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Monday, July 6, 2015

Like Marilyn who likes to "DO", do not let the Summer heat keep you from doing things..

 July 2015

When Marilyn B. was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, one of the first things she noticed was that more than ever before, she needed to stay cool just to manage her symptoms. As an active mother of three, she tried one thing after another with no success.

She had a cooling vest that she soaked in water to activate, but it just made her clothes soggy and didn’t even last that long. She had cooling neckties, but those just didn’t cool her down enough. She even tried a little novelty misting fan!

When she couldn’t take it anymore, she did some research and found that Dave Bexfield from Active MSers had one top-rated cooling vest that he labeled “the perfect cooling vest.” He said the PhaseCore® Standard Basic Vest was comfortable, concealable, convenient, and best of all – cool.

So Marilyn tried PhaseCore and everything changed.

“Oh my gosh, it’s been a life saver,” said Marilyn. “PhaseCore keeps my body temperature at a constant where I’m not overheating. I wore it this past weekend. I put it on in the morning for the 4th of July parade and then again I put it on later in the evening and I felt wonderful!”

PhaseCore Cooling Vests are heat-activated to keep the wearer’s body temperature at a constant 72°F for up to four hours. As the cooling elements absorb body heat, the user feels a gentle cooling effect that doesn’t overcool, like ice. And when it comes time to recharge, PhaseCore recharges at room temperature – no ice, no water, no fridge, no freezer.

PhaseCore, from First Line Technology, was originally developed more than a decade ago for first responders like firefighters and soldiers. First Line’s research shows that the vests in use by those men and women are generally ice vests, which cause cold shock and can be dangerous. Not only does ice have the potential to leave behind painful burns, putting ice directly on the skin can actually do the opposite of what the user intends.

“When you put ice on your body, your body starts reacting as if it were in danger of going into hypothermic shock. Your blood starts flowing faster and your internal organs start trying to warm you up, so even though your skin feels cold, your body is actually attempting to counteract that feeling,” explained First Line Technology President Amit Kapoor. “With PhaseCore cooling to a gentle 72°F, it’s just as if you’re sitting in air conditioning: not uncomfortably hot, but not uncomfortably cold, either.”

PhaseCore is ideal for people with MS who suffer from both heat and cold sensitivity, and for people – like Marilyn – who don’t suffer from cold sensitivity but just want to stay safe (and comfortable) while treating their heat sensitivity.

“I’m a mom of three kids who are extremely active in sports,” said Marilyn, who has two high school aged children in marching band and track and one toddler who loves to be outside. “In order for me to be able to do things with my children, I need a way to stay cool.”

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