NuCalm’s Exercise Benefits Are for Everyone

Elite athletes use NuCalm to help achieve their best. You too can use NuCalm as part of your workout routine. Whether you’re semi-pro or just exercising to stay in shape, NuCalm can help!

NuCalm’s Exercise Benefits Are for Everyone

 

Before a Workout

Many people attempt to work out their stresses at the gym but, the truth is, it’s not beneficial to begin a routine with tense muscles. There’s working out hard and working out smart; NuCalm helps you do both!

For maximum benefit, do NuCalm an hour before your workout. NuCalm relaxes your muscles and mind so you can stay focused and prevail through your routine.

With your mind and muscles fully focused on the workout, you’ll get more out of the time you spend in the gym, on the track, on the field, or on the links.

After a Workout

If you’ve done a hard workout, you know you’re going to feel it over the next couple of days. That’s because you’ve injured your body and it needs to heal. When using NuCalm, your body will heal sooner, and you’ll feel less sore in between workouts. You’ll be able to stick by your schedule and not skip a day after an intense session at the gym!

Most of us aren’t just trying to get stronger when we work out. We also want to learn the skills that we’re practicing. We want the body to get better at what it’s doing. Whether that’s driving a ball or doing the butterfly stroke. When you do it right, you want your body to remember how that feels so you can do it again. NuCalm helps with this by setting your brain up to efficiently encode what you’ve just done. That way, your brain and body are prepared to do it again next time.

And, of course, NuCalm will help you get better sleep after your workout, which will help you recover and be ready to do it again tomorrow.

NuCalm Every Day Helps You Live Better

The more you do NuCalm, the more you’ll learn that it helps your body get better at everything it does. Work and play, in action and at rest, both mental and physical, the benefits of NuCalm are remarkable.

NuCalm and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

NuCalm moves the HRV measurement in the direction of rest & repair every time.

NuCalm works by priming the parasympathetic “rest and repair” side of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) which enhances heart rate variability (HRV).

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is currently the best non-invasive tool to assess the overall functioning of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which as we know, plays a vital role in overall health, recovery, and stress management.

HRV simply refers to the difference in length between each heartbeat. Having variety in your heart beats, indicates excellent heart rate variability and a positive reading on the parasympathetic nervous system. A decrease in, or lack of, heart rate variability is associated with sympathetic dominance and is a common risk factor for virtually all chronic diseases, regardless of a person’s age. Research has shown that lowered HRV is associated with premature aging, inflammation, depression, anxiety, etc.

NuCalm moves the HRV measurement in the direction of rest & repair every time. NuCalm is neuroscience technology that is clinically proven to prime the parasympathetic “rest and repair” branch of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) which enhances heart rate variability (HRV).


What is HRV and Why Should We Care?
Recently, many consumer fitness trackers are advertising their ability to track heart rate variability, or HRV for short. Well, what is HRV? Why are physicians using it on their patients to measure overall health, athletes to measure recovery, and the everyday person to measure stress? HRV is currently the best non-invasive tool to assess the overall functioning of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which as we know, plays a vital role in overall health, recovery, and stress management.

HRV simply refers to the difference in length between each heartbeat. You might think that if a person had a pulse rate of 60 beats per minute, then each beat would last for exactly one second. However, this is not the case as there are always some differences between the beat to beat duration. The more variation between heartbeats, the greater the HRV, and the more balanced the ANS.

 

The reason HRV analysis is so effective at measuring ANS activity is because your heart is largely regulated by your ANS. For example, when you experience stress, the sympathetic nervous system increases your heart rate and decreases HRV so you can efficiently manage the stress. After the stress passes, the parasympathetic nervous system slows the heart rate and increases HRV to reestablish homeostasis or internal balance. In a parasympathetic state, your body and heart need variability in order to be able to quickly transition back to a sympathetic state if another stressor arises and your survival depends on it.

Tracking Your HRV
Tracking your HRV can give you an indication of your overall health, how well you are recovering, and how well you are managing stress. A larger HRV score would reflect good overall health, efficient recovery, and good stress management. A lower HRV is a common risk factor for nearly all chronic diseases, regardless of a person’s age. Research has shown that lowered HRV is associated with premature aging, inflammation, depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic disorders, decreased autonomic nerve activity, and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death after acute heart attack. However, it is important to note that many things can influence HRV in both short-term and long-term, such as breathing, exercise, stress, medication, age, and sex to name a few.

While there are a variety of consumer HRV monitors on the market, they do not all reflect the same HRV score and are not all equally effective. HRV analysis can be relatively simple and only look at the time differences between each heartbeat. It can also dig a little deeper and run other analyses for the most thorough understanding of HRV and ANS activity. Sadly, due to certain restrictions, consumer friendly HRV wearables available on the market today, mainly focus on the simpler forms of HRV analysis and therefore do not always paint a full picture of HRV.

NuCalm’s Impact on HRV
NuCalm’s partners at Harvard Medical School, along with many clinical NuCalm users, have used research-grade electrocardiography (ECG) devices with the most advanced analytical algorithms to measure NuCalm’s effect on HRV during a single session. This research shows that within minutes of application, NuCalm effectively decreases heart rate and increases HRV, as the body enters a parasympathetic dominant state. With consistent use, NuCalm will establish and maintain balance within the ANS, which will subsequently elevate HRV scores to a healthy level. While there are still some discrepancies in the consumer HRV monitoring world, we still encourage you to look at your HRV trends on and off NuCalm, while keeping in mind that this may provide a snapshot of your HRV information.

NuCalm is neuroscience technology that is clinically proven to prime the parasympathetic “rest and repair” branch of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) which enhances heart rate variability (HRV).

External Links:

Low Heart Rate Variability in a 2-Minute Rhythm Strip Predicts Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Mortality From Several Causes:
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/01.CIR.102.11.1239

NuCalm for Cognitive Performance

Learn how NuCalm can help you think clearer, regain focus and make better decisions.

We have so much going on in life, that stress is inescapable. A prolonged sympathetic (or stressed) state can lead to cognitive issues such as poor memory recall, decreased focus, impaired learning, and poor decision making. Excess stress can also lead to psychological issues such as the deterioration of relationships, negative self-talk, and poor decision making (just to name a few).

We can think clearer, regain focus, easily recall memories, and make better decisions when we have spent sufficient time in our body’s optimal restorative state: the parasympathetic “rest and repair” state. NuCalm brings you into the perfect state of restoration which is essential for optimal cognitive functioning. NuCalm allows for maximum diaphragmatic breathing which has been shown to improve cognitive performance, decrease negative effects and consequences of stress. NuCalm can also enhance restorative sleep which is associated with greater memory consolidation and is vital for maximum focus and concentration.

Spending ample time in the parasympathetic state gives you the proper rest and repair necessary to handle the mental and emotional demands of everyday life.


How Does Stress Impact Cognitive Functioning?
We have so much going on in life, that stress is inescapable. When we are living in a stressed and intensified state, it can cause us to make quick and rash decisions, and we find ourselves caught in a hamster wheel of worry. A prolonged sympathetic (or stressed) state can lead to cognitive issues such as poor memory recall, decreased focus, impaired learning, and poor decision making. You likely can relate to a time where you were rushing around stressed and lost your car keys only to find them in your pocket. This is a simple and classic example of decreased cognitive function due to stress. When your brain is full of worries, there is no space left to remember the last location of your car keys. But often, all it takes is a deep breath and moment of calm to be able to shift your attention to finding the lost keys.

When we are feeling stressed, cortisol and adrenaline are flooding the body, and our bodily resources are directed away from our brain’s frontal cortex (which is associated with higher order thinking, behavior, and personality). Higher blood levels of cortisol are associated with memory impairments, slower reaction time and lower verbal memory. Chronic stress can also cause functional and structural changes on the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain responsible for working memory, learning, and goal-directed behaviors. Furthermore, poor sleep quality can impede memory consolidation and increase cognitive decline. Research has shown that adults who do not enter deep, slow wave sleep have more difficulty remembering information from the night before. It’s abundantly clear that if we don’t properly manage our stress, it can have profound impacts on our capacity to focus, reason, and learn. A prolonged sympathetic (or stressed) state can also lead to psychological issues such as the deterioration of relationships, negative self-talk, and poor decision making (just to name a few).

How NuCalm Can Help
We can think clearer, regain focus, easily recall memories, and make better decisions when we have spent sufficient time in our body’s optimal restorative state: the parasympathetic “rest and repair” state. NuCalm may help slow cognitive decline by eliminating stress and improving sleep at the very core. NuCalm allows you to spend ample time in the parasympathetic state; giving you the proper rest and repair necessary to handle the mental and emotional demands of everyday life.

NuCalm allows for maximum diaphragmatic breathing at 6-7 respirations per minute. This type of deep breathing allows for maximum diffusion of oxygen thus increasing the amount of oxygenated red blood cells getting delivered to vital organs such as the brain. Studies have shown that this type of breathing may improve cognitive performance, decrease negative effects and consequences of stress. The frontal cortex governs cognitive functions such as thoughts, ability to reason, and information processing, thereby greater blood flow to this region may encourage recruitment of more communication pathways to enhance mental focus and clarity.

NuCalm can also help improve sleep quality which is imperative for optimal cognitive functioning. Being able to receive deep restorative sleep is associated with greater memory consolidation and is vital for maximum focus and concentration.

NuCalm allows for the perfect state of restoration which is essential for optimal cognitive functioning. Properly managing stress allows us to breathe more deeply, oxygenate our body, and eliminate the stress hormones that can clutter our minds. NuCalm gives you the rest and repair needed to mentally prepare for all the things the world asks from us each day.

External Links:

Cortisol reactivity and cognitive performance in a continuous mental task paradigm:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/030105119090011K

Decreased reaction time variability is associated with greater cardiovascular responses to acute stress:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4855624/

The Brain on Stress: Vulnerability and Plasticity of the Prefrontal Cortex over the Life Course:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627313005448

Sleep deprivation: Impact on cognitive performance:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2656292/

The Role of Slow Wave Sleep in Memory Processing:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2824214/

The Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention, Negative Affect and Stress in Healthy Adults:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00874/full

Sleep and Cognition:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5831725/

How Lack of Sleep Impacts Cognitive Performance and Focus:
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/how-lack-sleep-impacts-cognitive-performance-and-focus

 

 

NuCalm and Aging

Leading a healthier lifestyle is the number one way to slow aging and feel younger longer.

While we are living longer, we’re not necessarily staying healthy longer. As we age, we spend so much time and money searching for ways to look and feel younger, but we overlook the most important factors in aging: stress, inflammation, and sleep.

Chronic stress is related to a multitude of health issues. Studies have demonstrated that high levels of cortisol, a result of chronic stress, are also associated with shortened DNA telomeres. When shortened, DNA telomeres cannot keep chromosomes intact; this causes cells to die or stop dividing, thus resulting in accelerated aging – this is most apparent in wrinkles or skin spots.

Chronic inflammation has been associated with the development of many age-related diseases. Short-term inflammation is necessary for repairing tissues and clearing infections, however, chronically, the inflammatory proteins can begin to damage the body. It is also one of the reasons that healing is less efficient as you age and muscle soreness lingers longer after exertion.

As you get older, your sleep can also become more and more disrupted. Studies have suggested that chemical imbalances and circadian dysfunction change the sleep cycle, and other age-related factors can interfere with the generation of slower brain waves which is necessary in deep sleep.

Stress should be your primary target for anti-aging and eliminating it is what NuCalm was designed for. NuCalm is all-natural, patented, clinically proven neuroscience that quickly resolves stress for your mind and body. NuCalm kickstarts our parasympathetic response which allows for optimal rest and repair which is necessary for combating chronic stress, inflammation, and disturbed sleep.

Leading a healthier lifestyle is the number one way to slow aging and feel younger longer. Since chronic stress interferes with the healthy lifestyle you wish to lead – cut it out with NuCalm.


While we are living longer, we’re not necessarily staying healthy longer. As we age, we spend so much time and money searching for ways to look and feel younger, but we overlook the most important factors in aging: stress, inflammation, and sleep.

Relationship of Stress and Aging
Chronic stress and anxiety are the greatest threats to our health and longevity and are estimated to affect nearly one-third of the population, and even more so in the elderly. Overactivation of the adrenal gland caused by stress can lead to many cognitive, physical, emotional, and behavioral consequences. Being in a prolonged sympathetic state with excess production of cortisol and adrenaline can drastically reduce immune function, induce inflammation, alter sleep, and throw off autonomic nervous system balance, all of which lead to faster aging. Studies have also demonstrated that high levels of cortisol, a result of chronic stress, are associated with shortened DNA telomeres. DNA telomeres are the ends of the chromosomes that keep them from deteriorating. When shortened, they will no longer be able to keep chromosomes intact; this causes cells to die or stop dividing, thus resulting in accelerated aging – this is most apparent in wrinkles or skin spots.

Relationship of Inflammation and Aging
Chronic inflammation has been associated with the development of many age-related diseases like cancer, diabetes, obesity, and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimers. Inflammation is the process by which immune cells are recruited to a site of injury or infection. Short-term, this is necessary for repairing tissues and clearing infections, however, chronically, the inflammatory proteins can begin to damage the body. As you age, there is less control over the inflammatory process. You have fewer mediator proteins to clear up increased levels of inflammatory proteins which propagates the development of age-related symptoms and diseases. It is also one of the reasons that healing is less efficient as you age and muscle soreness lingers longer after exertion.

Relationship of Sleep and Aging
Lack of sleep causes a multitude of problems to your health and will only cause you to age faster. As you get older, your sleep becomes more and more disrupted. You sleep less, and not as deeply. Daytime fatigue, sleep apnea, and insomnia are all more prevalent as we age. Studies have suggested that chemical imbalances and circadian dysfunction change the sleep cycle, and loss of blood vessels throughout the brain interfere with the generation of slower brain waves which is necessary in deep sleep. These diverse changes occur naturally in the aging brain, and sometimes more dramatically in neurodegenerative diseases, which will disrupt sleep. Additionally, poor sleep further propagates these neurological imbalances, creating a dangerous cycle and leading to consequential cognitive decline. It is a positive feedback loop that serves you no benefit as you age.

Can NuCalm Slow Aging?
NuCalm is all-natural, patented, and clinically proven neuroscience that quickly resolves stress for your mind and body, allowing you to put the brakes on aging.

Stress should be your primary target for anti-aging and eliminating it is what NuCalm was designed for. NuCalm entrains your brainwave patterns into the Alpha-Theta range where deep relaxation and meditation occur. It interferes with the stress response networks within the brain to lighten the load on the adrenal gland and restore optimal function. NuCalm kickstarts our parasympathetic response which allows for optimal rest and repair which reduces cortisol in the body and can slow the rate at which telomeres shorten and cells age.

NuCalm suspends the body in parasympathetic nervous system dominance to idle in its optimal healing state. With this greater autonomic balance, your body’s biological systems will operate with optimal efficiency, meaning the inflammatory response will clear up faster and recovery will happen sooner.

NuCalm can help reduce sleep disruptions and sleep/age-related changes in the brain. NuCalm can help reset neurotransmitter and hormonal balance as well as circadian rhythms – to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. During a NuCalm session, diaphragmatic deep breathing occurs which allows for maximum oxygen to reach the brain thereby possibly slowing neurodegeneration and promoting slow-wave brainwave patterns that are essential for restorative nighttime sleep.

Leading a healthier lifestyle is the number one way to slow aging and feel younger longer. Since chronic stress interferes with the healthy lifestyle you wish to lead – cut it out with NuCalm.

External Links:

Telomere Shortening and Mood Disorders: Preliminary Support for a Chronic Stress Model of Accelerated Aging:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006322306001363

Mechanisms linking circadian clocks, sleep, and neurodegeneration:
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6315/1004.abstract