Monday, April 20, 2015

AAN 2015 Part Two: Stop By & Say Hello!

Not only does Polar Products offer an extensive line of products to help cool the body, but we also offer cold and hot therapy wraps to alleviate the pain of headaches and migraines. Today is the first day of the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting. We'll be here until Thursday discussing how our hot and cold therapy products can help with migraines and headaches.

Cold and heat therapy can safely and effectively complement the pain relief methods prescribed by your healthcare professional.

Follow our banner! Polar Products is at Booth 1538 #AANAM

Polar Products offers many different hot and cold therapy options for managing migraines:

Circulating Water Head Cap


Our Active Ice® Hot/Cold Head Cap provides constant heat or cold therapy to the head by continuously circulating water from the cooler through the head cap, which has a snug, comfortable fit.

The Active Ice® Head Cap from Polar Products.

Here's what one customer has to say about our 

Active Ice® Head Cap:


"There is no doubt that the headache cap helps in the management of migraines/headaches. On a couple of occasions I was able to abort the headache by wearing the cap. Yesterday, I had a bad headache, so I took my prescription drugs in mid afternoon, knowing that I would have to follow it up with more stronger prescription drugs in the evening. Instead I wore the cap for an extended period while I watched television. I was able to almost completely annihilate the headache and did not take a second dose of prescription drugs - a definite success."
Marc, from Phoenix, AZ


Cold/Hot Packs and Compression Wraps


Our reusable Soft Ice® Cold/Hot Packs are held securely in place by wraps to deliver cold or heat therapy to the affected area. The packs are made with a patented, non-toxic, all-natural formula that stays soft and flexible even when frozen!

Microwaveable Moist Heat Wraps


Polar's professional-quality Thera-Temp® moist heat therapy wraps offer deep-penetrating moist heat to targeted areas! Our therapeutic mineral beads collect and hold moisture from humidity in the air, and they never decay or develop an odor.

Our Thera-Temp® Moist Heat Cervical Wrap can also be worn around the head.

The Thera-Temp® Moist Heat Eye & Sinus Wrap from Polar Products.

Migraine and Headache Relief Kits


Our targeted kits provide the therapeutic benefits of both cold compression and moist heat therapy. Save 15% when you purchase a therapy kit! For Polar Products' specific migraine and headache relief kits, please click here to choose the best kit for you!

If you are in the Washington D.C. area and attending #AAN2015, stop by and visit Polar Products at Booth 1538!


Booth 1538 is located at the star in the above map.

Find the answers to our most-asked questions here:

Friday, April 17, 2015

AAN 2015 Part One: Polar Products is Heading to Washington D.C.!

Bill, Rose and Jil from Polar Products will be in our nation's capital for the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting beginning Monday. They'll be setting up camp at Booth 1538 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center through Thursday.


Polar Products has worked closely with the multiple sclerosis community for over 30 years. Many people with MS experience heat sensitivity and our body cooling garments can help. We work with wonderful multiple sclerosis non-profits like MSAA and MSF by providing cooling garments for their financial assistance programs.

There are many other medical conditions that can lead to heat-sensitivity issues. In addition to multiple sclerosis, body cooling may be beneficial to other neurological medical conditions including:
  • Dravet
  • Parkinson's
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)*
  • Sleep Disorders 
  • Neuro-endocrine-immune diseases (NEIDs)**

Rose in our khaki KMVZ.

Body cooling is one simple way that those affected by heat sensitivity can be active on warm days. It is simple, economical and is drug free. Polar Products offers every different technology to assist individuals with body cooling. 

Kool Max® | Cool58® | Cool Comfort® 
Cool Flow® | Quick Cool™ 

Our most popular technology, the Kool Max® system offers the highest cooling energy of all packs available. Easily charged in a freezer, these packs are lightweight, effective and will cool the body in any environment, under or over clothing.

Everyone has unique needs and our diverse selection allows you to choose which technology is most beneficial for them. To determine which technology will be best for you, please learn more at Polar's Cooling Technology Comparison page.


If you are in the Washington D.C. area and attending #AAN2015, stop by and visit Polar Products at Booth 1538!


Booth 1538 is located at the star in the above map.

* Please visit Dysautonomia International for more information about POTS.
** Please visit Pandora Org for more information about NEIDs.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Drum Roll Please... for the Polar Life Pod®!

Now that the sun is shining, the snow has stopped and the days are warm again...  it's time to think about summer! With summer comes the heat, and it's always best to be prepared for any heat-related situation. 

Polar Products is proud to introduce the 

Polar Life Pod®

The optimal piece of equipment for cold-water immersion! 

NEW on-demand immersion system
to assist in rapid cooling of athletes

In 2014, National Athletic Trainers’ Association released an update to their guidelines for managing heat stress in athletes. The NATA Exertional Heat Illness Position Statement identified immersion in cold water as “the most effective way to treat a patient with exertional heat stroke” and recommends cooling the athlete first before transporting. 


The Polar Life Pod® is the simplest solution 
for immediate cold-water immersion.


The Polar Life Pod® facilitates on-demand cold water immersion and convenient for coaches and athletic trainers to have on the sideline for rapidly cooing overheated athletes. It is made out of a heavy-duty PVC and is capable of fitting athletes up to 7’ tall and weighing up to 400 lbs. The Polar Life Pod® requires only 40-80 gallons of water, depending on athlete size!

The Polar Life Pod® is packaged ready for use in a convenient gym bag.

The Polar Life Pod® stands apart from other available immersion systems. First and foremost, the Polar Life Pod® is designed to be collapsible and portable - it even comes with a convenient gym bag to carry!

Additional features include a floating head supportdigital thermometer to monitor water temperature and a full length anterior 2-way zipper.

The inventor of the Polar Life Pod®, Mike Laycox, ATL, EMT-P, is a Licensed Athletic Trainer, former Paramedic and a Certified Emergency Room RN with over 30 years of clinical sports medicine, emergency room and EMS experience.

Bill and Mike testing an early version of the Polar Life Pod®


Visit www.polarlifepod.com for more information.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"I have my life back!!!" #BePolarCool

We love hearing what customers think about our products, and we've gotten a lot of great feedback about our most popular cooling vest, our Kool Max® Zipper Front Vest:

"I have a problem with heat due to having MS lesions on the part of my brain that regulates temperature. No matter where I go, at some point I start getting so hot that I am miserable. No one else is hot, just me. I purchased a Polar Kool Max vest and it has turned my life around. Now, I go anywhere I want, knowing if I get hot, I can just put on my vest and my body will cool down and be comfortable again. When ordering, you don't have to be overly concerned about the size. There are many areas of velcro to make it fit just right. I used to dread summer, now that I have a Polar Kool Max, I know that I have relief at my fingertips!"
- Tammy in Missouri


A customer wearing our KMVZ in Las Vegas, NV.


"I used this under a costume for a local event and despite it being over 80, it kept me comfortable. My only tip for new users is the packs freeze solid, so make sure to have on a relatively flat surface."

- Dustin in Minnesota

"One of the worst things about having MS is feeling like a prisoner to the AC in the summertime. I am very active bike riding, gardening etc and it's all thanks to this vest! Heck I'm even doing housework in it. Love love love it!"

- Becky in Chicago, IL

"This KMVZ let me attend my wife's work picnic. We were out for a couple of hours, and there's no way I would have been able to do that without this vest. It even got me through an outdoor concert recently!"

- Louis in Dayton, OH


A customer wearing our KMVZ in Thailand.

The Kool Max® Zipper Front Vest is our best-selling cooling vest! The lightweight KMVZ efficiently and effectively cools the body in any environment, under or over clothes. Our vest is adjustable at the chest, waist and shoulders to provide a comfortable, snug fit. You can purchase this vest in four different colors: blue, khaki, light blue and pink!

Don't forget share your photos and selfies with the hashtags #PolarProducts and #BePolarCool for a chance to be featured on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

We ❤️️ seeing customer photos!

Thanks to all of our customers who have shared their feedback with us! You help our product line continue to grow and evolve. Please CONTACT US to share your experience and feedback with our garments.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Put Your Brown Adipose Tissue to Work (And Lose Weight!)

By cooling the body to approximately 57°F with our Cool Flow® Heavy-Duty Vest and Arctic Chiller Reservoir System, a Harvard University study found that brown fat - also known as brown adipose tissue - becomes stimulated. Once activated, this brown fat begins to burn calories at a high rate within the body, resulting in weight loss.

Polar Products was directly involved with a research study through the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard University and the findings from this study have been recently published in the book The Diabetes Reset, by George L. King, M.D.


Find Polar Products mentioned on page 144.

In The Diabetes Reset, Dr. King writes about a program to help combat Type 2 Diabetes by adopting a regimen of dieting, exercise and activating the body's brown fat. Our Cool Flow® Heavy-Duty Vest and Arctic Chiller Reservoir were used by Harvard University to help determine the benefits of body cooling and activating brown fat in a person's body, and our garments are still being used for research today.

Polar Products' Cool Flow® Heavy-Duty Vest
                            
Since this first study from Aaron Cypess, M.D., Ph.D. in May of 2010, Polar Products has worked with numerous other universities and hospitals including Vanderbilt University, John Hopkins Medical Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Click here for a comprehensive list of studies with Polar Products.

Here's what Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center had to say about our vest:
"We have had great success with your cooling system." 
- Lauren Weiner, Joslin Diabetes Center
"We like the cooling vest system so much we're going to order a second one!" 
- Aaron Cypess, formerly Joslin Diabetes Center, currently at the National Institutes of Health

Polar Products' Arctic Chiller Reservoir System

The Diabetes Reset also recommends another useful cooling garment from Polar Products: our Kool Max® cooling vests. When used in conjunction with regular diet and exercise, it was found that cooling the body can help assist with weight loss and management of Type 2 diabetes*.

Our most popular Kool Max® garment: the zipper front vest.
It also come in khaki, light blue and pink!

In addition to helping individuals overcome heat sensitivity, our products can also be used to achieve the body temperature shown to help manage weight loss. Polar Products is proud to have our products used for diverse research studies and we continue to be excited to see evidence of the many ways body cooling is beneficial.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

AORN 2015 in the Mile High City

Polar team members Jacob and Erin have been in Denver, Colorado for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference these past few days. If you were in the Denver area - we hope you were able to stop by Booth 314  in the convention center and say hello!

The Polar Products, Booth 314 at AORN.

To help keep everyone cool in the OR, we offer a complete line of cooling vest and accessories. We designed the CoolOR® Circulating Water System specifically for operating rooms and hospitals. This system cools surgeons and staff by continuously circulating cold water through tubing sewn within the vest or accessory.

Jacob at AORN Booth 314 with a CoolOR® cooling system

In addition to the circulating water system, we have non-tethered cooling vests available. Polar Products offers many different vest styles, the CoolOR® Zipper Vest (with Kool Max® Packs or Cool58® Packs) and the CoolOR® Women's Fashion Vest being two popular styles for the operating room.

Erin and Jacob with the convention center mascot, Big Blue Bear

Hospitals can receive a free 30-day trial of the CoolOR® Circulating Water System and special pricing discounts. 

Simply email jacob@polarproducts.com 
or call 1.800.763.8423 for more information, pricing and to set-up your free trial.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Win an MS Awareness Scarf this week!

March is MS Awareness Month, and there are many ways to show support for people with MS. MS Awareness Week 2015 is March 2nd through 8th. Throughout this week and the entire month, we encourage you to learn more about MS and how you can make a difference. See how you can get involved this month! 

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is continuing their #Orange4MSF #4MSF campaign. Share your support and post a selfie with an orange on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a list of resources and events across the country for those who would like to be involved during March. The NMSS also has a new website to help people to connect and show support for one another; check out MS Connection. Every connection counts!


The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America has many resources for people to learn more about MS. Their blog, MS Conversations, provides many different ways to for people to increase their knowledge, understanding and support of people living with MS.

Use MSAA’s badge as the profile picture on your social media platforms.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MSAwareness in your posts!
Show your support with an MS Awareness Cooling Scarf!

One way to help show support is by wearing our “MS Awareness” cooling scarves. These stylish scarves give comfort and relief from the heat.

20% of sales from Polar’s cooling scarves benefit national Multiple Sclerosis non-profits!

Cool Comfort® MS Awareness Neck Band
MS Awareness Fashion Scarf with Kool Max® and Quick Cool Packs

During MS Awareness Week, you can enter to win one of our MS Awareness Fashion Scarves! Simply click the link to complete your entry - one lucky winner will receive either a blue or an orange scarf. Enter here to win!


Our mission is to be the leading provider of effective, high-quality and affordable body cooling products for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) throughout the global MS community.