the magnetic field. The peak magnetic field at the surface of a BioFlex magnet is 500-800 Gauss, which is more than sufficient to be effective. These magnets have the ability to penetrate into the tissues of the body at a greater depth than other magnetic designs. The feature of alternating poles of variable width ensures that the magnetic field will penetrate further away from the surface of the magnet than will the magnetic field of a magnet whose poles are closer together. As a result, these magnets are designed to provide the proper gauss deep within the tissues. The repeating concentric circles allow for alternating north south polarity.
- Size: S/M fits knee size up to 14.5”. L/XL fits knee size up to 16.75”
- Magnetic Fields: 2
- Gauss: 500 Not for use by people with heart conditions, pacemakers, children, or women who are pregnant.