Reduces inflammation, due to:
The increase in norepinephrine, which has been found to:
- Decrease a very potent molecule (tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha)) which has been implicated in almost every human disease ranging from type 2 diabetes to inflammatory bowel disease to cancer.
- Decrease other nasty chemicals such as macrophage inflammatory protein1α (MIP1α), which is produced by immune cells and may play a role in rheumatoid arthritis.
- Alleviate pain symptoms associated with illnesses and injuries.
It is important to note, that inflammation is a key driver of the aging process which is associated with most age related diseases and inhibits the release of serotonin from neurons which is linked to mood, happiness, and positive outlook.
Optimises mental performance, due to:
- The robust release of norepinephrine (a neurotransmitter and hormone) into the bloodstream and brain. This means cryotherapy may help to improve focus, attention and mood.
- The release of cold shock proteins in the brain, in particular RNA binding motif 3 (RBM3). This means cryotherapy may help support memory by preventing the loss of synapses which delays the brain from aging and decelerates neurodegenerative diseases, i.e. Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Improves immune function, due to the:
- Increase in certain types of immune cells which have been shown to kill viruses and tumor cells, e.g. cytotoxic T lymphocytes.
- Decrease of respiratory tract infections which serves to reduce the occurrence of everyday cold and flu symptoms.
This means Cryotherapy can help your body to maintain a strong and active immune system.
Increases metabolism, due to the:
- Cold-induced thermogenesis which occurs as a biological response to producing heat to warm the body thus boosting energy and burning fat.
- Increase in mitochondria which increases brown fat and is associated with trending towards a lower body fat percentage as well as a higher tolerance to withstanding the cold for a longer period of time.
Increases the activation of very potent genetic antioxidant enzymes (which are exponentially more powerful than supplemental antioxidants) – including glutathione reductase and superoxide dismutase – which are in your mitochondria preventing damage to important cellular components every second of the day. This antioxidant activity plays an extremely important role in helping your body to stay healthy and cancer free.
Increases athletic performance due to the reduction in inflammation and increase in anti-inflammatory factors which play a role in muscle repair. Furthermore, research suggests that the production of a cold shock protein called RBM3 may serve as a generalized mechanism for preventing the loss of muscle mass.
Increases the production of collagen in your skin due to the significant increase in blood flow from the short lived constriction of blood vessels which is then followed by a dilation. Collagen production has a direct influence on improving the elasticity and firmness of your skin thus reducing cellulite. Cryotherapy has been found to have a positive effect on the regenerative process of the skin.