Our medically developed, graduated compression (gctech™) socks are designed using the latest textile technology, and produced under stringent quality control, with the input of a world leading university.
The VR range of socks act like a second skin, squeezing blood from the surface veins back into the deep veins and help push blood back up to the heart against gravity. The graduated compression targets the lower leg, boosting the action of the calf muscle, which acts like a second heart by pumping blood around the body. Wearing these socks changes the way your blood flows, helping your body to be more efficient.
VR socks are designed to be worn daily, as a replacement for your normal socks. They will help your body counteract the strains of a long day, standing/sitting/walking or exercising. Using advanced textile technology they also keep you warm in the cold and cool when it is hot. They target your lower leg which is the key area that can benefit most from the effects of wearing socks as our legs often struggle to pump the blood back up to the body against gravity when we are not moving.
VR compression socks are classified by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a medical aid, that is prescribed as a mechanical method to support the venous and lymphatic systems in the lower leg.
They contain gctech™, designed to give you maximum compression at the ankle, decreasing further up the leg. During physical exercise, muscles in the legs contract and expand. The intramuscular pressure exerted on the veins pushes the blood through the one-way valves of the veins, returning it to the heart. This pumping action keeps the blood moving through the lower limbs.
The gctech™ contained in our socks enhances this muscle pump effect of the calf and influences blood and lymph fluid velocity through the legs. We are basically assisting your venous system, reducing blood and fluid pooling, improving tissue oxygenation and microcirculation velocity.