Understand What Is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is the process of exposing your body to extreme temperatures of cold for medicinal benefit. For whole body cryotherapy, you stand in a chamber which covers your entire body except your head. 

The air in the chamber is cooled to temperatures as low as minus 200°F to 300°F for a short period of time. Research suggests that experiencing extreme cold for brief periods of time can help you lose weight. This is because as your body temperature is lowered your body works hard to increase its internal temperature both through shivering, burning energy, and calories. You can also explore various best noninvasive technology options via cryostarbeauty.com for your weight loss. 

Fans of the procedure say you can increase the efficiency of your metabolism and burn up to 500 to 800 calories from spending just three minutes in a cryotherapy chamber set to minus 306 degrees Fahrenheit – the equivalent to running for a whole hour.

Another theory as to why cryotherapy is effective for weight loss is that it freezes the fat cells in the body and kills them off. This then causes them to be removed from the areas of fatty tissue in the body by your liver.

One 2013 study in the Journal of clinical investigation discovered that regular exposure to cold temperatures (62.5°F or 17°C) for 2 hours a day over 6 weeks reduced a person’s total body fat by about 2 percent. This is thought to be because a substance in your body called ‘brown adipose tissue (BAT)’ will burn fat to help create energy when your body is exposed to extreme cold.

This seems to be supported by more recent research in 2018 in the Journal of Obesity which found that long-term cryotherapy activates a process in the body called cold-induced thermogenesis. Having regular cryotherapy led to an overall reduction of body mass in participants, particularly around the waist, by an average of 3%.