Copper compression clothing is copper-infused sportswear designed to not only improve athletic performance and decrease recovery time, but also to reduce bodily odor and prevent microbial growth, such as bacteria and viruses. It can be worn both during physical activities and rest periods.
While compression garments have been noted to have beneficial properties by themselves, the addition of copper to the clothing has increased the healing qualities felt when worn. Minimizing the chance of unpleasant body odor is a huge benefit in itself, but it has also been suggested that when worn, copper releases positive ions that promote health and wellbeing. This is highly debated and largely considered to be a placebo effect.