What is all the rave about celliant? Is it as healthy as they claim?
"The active minerals in Celliant are ground into particles that are less than a single micron—100 times thinner than a human hair. Millions of these minerals are extruded into a resin that is loaded directly into the core of our fibers." (taken from celliant.com) Friends, this is simply the NANO Technology. NANO Technology
Nanotechnology ("nanotech") is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. The earliest, widespread description of nanotechnology referred to the particular technological goal of precisely manipulating atoms and molecules for fabrication of macroscale products, also now referred to as molecular nanotechnology. A more generalized description of nanotechnology was subsequently established by the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. This definition reflects the fact that quantum mechanical effects are important at this quantum-realm scale, and so the definition shifted from a particular technological goal to a research category inclusive of all types of research and technologies that deal with the special properties of matter that occur below the given size threshold. It is therefore common to see the plural form "nanotechnologies" as well as "nanoscale technologies" to refer to the broad range of research and applications whose common trait is size. Because of the variety of potential applications (including industrial and military), governments have invested billions of dollars in nanotechnology research. Until 2012, through its National Nanotechnology Initiative, the USA has invested 3.7 billion dollars, the European Union has invested 1.2 billion and Japan 750 million dollars.
Nanotechnology as defined by size is naturally very broad, including fields of science as diverse as surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, microfabrication, etc. The associated research and applications are equally diverse, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale to direct control of matter on the atomic scale.
Scientists currently debate the future implications of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology may be able to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in medicine, electronics, biomaterials energy production, and consumer products. On the other hand, nanotechnology raises many of the same issues as any new technology, including concerns about the toxicity and environmental impact of nanomaterials, and their potential effects on global economics, as well as speculation about various doomsday scenarios. These concerns have led to a debate among advocacy groups and governments on whether special regulation of nanotechnology is warranted. (all definitions are taken from Wikipedia.com)
There has been a lot of buzz in the health world about this 'revolutionary' mineral called celliant. The health claims are that it captures your body heat and recycles it through out your body. Hmm, that sounds kind of robotish to me. It also claims that it helps relieve join pain, arthritis and other ailments. It also has claims to have a more restful night's sleep. Everything that the celliant advocates claim appears to work for the moment. Of course anything different you do for or to your body, you will be able to see and tell a difference right away. The same goes for Rx drugs. They seem to work wonders at first, but then the long term effects wreak havoc on ones health.
I will have to admit, I was at first intrigued by this new mineral to include in clothes and bedding.
"THE HUMAN BODY, WHILE A MARVEL OF NATURE, IS IN TRUTH AN INEFFICIENT MACHINE." (taken from celliant.com)
I'm sorry, but to say that our bodies are "Inefficient Machines" just makes my skin crawl. Did our creator make a mistake with our bodies? I think not. This is a souped up doctor, and big corporate language to make one think we need outside help to make our bodies function. Does this make sense to you? Me either.
Celliant is a brand-name synthetic polymer bi-component fiber made from polyethylene terephthalate with optically active particles embedded into the core. Created by Hologenix, LLC, fabrics containing Celliant have been shown to increase oxygenation in body tissue and demonstrated to reduce minor aches and pains. Initially marketed as Holofiber, Hologenix changed the name to Celliant to avoid confusion about the nature of the core of its fiber. Celliant has been shown to interact with electromagnetic emissions (e.g.infrared light) produced by the human body to achieve the increased oxygenation.
Because of oxygenation's performance benefits, Celliant is being used in products by athletic apparel manufacturers like Saucony and Reebok. Celliant is currently being used in bedding, home therapy, medical bandages, and veterinary products. (taken from Wikipedia.com)
In summary, there are just too many variables and unanswered questions as to the safety of the nanotechnology that continues to be used. Not to mention the fact that polyester and the polyethylene terephthalate particles are embedded into the core. To make polyester, it takes 4 ingredients: oil, coal, water and air. The energy it takes to compose all of this has not been sufficiently evaluated to determine it's effects on the environment. Furthermore, the use of this man made and unnatural fibre has already been linked to chronic illness and disease. In my opinion, adding nanotechnology, simply increases these chronic risk. So please do not be whisked away by the big corporate propaganda to convince the world that this 'revolutionary' technology is a miracle healing agent.
Be safe and always LIVE HAPPY. BE PURE!
To Be Assured Of the Safety of Textiles
There is good news in the industry for textiles! A way to know what materials you are wearing or sleeping on. An organization founded by Patricia Davis has emerged over the past year. Her organization is called CATA-Consumers Against Toxic Apparel. This organization focuses on all the textile industry and assures you of clean and toxic-free clothing, bedding and anything in the material industry. This company adheres to the strict guidelines and standards of the Pure Integrity Verified Seal of Approval. You can find out more about this great organization in the link of the picture below.