Improvement in exercise capacity and delayed anaerobic metabolism induced by far-infrared-emitting garments in active healthy subjects

Le radiazioni nell'infrarosso lontano possono aumentare la capacità di esercizio e ritardare il metabolismo anaerobico? Uno studio pilota su soggetti sani. (Eur J Prev Cardiol 2018 Jan )

12 Aprile Apr 2018 2 months ago
  • Contini M, Agostoni P

The aim of the study was to evaluate whether far-infrared radiation increases exercise capacity and delays anaerobic metabolism in healthy subjects.

In these subjects, exercising with a far-infrared outfit is associated with an improvement in exercise performance and a delay in anaerobic metabolism. In consideration of the acknowledged non-thermic properties of functionalised clothes, these effects could be mediated by an increase in oxygen peripheral delivery secondary to muscular vasodilation.

These data suggest the need for testing far-infrared-emitting garments in patients with exercise limitation or in chronic cardiovascular and respiratory patients engaged in rehabilitation programmes.

Reference
1. Mantegazza V, Contini M, Botti M, Ferri A, Dotti F, Berardi P, Agostoni P. Improvement in exercise capacity and delayed anaerobic metabolism induced by far-infrared-emitting garments in active healthy subjects: A pilot study. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2018 Jan 1:2047487318768598. doi: 10.1177/2047487318768598. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed