Biomat belt filled with amethyst crystals. This smaller unit has been promoted for assistance with weight loss, under the thought that the far-infrared heating around the digestive organs helps to speed digestion and the metabolism. But we find it most helpful for treating targeted areas not easily reached by large biomats: around the neck and shoulders, the lower back/hips, the knees or feet.
The Bio-belt produces far infrared rays, which are invisible waves of heat that have the ability to permeate deep into the body. These rays gently raise the surface temperature of the body, which is believed to enhance body functions on multiple levels. There have been numerous studies identifying the benefits of far infrared. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found far infrared sauna therapy improves cardiac function and clinical symptoms in those with Chronic Heart Failure. The authors concluded that repeated treatment improved vascular endothelial function.(1) Note: these studies apply to infrared energy, and were not performed using the Bio-belt.