With scientific products it is very easy to be overwhelmed by technical words and more often than not it is easy to get baffled – not to mention all the buzzwords that are thrown about.
Microcurrent is harder to understand because of its versatile nature and ability to help with different issues if the current is right, but that’s the beauty of it. This is why using frequency specific electrical currents applied to the body can help injured tissue to heal faster or provide relief from pain caused by injury or chronic conditions for example.
Your horse’s body and ours is more electric than we realise with natural current playing a role in many functional and recovery processes in cells and tissues. For example, when you or your horse have an injury, this signaling is disrupted and/or diminished and that is just one way that microcurrent can help kick start and support tissue recovery.
With me so far?
So yes you could buy a cheap device for not a lot BUT what is it that you are actually getting and is it the best quality?
Most end user microcurrent technology works with a baseline current, that is it. Think going to order your full Sunday lunch and the plate arrives with just roast beef on it. This is the baseline, it’s OK but could be so much more.
Then we have a high end microcurrent solution which works with highly refined currents, containing multiples of frequencies for specific issues that have been the subject of years of research, applied to different issues such as acute and chronic pain, common injuries and carefully making sure results are replicable and most effective. Back to Sunday lunch, the plate arrives with roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, parsnips, carrots and leeks – the more complete the better.
This is where the rubber meets the road.
The EquiPod, as far as we are aware, is the world’s most advanced microcurrent solution for Equines, it is the full Sunday lunch skillfully crafted, with the best ingredients and then some.
EquiPod’s efficacy comes from the knowledge gained through years of research by teams and world leading experts in their field into the way cells and tissues respond to different frequencies depending on the situation that the cells and tissues find themselves in.
So for us as equestrians how does EquiPod help us?
We have 3 options to choose from for our horses. Repair & Recovery, Pain Management and Maintenance & Wellbeing, all hooked up to a handy app on our phones where we can manage each horse’s treatment on a day, week and monthly basis.
EquiPod then delivers an array of multi frequency microcurrent into the body. We can either use the very functional KorBand that goes around the back and girth area, the KorWrap for legs or we can use sticky conductive pads for places that are difficult to reach or need some extra attention such as wounds.
Each program is pre-set to an hour’s duration which can be changed. If there are multiple issues then you can use the different programs consecutively dependent on the issue at hand.
Does it work?
There are hundreds of peer reviewed papers out there into research on microcurrent technology, the vast majority is on humans, the good news is that it can easily be adapted to achieve the same outcomes in equines. The secret is in the specific frequencies and characteristics of the microcurrent that are effective and optimized for the equine body. The way these frequencies are used and in what order is the Intellectual Property of the manufacturer, is the difference between a plate with just beef on it or a full Sunday lunch, if you like.
To preempt the question “Are there any peer reviewed papers” the answer is yes and no. There are hundreds of peer review papers out there on microcurrent and its abilities to assist with different issues. It is a bonus to have great looking hardware, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The EquiPod treatment programmes do have evidence and rationale for every bit of the current they use for each programme, the testing and research behind this product is phenomenal and the results are speaking for themselves.