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XLR8 Velocity Therapeutic Horse Sheet
The breathable far-infrared mesh of our therapeutic blankets helps promote blood circulation without heat buildup, so it’s an excellent choice for use anywhere, anytime. In addition, therapeutic grade magnets are strategically placed in critical locations where equine athletes require them most. Velocity Sheets aid in muscle recovery and helps maintain your horse's health and performance at a fair price.
XLR8 Velocity Sheets Promote Circulation
Oxygen is, without any doubt, the most essential mammalian biological element. Our bodies must be able to replace our oxygen supply continuously, and even more so for your horse. This cycle is accomplished through respiration and circulation.
This oxygen is required for the conversion of glucose to ATP, which powers almost all metabolic processes. The veins and capillaries are the transport systems that ensure a constant supply. The larger the mammal and the more muscle mass it has, the less efficient this mechanism becomes. The horse is a very large animal with an incredible amount of muscle mass.
Light's effect on the cells
Natural light offers infrared energy, which may be produced via specific procedures without the involvement of light. The infrared section lies between microwaves, which are low frequency, and visible red light, a higher frequency in the entire spectrum of light. The cell will respond differently to each frequency of light.
Far infrared Technology for your horse
The spectrum between 7 and 14 nanometers, known as the far-infrared spectrum, is a fascinating part of visible light in how it affects the body. It encourages subcutaneous oxygen saturation, possibly by dilating blood vessels.
Far-infrared energy such as that produced by our therapeutic sheet penetrates tissues and “excites” water in the cells of your horses, speeding recovery by aiding cellular metabolic activities. This can increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the cells and tissues while also assisting the removal of waste gasses.
Scientifically Proven Technology
In this study, scientists investigated ceramic-infused textiles like the ones used in XLR8 Velocity for their impact on wound healing by their ability to increase circulation in diabetic humans. They came to a conclusion, which was apparent:
“FIR-emitting garments can exert real measurable physiological effects, and deserve further study for medical indications. Especially the potential for ceramic-embedded fabrics to improve skin and wound perfusion has particular relevance to diabetes and warrants further study.” (1)
Another noted advantage has been the reduction of inflammation in tissues and joints:
“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)
These studies can correlate well to therapeutic sheets reducing inflammation in joints and muscles of horses, helping reduce pain and injury.
Based On Science
The magnets in the Velocity Sheet were not to be neglected in our design, either, despite the bioceramic mesh being the base on which it is constructed.
Unipolar magnets are a contradiction in terms. The magnet’s center is usually located near the nexus center, with the north extending 180 degrees from the south. “Slicing” off a magnet from the north side of anything, whether it’s a bar, cube, or cylinder, does not imply that it only has a north side. The opposite pole will still be south polarity. It’s more accurate to say that the magnet is axially magnetized. A slice is taken from a cylinder with north and south ends at opposite (flat) end faces in axially magnetized disc magnets.
As a result, the magnetic field runs along an axis. Alternately, a diametrically magnetized disc could be obtained by cutting a cylinder with the north pole on one curved side, and on the other, you have the south pole, resulting in North and South on each “heads or tails” side of the disc. The magnetic field encircles the button’s radius.
Directed towards horses' recovery
XLR8 Equine takes advantage of superior, axially polar magnets that are more powerful than the competition to elicit these actions. We achieve this by ensuring that the magnet’s North pole is facing the horse, which helps to promote rest and cellular recovery.
In fact, on one side of each of our magnets, you’ll find a beveled edge, ensuring that they’re quick and straightforward to tell apart. In addition, we don’t utilize copper with our magnets because it has the potential to block electromagnetic fields, such as those produced by copper-shielded cables, faraday cages, and so on.
The most cost-efficient horse performance and recovery solution
There are much more expensive performance and recovery therapeutic products for your horse, but none are better for the price. The combination of magnetic therapy and scientifically demonstrated bioceramics has produced a more comprehensive holistic picture of health and performance for your horses at a better price. As a result, equestrians are already coming back to buy their third, fourth, and fifth Velocity Sheets and selling or giving away their previous horse therapeutic blankets.
(1) Washington K, Wason J, Thein MS, et al. Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effects of Far-Infrared Emitting Ceramic Fabric Shirts and Control Polyester Shirts on Transcutaneous PO2. Journal of Textile Science & Engineering. 2018 ;8(2). DOI: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000349.
(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.
Sizing & Instructions
All XLR8 Boots are sold in small, medium, and large sizes. Measure your horse from ground to withers, and follow the guidelines below. If the horse is right between sizes, determine if he is fine or heavy boned. This will help you know which size should fit him best. In the event you choose an incorrect size, it's no problem. Send them back in new condition and we will send you the right size. It's that easy.
SMALL -14hh - 15hh
MEDIUM 15hh - 16hh
LARGE 16hh - 17hh+