The Science


The Basics

Bia uses microcurrent technology to achieve increased production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) within muscle cells. This helps speed up the process of protein synthesis, muscle recovery and fat burning in addition to supplying more cellular energy for movement in training. Microcurrent has appeared in many medical studies and has been shown to promote faster healing and repair by triggering the body to increase the rate of ATP production by up to 400%. ATP is our cellular energy source and it powers every process in the body.

 

When we work our muscles in training this creates 'micro-tears' in the muscle fibres. The body responds to these micro-tears by growing them back a little thicker and a little stronger in an attempt to strengthen the muscle, preventing future tears. Repeat the process over and over and this is how the body builds muscle. We are essentially creating and healing tiny injuries in an on-going cycle that results in thicker, stronger muscles. Combine this with Bia microcurrent technology and your muscles now have up to 5 times the energy available for this process resulting in accelerated muscle growth, fat burn and performance improvements.

That's our technology in a nutshell. If you'd like to go deeper, below are some more academic reading references:

"Microcurrent stimulation to the body causes radically increased production of ATP levels. This allows the body to perform whatever healing process it has undertaken in an accelerated fashion."

Bailey S. How Microcurrent Stimulation Produces ATP:
One Mechanism. Dynamic Chiropractic. 1999; 17; 18.

"Nearly every clinical trial using electric fields to stimulate healing in mammalian wounds reports a significant increase in the rate of healing from 13 to 50%"

Nuccitelli R. A role for endogenous electric fields in wound healing.
Curr Top Dev Biol. 2003;58:1-26.

"Microcurrent appears to play a significant role in the healing process"

Poltawski L, Watson T. Bioelectricity and microcurrent therapy for tissue healing - a narrative review.
Physical Therapy Reviews. 2009;14(2):104-14.

"FSM (frequency-specific microcurrent) therapy provided significant protection from DOMS (delayed-onset muscle soreness) at all time points tested."

Curtis D, Fallows S, Morris M, et al.: The efficacy of frequency specific microcurrent therapy
on delayed onset muscle soreness. J Bodyw Mov Ther, 2010, 14: 272–279.

"MES (microcurrent electrical stimulation) prevents muscle atrophy and facilitates regeneration of muscle"

Moon YS, Kwon DR, Lee YJ. (2018). Therapeutic effect of microcurrent on calf muscle atrophy
in immobilized rabbit.. Muscle Nerve. 58 (2), p270-276.

"MENS (microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulation) was shown to increase muscular protein content"

Ohno Y, et al. (2019) MENS-associated increase of muscular protein content
via modulation of caveolin-3 and TRIM72. Physiological Research. 10.

"MENS facilitated regrowth of atrophied soleus muscle."

Yoshitaka O. et al. (2013). Microcurrent Electrical Nerve Stimulation Facilitates Regrowth
of Mouse Soleus Muscle. International ournal of Medical Sciences. 10 (10), 1286-1294.