KYMIRA Sport products can be used for four primary applications; performance, recovery, injury prevention/management and thermal regulation.
For the best results, our products should be used for every phase of exercise:
- 30 minutes before, during
- During exercise
- For at least 1 hour afterwards
By using across all three phases, you will see improvements in thermal regulation, circulation and reduce the risk of injury.
Kymira Infrared Benefits
One of the primary effects of nitric oxide, is with it being a vasodilator. This means it causes our blood vessels to expand, allowing more blood to pass through them. This has numerous benefits from increasing the volume of oxygen and nutrient rich blood to our muscle cells, to accelerating the rate at which waste products are transported away from them and reducing swelling during inflammatory responses. Significantly increased circulation can be seen within 30 seconds of putting a KYMIRA® Sport product on. However, once the garments are removed, you will return to your baseline circulation, within 3 – 5 minutes. This biological excitement of red blood cells can be watched in our live video, presented by our Founder Tim Brownstone above, and we can demonstrate this to you personally in real time during meetings and at all exhibitions at which we exhibit.
Increased Tissue Oxygenation
In randomized double blind, repeated measures studies, KYMIRA® products increased tissue oxygen levels by 20% on average vs a host of control garments that used standard fabrics and/or compression. This increase was a building increase that both peaked and maintained after 70 minutes of wearing the KYMIRA® products.
Increased Energy Production
The chemical unit of energy that powers our cells is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). When you wear KYMIRA® Sport products, the infrared activates a molecule called Cytochrome C-Oxidase. This is a transmembrane protein in our mitochondria, which mediates the production of ATP. Mitochondria are the powerplants of our cells, where ATP is produced, and Cytochrome C-Oxidase is one of the gateways that allow workers through the power plant. By opening the gateway, ATP is production is increased and your cells have more fuel to carry out their functions.
KYMIRA® Sport products help to regulate temperature in a different way to standard clothing. This is due to some of the biological effects already described and some of the physical effects of the fabrics themselves. In colder climates, our fabrics warm up quicker, and then store the thermal energy 63% longer than an equivalent weight fabric would. In hotter climates however, they dry 65% quicker on average, dissipating excess heat through evaporation. Tying these two effects together is the increase in circulation which allows your body to more efficiently transport heat around KYnergy® exposed areas, resulting in a regulating effect rather than just heating or cooling. Our customers wear KYMIRA® base layers in all-weather environments and the products have been used to great effect to regulate in temperatures ranging from -35 to +48 degrees.
There are a variety of pain relief responses that an athlete will experience when using our products. The first is an activation of the same chemical pathways that an opiate would activate (albeit less potently), when Nitric Oxide activates another chemical called Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate (or cGMP for short). This process inhibits pain receptors and reduces pain while you are wearing KYMIRA products. Once removed however, this pain inhibition will wear off as your body stops producing Nitric Oxide at such an accelerated rate. There are however, longer pain relief effects that are seen in athletes of all abilities when it comes to delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Once our products are removed, DOMS does not return. Based on anecdotal evidence, which we are currently clinically testing, this is believed to be because exercising in KYMIRA® Sport products reduces the physiological causes of the DOMS itself.
SPF and Antimicrobial
Our technology contains the mineral Quarts Dioxide. This is not included for infrared purposes, but rather its ability to absorb shorter wavelengths of UV light which is harmful to us. Once absorbed, it converts UV into a longer wavelength which is then more harmful to microbes. This dual effect gives our products a minimum rating of SPF 35 and an antimicrobial effect.