Already a leader in cutting-edge silver fiber science with its Summer Whinnys® – is doing exactly that, upping the “C” in equine “care” through the use of the groundbreaking fiber, Celliant®, developed by Hologenix, LLC, in its SFH line of winter socks for horses, Whinny Warmers®.
Draper Therapies® is known for incorporating Celliant fiber into their products for animals and people, so when Raymond Petterson, President of Sox For Horses, Inc. of Tallahassee, FL, met with Draper representatives at the American Equine Practitioners Conference last December, he was also introduced to the benefits of Celliant®.
“I never stop looking at advances in fiber science.” says Petterson. “Knowing how good I felt while wearing Celliant clothing, I knew my Whinny Warmers® should be made with this yarn, and in doing so could reach a whole new level of winter leg protection and therapy for equines suffering during cold winter temperatures from arthritis or circulation-impairing conditions like IR Cushing, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, founder and laminitis.”
Celliant® is the world’s most technologically advanced infrared energy fibers that encourages not only alleviation of pain and other negative symptoms, but an actual improvement of the body's natural systems.
Celliant's blend of proprietary ingredients reflect light (both visible and infrared) back to the body changing the wavelength of the light so that it is more easily absorbed by the body. The energy from this light improves blood flow in the target area. Celliant works by increasing the amount of blood traveling into the affected area, not by causing the blood to absorb more oxygen. The increased blood flow and blood oxygen levels help muscles and joints combat stiffness, soreness and edema caused by aging, injury or arthritis.
Infrared light is a naturally occurring wavelength just outside the visible light spectrum. Not to be confused with UV light, which is on the opposite end of the spectrum, infrared is widely recognized for having positive effects on the body. It is a medically proven vasodilator, which means it promotes circulation, increases tissue oxygen levels, enhances cell vitality and regulates body temperature.
One key mineral in Celliant is titanium dioxide, which is photocatalytic, or light absorbing mineral. Electromagnetic energy given off by the body is absorbed (typically in the infrared and visible light ranges) and then reemitted into the body with modified wavelengths. This energy is then able to reach more deeply into the tissue due to the increased refraction and light scattering properties of the minerals in Celliant than it would have otherwise. In the tissue, the energy vasodilates (opens) blood vessels and allows more oxygenated blood flow to reach poorly circulating areas. The increased blood flow and tissue oxygen levels help muscles and joints combat stiffness, soreness and edema caused by aging, injury or arthritis.
Products containing Celliant® have no adverse effects as they work directly with the body to enable it to be more effective and as such can be used continually.
Just as the silver used in Sox For Horses Summer Whinnys® never washes out of the yarn, Celliant® is also an embedded technology that never washes out. Horse owners can also feel confident that the fiber is non-toxic and biologically benign, working with the body to help it do what comes naturally.
For more about Celliant go to celliant.com “Try their people garments or blankets made by Draper Therapies®,” said Petterson. “Once you do, you will know why Sox For Horses, Inc. won't be knitting Whinny Warmers® without it!”
Sox For Horses, Inc. is proud to continue its Made in America mission by utilizing Celliant® yarn. “We are an American manufacturer and it's twice as rewarding to know that we can offer even greater benefits to horses and other equines, and do it through two fantastic, American yarn sciences.”
The Sox For Horses, Inc. mission is to help owners better help their equines, make a difference in the lives of people and animals by supporting equine and animal rescue organizations, and secure and add jobs in American manufacturing as an American Manufacturer. Visit www.soxforhorses.com or call (850) 907-5724 to talk to a real person about fitting the right socks for your horse.