{"id":604508946738,"title":"Kailo Review: Can Metal Patches Relieve Pain?","created_at":"2022-12-13T23:55:28-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Kailo Review: Can Metal Patches Relieve Pain?\",\n \"keywords\": \"kailo, kailo review, kailo reviews, kailo patch, kailo pain patch, kailo patch reviews, kailo pain patch reviews, kailo pain relief\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the medical study funded by Kailo to give our take on whether the device is likely to relieve pain or if it's a waste of money. We share our concerns with the study and with Kailo generally. We share videos on how the device is properly applied.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/kailo-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"creator\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to pain relief.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eK\u003c\/span\u003eailo is a medicated patch used for pain relief. It’s available over-the-counter (OTC), meaning it does not require a doctor’s prescription. Over 1 million people have purchased Kailo according to the brand, and it’s marketed as a natural, drug-free option for pain relief.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut is Kailo actually proven to work in legitimate medical research, or is this another pain relief scam? What’s in Kailo anyway that makes it effective? Are there any side effects or risks associated with its use? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Kailo?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the clinical study funded by Kailo to give our take on whether or not the patch is likely to be effective for pain relief. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also review what Kailo is made of, because this information isn’t very clear from the brand’s website, and share real, unsponsored user reviews of Kailo.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs Kailo Proven to Work?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKailo has been studied in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.scivisionpub.com\/abstract-display.php?id=1476\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnaesthesia \u0026amp; Pain Research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePatients experiencing pain used the Kailo patch over the course of 30 days and reported changes in pain scores. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe average pain score decreased by 61% with use of Kailo patches, and no side effects were reported.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e86% of patients using Kailo reported that they were “satisfied” or “extremely satisfied” with the treatment.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile these are favorable results, we consider this study to be poorly designed. It was not a double-blind study, which is the gold standard of clinical research because a double-blind study eliminates the placebo effect. If one group received unmedicated patches and one group received Kailo patches, these results would be much more impressive in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe have also never heard of this journal before, and do not consider it to be reputable in the field of anaesthesiology (one of our Advisors is an anaesthesiologist).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is legitimate medical research, but we do not consider Kailo to be definitively proven to work until these results are replicated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe consider Kailo to be potentially effective for pain relief\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e at this stage.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow Does Kailo Work?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKailo’s website does a very poor job of explaining the technical specifications of the device in our opinion. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand’s \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/gokailo.com\/pages\/faqs\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFAQ page\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e describes Kailo as being “designed to boost the natural signals of the body and help the brain communicate with disrupted areas more effectively,” which fails to specifically describe the mechanism of action, and is an unscientific description.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe clinical trial mentioned previously does a better job of describing Kailo’s mechanism of action. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eKailo is made from copper, silver and silicon, and through the use of capacitors (which store electric charges), can emit and absorb electromagnetic signals which may influence pain signaling throughout the body.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s concerning to us that this process is described so vaguely in the clinical trial, and on Kailo’s website, and leaves many questions unanswered.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHow does Kailo determine what electromagnetic signals to absorb? How does Kailo determine what frequency of electromagnetic signal is optimal to emit? Are these factors different for different patients? Are there long-term risks associated with the use of this type of device?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile some types of electromagnetic signaling are proven in clinical studies to improve human health (see \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/33471046\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eresearch\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on red light therapy), the specifics of how Kailo works appear very poorly described.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAn interview with Kailo’s founder even stated that “it’s all theory right now” when asked how the device works. This is not a convincing sign that this is a good time to buy this product in our opinion. We've timestamped the video below to start at that quote:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/ViBQJ7tCnP4?start=118\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIs Kailo a Scam?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAn entertaining and well-researched exposé on Kailo was published by a YouTube creator named “Thunderf00t.” The video has over 700,000 views and is definitely worth a watch for those considering purchasing this device:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/hG0lxcIoDcE\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eKailo Real Customer Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKailo is sold on Amazon which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. The product has been reviewed over 2,700 times with an average review rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKailo scores a “B” grade \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/kailo-kit-nanotech-bio-antenna-patch-that-interacts-with-electrical-signals-in-your-body-naturally-relieving-pain\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon Fakespot\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a software tool that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. This is a good sign that the majority of the reviews are likely legitimate.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Elaine K. Dawson” who claims the product provided relief after two days of use:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“I recently had knee replacement on my left leg. During PT, my gait had changed and I began feeling pain in my right glutes….\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eReceived the patch last Saturday and spent all day trying to. find. relief with no success. Sunday morning I tried again and it worked.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Robin A. Maher” who claims the product was ineffective for relieving pain in her and her husband:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eBoth my husband and I tried it in multiple places as suggested. He has CRPS and I have some nerve pain from Shingles going on. But this didn't do anything for either of us. I will be returning it today.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCan Cinnamon and Collagen Naturally Relieve Pain?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Cinnamon_Image_a35d9772-699a-46ed-ab66-889abf84c647.png?v=1669955584\" alt=\"\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCinnamon\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is a spice that has been studied for its ability to reduce pain and support joint health, and it can be taken in a more potent, extracted form. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29722610\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJournal of the American College of Nutrition\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e found that cinnamon supplementation at a daily dose of 500 miligrams (mg) reduced inflammation and joint swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32638445\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e found that cinnamon supplementation reduced inflammatory markers. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe study authors concluded that “Cinnamon could be regarded as a safe supplement to relieve pain.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIlluminate Labs manufactures a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/ceylon-cinnamon-extract\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCeylon Cinnamon Extract\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e supplement that’s potent (standardized to minimum 8% flavonoids) and third-party tested to ensure purity and label accuracy (test results published transparently on the product page). It only costs \u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e for a monthly subscription.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Ceylon Cinnamon Extract \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/ceylon-cinnamon-extract\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on our website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCollagen\u003c\/b\u003e is the core structural protein in joints. The body produces it naturally, but its production decreases with age.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18416885\/\"\u003eMedical research\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ehas shown that collagen is effective for reducing joint pain in athletes at a 10 gram (g) daily dose, and for reducing arthritic pain generally (\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30368550\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e, doses ranging between 40 mg and 10 g daily dose).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe recommend \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e as our top collagen product because it provides an effective collagen dose per serving (20 g) and contains one single ingredient: collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals. There are no questionable additives. This supplement only costs \u003cstrong\u003e$39.95\u003c\/strong\u003e for over a month's worth of product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen powder \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the brand's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe are not suggesting that these supplements should be used to treat any medical condition, just sharing research that it may be beneficial for patients experiencing pain to consult with their doctor about.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow is Kailo Applied?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKailo has published several videos on their YouTube page indicating how to properly apply the device to different parts of the body.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere’s their instructional video on using Kailo on the head:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/eDbWiK8QmkM\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere’s their instructional video on using Kailo on the lower back:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/kN9GjPm6WzE\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere’s their instructional video on using Kailo on the knees:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/jnrNv8IqyeY\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend the Kailo for pain relief. While the device was shown in a clinical study to relieve pain, we consider the clinical study to be poorly-designed, and the founder of the device won’t even explain how it works.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEven though there were no side effects reported in the Kailo-funded study, we are concerned about the use of a device that emits electromagnetic waves that does not appear to have any long-term safety studies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIf Kailo funds a placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial in the future that replicates the results from the first trial, we will consider recommending this device.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKailo may provide pain relief, but we do not consider it a logical purchase when there are natural compounds with significant clinical backing for pain relief.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on trying Kailo, we recommend watching the brand’s instructional YouTube videos to ensure it’s properly applied, because the device does not appear to be very intuitive.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-12-13T23:57:45-05:00","updated_at":"2022-12-14T13:55:59-05:00","summary_html":"We review the medical study funded by Kailo to give our take on whether the device is likely to relieve pain or if it's a waste of money. We share our concerns with the study and with Kailo generally. We share videos on how the device is properly applied.","template_suffix":"","handle":"kailo-review","tags":"_related:health-device, _related:pain-relief"}

Kailo Review: Can Metal Patches Relieve Pain?

Kailo Review: Can Metal Patches Relieve Pain?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to pain relief.

Kailo is a medicated patch used for pain relief. It’s available over-the-counter (OTC), meaning it does not require a doctor’s prescription. Over 1 million people have purchased Kailo according to the brand, and it’s marketed as a natural, drug-free option for pain relief.

But is Kailo actually proven to work in legitimate medical research, or is this another pain relief scam? What’s in Kailo anyway that makes it effective? Are there any side effects or risks associated with its use? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Kailo?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the clinical study funded by Kailo to give our take on whether or not the patch is likely to be effective for pain relief. 

We’ll also review what Kailo is made of, because this information isn’t very clear from the brand’s website, and share real, unsponsored user reviews of Kailo.

Is Kailo Proven to Work?

Kailo has been studied in a clinical trial published in the Anaesthesia & Pain Research journal. 

Patients experiencing pain used the Kailo patch over the course of 30 days and reported changes in pain scores. The average pain score decreased by 61% with use of Kailo patches, and no side effects were reported.

86% of patients using Kailo reported that they were “satisfied” or “extremely satisfied” with the treatment.

While these are favorable results, we consider this study to be poorly designed. It was not a double-blind study, which is the gold standard of clinical research because a double-blind study eliminates the placebo effect. If one group received unmedicated patches and one group received Kailo patches, these results would be much more impressive in our opinion.

We have also never heard of this journal before, and do not consider it to be reputable in the field of anaesthesiology (one of our Advisors is an anaesthesiologist).

This is legitimate medical research, but we do not consider Kailo to be definitively proven to work until these results are replicated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. We consider Kailo to be potentially effective for pain relief at this stage.

How Does Kailo Work?

Kailo’s website does a very poor job of explaining the technical specifications of the device in our opinion. 

The brand’s FAQ page describes Kailo as being “designed to boost the natural signals of the body and help the brain communicate with disrupted areas more effectively,” which fails to specifically describe the mechanism of action, and is an unscientific description.

The clinical trial mentioned previously does a better job of describing Kailo’s mechanism of action. Kailo is made from copper, silver and silicon, and through the use of capacitors (which store electric charges), can emit and absorb electromagnetic signals which may influence pain signaling throughout the body.

It’s concerning to us that this process is described so vaguely in the clinical trial, and on Kailo’s website, and leaves many questions unanswered.

How does Kailo determine what electromagnetic signals to absorb? How does Kailo determine what frequency of electromagnetic signal is optimal to emit? Are these factors different for different patients? Are there long-term risks associated with the use of this type of device?

While some types of electromagnetic signaling are proven in clinical studies to improve human health (see research on red light therapy), the specifics of how Kailo works appear very poorly described.

An interview with Kailo’s founder even stated that “it’s all theory right now” when asked how the device works. This is not a convincing sign that this is a good time to buy this product in our opinion. We've timestamped the video below to start at that quote:

Is Kailo a Scam?

An entertaining and well-researched exposé on Kailo was published by a YouTube creator named “Thunderf00t.” The video has over 700,000 views and is definitely worth a watch for those considering purchasing this device:

Kailo Real Customer Reviews

Kailo is sold on Amazon which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. The product has been reviewed over 2,700 times with an average review rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars.

Kailo scores a “B” grade on Fakespot, which is a software tool that detects potentially fraudulent Amazon reviews. This is a good sign that the majority of the reviews are likely legitimate.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Elaine K. Dawson” who claims the product provided relief after two days of use:

“I recently had knee replacement on my left leg. During PT, my gait had changed and I began feeling pain in my right glutes….Received the patch last Saturday and spent all day trying to. find. relief with no success. Sunday morning I tried again and it worked.

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Robin A. Maher” who claims the product was ineffective for relieving pain in her and her husband:

Both my husband and I tried it in multiple places as suggested. He has CRPS and I have some nerve pain from Shingles going on. But this didn't do anything for either of us. I will be returning it today.

Can Cinnamon and Collagen Naturally Relieve Pain?

Cinnamon is a spice that has been studied for its ability to reduce pain and support joint health, and it can be taken in a more potent, extracted form. A clinical trial published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that cinnamon supplementation at a daily dose of 500 miligrams (mg) reduced inflammation and joint swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

A 2020 clinical trial found that cinnamon supplementation reduced inflammatory markers. The study authors concluded that “Cinnamon could be regarded as a safe supplement to relieve pain.”

Illuminate Labs manufactures a Ceylon Cinnamon Extract supplement that’s potent (standardized to minimum 8% flavonoids) and third-party tested to ensure purity and label accuracy (test results published transparently on the product page). It only costs $15 for a monthly subscription.

Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Ceylon Cinnamon Extract at this link to the product page on our website.

Collagen is the core structural protein in joints. The body produces it naturally, but its production decreases with age. Medical research has shown that collagen is effective for reducing joint pain in athletes at a 10 gram (g) daily dose, and for reducing arthritic pain generally (meta-study, doses ranging between 40 mg and 10 g daily dose).

We recommend Bulletproof Collagen Powder as our top collagen product because it provides an effective collagen dose per serving (20 g) and contains one single ingredient: collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals. There are no questionable additives. This supplement only costs $39.95 for over a month's worth of product.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen powder at this link to the product page on the brand's website.

We are not suggesting that these supplements should be used to treat any medical condition, just sharing research that it may be beneficial for patients experiencing pain to consult with their doctor about.

How is Kailo Applied?

Kailo has published several videos on their YouTube page indicating how to properly apply the device to different parts of the body.

Here’s their instructional video on using Kailo on the head:

Here’s their instructional video on using Kailo on the lower back:

Here’s their instructional video on using Kailo on the knees:

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Conclusion

We do not recommend the Kailo for pain relief. While the device was shown in a clinical study to relieve pain, we consider the clinical study to be poorly-designed, and the founder of the device won’t even explain how it works.

Even though there were no side effects reported in the Kailo-funded study, we are concerned about the use of a device that emits electromagnetic waves that does not appear to have any long-term safety studies.

If Kailo funds a placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial in the future that replicates the results from the first trial, we will consider recommending this device.

Kailo may provide pain relief, but we do not consider it a logical purchase when there are natural compounds with significant clinical backing for pain relief.

For consumers intent on trying Kailo, we recommend watching the brand’s instructional YouTube videos to ensure it’s properly applied, because the device does not appear to be very intuitive.




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