Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy – Does it work?

The simple answer is yes.  The long answer is still yes, but the FIR heat therapy wrap(s) should be used on a regular basis.

A little background on Far Infrared Ray (FIR):  it is essentially waves of energy that cannot be seen by the naked eye but can penetrate deeply into the body.  Once the rays penetrate the skin, they naturally raise the body’s temperature to about 107.6ºF which benefits the following:

  • Expands your capillaries which increases blood flow, regeneration, circulation and oxygenation
  • Boosts metabolism and promotes detox – eliminates fats, toxins, etc., from the blood
  • Stimulates enzyme activity
  • Improves the rebuilding of injured tissue
  • Promotes the relief of nerves
  • Increases white blood cell to support your immune system

As a new employee at Venture Heat, I was unaware of what Far Infrared Rays were or how they could benefit me, but I would soon find out.FIR Heat Therapy Knee Wrap

I have had on-and-off again knee issues from high school through adulthood, mainly due to sports and wear-and-tear over the years.  Growing up, hockey and lacrosse overlapped so it  was year-round training, practicing, and playing.  That has tapered off in adulthood, but that doesn’t mean the knee discomfort did.  Although I still play hockey and work out on a regular basis, my knee limited me to certain exercises – until I was given the Knee Heat Therapy Wrap as a welcome gift from Venture Heat.  Let’s just say I wish I had this FIR heat wrap when I was younger!  I started using the heated knee wrap after every hockey game and whenever I felt discomfort – so about 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes.  After a month of consistently using it, the discomfort started to go away and is now almost unnoticeable.  We are not claiming this is a miracle worker, but FIR heat therapy can improve your quality of life – it has for me!

New Website, New Responsibility

With the recent roll out of our brand new website, www.ventureheat.com, it has given us great power and as the saying goes, comes great responsibility.  And we are prepared for the challenge.

The project itself took about 7 months from designing/layout to going live, and we couldn’t be happier to share the success with you!  Our goal was simple – to create a dynamic and secure website that is very easy to to navigate, educate consumers about our products, and most of all, improve customer experience.

Our new website has been live for under a month and is already showing immense promise, thanks to you!  We are now able to easily process and ship orders within the same business day, our customer service has shortened its response time to the same day and we have streamlined the overall shopping process to make it easier for you by categorizing products in a simple and relative way.

But like any other new product or service, we still have some tweaks and improvements to be made.  So please bear with us as we continue to improve our website.  We are in the process of adding a dealer locator, new contact forms to speed up the customer service process even more, along with other improvements.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.

Venture heat home page

We would like to recognize and thank NewQuest for making our vision and goals into a reality.

To learn more about the process of creating our new website, check this out.

Inside Look at Heated Clothing Technology

Inside every one of our heated apparel products contains the technology to keep you warm for hours on end.  Gone are the days of running coils through mazes within the clothing added bulkiness and limited mobility.

We use micro-alloy fibers for heating panels in our 12v Power Sports line, which provide durability, comfort and allows for more electrical current to travel through, thus improving heating efficiency.  The micro-alloy fibers are ideal for larger heating surfaces while still being able to withhold a larger power supply – perfect for our 12 volt jackets, vests and pants.  The micro-alloy fiber also provides enough strength to reach full heating capacity in under 10 seconds.

Mirco Alloy Fiber for Heating Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for our battery heated clothing, we use carbon fiber wiring which was initially designed for aerospace applications.  The carbon fiber wiring is great for smaller areas with a slightly less power supply (7 volts for our batteries) but is still flexible enough so you never feel the heating panels. Even though the heating panels are a touch smaller than our power sports line, they are strategically placed through the garment to keep your core warm.

Carbon Fiber for Heating Clothing

Fun fact: did you know that there are more than 3,000 threads of carbon fiber in the above photo?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our Heated Panels

Our heated panels are durable enough to roll and throw around with compromising heat transfer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Correct Way to Maintain Batteries

7.4V Battery

Battery Connection for Lithium-Ion Battery

One of the most common questions we hear is how to properly care for the batteries supplied with our clothing. So here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your Lithium-Ion Batteries: our clothing. So here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your Lithium-Ion Batteries:

  • The Lithium-Ion Battery should be fully charged for the first use
  • Once turned on, keep the battery in its designated pocket for protection and warmth
  • In below freezing temperatures, turn on your battery before going outside
    • The battery stops discharging power at -20F and since the battery will already be running, thus it will naturally keep warm
  • Charge the battery at least once every three months
  • Keep the battery fully charged when not in use
  • Store batteries at room temperature, in a cool, dry place

All batteries eventually wear out over time which is why it is important to get the most out of each one. Lithium-Ion batteries typically decrease capacity by around 10% each year while having a good service life of 2-3 years. VentureHeat’s Lithium Ion Batteries typically last up to 500 charges so even though they last a long time, the more TLC you give the battery, the longer life they can have. If you have any tips, please share them with us in the comment section! To learn more about extending the life of the battery here: http://www.ventureheat.com/blog/2012/12/05/extend-the-life-of-lithium-ion-batteries/