Review – Grounding is the New CBD Oil

Increase Recovery, Reduce Inflammation & Increase Energy with Grounding

Grounding (AKA Earthing) has been dubbed as the biggest health discovery of the 21st century and is thought to provide a range of health benefits for help with chronic pain, insomnia and even recovery from tough MMA sparring sessions.

Having looked over the research, I was pretty convinced that there’s definitely something to this hippy, barefoot lark, so I began sitting outside on my bench, in the garden after work, with a nice cuppa.

After giving myself chill-blains in the freezing garden – I eventually decided to invest in a grounding product.

I went for the grounding mat, which I now sit on every evening whilst doing a bit of Kundalini Yoga in front of the TV.

Grounding Mat Review

I have to say that I definitely fall asleep easier and feel more relaxed after grounding outside or on the mat inside.

I have bought both a grounding mat and a lightbox for SAD during the same week, so it’s difficult to pinpoint what has made the difference, but I have also experienced a huge increase in energy, especially during the evenings.

Incidentally, he didn’t give written feedback but my Springer Spaniel Ted got attacked and bitten quite badly last week, and after sleeping on the grounding mat, he actually healed up really quickly. This may have happened without the mat, but it was a pretty quick recovery for a 9 yr old dog!


Ted on the Grounding Mat

  • The main benefit has been an increase in energy levels

Don’t just take my word for it…there’s plenty of research on grounding / earthing

Research on Grounding

Paper 1

Review Article

Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons

Reduction in inflammation as a result of earthing has been documented with infrared medical imaging [28] and with measurements of blood chemistry and white blood cell counts [21]. The logical explanation for the anti-inflammatory effects is that grounding the body allows negatively charged antioxidant electrons from the Earth to enter the body and neutralize positively charged free radicals at sites of inflammation [28]. Flow of electrons from the Earth to the body has been documented [15].

In one experiment with nonmedicated subjects, grounding during a single night of sleep resulted in statistically significant changes in concentrations of minerals and electrolytes in the blood serum: iron, ionized calcium, inorganic phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Renal excretion of both calcium and phosphorus was reduced significantly. The observed reductions in blood and urinary calcium and phosphorus directly relate to osteoporosis. The results suggest that Earthing for a single night reduces primary indicators of osteoporosis.

Paper 2

The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases

 Multi-disciplinary research has revealed that electrically conductive contact of the human body with the surface of the Earth (grounding or earthing) produces intriguing effects on physiology and health. Such effects relate to inflammation, immune responses, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this report is two-fold: to 1) inform researchers about what appears to be a new perspective to the study of inflammation, and 2) alert researchers that the length of time and degree (resistance to ground) of grounding of experimental animals is an important but usually overlooked factor that can influence outcomes of studies of inflammation, wound healing, and tumorigenesis. Specifically, grounding an organism produces measurable differences in the concentrations of white blood cells, cytokines, and other molecules involved in the inflammatory response. We present several hypotheses to explain observed effects, based on current research results and our understanding of the electronic aspects of cell and tissue physiology, cell biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. An experimental injury to muscles, known as delayed onset muscle soreness, has been used to monitor the immune response under grounded versus ungrounded conditions. Grounding reduces pain and alters the numbers of circulating neutrophils and lymphocytes, and also affects various circulating chemical factors related to inflammation.

If you have a strong-stomach – check out these images of an 8-month-old, non-healing open wound suffered by an 84-year-old diabetic woman.

Image B – was taken after one week of grounding or earthing treatments, shows a marked level of healing and improvement in circulation, as indicated by the skin color.

Image C – was taken after 2 weeks of earthing treatment, shows the wound healed over and the skin color looking dramatically healthier.

Treatment consisted of a daily 30-minute grounding session with an electrode patch while the patient was seated comfortably.

Grounding is Definitely Worth a Try

So to summarise – grounding, beyond doubt, is a free/cheap way to improve health almost instantly and is a great way to increase recovery rate and immune functioning when training for an MMA fight.

Grounding Mats are now available on Amazon:

About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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