About Us

In 1985, Dr. William H. Philpott became interested in Bio-Magnetics. He read what little information there was printed at that time. What he read fascinated him, so he decided to do some research on his own. He bought some raw uncoated magnets at an extravagant price. His research developed positive results and he wanted to expand his project. His business manager and son-in-law, Linwood Lothrop, said, “Dad, we have to be able to make these magnets more affordable. I’ll check this out for you” After some hard work, Lin did find better prices. Because the magnets were raw, there was a need to coat them and make them more people friendly. Thus, Enviro-Tech Products was conceived as a separate company in 1985. Enviro-Tech then started selling to other physicians and we started joining medical conventions to demonstrate our products. We were considered a little strange in 1985, we like to think we were just ahead of the times.

Polar Power Magnets is our brand name, and Enviro-Tech Products is the company division of Lothrop Technologies Incorporated, that is owned and operated by Lin Lothrop, and Joyce Lothrop (Dr. Philpott’s daughter). Dr. Philpott did not directly own or operate our company; he spent his time in doing he loves best, researching Bio-Magnetics at his office next door. Dr. Philpott helped us with our designs and exclusively uses our products in his research projects. We consider ourselves lucky to be able to use Dr. Philpott’s research results to make the best Bio-Magnetic products for you.

Since 1985, Enviro-Tech (dba of Lothrop Technologies, Inc.) has grown many times over, thanks to our many loyal customers. We now also have a sister company, Lothrop
Magnetic Specialties, that manufactures magnetic products for other companies.

We are proud that our high quality magnetic products have helped thousands of our customers to live a happier, healthier more energetic life.


Linwood Portrait

Linwood Lothrop

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31 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Matti Valtonen August 27, 2010 at 6:43 am Permalink

    Hello Jessica, can I order magnets from you? I am your old customer.
    Thomas Strizak infors, that outside US we must order via email, but he do not answer to my email.

    Best regards, Matti Valtonen, Finland

    • admin August 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm Permalink

      I am sorry Mr. Strizak has not answered his emails to you. He has had some bad experiences lately with foreign sales, and I think he has stopped taking them.

      We would be happy to sell to you and I will be shortly putting in a cart feature on our website. I am working on it alone though, so it might take me a month or so. All I can do is beg your patience until then.

  2. Leslie Popefka September 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm Permalink

    This was mentioned in Gary Trudeau’s book. When will magnets be available for purchase on this site?

    • admin September 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm Permalink

      Our magnets were mentioned in his book, alas many of the products he mentioned are not ours. Finger and toe rings have never been, and never will be, part of our product line.

      Our products should be available to purchase on this website in the next few months. Barring any serious complications to my life. 😉

      • theresa serrano October 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm Permalink

        I like to order some of your products but i don’t see a link to do that. i would like to order the smoother onr for legs. and to you have anything to help with healing seizures, i get headaches too.

        • admin October 10, 2012 at 10:36 am Permalink

          Theresa, we do not currently have an online cart system set up.
          You can, as always, order product via our toll free number: (800) 445-1962 and we would be glad to help you figure out whatever product will work best to treat your health issues.

  3. Arleen Martino October 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm Permalink


    Do you have a website where I may view your products and make purchases? Thanks

  4. Ashok October 25, 2010 at 8:49 am Permalink


    Please publish contact details in the website.


  5. admin January 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm Permalink

    We do not sell any magnetic jewelry of any kind. We have found little usefulness in such magnetic products, as they do not treat any area of the body but the area on which you are wearing them. If one were to have an issue with the wrist I suppose the bracelet might be alright to wear, but we have a couple of much higher powered magnetic products to use on wrists – and they are head and shoulders more powerful than any jewelry product on the market.

  6. jasmine January 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm Permalink

    Please could you leave me a contact number so i may call you regarding a custom built sleep grid. many thanks

    • admin January 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm Permalink

      If you would like to talk about such a product please call our toll free phone number: (800) 445-1962 and talk to Linwood Lothrop.

  7. robert May 31, 2011 at 10:08 am Permalink


  8. Jose Oyola July 11, 2011 at 9:10 am Permalink

    I would like to know about your products or if you have a catalog. I am interested in purchasing a polar power magnet bracelet if you carry them.. Thank you!

  9. Chris Peterson December 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm Permalink

    I recently had a discolored spot on my forehead that had been there for a couple years and was growing larger. When my doctor offered to remove it, I declined, but later bought a roll of magnetic material at the hardware store and placed it in the rim of my hat. One week later the spot was gone.

    I have no idea how that worked, but I am very interested in finding out what products you offer. Could you send me a list of items that you sell to the public? I am most interested in finding some sort of magnetic bed liner for use on my back and joints.

    Many thanks in advance,


    • admin December 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm Permalink

      Chris, please email me your mailing address (just click on our contacts page above) and I will gladly send you a copy of our print catalog!

  10. Jen January 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm Permalink

    how the heck do i know what to order or do. help please!!!

    • admin January 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm Permalink

      If you need help with knowing what magnets to use, or want to place an order, please call our toll free number (800) 445-1962 and we would be glad to help you out.

  11. Robert McAlister February 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm Permalink

    I am interested in a magnetic mattress pad. Sorry about your fire. Do you have a catalog?

    • admin February 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm Permalink

      We do have a print catalog.
      If you would email your address to our email (on the contact us page), or call 800-445-1962 we would be glad to mail you one.

  12. Mónica Zalaquett April 12, 2012 at 5:24 am Permalink

    Estimados: padezco ciática en forma crónica y me urge comprar los magnetos, ¿cómo puedo hacer? saludos cordiales, Mónica

    • admin April 12, 2012 at 10:37 am Permalink

      Monica, email us your mailing address and I will make sure you get one of our catalogs. Unfortunately we do not have a Spanish version, nor do we have any people here in the office that speak Spanish.
      We will hopefully be finishing our website, complete with shopping cart function in the near future. Until then, if you’d like to order something I can recommend Arizona Unipole Magnets, they are a wholesaler of ours.

  13. LINDA April 18, 2012 at 3:33 am Permalink

    I would like a copy of your book sent to my home.I want to order a magnetic mattress pad.

    • admin April 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm Permalink

      If you would like to place an order for a free catalog, book, or mattress pad please call our toll free number: (800) 445-1962.
      Thank you!

  14. Susan Clark April 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm Permalink

    I would like to place an order! How do I do that?
    Thanks, Susan Clark

    • admin April 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm Permalink

      You can call our toll-free number to place an order any time between 9am-5pm CST: (800) 445-1962.

  15. glen smith June 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm Permalink

    hi its glen smith from vancouver bc canada

    i was speaking to jessica and will order the 6x 4 x1/2 magnets soon

    in the meantime could you please email me your products/price catalogue

    • admin June 21, 2012 at 10:15 am Permalink

      Hello Glen.
      I will get that catalog in the mail to you next week when we get our new order of them from the print shop.
      Hope to hear from you soon. -Jessica

  16. Dave Dunn February 6, 2013 at 8:53 am Permalink

    Can you please send sone info, or catalog. Thanks BR

  17. Lynne Nottingham March 18, 2013 at 8:38 am Permalink

    Hey Jess, Yes it’s me Lynne. I have moved to California and there is a
    lot of people out here asking about magnets . Please send me a couple a catalogs to [redacted]
    And give your parents all may Love and HI’s My phone number is still [redacted]. I need to really know cost of insoles (unv)

  18. Dr. Kaleem Ahmed Baig March 21, 2013 at 4:53 am Permalink

    I am Megnato Therapist, COLOUR Therapist, Reiki Expert.
    Please give your catalog ,and books,detail and pricelist. Thanks


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