I was very excited to review this Bamboo Pro Self Warming Knee Support! I have had problems with my knees since an accident I had while practicing for long jump try-outs for track and field when I was in seventh grade. My friends and I had gathered after our lunch period and and were taking turns. I stepped up to take my turn and as soon as I launched I knew something had happened, but wasn't sure what. I blacked out before I hit the ground.
I woke up in the nurse's office with a swollen left knee and unable to stand on it. I laid on the cot with ice on my knee for the rest of the day. We all figured I had just strained it. I walked the more than half mile home from school that afternoon very sore but still thinking it was nothing.
By the next morning, a Saturday my knee was so huge and swollen my mom took me to the emergency room. They found that I had pulled the ligament in my knee nearly to the breaking point and I was put into a leg brace for more than 8 weeks. A few years later I injured my right knee in a similar fashion, just not as severe. After years of playing sports and being really active, they give me a little trouble. Every so often I "pull" them and wear a knee brace to help support them while they hurt.
I have worn this Bamboo Knee Support from Healing Tree not only as part of this review, but also because I love the warmth it provides my knees when they are sore. It feels SO good!
Our darling doggies drug off their food dish the other day and one my way back from retrieving it, I stepped in a hole they had dug... you guessed it, it tweaked my left knee and by that evening it was very sore. I slipped this on and within minutes my leg and knee felt better. I slept with it on and my knee felt fine the next morning. It is not tight or constricting like some knee supports. It feels completely comfortable.
So why bamboo? Bamboo Pro™ supports contain Bamboo Charcoal Technology that offers self-warming properties. Unlike normal supports, it activates with your body heat to bring restorative warmth to your muscles, cartilage, and joints. Natural heat increases blood circulation, which in turn delivers proteins, nutrients, and oxygen to the affected area. This helps ease discomfort, relieve achy joints due to aging, enhance muscle performance, and recovery.
Bamboo charcoal also fluctuates with your body temperature to prevent you from overheating and provide cooling relief.
So how is bamboo charcoal made?
Healing Tree takes Bamboo stalks from sustainable forests and fire them in a kiln for up to 1,800 Farenheit for 2 weeks long. This pyrolysis process creates a bamboo charcoal powder known as "Black Diamond". From there, it activates with your body heat for self-warming, natural relief. So by itself, it does nothing. It requires body heat to activate.
I am in love with the relief I get from this simple support. I could sleep in an entire body suit made of this stuff! I am also in love with the fact that Healing Tree is a company that looks out for our Veterans that suffer from joint issues by providing them with needed supports. If you are or know a Veteran that could use some relief, the information on their program can be found on the Healing Tree website.
If you need relief from pain in your knees, elbows, ankles, wrists or even your back, Healing Tree has these as well as many more products that promote natural healing.
Healing Tree has graciously allowed my to offer a giveaway so that one of my readers can get relief as well! Simply complete as many of the tasks in the Rafflecopter as yo would like. The more you do the more entries you earn. The giveaway ends at 12 AM on January 10, 2015. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email. Failure to respond will result in forfeiture of the prize.
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