The 20+ completed studies on grounding have proven that it has significant positive effects on our physiology and heart health, including:
• A decrease in inflammation and an improvement or elimination of the symptoms associated with many inflammation-related disorders
• Lowered stress and increased calmness in the body by moderating heart rate variability, nervous system activity, and stress hormone secretion.
• Improved efficiency of the cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems.
• A reduction in chronic pain.
One of the most powerful benefits of grounding is how it helps reduce blood pressure.
High blood pressure is caused by something called “hyperviscosity,” which means your blood is thick and sticky and moves slowly through your circulatory system. That damages arteries, boosts blood pressure, and increases the risk of blood clots.
You want your blood to flow smoothly and easily and that’s where grounding comes in. By altering the electrical “charge” of your blood, Earthing helps to improve its flow and viscosity, reducing blood pressure. It also lowers blood pressure naturally by discharging stress.
What is grounding?
If conditions allow, literally go barefoot outside. Just 40 minutes a day can make a difference. Grass, sand, dirt, and concrete are all conductive surfaces from which your body can draw the Earth’s electrons. Wood and vinyl are not conductive.
If going barefoot outside isn’t realistic take a look at our shop (link in bio) for some options to be grounded indoors.
Does grounding affect your medications?
Given Earthing’s ability to notably reduce blood viscosity, it’s best to proceed with caution if you’re taking any medication related to blood viscosity, especially Coumadin/Warfarin.
If you are taking any medication you should first inform your doctor/GP that you would like to try Earthing. Then, working together, carefully monitor your INR every week until the INR stabilizes. Your doctor can adjust your dose accordingly.
Can grounding be done indoors?
If it’s not possible to go barefoot outside, you can check out our online store for the best Earthing products to use at home or in the office so you can try grounding indoors especially in the cold winter months!
Our best starter option is the Universal Earthing Mat which can be used in a variety of ways: whilst you are watching television, at the office under your desk, or used as a desk mouse-mat. It can even be used at night to lay on in bed!