Conshohocken, PA, April 14, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In the interest of competitor concussion protection, The International Kickboxing Federation, a leading sanctioning body, and the International Sport Combat Federation, the first and largest mixed martial arts sanctioning body for pro and amateur MMA, have identified the best mouth guards, and have passed safety requirements that will require the use of Dual Arch Jaw Joint Protective MAA mouth guards for all sanctioned events. These are the first athletic mouth guard mandates for the use of Jaw Joint protective mouth guards.. The IKF & ISCF, selected Brain-Pad® as the official mouth guard for its members. This technology, long accepted in the boxing mouth guard industry, will become mandatory in August, 2010. This technology is also excellent as a football mouth guard. Mouth and lip guards are no longer considered adequate for any head-impactive competition.
The Brain-Pad mouth protectors are tested and proven to reduce impact energy at the base of the skull and brain by keeping the lower jaw stabilized in a position that decreases the likelihood of basal skull concussions and TMJ (jaw joint) injuries.
“We have always taken the measures necessary to ensure the safety of our competitors,” says Steve Fossum, President/CEO of International Fight Sports, “Impact to the jaw and subsequent head injuries pose major medical concerns for our members and we believe this mandate will ensure that better precautions are taken. We feel strongly in the performance and protection benefits of these mouth guards and are proud to set an example to the sports community by passing this safety requirement.”
Brain-Pad is a dual arch, bi-molar, mouth guard. The Brain-Pad technology protects both the upper and lower teeth while the jaw is stabilized in a neutral position. When put into place, the Brain-Pad® mouth guards also open the airway allowing users to breathe better and gain a competitive advantage.
“This mandate is a truly landmark decision for combat sports,” says Joe Manzo, President of Brain-Pad. “We have been supplying Brain-Pad mouth guards to IKF and ISCF members since 1999 and commend the organization for taking proactive measures. As more states propose concussion bills and regulations, we expect that more sports organizations will follow suit with similar mandates.”
Brain-Pad mouth guards are available at athletic retailers including Wal-Mart® stores nationwide, and retail between $7 and $30 based on the model. Visit the www.brainpads.com to view the official mandates.
About Brain-Pad, Inc.
A privately held corporation, Brain-Pad® products are available in retail outlets as well as through distributors, & contact sports leagues. Brain-Pad® products also include shock-absorbing wrist, arm and head-bands as well as: juniors', women's, & men's mouth-guards.
Additionally, Brain-Pad, Inc. recently developed, patented, and commercially released a premium ultra-violet/ozone oral appliance sanitizer, the NatureZone™, exclusively distributed to the dental industry by Henry Schein, Inc., the largest global distributor of dental and medical products.
Brain-Pad, Inc., Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Contact 610-397-0893, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.brainpads.com .