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G-Force

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G-Force Horse Compression Boot

The easiest far-infrared compression boot infused with copper, germanium, and other bioceramics to increase circulation and reduce inflammation while keeping cool.

 

When to use:

Horse owners can use these advanced equine compression socks even in heat to mitigate edema and inflammation. Use them before events to increase circulation and tighten legs. Use after work to XLR8 recovery. Use in the trailer or stall for stocking up and wind puffs, or apply socks to certain injuries to increase blood flow and speed healing.

 

Copper, Germanium, and other ceramics combine with compression for a powerful recovery aide.

The bioceramic component in the G-Force Boot is a proprietary blend of Germanium, COPPER, and other ceramics designed to stimulate microcirculation and cellular function without holding heat.

The Copper helps reduce microbial loads, which means the G-Force boot can be confidently used over mild lacerations to promote healing and reduce heat and inflammation.

Pain Relief

Ceramics such as those used in G-Force socks have been shown in human studies to reduce chronic pain and muscle fatigue.

"Regular use of garments impregnated with a bioceramic solution (1%) can be beneficial in reducing pain and the impact of FM for patients. The low cost and comfort of the clothing make the therapy easy to be applied as a complementary tool in the treatment of Fibromyalgia." (1)

Arthritis

Research conducted in rabbits showed that application of socks with bioceramics reduces joint swelling and helps delay the onset of joint damage due to arthritis when worn for longer periods of time: 

Arthritis study:

“Ceramic materials with biological effects (bioceramic) have been found to modulate various biological effects, especially those effects involved in antioxidant activity and hydrogen peroxide scavenging. As arthropathy and osteopathy are the major chronic diseases of geriatric medicine, we explored the possible activity of bioceramic on these conditions using animal and cell models. Rabbits received intra-articular injections of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) to induce inflammation that mimic rheumatic arthritis. FDG isotopes were then IV injected for PET scan examinations at 16 hours and 7 days after the LPS injection.

We examined and compared the bioceramic and control groups to see if bioceramic was capable of relieving inflammation in the joints by subtracting the final and initial uptake amount of FDG (max SUV). We studied the effects in prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) inhibition on the human chondrosarcoma (SW1353) cell line, and the effects on the murine osteoblast (MC3T3-E1) cell line under oxidative stress.

All the subtractions between final and initial uptakes of FDG in the left knee joints of the rabbits after LPS injection indicated larger decreases in the bioceramic group than in the control group. This anti-arthritic or inflammatory effect was also demonstrated by the PGE2 inhibition of the SW1353 cells. We further proved that bioceramic treatment of the MC3T3-E1 cells resulted in increased viability of osteoblast cells challenged with hydrogen peroxide toxicity, and increased alkaline phosphatase activity and the total protein production of MC3T3-E1 cells under oxidative stress. Since LPS-induced arthritis is an experimental model that mimics RA, the potential therapeutic effects of bioceramic on arthropathy merit discussion. Bioceramic may contribute to relieving inflammatory arthritis and maintaining bone health.” (2)

How do the G-Force Boots compare to other "Compression Socks for Horses?"

G-Force Boots are the most advanced compression boots available, in an easy to use modality. Some "compression socks for horses" must be pulled over the hoof, which causes several issues. First, any material that can stretch over the horse's hoof cannot provide enough compression to be as effective as the G-Force Boots. Second, wrestling these socks over the foot can prove quite difficult and time-consuming.

G-Force Boots utilize a zipper to aid in their application, making them easy and quick to use.

XLR8 compression socks help exert mechanical pressure on the legs with precise, even pressure. As a result, it stimulates circulation rather than contributing to circulatory stasis (especially in the legs). Horses can wear our compression socks as they prepare for an activity, work session, or in the trailer or stall.

Blood Flow

With XLR8 G-Force, circulation is increased to the horse's legs. This aids in speeding recovery between events or work sessions. It can also greatly enhance performance by ensuring your horse's tissues receive enough oxygenated blood throughout his entire lower limbs.

 

Speed up your horse's recovery time

It's also great for horse legs recovering from injuries and heavy training, a trail ride, an old injury, or competition. In these cases, horse compression socks increase blood flow to speed up the horse's recovery. You can also use horse compression socks before and after exercise to prevent edema and tissue damage and horse legs with windpuffs or preventing stocking up.

Directions for Use:

Your XLR8 horse compression sock should be placed on the horse's leg high above the knee or hock with the zipper facing the front. Then insert the zipper and zip it down a few inches. After that, fasten the top band to keep it in place while you zip it the rest of the way.

 

Make sure the protective backing is smooth behind the zipper. Then you place the zipper pull up and secure it with the hook and loop closure at the bottom. Check the tension of the top band and readjust if needed; that is it!

How long can G-Force boots be worn?

Your horse can wear XLR8 horse compression socks for several hours at a time, as needed for increased blood flow.

Confinement in the trailer or stall can cause windpuffs and stocking up. Use G-Force boots over a traditional compression sock to help horses arrive fresh and ready to work. Care should be taken, however in using any equipment overnight.

Ceramic Compounds

A variety of ceramic compounds with powerful qualities are used to make our horse compression socks, which helps speed the recovery process.

- Copper, which has been proven to promote circulation, strengthen blood vessels, and increase stimulation. This improves the horse's overall performance. Copper also neutralizes free radicals in horse legs that can cause pain or inflammation and has a wonderful antimicrobial effect.

- Germanium is a semiconductor material that can increase blood and oxygen flow—building that into our horse compression socks and everything else for maximum performance and recovery time.

Stimulate Faster lymphatic fluid drainage

Compression helps your horse's legs by stimulating the lymphatic fluid to flow faster and remove toxins, which can help a horse recover from leg injuries.

 

What does the Lymphatic System do?

The lymphatic system is part of the horse's immune system. It allows fluid to drain from body tissues into the blood. This helps remove cell wastes. The lymphatic system also contains the horses white blood cells, which help fight infection.

Horses have a highly sophisticated lymphatic system that runs alongside their entire body parallel to the circulation system, owing to their size and structure. Humans have between 400 and 600 lymph nodes, whereas horses have around 8,000. Lymphatic fluid produced by blood vessels in the horse's body is cleansed and detoxified by the lymph nodes.

 

Maintaining Legs in Confinement

Horses are made to move constantly. Circulation and lymphatic drainage depend on movement of the legs for adequate circulation and lymphatic drain. We can help prevent fluid from pooling in the lower limbs with compression. Much the same way human medicine uses compression socks to ease muscle fatigue and reduce swelling, extra fluid, and lactic acid after a few hours, G-force Boots can also reduce lymph fluids and inflammation in the horses legs.

Other issues, such as lymphedema, lymphangitis, and cellulitis can also be effectively managed with compression. 

Beyond Standing Wraps

When you want the next generation of compression socks for your horse, it is time to look beyond the basic traditional standing wraps. The XLR8 G-Force Boots are the future of horse leg wraps and standing bandages for your horse's legs. Their moisture wicking material is breathable, while the combination of compression and far-infrared therapy is highly effective in stimulating lymph flow and reducing joint swelling after physical exertion.

Designed for horse performance

So how do horse compressions socks work? They work by design to enhance blood flow to the horse's tired legs after work, or to keep the legs tight before work, much like traditional wraps. For added cold therapy, simply cold hose over the G-Force boots. This is something you can't do with traditional standing wraps.

 

When you need more for an equine leg injury

There are times that your horse's injury needs more than the G-Force, then it is time for our cold therapy XLR8 Cryo Boots for ice therapy. They combine the same far-infrared bioceramics and horse compression socks with cold therapy. It is a great idea to have both on hand for recovery and any unforeseen injury.

References:

(1) Reduction in Pain After Use of Bioceramic Undershirt for Patients With Fibromyalgia María Aparecida Santos E Campos, Felipe García Pinillos, Pedro Ángel Latorre Román

(2) Leung TK, Chen CH, Lai CH, Lee CM, Chen CC, Yang JC, Chen KC, Chao JS. Bone and joint protection ability of ceramic material with biological effects. Chin J Physiol. 2012 Feb 29;55(1):47-54. doi: 10.4077/CJP.2012.AMM113. PMID: 22242954.