- Creator(s): Manuel Greenwald (made the first one)
Sometimes, medical inventions are not made by people who have an interest in helping others. Sometimes, they are made entirely for profit. Take sauna suits as a good example of this. The suits were promoted as a way to lose weight, as they allowed one to sweat more during exercise. An issue people seem to not understand about saunas is that they are built entirely on a lie or misconception. Saunas do not rid your body of toxins and sweating a lot in a sauna does not help you lose unnecessary weight. Yes, one can lose some water weight from this, but you’ll gain it right back when you rehydrate. These suits were more likely to cause someone to dehydrate or go into heat exhaustion/heat stroke. In fact, so many deaths or near deaths occurred using them that the NCAA and other sports organizations banned them.