Isobar compression socks are clinically proven to increase blood flow back to the heart. Increased blood return reduces the risks of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), ankle swelling (oedema) and travel fatigue, known as jet lag.
Isobar has four distinct benefits for travellers
Meta-analysis by the Cochrane Centre has shown that flight socks cut the risk of blood clots by 90%. DVT can kill and is a significant risk for frequent and long-haul travellers. The analysis demonstrated a stronger link between the risk of developing DVT and long-haul flying than had been previously thought. Over two flights in an 8 week period (e.g. two trips to New York) quadruples the risk; over four flights increases the risk seven fold.
Compression should be worn for all long journeys, whether by plane, car or coach. Blood can pool in the lower limbs when sitting immobile, greatly increasing the risk of DVT. Isobar socks reduce this risk for frequent flyers and other regular travellers.