Regularly asked questions about StreamZ Global technology.
We asked one of the founders of StreamZ Global a few questions to help us understand StreamZ technology better…
Q: “What is different to StreamZ and traditional magnetic therapy?”
A: “StreamZ does not contain static magnets. Instead, it contains a unique 360º spinning energy field. The entire theory behind StreamZ was based on the inventors profound understanding of molecular frequencies and how each molecule reacts differently to magnetic fields. As our inventor quoted, “improving how magnets are used in treating medical conditions could be if significant interest to the medical world.” We have taken that theory and run with it! Although we are unable to make claims against the benefits in using this technology, we have seen life changing results across humans, horses, dogs and even plants. Traditional magnets have been around for thousands of years with no clinical evidence proving they work. They are marketed to support many symptoms such as arthritis, inflammation, pain relief, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and much more. StreamZ are now in year 4 and are incredibly proud to have clinical support from Writtle University (on horses); further studies across our product range continue and we are excited about where that may lead. StreamZ do not claim to be an alternative to any medically diagnosed treatment, but do believe they create significant benefit to be used alongside mainline treatments.”
Q: “Magnetic companies talk about “Gauss levels” to show how strong their magnetic field is – what about StreamZ?”
A:”StreamZ does not contain static magnets like you find in traditional magnetic products. When looking at how traditional static magnets are measured in regards to “their strength” the gauss level states how far the magnetic field travels (pulses) from the face of the magnet. One gauss is defined as one maxwell per square centimetre. The measuring system applied by the International System of Units (SI) uses the tesla (symbol T) as the unit of magnetic flux density. One gauss equals 1×10−4 tesla (100 μT), so 1 tesla = 10,000 gauss. The ‘strength’ of a traditional magnetic device indicates how far the magnetic field travels from its surface, and it is this ‘pulsating process’ which is used in traditional products. Unlike traditional magnetic devices, StreamZ unique material creates horizontally focussed magnetic fields which run through the material – this spinning process creates no pulse and therefore does not use the measurement of its gauss level to create its effects. Streamz does not pulse, it spins – and is why our products are all carefully developed to sit 360º around the subject, like a current. Within our manufacturing process there are several magnetic frequencies added to the material, which when measured show gauss levels of 56μT, 5600 gauss. It is worth emphasising however that this energy field is applied in a non invasive way (horizontally), so this reading is less relevant than with traditional magnetic products. A key indicator of these different technologies can be seen when reviewing thermal studies carried out using StreamZ and traditional magnets, showing how StreamZ creates no heat unlike traditional magnets which heat up the subject.”
Q: “What is the difference between StreamZ and copper bracelets?”
A: “We are often asked this by wearers of copper bracelets how StreamZ differs. Similar to static magnets used in many low-cost magnetic devices copper bracelets are used as an indicator of health issues, they do not offer pain relief. It is this reason why copper pots were used for thousands of years for human water consumption. Copper indicates whether the water was pure enough to drink. The copper didn’t clean the water, it simply acted as a guide of the waters purity. StreamZ was not developed to be used as a visual aid, it was developed to ‘make a difference’.”
Q: “So after the theory was developed what is the purpose of StreamZ products in the market?”
A: “StreamZ’ Global mission is to create innovative products utilising StreamZ unique 360º technology, to encourage health and general wellbeing. Until now traditional magnetic therapy has had a mixed reputation. We believe, looking at the market and competitors claims, that this is down to how traditional magnetic companies market their products. Static, north-south polarity magnets create heat. This increase in localised heat helps with blood flow which can lead to reported benefits across a range of conditions. Increasing heat, however, is often not the answer. A £200,000 a week footballer strains a muscle on the pitch; even with todays technology the first thing applied as they watch from the substitutes bench is ice! Muscle and tissue damaged, as one example, should not apply heat. Horses with tendon or ligament strains should not apply heat; so why do magnetic horse boots recommend them for use on tendon issues? StreamZ unique process does not increase heat and thus can be used treating a large variety of conditions. This is shown under thermal imaging techniques. StreamZ continue to break boundaries in how they effect the horticulture (ECO StreamZ plant product), equine (EQU StreamZ horse product), canine (DOG StreamZ dog product) and the human (YOU StreamZ) market. What drives us is our passionate belief in the capacity of StreamZ products to make a difference to people, their animals and their plants and crops, and do so in an achievable, low cost and readily accessible way.”
Q: “Does the technology help reduce pain and improve recovery?”
A: “It was certainly developed to do so and we have seen incredible results across humans, horses and dogs. We are often asked whether the technology assists with pain associated with arthritis. I have seen this first hand; it was this reason I became involved in StreamZ. I had myself been diagnosed with arthritis in my left knee as a result of many years as a Wicket Keeper in cricket. I was told to take anti-inflammatories and to stop running. That very next day, at a family get together, I mentioned this to the inventor of StreamZ, Eric Dodd. He immediately pulled out of his drawer a strip of StreamZ and said “wrap that in your sock!”. The rest is history, but safe to say it helped my knee and I am now back playing cricket again!”
Q: “Is StreamZ Technology clinically proven?”
A: “Clinically proven, no. Clinically supported, yes. In 2016 double-blind clinical studies were carried out by Writtle University looking at the correlation of StreamZ technology on tarsal joint mobility and over track in horses. These results have led to further studies with medical authorities being carried out. We estimate that it will take several years (even decades) to be clinically proven as an alternative to anti inflammatory and pain relief medicines for humans. Studies and proof obtained on animals should be slightly less complicated and studies carried out on plants should lead to some molecular evidence by 2018. The company is committed to ensuring all claims follow the very strict advertising regulations in the UK.”
Q: “Why were StreamZ Global reported to the Advertising Agency?”
A: “A sign of the world we live in today. StreamZ made claims such as “users report a significant reduction in pain” which was deemed as unsubstantiated. Anecdotal evidence was not suitable even though we had it in such large volume; just as a masseuse is not allowed to use the word treatment. Claims for how StreamZ helps animals and plants were subsequently removed from our website. We aim to run as many clinical studies as possible to one-day make those claims again. Funnily enough, the consumer market is fully aware of the limitations put on companies like ours and the heavy support of pharmaceutical companies to ensure technologies like ours are not proven.”
Q: “What does StreamZ technology do for recovery?”
A: “The theory behind the invention was based on magnetic resonance and how each molecule reacts differently to varying frequencies. StreamZ bands are heavily endorsed by leading professionals as an ideal tool in reducing recovery time from exercise or injury. It is thought that the rebalancing of the minerals within the system improves the natural healing process.”
Q: Is StreamZ really Global?
A: “Absolutely. StreamZ Global is used across the world. We have local presence in Sydney, Australia and in Alberta, Canada and are planning on the launch of StreamZ technologies to the US market in 2019.”
YOU StreamZ frequently asked questions…
What leg should I wear my YOU StreamZ on?
We have not run clinical studies and therefore cannot confirm this other than through anecdotal reports, and using the theory behind the initial invention. However, we recommend that the ankle bands are worn on the left ankle. This is due to our anatomy and how blood leaves the ‘left anterior descending artery’ as it leaves the heart; this is ‘highly oxygenated blood’ and is thought to be more reactive to StreamZ energy fields.
How big is the band?
The YOU band is 1.5″ wide – it is ‘one size fits all’. It’s not a ‘police tag’ as some people joke about, and remember, it is best worn at night when no one sees. Initial studies actually indicated that 1.5″ width was the optimum width for comfort. The YOU StreamZ ankle band is developed as a class 1 medical device; not a fashion device. Although we will look to evolve the product our philosophy is to create a product which provides results rather than a ‘fashion statement’. The product is worn on the ankle and is best worn whilst sleeping.
Can I wear the band on my wrist?
StreamZ have not been designed to wear on the wrist and may seem too bulky if worn there. The science behind StreamZ works
better on the ankle as there are faster flowing and more arteries in the ankle than in the wrist. Within the next phase of development, a wristband will be launched, to be worn in addition to the general YOU StreamZ band, specifically for those with inflammatory problems in their hands and as a solution to users who require the use of StreamZ throughout the day.
How do I wash my band?
Only ever wash the bands using cold water. Avoid using hot water or placing in a machine on any setting other than a hand wash (cold) setting. Failure to do so may result in the failure of the fastening hooks.
Is the YOU StreamZ a Registered Medical device?
Yes. The device is registered as a CE CLASS 1 medical device under direction 93/42/EEC. This does not mean it is ‘clinically proven’. StreamZ is not (yet) clinically proven with use on humans, it is on animals. Our aim is to one day achieve clinical status, until that time the product remains a scientific theory unproven in science.
Is the YOU StreamZ band waterproof?
Yes, although we would suggest carefully removing it in the shower or bath. The band is machine washable (once the material has bee