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Blacktop Plus is a new take on Kinesiology Taping that is designed to give you the edge you need. Our tape works with you to unlock your maximum effort in training or in the game. We are built different, because you are built different.
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A lot has changed in sports nutrition and training since the 70's. Athletes today are generally bigger, faster, and stronger than they have ever been before.
Do you know what hasn't changed since the 70's? Kinesiology Tape.
Other tapes on the market still utilize the same basic product that Dr. Kenzo Kase developed in the 70's. At Blacktop Plus, we realized it was atime for a change. We realized that much like our athletes today, kinesiology tape had untapped potential to help you push your limits and change your game.
But you don't have to take our word for it. Take a look at a few of our partners who already love Blacktop Plus. (Spoiler alert, there are more on the way)
Menthol is an organic compound that produces a minty scent. When menthol is applied topically, it creates a cooling sensation.
Studies have shown that when menthol is applied topically, it is beneficial in alleviating minor musculoskeletal pain. It can be very useful in caring for clients with muscle cramps, arthritis, sprains, and other nagging aches and pains.
Menthol has also been shown to increase the size of blood vessels, allowing for increased blood circulation to treated areas.
Want a peer reviewed study on the effects of Menthol?: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3362986/
Capsaicin has been shown to work as a temporary pain reliever. When applied topically, capsaicin creates a warming sensation that dissipates over time.
For years, capsaicin has been used in creams and lotions to relieve pain related to joints. Capsaicin works to block pain receptor nerves, which in turn blocks pain signals between the brain and the treated area.
Additionally, research shows that capsaicin works best when paired with an anti-inflammatory.
Want a peer reviewed study on the effects of Capsaicin?: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1907877/pdf/brjpharm00213-0134.pdf
Ginger has been used for medicinal applications for a long time.
According to Andrew Weil, "References to ginger's medicinal uses can be found in ancient Chinese, Indian, Arabic, and Greco-Roman writings. Ginger is chiefly known as an anti-inflammatory agent, nausea reliever and digestive aid."
Modern tests have shown ginger to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to decrease muscle fatigue and cramping.
Want a peer reviewed study on the effects of Ginger?: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5115784/
Pre-Engineered shapes help take the complexity out of kinesiology taping.
Instead of needing to know the ins and outs of human anatomy and kinesiology taping, you just need to know where it hurts. Our shapes have been designed to help protect, repair, and strengthen specific areas of the body.
Eliminating the measuring, cutting, and complicated applications means anyone can feel apply and feel the benefits of our cutting edge kinesiology tape.