What Is Celliant® Fiber and How is it Used in Mattresses?

Introduced by Hologenix, LLC, Celliant is a proprietary synthetic fiber made from 13 natural minerals mixed with PET and polyester resin. Fabrics infused with Celliant fiber are designed to absorb radiant energy emitted from the body, convert it to infrared energy by altering the wavelength, and then reflect it back into the body. This process increases tissue oxygenation, regulates body temperature, and improves blood circulation — and ultimately, helps repair tissue and reduce minor aches and pains.

Celliant is primarily used in athletic apparel, but in recent years the material has also been used in mattress covers. Read on to learn more about Celliant, as well as some of the leading mattresses that utilize this cutting-edge fiber and its benefits for sleepers.  

How Is Celliant Fiber Made?

Celliant is produced using a total of 13 naturally occurring, thermoreactive minerals. These include:

  • Titanium dioxide, a photocatalyst that effectively absorbs light.
  • Silicone dioxide, which absorbs and reflects energy.
  • Aluminum oxide, which can help increase energy reflectivity.

All 13 minerals are ground up into an ultra-fine powder and then mixed with polyethylene teraphthalate (PET) to create the ‘Celliant master batch.’ Finally, a liquid polyester resin is added to the master batch and synthesized into a staple fiber. These fibers are used to create Celliant fabric.

According to the manufacturer’s website, Celliant has been developed and tested under the supervision of a scientific advisory board made up of biologists, chemists, physicists, and medical experts. The fabric has been through nine different clinical trials. A summary of these trials is available online.

How Does Celliant Fiber Work?

Before we cover the functionality of Celliant fiber, let’s discuss infrared light and human energy.

Humans lose a great deal of energy due to the radiant heat they emit. Merely sitting on the couch will expend more than 100 watts of energy, while athletic activities like biking or basketball will expend roughly 900 to 1,100 watts.  

Exposure to infrared light — unlike UV light — can be beneficial to humans. This is because infrared light refuels the body by promoting vasodilation in the capillaries and supplying cells with more oxygen. This process increases blood circulation, boosts oxygen levels in body tissue, and helps regulate body temperatures. For this reason, medical care providers use infrared light for a wide range of treatments.

Because it is made with thermoreactive chemicals, fabrics made with Celliant are able to convert body heat into infrared energy and then re-emit it back into the body, which triggers vasodilation and oxygenation. This five-step process is as follows:

  1. The patented blend of 13 thermoreactive minerals is embedded into the polyester resin during the fiber extrusion process.
  2. Thanks to the presence of these minerals, the Celliant fabric now has the ability to absorb the visible and infrared light energy that our bodies naturally give off.
  3. The Celliant fabric changes the wavelength of this radiant energy, thus converting it to infrared energy, and then reflects it back into the body, where tissue reabsorbs it.
  4. The infrared energy acts as a catalyst for vasodilation, which generates fuel for the body.
  5. The body experiences improved circulation and increased tissue oxygenation, allowing it to function more efficiently. As a result, users may feel fewer aches and pains throughout their body. Other positive effects include fast muscle recovery, improved endurance, and increased athletic performance.

In addition to improved energy and pain relief, Celliant has other benefits too. The material dries very quickly due to its high drying efficiency. It is also considered exceptionally durable and never washes out, and the material is hypoallergenic as well.  

How Is Celliant Fiber Used in Mattress Covers?

Celliant is used in covers because this topmost layer comes in direct contact with the sleeper’s skin. Mattress covers are never 100% Celliant. Rather, Celliant is infused into fabric blends made with other fibers, such as polyester. In most cases, Celliant comprises roughly one-fifth of the mattress cover’s fabric blend. Fortunately, this relatively small amount is more than enough for sleepers to fully experience the fiber’s energy absorbing, coverting, and re-emitting properties.

Celliant mattress covers offer some significant benefits for sleepers:

  • The material can help sleeper’s maintain a consistent circadian rhythm by regulating body temperature, improving oxygenation, and increasing bloodflow.
  • Celliant also improves the restfulness of sleep. According to one of the clinical trials (conducted at UC Irvine), the average Celliant sleeper lowered the amount of time they spent awake after falling asleep by more than 18 minutes per night.
  • Additionally, sleepers with pain and pressure symptoms often recover more quickly after sleeping on Celliant fibers.

Which Mattress Models Feature Celliant Covers?

Mattress covers infused with Celliant are somewhat hard to find in today’s marketplace. We have identified a total of six mattress models from two different brands that currently feature covers blended with Celliant fiber. These models are outlined in the table below.

Brand Model Height Comfort Layer Support Core Cover Composition Price (Queen) Customer Satisfaction Rating
Amerisleep AS1 10″ 2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam 8″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam 77% Polyester
21% Celliant
2% Spandex
$1,199 71%
AS2 12″ 2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam 3″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam
7″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam
77% Polyester
21% Celliant
2% Spandex
$1,299 68%
AS3 12″ 3″ 4 PCF Memory Foam 2″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam
7″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam
77% Polyester
21% Celliant
2% Spandex
$1,399 81%
AS4 12″ 4″ 4 PCF Memory Foam 1″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam
7″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam
77% Polyester
21% Celliant
2% Spandex
$1,699 73%
AS5 14″ 3″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
2″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam
7″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam
77% Polyester
21% Celliant
2% Spandex
$2,099 75%
Bear Mattress Bear Mattress 10″ 1″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
2.5″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
6.5″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam Polyester and Celliant Blend (Undisclosed Ratio) $850 No Rating (Insufficient Customer Data At This Time)

Conclusion

For more information about mattress covers made with Celliant fabric, please visit our review pages for Amerisleep and Bear Mattress.