One important fabric that can protect you and your family is antibacterial bamboo fabric. You may be surprised how much bacteria is collecting in the fabrics that are used for your clothing, bedding, furniture covers, curtains, and others.
Yes, you do wash them, but how can you be sure that they are bacteria free? Bacteria tend to accumulate in the nooks and crannies in between the fabric weaves. Can washing really remove the accumulated bacteria? Well, not necessarily.
Antibacterial Bamboo is Real
Antibacterial bamboo fabric is best for you because it has the ability to resist bacteria and this prevents it from lodging in the fabric weave. This ability is only found in bamboo and is called bamboo kun. Bamboo kun is naturally produced by the bamboo plant in order to shield itself from invasion by harmful microbes and fungi. This is why bamboo can grow strong and tall without needing pesticides.
Bamboo viscose or rayon may not be as effective because of the added chemicals during the processing of the fibers. However, it still retains some of bamboo kun’s properties. Moreover, when bamboo is mechanically processed, the natural property remains unchanged.
Thus, you are basically wrapping yourself up with a natural antimicrobial agent that wards off harmful microbes when you use mechanically processed bamboo sans the chemicals.
Antibacterial bamboo fabric actually keeps you safe from bacteria that cause sickness. Ok, so maybe you do eat right, exercise, and even take vitamins – or do you? Antibacterial bamboo fabric is the added protection for an immune system that is already weakened by this world of increased stress, poor diet, and no time for meaningful physical activity.
For those of you who do have time to exercise regardless of a hectic calendar, you may avoid doing intense training because it causes you to sweat. We all know that when you sweat, you not only begin to feel hot and sticky all over, but also you begin to smell. It is common knowledge that bamboo fabric is moisture wicking and thermoregulating, and this maintains a cool feeling while you do your exercise routine — and less sweat on your body means less body odour. However, antibacterial bamboo fabric also quells the odour by fighting the bacteria itself. Although bacteria can be found everywhere, it is likely to accumulate on our skin because it feeds on the proteins that come out in our sweat. The process of the bacteria breaking down these proteins results in the release of a pungent odour. Without the bacteria there, sweat will not smell.
Antibacterial bamboo fabric is thus the best wear for people who work out, those who stay in places with hot climates, and those who are apt to sweat more than others. Other fabrics, which may even be considered absorbent, will just encourage bacterial growth. Especially if they are not moisture wicking, they keep the sweat trapped in, which fosters a great environment for bacteria to thrive in. According to a 2014 study, polyester and cotton promote the growth of bacteria while chemically treated nylon and viscose prevent it. Superior antibacterial qualities can also be found in bamboo viscose and regenerated bamboo according to a 2011 study.
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe from unnecessary exposure to harmful bacteria by using antibacterial bamboo whenever and wherever possible. In today’s crazy world, we need all the help we can get!