Earthing products description and usability
Earthing has proven to be an incredibly effective solution to problems generated by modern lifestyle related to isolation from the ground beneath us.
Some of the most important benefits declared include:
- Reduction of chronic pain
- Mood improvement
- Increase of energy and vitality
- Jet Lag control
- Reduction of stress
The best way to practice earthing will always be stepping deep into nature and connecting with the ground, but of course we know that for most people that's actually impossible to do so, and less in a consistent manner understanding that results accumulate over time.
That's where earthing products come in to offer a practical solution, giving consistency to your earthing practice, bringing the ground to you, allowing you to adapt and balance every day of your life, giving your body the tools it needs to heal and recover properly as it's meant to do.
The technology behind earthing products has been developed within the last decade, offering a large range of products that align with many different purposes.
But how do these products actually work?
They are made of conductive materials such as silver-coated fiber, carbon fiber or stainless steel fiber (depending on the product category), creating a path directly from the earth into your body, allowing electrons to flow through it and therefore balancing our system, getting rid of free radicals accumulated over time.
You can connect your earthing product to the earth in two main ways:
1/ Grounding Rod
Visibly connect your products to the earth outside with a grounding rod or metal stake that you plant into the dirt. However, if you live in an apartment or double-story home, it may not be practical to use a grounding rod.
2/ Earthing Adapter
A convenient way to earth your products is via the third ‘earth’ port of your powerpoint or wall plug. This requires the use of a specially designed earthing lead and earthing adapter that conducts earth, not electricity.
For safety, we have a 50,000 Ohm resistor in our Grooni Earthing Lead, plus fine wires like fuse wire. This protects against the very rare event of a power surge via a building’s earth wiring. Not even a mosquito bite of power could pass through the resistor. Plus the fine wires would burn out, creating a barrier before the resistor is reached. This means you can leave your Grooni Earthing products plugged in all the time.
Some frequently asked questions
Can I use them in a lightning storm?
There is no need to disconnect your Earthing product during a storm because a we stated before, all products come with a 50.000 ohm resistor, so If the nearby ground were to be struck with lightning and somehow traveled into the earthing lead, the fine wire inside the lead would burn out. The resistor is another barrier, as only a mosquito bite of power could pass through
Can I use them if I have a pacemaker?
According to several cardiologist including doctor Steven Sinatra it is totally safe to use a pacemaker as this practice is passive, just like walking barefoot on the beach
Do they heat when used?
This products do not conduct heat, therefore, they do not accumulate it and sleeping on them don't create any difference on heat perception
Is there any risk of electrocution?
All Earthing products connect only to the ground of your electrical system, therefore there is no chance of any electrical current entering your product, also, the resistor and fine wire would stop any hypothetical current getting into the system.
Step by Step
1.- Un packaging
Every kit should come with a ground checker, a coil cord and the earthing product so make sure all items are integrated on the kit.
2.- Ground Checking
Connect the ground checker into the wall plug and make sure your electrical system is grounded properly so electrons can flow through into the ground outside.
Connect one extreme of the coil cord into the earthing product plug in and the other extreme of the cable into the ground port of the wall plug to complete the circuit
Adapt your product wherever you think best suits your needs. You can use it over your favorite couch, under your sheets, at your workspace or wherever you feel comfortable.
What I can do
- Wash with warm water, approximately 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 celsius).
- Dry in a dryer on low or line dry (not applicable for mats)
What i cant do
- Don’t wash with bleach or fabric softeners
- Don’t use whitening detergents, oxi-detergents OR detergents with oils like lavender or coconut oil
- Don’t use dryer sheet fabric softeners
- Don't apply lotions or body oils before bed
Bleach, body lotions, and oils can affect the product conductivity and function. Fabric softener builds up on the silver or carbon layer and also ruins its conductive properties.
It is advised to wait one hour to use the product after applying lotion to the skin. Iron must be used in low heat.