Clinical studies

Please find below information about various clinical studies performed using the Powertube devices.

  1. Chlorophenols
  2. Hypertension and Diabetes
  3. Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein



Title The role of non-thermal low electric treatment on the elimination of chlorophenols from human body.
Authors P. Ekici, A. Friess, H. Barlas, H. Parlar
Location Department for Chemical-Technical Analysis and Chemical Food Technology, Technical University, Munich, Germany
Summary In this work the effects of non-thermal low electric treatment on the excretion of toxicologically relevant chlorophenols from 10 probands was investigated. After the treatment with PowerTube QuickZap (level 3, for 21 min minimum) the blood and urine samples were examined for chlorophenols including their metabolites, such as chlorophenolglucoronides. The obtained results showed a significant elimination of these substances in all investigated proband samples after the therapy. These findings point out that there is a possibility to eliminate these hazardous substances rapidly from the human body using low electric treatment.
Chlorophenols Chlorophenols are toxicologically risky substances and can exist in all humans living especially in middle Europe. The sources of these substances are wood protection products, available on the European market in the years between 1970 and 1980.
Conclusion In conclusion, the therapeutic devise PowerTube QuickZap clearly stimulates the metabolization process in the body, leading to detoxification. If applied regularly, the probability is high that the chlorophenols are entirely eliminated from the human body.
Document Chlorophenols


Hypertension and Diabetes

Title International Clinical Study of Power QuickZap and Powertube QuickZap (TENS) as a New Mode of Therapy in Hypertension and Diabetes
Authors E.P. Mabborang, L.N. Yuchongco
Location Malolos San Ildefonso County Hospital, Philippines
Background Trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) had been a modality for decades now. Its hypoalgesic, hypotensive and hypoglycemic effects have been published in several literatures. This trial aims to determine the effectiveness of the new machine Power QuickZap and Powertube QuickZap (TENS) in controlling blood pressure and glucose in a randomized controlled clinical trial.
Conclusion TENS using the Power QuickZap and Powertube QuickZap can be an adjunct therapy in the lowering of blood pressure, triglycerides and VLDL among patients with hypertension especially those not currently taking anti-hypertensive medications. Its effect on glucose levels of diabetics has to be examined in large scale studies. Diabetic neuropathy may benefit from TENS.
Document Hypertension and Diabetes


Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein

Title Proteomic study on the cellular responses to non-thermal low electric field in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Authors A. Fanous, A. Görg, H. Parlar
Location 1. Department for Chemical-Technical Analysis and Chemical Food Technology; Research Center Weihenstephan for Brewing and Food Quality, Technical University, Munich, Germany
2. Department for Proteomics, Technical University, Munich, Germany
Abstract In this work we examined the effect of non-thermal low electric treatment on the protein expression of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The electric field was produced from therapeutic device Powertube QuickZap, which is intended for the electronic stimulation of nerves. It is used for self-treatment of symptoms and pain. Previous experiments have shown that low frequency electric or magnetic fields cause changes in protein induction. The present study confirms these observations. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE), Progenesis SameSpots software and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) were used to examine changes in protein expression. In response to 3 hours non-thermal low electric field exposure, the enzyme homoserin dehydrogenase was overexpressed. This result suggests that this enzyme may play an important role in the adaptation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to electric stress. The role of an electric field as a co-stressing factor is discussed.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of yeast. It is perhaps the most useful yeast, having been instrumental to winemaking, baking, and brewing since ancient times. It is believed to have been originally isolated from the skin of grapes. It is one of the most intensively studied eukaryotic model organisms in molecular and cell biology.
Conclusion The results of this study suggest that one identified protein upon with non-thermal low electric field is involved in the cell’s adaptation phase. The cell may need homoserin dehydrogenase to cope with increased energy demands after the exposure to the electric field and the enzyme may enable the cell to protect itself from this stress. To the best of our knowledge, this protein has not been previously reported as a stress protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells after the exposure to the electric field or any kind of stress. We suggest that non-thermal low electric field does not have a big effect on Saccharomyces cerevisiae because the cell could induce only one defense mechanism, although Saccharomyces cerevisiae has the ability to induce many defense mechanisms. It indicates that this defense mechanism suffices to protect the cell from external stress.
Document Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein