Steve Munatones, the founder and CEO of KAATSU Global joined our team at Exclusivia to share a story about a 104 year old woman with advanced dementia. She couldn’t walk, move, and had almost no recognition of who she was or her situation. She was treated using KAATSU bands and the KAATSU cycle, a process that applies pressure to the venous blood flow, and then releases. We’ve tried to highlight a few of Steve’s talking points, as well as provided links for those interested in hearing the full story from Steve.
It’s a truly remarkable story, but after doing this process she made a miraculous recovery. We’ve tried to highlight some of the key points.
- The MRI showed that the blood flow increased to her brain with KAATSU use
- Her muscles grew and developed
- She recovered and was able to walk, exercise, speak, and completely aware of her surrounding.
Currently there are more tests being done around KAATSU training and their direct correlations to preventing dementia, but from listening to Steve Munatones, and diving deeper into the research we made some generic observations.
- Capillary Blood flow KAATSU training applying pressure to the venous blood flow back to the heart, forces blood into the capillaries. This is significant, because the capillaries are where all of the nutrient exchange happens at the cellular level. So oxygen, proteins, and necessary nutrients cross across cell membranes into the cells, and the cells are able to remove their waste. Often with dementia and neuro-degenerative issues, it comes from parts of the brain not receiving proper blood flow, oxygen, ect. I want to be careful to not overgeneralize, however, anytime the blood is forced to the areas that need oxygen and nutrients, it is a good thing.
- Hormone Production. KAATSU training triggers chemical reactions for the production of multiple hormones in the body, one of them being Human Growth Hormone (HGH). While not everything understood about it’s relationship to the brain directly, HGH is useful is the anti-aging and muscle building process. So it’s not entirely a huge surprise that this 104 year old woman built muscle.
With over 50 years of research, the KAATSU Global team is still learning more about KAATSU training. So far what they know if the blood flow modification system dramatically helps with cardiovascular health, muscle development, anti-aging, cognitive health, and will let you achieve the results of strenuous exercise without actually having to exercise. KAATSU is something, that we’ve very excited about at Exclusivia, and if you’re interested in staying younger longer, KAATSU training might be something that’s worth about.