Thursday, February 24, 2011

What's so special about CEP compression sportsocks?

Compression and it's effects on the body:

In the medical field compression stockings have been around for years in aiding patients with different medical indications. Let’s review the circulatory system in your body:


- Transport de- oxygenated blood from extremities back to the heart.
- Veins in your legs have the greatest pressure at the ankle.
- Veins help transport lactic acid & waste back to be re-circulated.

What does medical compression do for my veins?
In the medical field compression has been used for years to prevent different indications. Majority of use comes from patients with varicose veins (stretched vein), DVT (deep vein thrombosis), chronic venous insufficiency, traveling etc.

Doctors will prescribe “Graduated Compression Stockings” to aid in the process of getting blood back to the heart.

When you walk your leg muscles help squeeze the veins and push blood towards the heart. There are one way valves in the veins that prevent reflux (back flow) or pooling of blood in the leg veins. Once someone has unnaturally stretched veins it can’t be changed but rather treated to prevent further damage. Graduated compression stockings squeeze tightest at the ankle and gradually decrease compression up the leg. This ensures you’re pushing blood from the bottom up back to the heart. In essence, compression helps the “pump” action of your muscles on the veins and also reduces the veins diameter allowing blood to flow quicker up towards the heart.
Think about when you run a long distance. All your blood is not only being forced down by gravity but you’re pounding the pavement one step at a time. This can cause blood to pool and lactic acid to build up. Over time, you may even see Varicose Veins and discoloration. This can all be prevented if GRADUATED compression stockings are worn. CEP was developed by the world leader in medical compression. We have over 55 years of experience and guarantee you’ll love our product within 30 days of purchase! If you don't just take it back to the store you bought it within 30 days and ask for a refund.


- Transport oxygen rich blood from the heart to the organs and extremities
- Outer and inner muscular walls of the arteries maintain pressure and diameter.
- For the athlete arterial circulation is key and can help “Peak Performance”

How does CEP Compression help with arterial circulation?

Every cell in the body needs oxygen for power. The arteries – which have inner and outer walls that maintain diameter – deliver these key nutrients. Recent discoveries reveal that inner arterial walls relax (dilate) when a consistent, optimal amount of compression is exerted on the artery. A medical study conducted by the University of Dresden showed that compression (18mmHg is the optimal amount of targeted, consistent compression) can increase arterial blood flow up to 40% during activity & 30% during recovery. As a result, athletes who use CEP products benefit from more oxygen and nutrients, gaining power, recovering more quickly and improving performance. Our patent compression profile exerts a targeted CONSISTENT amount of compression on the muscles thus achieving the optimum blood flow.

CEP Compression – Medically Proven Performance

What if a runner discovered they could improve their marathon time by 5% simply by changing socks? Dr. Wolfgang Kemmler of the Institute of Medical Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany discovered that runners using CEP compression sportsocks had 5% faster running times while using 6% less energy. Kemmler’s study, published in the January, 2009 edition of the Journal of Strength and conditioning, shows that CEP Running Compression Sportsocks are medically proven to improve performance.

How does CEP Speed Recovery?

Recovery is essential before any athlete can perform at the top of their game. With CEP compression sportsocks athletes receive GRADUATED medical grade compression. This compression is highest at the ankle – then it gradually decreases as the sock goes up the leg. The result is a reduction in vein diameter that pushes de-oxygenated blood, lactic acid and other waste back to the heart for re-circulation. Benefits include a speedier recovery and improved muscle response.

How is CEP different than every other compression product?

First and foremost we are made by the World Leader in medical compression, medi. We have over 55 years of experience making compression and for this reason have access to the most advanced knitting processes and technologies. Secondly our compression is tuned specifically for athletic performance. You don’t need 3 different types of products with different materials and compression levels. There’s only ONE targeted compression level that can increase blood flow and dramatically improve performance. This targeted compression was developed and patent by us in Germany. Our product is proven by a published medical study which alone gives us an overall market position as the most credible compression company to date.



  1. I don't fully understand all of the medical aspects of these socks, but I ran the Rock and Roll 1/2 before I got them and could hardly walk when I got done. I bought them because my friend recommended them to me and every run after that one, to include two 10Ks, one 10 miler, and one 14K, have felt great!!! I just bought a green pair for the Shamrock 1/2 and am excited to run this knowing how good I will feel when it's done and how cute they will look in the crowd of runners.

  2. I definitely want some of those compression socks! They look great and have gotten great reviews!

  3. After a pretty tough tempo run through 20+ mph winds, I rocked my CEP compression socks to class and spent the rest of the day wearing them. I woke up feeling great! I LOVE CEPs! =)

  4. After my 6.4 miles on Sunday I am thinking it's just about time to try these out. Free sounds like a great way to do that, but I might break down and buy a pair next month.

  5. Definitly think these socks would help with some calf pain after running! must give them a try! :)

  6. WEaring my CEP now after a 22 mile run... Amanda at 5 Miles to Empty sent me

  7. I'm really interested in trying out these socks as I start training for my 1st marathon!

  8. I would really like to try a pair of these. Being a new runner I have suffered a few pains a long the way, including Achilles issues and calf pain. With my first 1/2 Marathon only being 30 days away I would love to get a pair as my mileage get's higher and higher.

  9. Really need to get me some CEP socks. I heard about them on 5 miles past empty and skinny runner.