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4 Studies – Is Copper & Compression The Right Fit For Your Stiff / Sore Muscles?

Posted April 5th 2016
4 Studies – Is Copper & Compression The Right Fit For Your Stiff / Sore Muscles?

Want to know the science behind the effectiveness of our copper compression sleeves? We've compiled four recent studies done on copper material and compression gear that highlights the benefits of our active care wear.

Study #1: 

Are compression garments effective for the recovery of exercise-induced muscle damage? A systematic review with meta-analysis.

RESULTS:
“… Analyses of power… and strength… indicate faster recovery of muscle function after exercise.”

Read more about the study here.

Study #2:

Lower limb compression garment improves recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage in young, active females.

Abstract excerpt:
“… The results indicate that compression clothing is an effective recovery strategy following exercise-induced muscle damage.”

Read more about the study here.

Study #3:

Bringing light into the dark: effects of compression clothing on performance and recovery.

Abstract excerpt:
“… When compression clothing was applied for recovery purposes after exercise, small to moderate effect sizes were observed in recovery of maximal strength and power, especially vertical-jump exercise; reductions in muscle swelling and perceived muscle pain; blood lactate removal; and increases in body temperature. These results suggest that the application of compression clothing may assist athletic performance and recovery in given situations with consideration of the effects magnitude and practical relevance.”

Read more about the study here.

Study #4:

Metallic Copper as an Antimicrobial Surface

Abstract excerpts:
“Bacteria, yeasts, and viruses are rapidly killed on metallic copper surfaces, and the term “contact killing” has been coined for this process.”… “The oldest recorded medical use of copper is mentioned in the Smith Papyrus, one of the oldest books known (8). This Egyptian medical text, written between 2600 and 2200 B.C., describes the application of copper to sterilize chest wounds and drinking water (8). Greeks, Romans, Aztecs, and others also used copper or copper compounds for the treatment of such ailments as headaches, burns, intestinal worms, and ear infections and for hygiene in general. “… “Currently, there is an intense interest in the use of copper as a self-sanitizing material, and many recent publications deal with mechanistic aspects of “contact killing” (contact-mediated killing) by copper. “

Read more about the study here.

We hope you find these helpful! Feel free to contact us at help@coppercompression.com if you have any additional questions regarding our products.