The primary health benefit of the Biomat is the temporary but fast-acting relief of pain from minor injuries, sprains, arthritis and other conditions. It also provides muscle relaxation and temporarily increases circulation to the part of the body on which it is used.
The Biomat is a type of infrared heating pad that uses amethyst crystals as part of its construction. The far infrared technology it uses has been proven useful for temporary pain relief. It can also provide comfort from aches and chills stemming from the flu or other illnesses and may be useful for conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
The Biomat manufacturer also claims that it activates the water molecules in the body, which increases immune function and aids in detoxifying the body from harmful chemicals. The company claims it speeds metabolism and increases weight loss in a healthy manner. It also supposedly revitalizes the skin and rejuvenates cells, leading to a younger appearance. Another claim is that it purifies the blood and changes the pH level to a more desirable alkaline state.
However, these statements have not been proven and are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Only the claims relating to temporary pain relief, muscle relaxation and temporarily-increased circulation have been approved by the FDA.