By now, we’ve all heard about the amazing benefits of using Cryotherapy to treat inflammation, swelling and acute pain. We also all know about the countless benefits to your overall health, such as aided weight loss, increased energy, anti-aging, and quickened recovery times after surgery or injury. However, one benefit of Whole Body Cryotherapy we don’t talk much about is probably the most impressive… increased brain function!
Can the cold boost my brain?
Thanks to the wondrous process of the hibernation of bears, scientists have discovered that Whole Body Cryotherapy can actually aid in NeuroRegeneration. All neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s, are caused by a progressive loss of the function or structure of synapses, known as NeuroDegeneration. So, in theory, if someone was able to regenerate these synapses, they could not only increase the productivity of the brain on a daily level, but they could also reverse the effects of these NeuroDegenerative diseases.
So, where do the bears come in I hear you ask… Well, during hibernation, bears are able to basically ‘shut-down’ their brains in order to conserve as much energy as possible during the cold months. By studying the waking process of these bears, scientists found that after hibernation, bears were able to instantly switch back on their brains in a sort of ‘reboot’ process. They were able to do this because the extreme cold produced special proteins called Cold Shock Proteins. When the bear begins to warm up, these proteins are released in extremely high numbers, and one specific protein caught the scientists attention, RMB-3. This specific protein was able to switch back on not some, but 100% of all synapses and connections in the bear’s brain!
After this amazing discovery, scientists began testing the RMB-3 theory on other animals, putting them through the freezing and rewarming process. Their findings? Every single one of the animals tested showed a release of the RBM-3 protein and subsequently an increase in synapse activity and brain function.
Now, do you want to know the best part? Humans also have this magical RMB-3 protein, and it can be coaxed into production by Whole Body Cryotherapy! Basically, using Whole Body Cryotherapy regularly will promote synaptic plasticity and reboot connections that have been out between the nerves in your brain, prevent NeuroDegeneration and the diseases associated with it.
Not only is this huge news for people already suffering from a neurological disease, but it’s also of huge benefit for people simply looking to improve their brain function on a daily basis. People who use Cryotherapy 3 times a week have reported an increase in productivity, concentration, mental clarity and even stress levels. Some clients have even come on leaps and bounds in their life goals, be it fitness, career, relationships or lifestyle. All because their brain is now functioning at a higher level and in a more clear and concise manner.
If you feel like you need a bit of a brain boost, or if you’re looking for a new way to aid in the control of a NeuroDegenerative disease, then don’t hesitate to contact us HERE, or book your first Whole Body Cryotherapy appointment HERE.