Weight Loss and Body Control:
Since Whole Body Cryotherapy chills the body, it causes an increase in the basal metabolic rate. A single session of Whole Body Cryotherapy has been shown to cause the body to burn an additional 500 - 800 calories. For weeks after even a single session, the Basal Metabolic Rate as measured by Indirect Calorimetry, has been shown to improve by 200 - 300 calories per day. With out change in diet, this would represent a burn of 2 pounds of body fat per month without diet or exercise.
Our body’s fat is formed in two main types: white fat and brown fat. White fat is the type we are all familiar with. It surrounds the organs and creates inflammation and resistance to insulin when it is excessive. Brown fat is the good fat. It is just like white fat except that it is very rich in mitochondria. This allows it to generate significant amounts of heat as needed. When the brown fat is strong and healthy, it can also create heat for the purposes of regulating the amounts of white fat. When white fat becomes excessive, the brown fat can burn it up for extra heat to control it and keep it at healthy levels.
Many researchers believe that one of the reasons for the current increases of obesity and diabetes is indoor climate control. Our genetic coding for thermoregulation has not changed significantly for 2.58 million years. During our history, we spent over 90% of the time in one ice age or another. The periods between ice ages, known as interglacial retreats were much more the exception than the norm.
In short, our bodies need episodic exposure to cold to properly control our metabolisms and our body mass.
Obesity and overweight now account for 70% of the American population according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control. The rates have gone up dramatically over the last few decades. As a consequence of obesity, diabetes has doubled since 1980.
All effective weight loss programs work by one shared method: they create a caloric deficit. Our bodies burn calories for fuel each day. This is done to keep us alive and to power specific activities. Anytime we burn less fuel than we ingest, we gain weight. If we burn more than we ingest, we lose weight.
Each pound of body fat we carry represents approximately 3500 calories of stored fuel. To lose a pound of body fat, we need to create a deficit of 3500 calories over a period of at least 1 week.
This can be done by 3 methods:
•Consuming fewer calories •Burning more calories through exercise •Burning more calories through metabolism
Whole Body Cryotherapy is the only known safe, non-stimulant method to significantly raise our metabolism.
Stimulants such as ephedra or fen-phen raise metabolism by no more than 5% and only work temporarily. Those who use them for longer periods of time find that more of the drug is required for the same effect, they become resistant. Furthermore, when they stop taking the drug or lower their dose, they find that they burn fewer calories than they did on their own before taking it.
A typical adult woman will burn 2000 calories per day without doing additional exercise. If she takes a stimulant, this can increase her metabolism to 2100 calories per day. Yet when she stops, her metabolism will likely drop to 1700 - 1900 calories per day.
Whole Body Cryotherapy has been shown to raise the basal metabolic rate by 200 - 300 calories, even weeks after treatment. That means the typical woman can go from 2000 calories per day to 2300 calories per day. This is roughly the amount of additional calories that are burned with 45-60 minutes of daily exercise.
If Whole Body Cryotherapy is done in a protocol to elevate and maintain a higher basal metabolic rate and this is done in conjunction with a thermogenic diet plan and supportive supplements, consistent fat loss of 1-2 pounds per week can be expected. The very obese may notice even faster rates of initial fat loss.
BMI over 30
20 treatments last over 6 months. Projected amount of weight loss: 20 - 40 lbs
BMI over 25
10 treatments last over 12 weeks. Projected amount of weight loss: 10 - 30 lbs
Cellulite is an abnormal cross linking of sub-dermal connective tissues. These
cross-linked tissues cause adherence between adjacent fat. This condition occurs
in up to 90% of women over the age of adolescence. This is not to be confused with
cellulitis, an infection of the skin and underlying tissues.
Men’s skin adheres to their underlying muscle tissue via numerous criss-crossed
diagonal bands. Women’s skin connects to the muscle tissue by bands that run
perpendicular to the skin. This structural difference can cause pockets of adipose
tissue to become trapped in women’s skin. This is why cellulite is almost nonexistent
The cross-linked tissues cause dimpling and formation of nodules that lead to
uneven skin surface texture. This abnormal texture has been compared to the
dimpled surface of an orange peel or the appearance of cottage cheese.
Areas of the body that have the highest density of estrogen receptors are most apt
to be develop cellulite. These include the upper thighs, the front of the pelvis, and
the abdomen. Cellulite is more common with greater amounts of adipose tissue
but can effect women who are not overweight.
Cellulite growth can be triggered by fluctuations in body weight and changes in
hormone levels. Cellulite has a genetic component, first degree family members
having severe cellulite make a woman more likely to have a severe case of it herself.
A specific enzyme variant associated with cellulite has been identified.
Whole Body Cryotherapy can reduce cellulite by increasing circulation through the
sub-dermal tissues that contain cellulite. Typical surface temperature of our skin is 90 degrees Fahrenheit. During Whole Body Cryotherapy, the surface is chilled
briefly to 30-32 degrees Fahrenheit. After treatment, the temperature is raised to 95 degrees Fahrenheit for many days. This temperature increase correlates with
increase rate of tissue growth the repair. This growth and repair causes a reduction in subcutaneous fat stores and an increase in both skin tightness and skin
During treatment the outer layer is brought to the freezing point. This causes expansion and break down of old skin cells and stimulates the growth of new
health cells. This effect is well understood as the basis for laser treatments and chemical peels. With Whole Body Cryotherapy the effects are much more gentle
and benefit the whole body, not just one small area.
30 treatments last over 10 weeks. Best for those with cellulite in 3 or more body locations.
18 treatments last over 6 weeks. Best for dimples between 3-5mm in 1 or 2 locations of the body.
12 treatments last over 4 weeks. Best for recent cellulite development.