How does it work?
Well, listen in… Sweat is a natural response to any physical activity. The cooling and heat dispersing actions of up to 2.6 million sweat glands in the average human body are essential to help us perform and keep us comfortable.
Sweat is natural and odorless but mixed with textiles it creates a moist and warm environment which is ideal for odor causing bacteria to multiply and grow. It is the bad odor released by the bacteria which leads to the reduced self confidence in 90% of us and which causes 30% of us to discard clothes prematurely.
Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source, permanently!
Polygiene odour control technology
Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source, permanently. To do this Polygiene uses low concentrations of silver salt (silver chloride), which has antimicrobial properties and is naturally present in water and soil, to safely eliminate the ability for bacteria and fungi to grow.
The permanent treatment is applied at the finishing stages of textile production and field and lab tests show a high level of odor control beyond the usual lifespan of a garment. This lifespan odor control is possible as the technology is bound and permanently integrated in the fabric and will not wash out.
Polygiene silver salt technology is only active on the textiles itself and with a heritage in the healthcare sector Polygiene has applied its expertise and testing to ensure that there is no affect on the natural bacterial flora of the skin. Polygiene is not nanosilver.
Having given these bad boys a plenty of stick in the gym, over several days, without a wash I’m pleased to say they do appear to work very well. They are a little of the thick side, so for those of you with close fitting footwear might find them these in particular a little chunky, but overall they’ve been a hit!
- Polygiene prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi at the source
- Polygiene is only active on the textiles itself and does not interfere with the skins natural bacterial flora
- Polygiene odor control will not wash out as the technology is bound and permanently integrated in the fabric
As with any static exercise in the gym, you do tend to sweat profusely and I invariable end up changing my socks daily. As a regular gym-bunny the Polygiene mantra of “wear more, wash less…” not only saves money but helps the environment too! Great!
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