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Biomat Myths Debunked

Fact or Fiction: Richway & Biomat® Myths Debunked

The internet is a powerful tool, but not everything that is on the internet is factual. We have compiled a list of statements found online about Richway and the Biomat® and officially answer whether the buzz is fact or fiction.

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Claim: Other competitor mats that have different stones on both sides (top and bottom) are better because of variety.

Truth – Having stones on either side could be a safety hazard. Each Biomat® contains a thermal protection layer at the bottom (the side without the stones) to help keep excess far infrared heat from travelling under the mat and onto the surface it is lying on. This also means the user is receiving more of the beneficial far infrared heat.

Mats with stones on either side may not have this protection, because they are designed to be used on either side. This allows the heat to travel both up towards the user and down onto whatever surface the mat is placed on. Over time, surfaces in contact with double sided mats could be damaged more easily by the heat. Also, the user is losing more of the beneficial heat as it travels downward and away from the user.

Claim: Richway & Fuji Bio is actually based in South Korea NOT Hawaii.

Truth – Richway & Fuji Bio is, in fact, based in Honolulu, Hawaii. All customer service, order processing, quality control, and product design is done at our office in Honolulu. The Biomat® is manufactured by our contract manufacturer, Richway & Life Co. (R&L), in South Korea.

Claim: The Biomat® only contains amethyst which makes it inferior. It needs jade, amethyst, and tourmaline to be effective.

Truth – Through our 20 years of extensive research, we have found that amethyst produces the optimal amount of natural infrared rays over jade. The Biomat® also contains a layer within it called the TOCA Layer.

The TOCA Layer is a tourmaline layer, and in conjunction with the peach and grape seeds layer, allows the Biomat® to produce an abundance of negative ions.

Claim: The larger Biomats® do not contain tourmaline because it would greatly increase the cost of the product.

Truth – As mentioned in the previous answer, all Biomats® contain a tourmaline layer within them. The Mini Biomat® includes alternating rows of amethyst and tourmaline stones to aid it in producing the same amount of negative ions as the larger mats.

Claim: You have to pay extra for a cover for your Biomat®.

Truth – Each Biomat® comes with a cotton pad that should be placed over it to protect it and allow the heat to be evenly dispersed. Each cotton pad includes the Hideo diagram – an energy pattern which incorporates sacred geometry.

Additionally, each Mini and Professional Biomat® comes with a hard-shell carry case for convenient mobility. Single, Queen and King Biomats® come with a duffel-like bag.

Hi-Pora waterproof pads may also be purchased separately. These special waterproof pads repel water while also remaining permeable enough for far-infrared rays and negative ions to easily pass through them.

Claim: Richway was issued an official warning letter from the FDA, and the company never took care of it.

Truth – Richway’s previous contract manufacturer, Richway NF, received a warning letter in 2013. Since this event, Richway & Fuji Bio contracted a new manufacturer, R&L Co. R&L Co. has been our contract manufacturer since 2013 and meets or exceeds the standards and regulations set forth by the FDA. R&L Co. has never been issued a warning letter from the US FDA.

Claim: Richway does not produce their Biomats® and provide support after the purchase.

Truth – Richway is registered with the FDA as the official importer, specification developer and complaint file establishment for the Biomat®. Our contact manufacturer, R&L Co. in South Korea, is also registered. Richway & Fuji Bio Inc is responsible for the designing, developing, manufacturing, and servicing of the Biomat®.

Claim: All infrared, gemstone heating mats are the same.

Truth – Not all infrared, gemstone mats are the same. The Biomat®, for example, has been evolving since 1997 and contains unique layers to provide additional health benefits to the user. The Biomat® contains the Peach and Grape Seed Layer™ and provides organic energy, natural far infrared, and a class-leading amount of negative ions.

The TOCA Layer is a tourmaline layer within the mat which provides negative ions as well, and the surface layer of the Biomat® utilizes 100% cotton fabric (not including the urethane window which shows the gemstones). The state of the art IC chip within the Biomat’s® controller controls the programming of the Biomat®. These innovate technologies set the Biomat® apart from the imitations.