The impact of disease-causing free radicals on the human body may be reduced by wearing special high-tech textiles just a few hours a day, according to a recent international study.
Results from this first time study, showed beneficial effects of these textiles treated with the technology, in reducing free radical levels in healthy individuals as well as in patients suffering from free-radical-related disorders.
In addition, the trial suggested that these textiles may also act as anti-oxidants on the body. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology in May 2016.
The patented technology is developed by Nanobionic, an international manufacturer of smart textiles, founded in 2011 by George and Ermis Psipsikas, based in New York and Athens, Greece. Nanobionic manufactures smart clothes using innovative textiles that harness and 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 24 volunteers to test the effects of daily use of Nanobionic's clothes and their connection with the human body's aging process.
The study was conducted at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Orthoviotiki Medical Centre in Greece; Örebro University Medical School in Sweden and NEST CNR - Nanoscience Institute and Department of Physics, at the University of Pisa in Italy.
The results showed that wearing Nanobionic clothing for two hours a day during six days, cut free radical levels in peripheral blood cells in two-thirds of healthy volunteers, ranging from 9.13 percent up to 95.38 percent. The researchers also examined the effects of Nanobionic clothing on Raynaud's syndrome, a rare blood disease linked to oxidative stress and free radicals.
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