In this Bemer Mat Review, we will be comparing the Bemer PEMF mat to our Top Rated PEMF Mats.
My findings have shown while Bemers PEMF stats are good. There were other areas that were lacking compared to some of the top-rated mats including the Healthy Wave Multi-Wave PEMF Mat. Some of these include the customization of its PEMF Therapy, it’s business structure and it’s the high price tag.
You will learn what to look for in a high-quality PEMF mat, the exact statistics behind Bemers PEMF as well as a personal test done by me to see how it fared against the best PEMF mats. Interested? Well, let’s continue!
The Bemer therapy mat have been one the big names in the pulsed electomagnetic field industry since the 1990’s and have a long line of development in Bemer technology. If Bemer 3000 is one of the biggest names in the Pulsed Electromagnetic Field industry surely it is the top one? In one word no. The Multi Wave Mat and it’s PEMF Capabilities have overtaken Bemer`s quality of PEMF.
While Bemer and Bemer technology have long been the benchmark in the industry other companies have advanced their PEMF technology to become more flexible to better serve the individuals using it. In this guide we will directly compare the Bemer Professional to the best PEMF mats that we have tested and reviewed.
What Does a Bemer Mat Do?
The Classic and Bemer Pro Set models (previous models were called Bemer 3000 Mats) are made for people who want to maintain their good health or help aid themselves in fixing an existing condition or disease that an individual already has. It does this by providing multiple PEMF bursts to stimulate your cells. These bursts are done 33 times per second through each 20-minute session.
the main goal that people have who purchase the product is to aid in their body’s microcirculation. The Process of Microcirculation is when blood successfully transports nutrients and oxygen from your smallest blood vessels to your organ tissues. Often times certain diseases or long periods of inactivity due to lifestyle can affect microcirculation and blood flow which can have consequences on your long-term health.
Because of the name and business structure, this PEMF mat doesn’t come particularly cheap. A new Professional Set will cost you $5990 and a new classic set will cost $4290. In our comparison, we identify that it is one of the more expensive models that actually provides you with less bio electro magnetic energy flexibility. We go more into this in our comparison chart below. If you are set on getting a Bemer PEMF mat we recommend either going directly through Bemer or going to Ebay to get a Pre-Owned Mat for a less expensive price tag
About the Bemer Company
Bemer has long been the giant in the PEMF industry and it’s name is often synonymous with PEMF. The mat is made by the Bemer Group. The company has an MLM style business structure. MLM stands for Multi-Level Marketing.
This is where the company uses direct sales strategies to encourage existing distributors to recruit new distributors offering a certain percentage for each successful recruitment that the individual has made.
This in turn greatly inflates the price because of these obligations the Bemer group has to make. This is not to say that they are scamming people or that it is a terrible product, a lot of people who purchase these mats are very happy with them and see improvements in their conditions. All that we are stating is if you are looking for the leading PEMF Mat look for something that gives you the most bang for your buck. More on this below.
Where The Bemer Mat Rates
PEMF Stats: In PEMF Stats Bemer tied for second at 80% which is a decent score. Where it lacked against the Top Rated PEMF Mat is the flexibility of electro magnetic energy regulation.
- Frequency: 1-25 Hertz
- Wave Type: Square and Sine Wave
- Intensity: up to 3 Gauss (Settings at 10%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%)
- Pulse Duration (Drop off): Medium, Fast or Ultra Fast
- Pre Programs: 10 20 minute programs 2 one hour program
- Custom Programming: 313 Billion Combinations to choose from above.
- Frequency: Bemer has 2 Frequency Settings at 10 and 33 Hertz
- Wave Type: Bemer Signal
- Intensity: 10 Settings to .350 Gauss
- Pulse Duration: 1
- Pre Programs: 3
- Custom Programming: 9 Available Slots where you can control the Intensity levels over a 20 minute window.
With the Bemer Pro set you get 3 set programs and 9 custom set programs where you can choose between 1 to 10 intensities over a 20 minute span. With the Multi Wave you get to choose not just your intensity but also the wave form, Pulse Duration, as well as 25 Frequency settings. (1)
As you can see there are far more combinations Pre-programmed and custom PEMF combinations with the new Multi-wave then there is with the Bemer magnetic mat. Our bio electro magnetic energy beliefs on this site is that each person’s body is different and one individuals PEMF needs will be unrelated from another’s. To find what is ideal for your body you need a starting point. We go into this further in out Multi-Wave mat review.
Healing Properties: The Classic mat only offers 1 Property, while the Bemer Pro Set features 2 (PEMF Therapy and Photon Light Therapy from B.Spot and B.Light). In the PEMF space very little is made of other available therapies but the reality of the situation is the more therapeutic properties there are the more benefits you receive from the mat.
Properties such as Far Infrared heat Therapy, Negative Ion Therapy, Crystal Therapy and Photon Light therapy can all work together to provide you and your body with complete cellular regeneration. More on this on our top PEMF mats page.
Warranty: Bemer has a 30-day money-back guarantee but only through the company website and not any local distributors. They also feature a 3 year warranty with the exception of the B. Box and the B. Light. Those parts only have a 6-month warranty which is significant because they are the most expensive parts. Compared to the Multi-Wave the main warranty is actually one year longer but the controller warranty (B. Box) is significantly shorter. The Multi-Wave features a 5 year warranty on the controller versus the 6 month warranty on this mat.
Starting price: This is the Category where Bemer loses a good amount of its points due to it’s MLM structure. The Bemer Pro Set has the highest price out of any of the PEMF Mats at $5990. You compare that to what you get with the Multi-Wave mat’s $2499 price tag and this mat pales in comparison. The Multi-Wave not only gives you more pre-programmed and custom programmed pulsed electromagnetic field settings but it also provides 3 additional therapies and as well as a better warranty on the controller which is usually the item that gets replaced the most. To get a more Affordable Pre -Owned Mat take a look at Ebay
Bemer PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy
This mat uses the famous Bemer Signal to carry out its PEMF. Below are the stats that are associated with it.
Frequency Stats and Comparison Claims
Bemers electro magnetic energy regulation does have a limited scope compared to newer PEMF devices out there these days. For one it has 2 Frequency settings 10 and 33 Hertz. This is a limiting scope that while proven effective really does not leave a lot of room for customization compared to mats that have 25 different frequencies programmed.
An example of this is Schumann’s resonance which is the earth’s magnetic field runs within a low frequency of 7.83 Hertz. It is our preferred Frequency because we like to be within the same strength as the earths magnetic field. With the settings it currently has you would not be able to stay within this low frequency scope
Intensity Stats and Comparison
The Bemer has a 10 setting intensity range from .035 to .35 Gauss. On the spectrum of intensity, the Bemer therapy range is actually on the lower end of the spectrum with regard to range compared to its competitors. The Multi-Wave gives you a maximum of 3 Gauss and a lower end of .3 gauss as the minimum.
The Bemer Therapy Signal is a series of half wave-shaped sine waves that build up to make it into one bigger type of sawtooth looking waveform. The intensity of this wave starts off slow but then builds momentum to a bigger drop off rate towards the end. The signal is one of their big pitches when marketing their PEMF devices.
There has been much that is made about the Signal claims and how it is superior to a lot of other waves. The truth is PEMF therapy is effective throughout a wide scope for intensities and frequencies and there is not a “Best PEMF Waveform” according to these 10 Pubmed research studies that support this.
Positive Results of PEMF Reaserch Studies Beyond Bemers Frequency and Intensity
These research studies give and support positive results for their given study from a wide range of wavelength intensities and forms. Making the whole supreme PEMF wave discussion null. Instead, we feel it is ideal to get a PEMF device that can give you a wide range of pulse durations, frequencies, and intensities.
This not only gives you more selection, but it also allows you to build your own PEMF program that is right for you and your body. This custom programmability can be found in the new Multi-Wave Mat. We have further support on this below done by the research of Dr. Thomas Torossian.
Furthermore, the Pubmed studies that the Group participated in did not even specify the specific “Bemer Wave” as the wave form that was actually used 1 2 . This means that they most likely used the Sinusoidal (or sine) wave variation that many PEMF devices feature. I state this because the Sine wave mimics the waveform of electricity coming from an electrical outlet. If a study does not state the exact waveform it will most likely be a sine wave.
Pulse Duration/ Drop off Rate:
The drop off rate is one of the least talked about topics within the pulsed electromagnetic field community but it is one of the most important that needs to be talked about. The Pulse Duration refers to the rise and fall of the wavelength pulse. This rise and fall determine the pulse duration. Bemer only has one Pulse duration from its Patented Bemer wave which features the mini pulses within the one wave. The Multi-Wave has three different drop off rates available which are medium, fast and ultra-fast. This gives you more flexibility in regards to magnetic polarity of how intense you want these pulses to be.
In the scope of PEMF customization, this mat just has pre-programs that you can choose which leaves you little room for experimenting what combinations work for you and your body. The programs within Bemers system are more of a one size fits all type of PEMF instead of a therapy that is custom-tailored to you and your conditions/ uses. While we on this site have long liked our PEMF within the Schumann resonance field different health problems/ conditions require different levels of PEMF. Below is a Frequency chart done by the research from Dr. Thomas Torossian that shows what PEMF Frequencies are ideal for certain conditions.
Pulsed Electomagnetic Field – Infratonic Frequency Chart
|Acne, Eczema, Neurodermatitis, Psoraiasis||Whole Body|
|Art.Nen. Circulatory Disturbances||Whole Body|
|Arthrosis (Degenerative Rheumatism)||Local|
|Asthma & Spastic Bronchitis||Local, Whole Body|
|Bone Breaks & other Sports Injuries||Local|
|Cervical Vertebra Pain||Local|
|Climacteric Troubles (Menopause)||Whole Body|
|Dorsal Vetebra Pain||Local|
|Dystonia Neurovegetativa||Whole Body|
|Headaches & Migraines||Whole Body|
|High Blood Pressure||Whole Body|
|Hip, Knee & Ankle – Joint Pain||Local|
|Immune System Enhancement||Whole Body|
|Low Blood Pressure||Whole Body|
|Lymph Circulatory Disturbances||Whole Body|
|Menstrual Problems||Local, Whole Body|
|Muscle Spasms & Nerve Inflammation||Local|
|Neck & Shoulder Pain||Local|
|Neuralgia Trigemini||Local, Whole Body|
|Osteoporosis||Local, Whole Body|
|Phantom Limb Pain||Local|
|Psychosomatic Syndrome||Whole Body|
|Rheumatic Inflammation of Joints & Muscles||Local, Whole Body|
|Sensitivity to Weather Changes||Whole Body|
|Skin Allergies, Decubitus, Ulcus Cruris & Wound Healing||Local, Whole Body|
|Sleep Disorders||Whole Body|
|Stomach Aches||Whole Body|
|Swelling (Edema – Various Causes)||Whole Body|
Done by Dr Thomas Torossian
As you can see many of these conditions require Hertz that are not within the scope of the mats frequency which is 10 Hertz and 33 Hertz.
My Personal Bemer 3000 Mat Review
In the Multi-Wave Personal Review section, I talked about how I injured my back. Before I tried the Multi-Wave I gave the 3000 model a try that my friend had. I did a 7-day test between 1st, the Older 3000 mat, and then the Multi-Wave to see which was more efficient at soothing my lower back pain. I did some research beforehand to see how the PEMF stats compared to each other, which you can see at the beginning of this review.
As stated above I researched the stats (2) beforehand and discovered how it’s a lower intensity mat compared to other PEMF mats. As we’ve stated throughout most of this site, there is no “best PEMF” but rather the PEMF the is best suited to your body. So the findings I put in here were my experience, this is not to say that you will have the exact same experience as me.
I did two separate trials with this mat each day for 7 days. One specifically with just the mat for my back pain, and another for the intensive applicator attachment that comes with the 3000 mat. The applicator was tested on my right bicep which I had slightly strained after pushing a bit too hard in the gym one of the days. The applicator is used for targeted areas like your knee, bicep, wrist, or any other ligament that may need special attention.
The first few days I did not feel a huge amount of difference with my lower back pain, this could be a few reasons. It’s lower intensity levels or the fact that some individuals take some time for their bodies to respond to lower intensity PEMF. Regardless of my lower back pain persisted, until about day 5 where I could start to feel some relief, but the pain still persisted. On the other hand, when I tested out the Multi-Wave my back pain was relieved much quicker.
First off the Multi-Wave mat had a wider range of frequencies (1-25 vs 10 and 33 Hertz), as well as 3 pulse durations vs the Bemers. In PEMF one of the most important factors isn’t the waveform, but rather the drop of the pulse duration(or drop off rate). In this scenario, the Multi-Wave gave me more options to take control of my PEMF because it had the medium, fast or ultra-fast settings that control how steep the waveform drops and rises per second.
I also felt that the far-infrared heat provided by the crystals from the Multi-Wave helped soothed my lower back which relaxed the tight muscles. This addition to the Far infrared heat gave me 3 additional therapies (crystal, far-infrared heat, and negative ions) that were added on top of the PEMF Therapy.
I did, however, find a more positive result with the applicator because of the more concentrated PEMF and the higher intensity levels that are given off by the applicator. So with that respect, I did feel that it made a bigger difference to my bicep in comparison to my strained lower back. Having said that I felt the stronger intensity of the Multi-Wave would have also done the trick for this, but because it was a more temporary injury I couldn’t necessarily test this properly.
What I liked
- I actually was more impressed with the targeted PEMF that the Applicator provided
- The Controller was easy to use and the instructions provided were easy to follow and understand.
- I feel like this mat is ideal for maintaining health.
What I didn’t like
- I felt that the variety of PEMF was lacking. When I put it to the test I found the Multi-Wave helped relieve my back pain quicker. I really felt that the far-infrared heat of the Multi-Wave helped with microcirculation because it was increasing blood flow to the affected area.
- There is not a tone of cushion on this particular 3000 mat, but this is because it is an older model.
- While the controller was easy to use it was pretty basic in terms of options available.
Bemer Pro Set vs Bemer Classic Vs Bemer 3000
Below are direct side by side comparisons of the products that Bemer has made over the years.
The Bemer Pro Set:
- B.BOX Professional
- B.BODY Proic
- B.LIGHT incl. Protective Goggles
- Foot Protection
- Car Power Cable
- B.SPOT incl. Fixing Strap & B.GRIP
- Wall Mount
Specifications: 23.6” W x 70.8” L
Cost– $5,990.00 USD
This is the most complete Bemer package that offers a slight price discount on on getting the complete package as opposed to buying each part separately. This package comes with four applicators, the B Body Pro, the B Pad, the B Light and the B Scan.
The Bemer Classic Set:
- Box Classic
- Body Classic
- Spot Applicator
- Grip Handle
- B. Scan
Specifications: 23.6” W x 70.8” L
Cost – $4,290.00 USD
The Bemer Classic has less add-ons then the pro and is for people who do not need the necessary applications. Still the Bemer Classic gives you to the option to add these applicators in the future.
The Bemer 3000 Set:
- Control Unit
- 3000 Mat
- Intensive Applicator
- Travel Bag
Specifications: 23.6” W x 70.8” L
Cost – Depends Where You Buy it and if it’s used or in new packaging.
The Bemer 3000 is the retro mat that started it all for Bemer. While the main Bemer company no longer sells this version of the mat you can find these mats on markets like Craigslist, Ebay etc. While the mat is older, the PEMF settings have not changed signifcantly over the years.
The Bemer 3000 is the retro mat that started it all. While the main company no longer sells this version of the mat you can find these mats on markets like Craigslist, Ebay etc. While the mat is older, the settings have not changed signifcantly over the years.
So you may be asking: “whats the difference between the Classic, Bemer Pro set and the 3000 Set?” The two main differences between the two packages are the applicators and the controllers and the Display functions on the B. Box (Controller).
The Bemer Pro set Includes the B. Light and B Pad. the B. Pad is a bit like a wearable belt that you can use while you are in a chair that can provide targeted pulsed electro magnetic field relief to areas such as your back and waist. The B. Light is a decide that provides Red light therapy to targeted areas of the body. You can learn more about Photon Light Therapy in our guide.
The second difference is the display of the B. BOX controller. The Bemer Pro set B.Box features Multi-Touch display and appears to have more customizability including having an edit mode and 2-1 functionality. This 2 – 1 Functionality allows you to run two applicators from the B.Box instead of just the one.
The Bemer is controlled by the B. Box Pro which allows you to use 3 pre-defined programs, 10 intensity levels and a sleep program. It also features two ports so that two people at a time can use this controller. It has a 5 inch LED touch screen that shows the controls and display readings. I will say the controller is nice but it may get some getting used to. The thing with these touch screen LED controllers is that they can be a bit complicated to set up for first timers because you have to go through settings. Rather than twisting some knobs or pushing a button or two on other devices. Keep this in mind as well when shopping. Keep in mind the older Bemer 3000 has a different style of controller.
- 3 Pre – Defined Programs: These programs allow you to get started with the 3 most common application cases so you can choose the desired intensity level.
- 10 Intensity Levels: You can choose which level you want according to what your requirements and comfort levels are.
- Sleep-Program: This program allows you to get PEMF therapy while you sleep. It has a signal specifically designed for sleeping periods and has a built-in alarm that makes sure you wake up in time.
Is Bemer FDA Approved?
To start off with these mats are FDA certified . So to answer the question, yes it is, but it is a Class I certification. Here is an explanation on how devices get FDA Approval. Below is the following definitions.
Does Bemer Therapy Work?
In short.. Yes it does. There are a lots of people who are happy with how the mat has transformed their lives. As we explain below though, we belive there are better alternatives out there.
Is Bemer a Pyramid Scheme?
No, it is not. The Company runs on a Multi-Level Marketing business platform which is perfectly legal. Consumer Protection defines MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) as a strategy that is used to promote the maximum number of distributors for the product and increase its sales force by means of commission paid to individuals and recruitments they make.
A Pyramid Scheme is defined as “a Fraudulent scheme disguised as an MLM company. The difference between a pyramid scheme and a lawful MLM program is that there is no real product that is sold in a pyramid scheme”. This is not the case for Bemer because it has a real product.
Certification and Classes
In March of 2020 it appeared as though Bemer was on the FDA’s Import Alert List. However, it appears that it has since been taken off of that list. If you were interested, I would advise contacting customer support to see if they can sell units back to the United States.
- FDA Class 1 510 (K)
- CE Certification
- MDC Certification
FDA Class 1 510(K): This is the standard certification of most of these mats which requires these mats to be briefly reviewed and deemed safe to the general public. This is usually the starting point I look for because it is going through stringent U.S.A criteria.
CE Certification: CE stands for “European Conformity” which means it is deemed safe for use in Europe. Bemer also complies with ISO 13485 which is a category for medical devices.
MDC Certification: This is a certification done by the MDC by an independent review company that specializes in the medical field to check to see if devices are safe. If they are deemed safe they get MDC Certification. It is also deemed noting that companies have to pay to get the MDC to review it.
Bemer certainly put a lot of money into their research and a lot of it is coming from reputable sources which is a big plus. There are lots of review sites out there that argue the authenticity of all of this and they hit back at them by making an informative brochure. We are not here to say whether all of this is true or not true as you can make that informed decision for yourself. What I will say is that I personally would rather choose a mat that can offer five therapies at a fraction of the price.
Warranty and Guarantees
Things get a little bit more technical in terms of warranty and guarantee because of Bemer’s MLM structure. It features a 30 day money-back guarantee on it’s classic and Bemer Pro Set products but only if they have been purchased through the Bemer group and it sites. Some of the stipulations include:
Return Request Must be made within 30 days
- Product has to be in original packaging
- Addition accessories must be included in the package
- Copy of the Invoice
- You must pay the Shipping back
- You get charged a 10% restocking fee
The MLM distributors that Bemer has may not receive the same 30 day money back-guarantee. The group has many distributors throughout different countries. If you are buying through one of their local MLM distributors check the warranty and terms and conditions of their products. I have heard of more than a few cases of people getting burned on this because they thought they were dealing with the Bemer Group directly, when in fact the MLM distributors had their own terms and conditions which were much less favorable. If you are set on getting a brand new product it is important to make sure you are buying from the Bemer Group or Ebay if you go the pre-owned 3000 route.
In terms of warranties products purchased through Bemer you get a strong 3 year-warranty (4) for most of the products except for the B. Box and B. Light which only features a 6 month warranty. This should be noted because these are the most expensive parts of the machine so it is important that you are aware of this before purchasing because the B.Box is the most important component and the one most likely to fail. The Best PEMF Mat has a warranty of 5 Years on their controllers in comparison.
The Bottom Line
While the Bemer Mat did score a respectable score with PEMF Therapy, it was not the best. Where it really lost points was the cost of its mat and what you got for it. We found out that this mats high price tag was due to the fact that it runs an MLM business Model.
After testing the Bemer 3000 mat out myself for 7 days I did feel some effects from the mat but was left wanting more. I found that the higher intensity from the applicator made a more immediate impact to feeling less discomfort.
All in all the Bemer mat is a decent PEMF Mat but I personally preferred the Multi-Wave mat because it has a wider frequency, intensity, and pulse duration range. It also featured more wave types and I personally found that the crystal layers helped work with the PEMF to soothe the aches and pains of my back.