Biotechnology applied to sport

I must say that it was rather difficult for me to retain my enthusiasm as I read on a pair of a well-known scientific journal: the "International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research" and the “Journal of Biomaterials”,

an interesting description of the Medical Device called T-NES®-HIT Tech. 

This masterpiece is the result of the study of a group of Italian researchers who demonstrated the improved endurance gain in BALB / C mice, as well as the effect of the T-NES®-HiT Tech patch system, on serum lactate levels and on the heart rate, of 60 triathletes, subjected to a resistance test.

The active central portion of the patch contains a nanotechnological material (silver micronized with plasma vaporization) that is appropriately activated with a technology device, which uses optical radiation, magnetic fields, electric fields and acoustic waves specially sequenced. The patch transfers an Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) magneto-electric pulse by ion exchange.

The ELF signal emitted by the device, increases the electromagnetic coherence of the systemic cellular electrical signals, which shows a better management of the muscular contraction, both bilaterally and between the agonist and antagonist districts and also a better management of oxygen and lactate, elements that lead to increased proprioception.

The final result is manifested in the activation of the transmembrane ion channels, thus providing sufficient energy to the phosphate groups of the ADP, avoiding the deprotonation of excess lactic acid, present in the bloodstream and therefore qualitatively improving the work of muscle contraction and aerobic capacity. Following these effects, the T-NES®-HiT Tech patch system has led to a significant decrease in heart rate and serum lactate production in the athletes examined.  

The induction of a cellular effect, by a nanotechnological Medical Device has as its premise the ability to guide the various metabolic phases through mechanisms that act on all interfering phenomena and through the induction of repairing chemical cascades in sequence.

By sequencing a series, albeit limited, of combinations of frequency, time, field geometry and signal intensity, an electrical/ informational signal can be transferred to the reference target. The information must be sufficiently complex to activate simultaneously all the chemical cascades dedicated to the process to be obtained.

The fundamental characteristic of information is the possibility of being codified in a virtually infinite number of ways. The use of specific devices unites all the ways. The amount of information that can be carried by a radio signal is proportional to its frequency (modulation theorem).

Since endogenous fields are so thin, that they can be strongly conditioned, this helps us to better understand how an infinitesimal amount of energy (i.e. the patch T-NES®-HiT device) is enough to adapt the cellular work to the conditions present moment by moment.  

Anaerobic power and anaerobic capacity are essential elements in many sports.

Anaerobic performance is one of the main characteristics of brief and explosive exercise in different sports. Anaerobic power is the ability to generate energy through the phosphagen system in brief and intensive exercises and anaerobic capacity is the ability to combine the energies from glycolysis and the phosphagen system.

During intense exercise, as in sprinting, phosphates are the fastest and most available source of ATP. The main metabolic pathway for the regeneration of ATP during cardiovascular and endurance exercise is almost exclusively mitochondrial respiration.

Through glycolysis, blood glucose and muscle glycogen are converted into pyruvate, which, depending on the intensity of the exercise, will enter the mitochondria or be converted into lactate.

Lactate, therefore, results as a by-product of the metabolism that is produced during the catabolism or the energetic use of carbohydrates. The metabolic pathways that support the training intensity above the “anaerobic threshold” are able to sustain muscle contraction only for short periods, thus limiting performance. It is at this point that high-intensity physical exercise is compromised, because the energy systems of glycolysis and phosphagen that are sustaining muscle contraction continued above the anaerobic threshold can produce ATP at a high rate, but are able to do it only for a limited period.

Thus, energy for physical activities requires a mixture of all energy systems. The lactic acid begins to accumulate in the muscles and in the blood when the speed of synthesis exceeds the speed of disposal. Approximately, this condition triggers when during an intense exercise the heart rate exceeds 80% (for the untrained) and 90% (for the most trained) of the maximum heart rate.  

The T-NES®-HIT Tech., Micronized silver patch device, acts as a complex magneto-electric carrier. Its action manifests itself, inducing a direct activation of protonic and ionic flows from the extracellular matrix, passing through glycocalyx, to the erythrocyte intracellular environment. This characteristic leads to the activation of the transmembrane ion channels, thus providing sufficient energy to the phosphate groups of the ADP, not allowing the acid deprotonation excess lactic acid in the bloodstream, qualitatively improving the work of muscle contraction.

Experimental Procedures The study was conducted on 60 male athletes (triathlon competitors) with an average age of 27.63 ± 1.54 years, an average weight of 77.23 ± 1.90 kg and a BMI factor of 23.73 ± 0, 91. The subjects played, after 3 min. of initial warm up, 6 total trials, seven days apart from each other, of 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 min. running at 9 km/ h with an incremental gradient of 0.5% every 10 min.,

The device, T-NES®- HIT Tech, is a disposable patch (5cm x 7 cm), with an active central pad, based on micronized silver. The pad contains a nanotechnological material (silver micronized by plasma vaporization) that is appropriately treated with optical, magnetic, electrical and acoustic signals, in order to transfer very thin extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetoelectric signals in the order of nanoTesla, such as to induce an action on cellular glycocalics, fundamental for cellular communication and recognition, by a direct activation of protonic and ionic fluxes and to guarantee a better transport of O2 in the blood cells. These signals also optimize the binding consistency in the musculoskeletal cells and lower the impedance in the nerve cells. This results in an increase in “endurance”.

The measurements were conducted on the same 60 athletes in two total tests. The first test without the application of the T-NES®- HIT Tech, patch (control) and the second test with the application of the patch.  

The objective of this investigation was to verify if the ELF fields, generated by the nanotechnology device T-NES®- HIT Tech., influence the stimulation of the human muscular apparatus, evaluating the potential reduction of serum lactate levels and the heart rate of the 60 triathletes, subjected to the resistance test.

The values of the decreases obtained by the T-NES®- HIT Tech. patch system, during the five exercises, for serum lactate, were 7% (10 '), 6.16% (20'), 6.00% (30 '), 4.25% (40') and 7% (50 '). Only the exercise for 40’ (4.25%), has deviated from the 6.5% reduction average obtained for the other exercise times. The values of the decreases during the five exercises for the heart rate were 27.63% (10 '), 13.50% (20'), 11.80% (30 '), 13.74% (40 ') and 12.65% (50'). Only the exercise for 10' (27.63%) has deviated from the 13% reduction average, obtained for the other exercise times. In conclusion, the average reduction gained in both the parameters observed, thanks to T-NES®- HIT Tech. patch system, was of about 6.5% for the HRmax and 13% for serum lactate levels compared to control.

The ELF magnetic field of a T-NES®-HIT Tech micronized silver patch device, applied to triathletes, subjected to a resistance test, showed a statistically significant reduction in both heart rate and serum lactate levels in all the exercises performed. In order to make the most of their skills, in the field of competitive sports, there are often many difficulties, related to the response of one's body to fatigue. Overcoming this obstacle, thus being able to express all possible performance, is connected to that training path that sees the athlete forced to improve skills with constant exercise. Based on the results presented, the T-NES®-HIT Tech function, is to provide an aid by maintaining two basic characteristics at physiological state, heart rate and serum lactate levels, thus offering an additional element to improve sports performance.  


Mario R. Lopez 
Founder of New Era Sport Technologies Australia