The Science Behind
Complete Human Cryo
Activating Brown Fat
Brown fat, also called brown adipose tissue or BAT, is a special type of body fat that is (activated) when you get cold. It’s also the same type of fat bears use when hibernating.
We are born with a lot of brown fat, especially behind our shoulder blades. Newborn babies can’t shiver, a process that creates heat within the body so they use their abundant stores of BAT to regulate their temperature.
There are two types of fat on your body – white fat WAT and Brown Fat BAT. White fat is the bad fat that we all associate with excessive caloric intake. Those calories are stored as white fat for use as a an energy source later on. White fat is mostly stored in thighs, hips and stomach and too much of this kind of fat is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are metabolic disorders.
The white fat in your body is made from large droplets of fatty acids. The cells of brown fat are packed tightly with mitochondria, the powerhouse of all of our cells. Brown fat takes in excess sugar and fat and breaks them down for use as an energy source.
What does all of this have to do with getting cold?
When your body gets cold, it produces a hormone called norepinephrine. Brown fat has receptors for the norepinephrine and when these receptors sense that hormone, they signal the abundant mitochondria to crank out the energy production. That energy production process creates heat to help regulate your body temperature.
There are numerous studies that show that regular cold immersion therapy supports a healthy immune response.
Our anti sales pitch sales pitch – Keep in mind that there is no silver bullet for optimal health and wellness. Cold immersion therapy is just one of the many tools in the toolbox that you need to support your longevity goals. Combined with a healthy data based diet, an active lifestyle with heavy lifting and contra lateral movement and mindset work, cold immersion therapy will improve your resilience and your overall health and wellness.
Improved Recovery Times
Cold water immersion therapy has been shown in numerous studies to decrease muscle soreness after rigorous exercise.
Improved Lymphatic Drainage
Remember that our lymph system requires movement or muscle contraction to work. We are literally born to move and without movement, our lymph system backs up, which can manifest in colds, infection, joint pain and eventually disease. Spending just a few minutes in the Complete Human Cryo Tub forces your lymp system to contract and pump those nasty fluids out of your system.
There it is again – that nasty word inflammation. How many times have you heard “put some ice on it” after an injury. The mechanism of action that helps control swelling after an injury also helps control systemic inflammation. Most of us have some level of inflammation in our body and frequent cold exposure can help resolve this kind of inflammation that, if left unchecked, almost always leads to some kind of disease.
Every time we write that we picture Arnold yelling Get to the Copper instead of Chopper, and it makes us smile. If you’re going to do something, do it right. Aluminum and plastic tubs can be dangerous or environmentally unfriendly. Copper is antibacterial, antimicrobial and as an essential nutrient, is something that plans an integral role in our health. It also is an amazing thermal conductor and so helps us keep the energy usage lower for our cooling system. Finally – it just looks really cool. We think Arnold would approve.