USE YOUR SWEAT TO LEARN WHAT NUTRIENTS YOUR BODY NEEDS
Curious about whether your body has a healthy level of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients? To find out, you typically have to:
- Book an appointment at your doctor’s office.
- Take a urine or blood test.
- Wait for the test results.
- Have your doctor explain the results to you.
Blendale is replacing this old routine with technologically enhanced sweat test plasters.
Instead of spending days going to appointments and waiting for test results, you can apply the BodyPatch™ for a few hours and use your sweat to learn what nutrients your body needs. Once the BodyPatch™ is done examining your sweat, it gives you an emergent colour pattern. Scan the colour pattern with your smartphone, and your nutrient levels are instantly revealed. No doctor’s appointment necessary. Then, you can analyse your sweat plaster results and purchase a customized health supplement blend specific to your needs. The Blendale BodyPatch™ makes caring for your health faster (hours instead of days) and more pleasant (non-invasive sweat plasters instead of urine or blood tests). Blendale is a leader in bringing the best of health tech to the consumer world.
As you might imagine, human perspiration is mainly water, but have you ever wondered just what else is in sweat? Here’s a look at the process of sweating, the chemical composition of perspiration, and the factors that affect it.
Why Do People Sweat?
The main reason people perspire is that the evaporation of water can cool our bodies. That’s the reason it makes sense that the main component of perspiration is water. However, perspiration also plays a role in the excretion of toxins and waste products. Sweat is chemically similar to plasma, but certain components are selectively retained or excreted.
General Composition of Perspiration
Perspiration consists of water, minerals, lactate, and urea. On average, the mineral composition is:
- Sodium (0.9 gram/litre)
- Potassium (0.2 g/l)
- Calcium (0.015 g/l)
- Magnesium (0.0013 g/l)
Trace metals that the body excretes in sweat include:
- Zinc (0.4 milligrams/litre)
- Copper (0.3–0.8 mg/l)
- Iron (1 mg/l)
- Chromium (0.1 mg/l)
- Nickel (0.05 mg/l)
- Lead (0.05 mg/l)
Variations in Perspiration Chemical Composition
The chemical composition of perspiration varies between individuals. It also depends on what individuals have been eating and drinking, the reason why they’re sweating (for example, exercise or fever), how long they have been perspiring, as well as several other factors.