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PainPod Mi and PainPod 3

WHAT: Wearable, drug-free alternatives for pain control and fitness recovery.

WHY: A combination of selected micro-currents and biomedical technology in the form of unique wearable devices that were developed to be adapted for use in a vast variety of sporting scenarios. They are best used to relieve pain, manage illnesses and accelerate recovery time from injuries.

They work by using TENS and EMS technology, helping to stimulate muscles for improved recovery and get athletes back training faster. PainPod also manages sports injuries or DOMS pain by delivering fast, drug-free pain relief.

The devices are already used in many professional sporting fields, including hockey, football, golf and martial arts in the US and were launched in the UK last week.

PainPod 3 is a 3-in-1 device that can block pain, accelerate recovery and increase performance levels through its 12 scientifically developed therapy modes.

It works in two ways: pain killing, by delivering proprietary formulation bio-electrical nerve stimulation pulses through the skin to the nerve endings in the affected area, blocking the pain signals from travelling to the brain and stimulating the release of the body's own "feel good" chemical, endorphin.

At the same time, specific frequency and waveforms activate Neuro Electrical Muscular Stimulation, increasing circulation and stimulating the release of the peptides and proteins critical for muscle growth and the function of our entire body systems.