Reductions in body measurements promoted by a garment containing ceramic nanoparticles: a 4-month follow-up study

Authors

  • Luis Augusto Lupato Conrado MSc,

    1. Universidade Camilo Castelo Branco – Unicastelo, Núcleo do Parque Tecnológico de São José dos Campos, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Egberto Munin PhD

    Corresponding author
    • Universidade Camilo Castelo Branco – Unicastelo, Núcleo do Parque Tecnológico de São José dos Campos, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
    Search for more papers by this author

Correspondence: E Munin, Universidade Camilo Castelo Branco – Unicastelo, Núcleo do Parque Tecnológico de São José dos Campos, Rod. Presidente Dutra, km 138, Eugênio de Melo, São José dos Campos, SP 12247-004, Brazil. E-mail: emunin@gmail.com, egberto.munin@unicastelo.com.br

Summary

Background

Published literature reports significant improvements in pathological conditions, such as pain, blood dyscrasias, and cellulite, after using topical occlusive accessories containing particulate ceramic materials. Recent work reported a reduction in body measurements after 30 days of daily use of high-waist undershorts made of synthetic fabrics with embedded ceramic particles.

Objectives

In this study, we investigated whether the use of a garment made with synthetic fibers embedded with powdered ceramic could lead to reductions in body measurements at a longer time span (120 day).

Methods

Thirty-two female volunteers wore clothing containing ceramic powder for at least 8 h a day for 120 days. The efficacy of the treatment was evaluated through anthropometric measurements taken before treatment and after 30, 60, and 120 days of treatment.

Results

The experimental data showed a more pronounced reduction in body measurements at the beginning of treatment with a trend of stabilization in measured body circumferences during the final 60 days of the experimental period.

Conclusions

The experimental data showed that the occlusive treatment with a garment composed of ceramic particles promoted reductions in body measurements during a 120-day experimental period.

Ancillary