Athletes in the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA and Olympics are currently using NuCalm to maximize output by minimizing physical, psychological and emotional stress.


Competitive athletics focus solely on results and absolutely requires a high level of fitness. One of the key factors to success is rest and recovery. The best way to do this is through restorative sleep. NuCalm is a safe, all-natural, patented neuroscience technology, clinically proven to help athletes get the restoration they need in order to maintain a healthy internal balance and achieve optimal performance. NuCalm is currently used by Olympians and professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA, with exceptional results.

Athletes endure significant physical, psychological, and emotional stress. With all of the external stressors that accompany the lifestyle of professional athletes, the actual competitive event may be the least stressful daily experience. Let’s examine the stressors that routinely challenge professional athletes:

  • Travel schedule
  • Team dynamics
  • Sponsor demands
  • Overtraining
  • Diet
  • Contracts
  • Family obligations
  • Social life demands
  • Injury recovery
  • Mental mistakes
  • Sleep
  • Appearances
  • Off-season training
  • Performance pressures
  • Competing for roster positions
  • Managing agents, lawyers, & accountants

There is constant pressure for players to handle all of these demands and perform at their highest levels day-in and day-out. Expectations are set by management, teammates, and fans as well as from the athletes themselves. Millions of dollars are invested in their ability to perform to their full potential. As a result, athletes, and those around them are constantly in search of an “edge” – something that allows them to maximize output and minimize obstacles to success.

The NuCalm Effect

NuCalm puts you in the zone, on demand


NuCalm turns off stress and suspends your body in parasympathetic nervous system dominance, which is the only time the body is capable of healing. The physiologic benefits of NuCalm include:

  • General wellness
  • Increased focus
  • Cellular maintenance
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Toxin removal
  • Cellular reboot
  • Accelerated recovery
  • Regulated circadian rhythms
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Increased muscle memory
  • Reduced lactic acid
  • Reduced inflammation

NuCalm Best Practices For Elite Athletes


Do NuCalm before a work out. Typical NuCalm sessions are 30-60 minutes. Most athletes do not use NuCalm within one hour of the workout to ensure you can achieve the intensity and arousal required for maximum output.

The benefits of doing NuCalm before a game or workout include:

Neuromuscular Release

NuCalm helps prep for a big workout by releasing stress related muscle tension.

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Relaxed muscles have a greater range of motion than tense muscles because their fibers are elongated and not contracted. As such, they can do more work with the same amount of force compared to tight muscles. It is much more optimal to start a workout with relaxed muscles, however in a state of sympathetic nervous system dominance and high stress, muscles may be stuck in a semi-contracted state. NuCalm, however, can interfere with the sympathetic nervous system stress response in the medulla of the brainstem responsible for releasing muscle stimulating neurotransmitters, and thus has the potential to release muscle tension. Without lowering the body temperature, all muscle groups can remain relaxed throughout the entire NuCalm session.

Mental Focus

Find your focus as NuCalm brings you into a meditative state where diaphragmatic breathing takes over.

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NuCalm brings the brain and body into parasympathetic nervous system dominance within minutes of application. This state, the anabolic state, is the only time the body is able to rebuild and regenerate. It is also characterized by maximum diaphragmatic breathing at 6-7 respirations per minute. This type of breathing allows for maximum diffusion of oxygen into the circulatory system thus increasing the amount of oxygenated red blood cells getting delivered to vital organs such as the brain. Studies have shown that this type of breathing may improve cognitive performance, decrease negative affect and consequences of stress. The frontal cortex governs cognitive function – thoughts, ability to reason, and information processing, thereby greater blood flow and perfusion of blood gases in this region may encourage recruitment of more communication pathways to enhance mental focus and clarity. The NuCalm technology also shuts out distractions and relieves stress, allowing athletes to focus and properly prepare for athletic success.


NuCalm helps you meditate and breathe optimally to prepare you for the performance of a lifetime.

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When athletes can minimize distractions before and during an event, they can achieve better results. As aforementioned, NuCalm brings athletes to a place of deep relaxation where they can focus on the upcoming event and clear their mind of distractions and self-doubt. This meditative state that NuCalm provides, helps physically and mentally prepare the athlete. The optimal breathing induced in this state may also provide greater athletic endurance during exercise thus maximizing performance.

Post-Game Recovery & Restoration with NuCalm

Do NuCalm as soon as possible post workout or competitive event.

The benefits of doing NuCalm after a game or workout:

Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is important to heal injuries, but can cause pain and discomfort. Use NuCalm to clear it up faster!

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Lactic acid buildup causes muscle fatigue and soreness during exercise, but muscle inflammation is the primary reason for post-workout muscle soreness. Inflammation is healthy and necessary for recovery, but when the body is in a state of heightened arousal (typical state post-competition) the inflammatory response is exaggerated and may actually complicate or prolong healing. NuCalm suspends the body in parasympathetic nervous system dominance to idle in its optimal healing state. With this greater autonomic homeostasis, the body functions and systems will operate with optimal efficiency, meaning the inflammatory response will clear up quicker and recovery will happen sooner. With NuCalm, athletes will experience less muscle pain post-workout and will recover more quickly.

Muscle Recovery

NuCalm will help your blood flow, sending more oxygen to your muscles as they recover.

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When athletes exert themselves in workouts or competitive events, lactic acid builds up in the active muscle groups. NuCalm suspends the body in a deeply relaxed state (parasympathetic nervous system dominance), resulting in the flow of oxygenated red blood cells throughout the entire body. The oxygenated red blood cells flush out the lactic acid in areas of physical tension. This significantly aids in muscle recovery post-exertion and prepares muscles for better performance.

Injury Recovery

Give yourself the time not only to rest but to heal, as NuCalm brings you into a parasympathetic state.

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The wound healing process is a complex system of cascading cellular events that result in reconstitution and restoration of the injury site. Impediments to any of the cellular functions during recovery can delay healing and compromise the outcome. When athletes compete they are driven by adrenaline and are sympathetic nervous system dominant. For the body to heal and recover, you must be in parasympathetic nervous system dominance. NuCalm brings you to this state within minutes and helps the body reduce inflammation and accelerate healing.

Improve Muscle Memory

Get a good night’s sleep with NuCalm to help your brain hard-code the day’s muscle memories.

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The body learns through repetition. When an athlete attempts to learn a new movement, repetition of the movement is crucial. However, the other critical aspect of encoding muscle memory is to get healthy, restorative sleep the same day as the activity. Research indicates that it is during sleep that long-term memories are consolidated as well as formed. Therefore sleep is highly important for hard-coding muscle memories and doing NuCalm immediately after learning a new movement will help this process.

Emotional Balance

NuCalm allows you to move on from that loss by separating the negative emotion from that memory.

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According to many champions, the most difficult aspect of competition is “moving on” from a loss or bad event. This challenge actually originates in the limbic system of the brain, which is the system responsible for emotion, memory, and arousal. This system indicates the strong relationship between emotions and memory formation. The amygdala, a component of this system, processes all memories of shame, embarrassment, trauma, etc. as it learns how to keep the body safe and comfortable. When an athlete “fails to achieve the desired outcome” this negative experience gets logged in the hippocampus, the memory storage component of the limbic system. Stress plays a large role in formulating and storing these strong negative emotions, and make it difficult to shake them. As NuCalm helps relieve stress, it can help overcome the negative emotional responses and thus intervene with their storage. The athlete typically leaves the NuCalm session with an objective perspective on the “failure” and not stuck with the emotional connection (shame, embarrassment, frustration, excuses, etc.). This is extremely beneficial to “moving on” and focusing on improving.

Cellular Reboot

Enter REM sleep easily with NuCalm, to electrically reboot your body’s cells for optimal function.

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The physics in the NuCalm software algorithm forces the Alpha-Theta crossover phenomenon 9 times in a 35-second increment. The Alpha-Theta crossover occurs when the brain waves oscillate between 4-12 Hz and indicates hypnagogia, a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. This event happens organically as the body transitions into REM sleep 1 time in the same 35-second increment. This phenomenon is critical to cellular health and stability because this event broadcasts an electrical pulse throughout the body that resets the sodium and potassium ions in each cell and restore electrical equilibrium at the cell membrane. This cellular reboot is one of the main reasons that the results from Harvard Medical School study indicate that a 45-minute exposure of NuCalm is the equivalent of a 2-5 hour deep restorative nap.

Sleep Quality

Get your GABA on with NuCalm, to help inhibit activity in the brain and prepare it for a restful night’s sleep.

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The NuCalm Biosignal Processing Disc grooms the brain’s gabaergic system for better sleep performance. The GABAergic system is responsible for slowing down or inhibiting neuron activity and preparing the body for sleep. You can think of it as the body’s relaxation system. GABA (GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID) is the predominant inhibitory neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger, in the brain. It works in combination with serotonin and melatonin to transition the brain and body from an aroused state to a relaxed state, readying the body for sleep. The NuCalm Disc provides the body with a pure biosignal of GABA, in the form of electromagnetic frequencies, which gets transmitted to the pericardium of the heart to activate GABA receptors in the local nerve fibers that then relay the message to the brain. NuCalm thus primes the GABAergic system, responsible for slowing down internal systems and preparing the body for sleep. Research proves restorative sleep is essential to consolidating muscle memory into the sensory-motor strip. Without restorative sleep, any new muscle movement you practiced that day will not be integrated into muscle memory. Research at Harvard Medical School shows a 45-minute treatment of NuCalm may be giving you the benefits equivalent to more than two hours of deep restorative sleep.


Dream Big! The NuCalm tech will allow you to linger in that alpha-theta state where dreaming occurs.

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The NuCalm Biosignal Processing Disc does an amazing job of cleansing the GABAergic system and grooming the body for enhanced sleep quality. The alpha-theta crossover state induced by NuCalm is likely to cause lucid imagery or biographical memories, and most regular users of NuCalm report an increase in dream activity and dream intensity. Additionally, the theta brainwave threshold is the optimal range for creativity, visualization and mind programming. Some NuCalm users are often left inspired after spending time in this state of transcendence.

Athlete Testimonials

“… it is not strength of the musculature, but relaxation of muscles to produce additional load when required, allowing muscles to work at optimal sarcomere length. NuCalm is a significant advancement and amazing tool for quickly relaxing muscles throughout the entire body.”

— Dr. NormanThomas, DDS, PhD, O. Path. MD, B.Sc., Oxford Fellow, Director of Neuromuscular Research at LVI Global

A Racing Team’s Experience With NuCalm

“The short answer is, we are very impressed with NuCalm and cannot imagine being without it. We use it twice a day (generally), usually by 9am and by 3pm. We find it does everything we have been told or read about the product.” Read More

For the 24-hour race a couple of weeks ago, it was almost indispensable. We scheduled two drivers on it within 30min of coming out of the car. Each time their sessions lasted 40-45min. You were correct, there is always a natural endpoint, so everyone became comfortable with relaxing and letting things happen naturally. It was pretty interesting to us. With the involved drivers, for the entire 36hr period of being engaged at the track, they only needed four rest sessions with NuCalm of about 40min each. Beyond that they required no sleep or napping. There were six driver teams in our pit box during the race, so we were up close with many other drivers. Our team was wide awake, alert and ready for action and happy throughout. Other teams noticed. Of course, our team was very well prepared physically and mentally, but even at the race conclusion and on to the awards ceremony at 7pm that night (hour 36) everyone felt great. We did well in the race, 3rd Place in class and 33 overall in 170 cars, so there is a bit of a natural high going on, but certainly no real underlying fatigue. This was proven again the following day, when normally the day after a 24h race it would be like a morgue around here. Everyone was going about their normal routines, but of course happy for a day off. Pretty amazing actually by our count.

Really and truly, NuCalm is quite amazing. We have seen heart rate variability scores improve and we can report improved sleep and a general mood and demeanor improvement overall. Colors are more vivid it seems and oddly it seems more time is available during the day – that seems weird I know, but someone said that more than once in the last two weeks. All this is likely related to improved sleep. We have a lot of experience in sleep improvement, mostly unsuccessful, until now.

That’s about the size of things for us. We thank you for bringing this technology to market. It has become very valuable and important to us and we are just beginning to explore other ways it can help us, both in racing and in our normal waking life.”

– John Shoffner

Research Documents

A NuCalm Book
A NuCalm Book
NuCalm article in Annals of Depressions & Anxiety

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