Few medical products tickle our imagination as much as this one. We present for your consideration “Goodnighties” made from patented Ionx fabric.
THE CLAIM (from goodnighties.com):
All About Ionx®
Some have called it a ‘miracle,’ but the benefits of Goodnighties® is really the result of nature meeting science in a process called ionization. Ionization under the patented brand name ‘Ionx’ is the process that saturates the fabric with negative ions –- more than 20 times found in nature.
Wearing Goodnighties with Ionx close to the body has been proven to increase blood flow thus reducing inflammation, improving muscle function, speeding recovery and reducing muscle aches and pains.
For years ionized fabric has been used by the medical community, professional athletes, Olympic teams, the military and astronauts because of these amazing benefits. Even race horses have enjoyed the restorative properties of negative ions in fabric used for blankets and leg wraps.
Goodnighties is the first and only sleepwear with Ionx. While wearing Goodnighties you will experience the benefits of balanced ions while you sleep so you’ll wake up rested, restored and rejuvenated.
In our busy world, positive ions bombard us daily from things like pollution, computers and TV; and they make us feel tired, depressed and irritable. On the other hand, negative ions, found in nature in places like beaches, waterfalls, forests and mountain tops give people increased levels of energy and a sense of well-being.
Through years of research scientists discovered that exposing soft skin tissue to negative ions (the good-for-you ions) helps balance and counteract (the not-so-good) effects of positive ions. This is one situation where a positive is negative and a negative is positive. Counterintuitive, yes, but we don’t want to argue with Mother Nature on this one!
The negative ions blended into Goodnighties’ Ionx fabric naturally create the balance you need to get a good night’s sleep.
We hope this is a joke. Saturating the fabric with “more than 20 times found in nature” amount of negative ions would give the fabric a negative charge, probably more likely to cause cling than increase the amount of blood flow to a specific region. However, it can’t be that strong of an effect, as they point out that the material is “anti-static.”
The website also mentions several studies, but doesn’t identify or link to them, so we can’t address applicability to the product being advertised. We’ll be on the lookout for any studies of “Goodnighties” as they come out in the literature, and we’ll be sure to report on the findings.
*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*