When the body’s fight-or-flight response kicks in due to the extremely cold temperature of Cryotherapy, even though there is no real threat, the body releases adrenaline and endorphins. These natural chemicals increase your metabolism, an effect that can last for three to five days. At the same time, the body makes an effort to maintain its core temperature, which burns 500 to 800 calories. As the body continues to reheat during the next hour or so, the increased calorie burn continues. This means that consistent Cryotherapy sessions can lead to long-term increased metabolism and ongoing raised calorie burn for continued weight loss.
In addition, Cryotherapy can help convert white fat cells, which store fat, to brown fat cells, which actually burn calories. Human brown adipose tissue has earned a lot of recent interest for its ability to increase metabolism. With Cryotherapy, this type of cell is stimulated, which also leads to more calories burned and more weight lost.