Whole Body Cryotherapy

There are so many benefits of Cryotherapy. Here is a look at the studies on Cryotherapy.

 

Lowers Inflammation

Whole Body Cryotherapy is one of the best protocols to lower inflammation in the body. Cryotherapy lowers inflammation without altering the muscle regeneration process[1]. Cryotherapy has been used in Sports Medicine for years. The main purpose that Cryotherapy is used in Sports Medicine is for the accelerated recovery effects[2].

 

Reduction of short-term pain

Cryotherapy has also been shown to reduce short-term pain in chronic injuries[3]. Cryotherapy has been used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis since the 1970’s. RA patients experienced a relief from pain using both local and whole body cryotherapy[4].

 

Boosts Antioxidants

Another great thing about cryotherapy is that as long as you don’t overdo it, it has a positive effect on your immune system, upping white blood cell count[5]. Cryotherapy increases the most powerful anti-oxidant in the body, glutathione[6].

 

Increase of Brown Adispose Tissue

Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a better kind of fat present in your body that is used to produce heat when you are exposed to cold temperatures. BAT is more metabolically active than the normal fat, white adipose tissue. Exposing your body to cold temperatures increases the amount of BAT you have[7][8].

 

References:

 

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26725948

[2] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0838.1996.tb00090.x/full

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18382932/full

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16870097

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2211456/

[6] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0046352

[7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3726172/

[8] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14715917

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