I find it a bit perplexing that the concept of energy modulation is often not considered “scientific” when energy is literally what forms the basis of our existence. It would seemingly make sense that anything which affects energy potential might have a substantial effect on the foundation of our own cells; ergo, health. Unfortunately, the insinuations of a “woo-woo vibe” often color energy-related health theses with a lack of credibility when, in fact, something very real may indeed be transpiring.
Yet, even with these observations, I admittedly was slightly incredulous when I received a Somavedic: a handblown glass device housing stones of varying degrees of preciousness, including platinum, palladium, gold, and silver. Somavedic claims to “cleanse” its surrounding environment by creating a coherent field encompassing over 2,800 square feet, which combats EMF radiation, 4G/5G, WiFi, phones, geopathic stress, water crosses, Curry and Hartmann lines, oxidative stress, and free radicals. Some of the models can also create structured water. (More on that in a bit!)
Somavedic makes an array of units with their own unique spin and equally unique calming glow. I was personally sent Somavedics’ best seller, Medic Green Ultra, which promises an effective radius of 100 feet and, per its description, is “an ideal choice for virtually any place that needs to harmonize its space,” and can also structure water. The scientific trials discussed in a bit all utilized Somavedic’s strongest model, the Somavedic Amber (purportedly 4x stronger than the Medic Green Ultra.)
Other units have more specific purposes, such as the Cobalt, which promises extra benefits of stones promoting psyche, intuition, concentration, and may help alleviate depression and psychological distress. After doing all the research for this blog, I also ordered my own Medic Ruby Red, said to specifically support spiritual growth, encourage kindness, and open hearts. I’m all about the red glows in my apartment, as well as any words evoking the higher vibrations of love, so I thought this would be a perfect addition to my bedroom. (I keep the Medic Green Ultra in my main living room.)
For an extra special pretty penny, Somavedic also has their custom-plated Medic Gold, which is “programmed and strengthened in such a way that it classifies and structures information stored in the human quantum field, [which] allows the activation of self-healing processes in the body and the mind.” Oh my!
They also just released their abbreviated Harmony for smaller rooms, offices, and p car commutes. It’s a smaller version of their Sky model, which aims to encourage “greater calm, balance, harmony, better concentration, more intense body regeneration, and better sleep.”
That’s lots of promises and exciting potential things, but is Somavedic real, or smoke and mirrors (albeit alluring ones?)
I resolved to plug in my Medic Green Ultra, try it out, see the effects, and most importantly… sit down and do the research.
The Somavedic website lists 4 studies, one of which is published in a journal. Let’s dive in, shall we!
Cell Phone Damage Mitigation
The 2020 Compensation of Mobile Phone Radiation by the Medic Amber: In Vitro Investigations Using a Novel Test System, published in the Journal of Biomedical Science, evaluated the damage done to human cells from conventional cell phone radiation and the potential mitigating effects of the Somavedic Medic Amber.
As the study discusses, our immune system uses polymorphonuclear neutrophils cells (PMNs) to kill invaders by utilizing endogenously produced reactive oxygen species (ROS). While this may seem like a “bad” thing, it just goes to show context is key! While the thought of ROS easily evokes vibes of free radicals and things to avoid at all costs, our body actually uses ROS as a first defense mechanism to support our own health: killing pathogens with ROS and then ingesting them within the cells. While some studies have shown that cell phone radiation reduces the ability of these immune cells to produce the “helpful” ROS, others have found the opposite: an increase in ROS. In any case, it would seem that cell phone radiation adamantly alters our immune cells’ ability to function properly.
In the Somavedic study, the researchers looked at how cell phone radiation affected white blood cells, as well as cell regeneration and wound healing of connective tissue. The researchers cultured human connective tissue cells and then compared control cells not exposed to any cell radiation to cells exposed to cell phone radiation, as well as cells exposed to radiation but “protected” by the Amber Somavedic device, placed about 3 feet away. The experiments for each type lasted around 3-4 weeks.
The results were pretty impressive.
The researchers found that exposing the unprotected cells to cell phone radiation significantly negatively affected basal cell metabolism, the functioning of the white blood cells, and reactive oxygen species production. Using the Somavedic Amber, however, significantly improved these effects, aiding the cells' migration and proliferation. According to the study, utilizing the Amber resulted in “improvement in both basal cell metabolism of functional neutrophils and generation of ROS when compared to the experimental situation without any protection.”
While the Amber could not protect the cell phone radiation-exposed cells 100%, like those of the non-exposed control cells, it kept the cells at around 80% of their original state, compared to 60% in the radiation exposed ones. The researchers also found increasing improvement the longer the exposure, supporting Somavedic’s claims that the device becomes more potent in its effects the longer it is used.
The study concludes that “based on the results of both tests, the use of the Medic Amber can be recommended to reduce the effects of mobile phone radiation.”
A 2019 report conducted by The Balneology Research Institute, Report on Preclinical Research of Somavedic Medic, looked at the effects of the Amber Medic on cardiovascular health. In the study, 12 people (5 of whom presented with cardiology disease) measured their blood pressure and heart rate for 1 to 2 months while beginning to use the Amber Medic. The participants also recorded their moods during the trial.
Again, the effects were pretty impressive. With the use of the Amber Medic, high blood pressure decreased in 7 out of 12 of the patients, and low blood pressure increased in 2 out of 12 of the patients. One saw no difference. The other two were excluded because they stopped measuring their blood pressure. (Although one of them notably kept the device due to their perceived phycological improvements.) The heart rhythms also substantially improved in all of the patients. For example, one patient’s arrhythmias decreased from 7 events to 1 from the first to latter half of the study, and another’s from 5 to 3. Sleep length and quality also increased in the patients.
Heart Rate Variability
A 2014 report conducted by the International Association for Electrosmog Research (IGEF), Somavedic Medic and its effects on HRV, looked at the effects of the Somavedic Amber on Heart Rate Variability (HRV).
Heart rate variability refers to the amount of time between heartbeats. While you’d think a steady heartbeat would be key – in reality, it signifies stress. On the contrary, varying lengths of silence between heartbeats indicate the heart is adequately handling stressors. (For all the science on this, check out my interviews with Oura Ring CEO Harpreet Rai, here and here.)
In this study, 10 people exposed to typical levels of EMF in their daily lives were given bands that measured their HRV consistently over the span of up to 28 days while using the Somavedic Amber. The researchers found that HRV improved in 80% of the patients. The greatest improvement was over 20 percentage points of their theoretical HRV maximum (17.32% – 48.25%), while the lowest increased less than 4 percentage points of their theoretical HRV maximum (31.56% – 35.22%). (Note: I do disagree with the study’s interpretation of one patient as “slight improvement:” a baseline of 35.81% of their theoretical HRV maximum, which dropped to 24.11% after 10 days and then jumped up to 36.35% at 20 days.) Most of the participants, however, increased around 10 percentage points of their theoretical HRV maximum
Red Blood Cells
In blood sedimentation tests, the rate at which blood cells fall to the bottom of a test tube can indicate the level of inflammation. A study by the International Association for Electromagnetic Research, Effects of the Somavedic Medic on red blood cells, looked at 5 former breast cancer patients who had undergone chemotherapy and who complained of fatigue, insomnia, apathy, and depression. The researchers tested their baseline blood sedimentation and then 90 minutes of exposure to the Amber Medic. They found the Amber Medic significantly improved blood sedimentation, which would insinuate a translation to a reduction in inflammation.
Somavedic’s Medic Green Ultra can also create structured water (verified by microscopic photographs) – a type of water found in nature, as well as within cellular membranes. Proponents of structured water believe it supports health in the body. Go to structured water authority Dr. Gerald Pollack has conducted a myriad of research on structured water, and studies have found an array of benefits from structured water consumption, including the following:
A 2019 Journal of Applied Biotechnology & Bioengineering study in 30 subjects, Influence of drinking structured water to human psychophysiology, found those who drank structured water experienced reduced body fat, improved electrolyte balance, improved kidney function, a reduction in internal toxicants (cholesterol, creatinine, and urea), and an increase of the “adaptive and stress-response and reserve capacity of the body.” The control group did not experience these changes.
A 2021 review published in the Journal of Animal Science looking at the effects of structured water in animals, concluded that structured water lead to “increased rate of growth, reduced markers of oxidative stress, improved glycemic and insulinemic responses in diabetics, improved blood lipid profile, improved semen and spermatozoa quality, and increased tissue conductivity.” The article theorized that drinking structured water had the ability to structure water around cellular membranes and proteins, encouraging these benefits.
A November 2020 study tested the effects of different structured water made from 4 different brands of water on sprouts. It found that 3 out of 4 of the tested structure waters show benefits, including increased germination rates. (This insinuates the source of the water may also play a factor in the potential benefits of structured water.)
To create the structured water, users can place a container of water by the device, about 20 centimeters away, for at least 15 minutes, with no metal or plywood between the Somavedic and the water.
MY OWN EXPERIENCE
I pulled out the Somavedic and instructions, which boasted very promising statements such as “the device reaches its full working capacity three hours after turning it on; the premise will be completely cleansed within three to six weeks.” I wasn’t sure what “completely cleansed” meant exactly, but I was down. I plugged it in and admittedly got a bit more excited than I should have by the emission of its calming, green glow. (No surprise there.)
I sat down to work on my couch (I have a tendency to camp out writing notes, while playing a movie on my Roku, which I highly recommend to everyone. The Roku, that is.) Around 30 minutes later, I felt the presence of a potent calm – that feeling of peace that makes you question if it’s actually an additive feeling, or rather the absence of anxiety, revealing an omnipresent peace lying below the surface all along: Wizard of Oz already-in-your-backyard style. In any case, the subjective feeling was extremely potent; ergo, it felt a bit additive. I sat there filled with thoughts of, “Wait…is this the placebo?” I haven’t experienced that feeling since (at least concerning the device), so I do think it might have been a very concrete initial reaction.
The next day, I danced around the room almost all day. Of course, that could have been a myriad of factors, but time will tell if it continues indefinitely – it has for the few weeks I’ve now been using the device. Since using the Somavedic, my HRV scores on my Oura ring have also dramatically improved. They were hovering in readiness scores of around 70s and now are very solid 80s.
I’ve been so impressed by the research and my perception (however vague) of the Somavedic that I ordered another one, all on my own! As noted above, I chose the Medic Ruby Red for its added benefits of love and kindness. I also picked up their Tiny one (a minute version of the Medic Green Ultra), which you “charge” with the device and take with you throughout the day.
To summarize my present moment, I’m skeptical yet optimistic. I’m excited to keep using Somavedic, and if it’s aplacebo – that’s potentially just as effective. In fact, I’m loving my Somavedic so much that I’ll probably buy their newly released Harmony pretty soon, to run perpetually in my car.
I highly recommend getting a Somavedic for your own space: every little thing we can do to combat our toxic EMF environment can likely protect the foundations of our cells more than we may realize. To me, the studies on the Somavedic put it leagues beyond a lot of EMF blockers I’ve come across, which require a lot of blind faith, despite their potential.
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