Cold thermogenesis (CT), also known as controlled cold water exposure, is also known. In order to generate adaptive and beneficial responses, cold thermogenesis is deliberately exposing the body the cold for short periods. Thermogenesis describes how we generate heat to keep our bodies warm in cold conditions. This is what cold thermogenesis does. Your body has to work harder in cold environments to keep its internal temperature stable, typically between 97F-99F. This in turn stimulates fat loss, metabolism, mitochondrial function and release of neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine in the brain.


Cold thermogenesis refers to exposing your body cold to cause your body’s temperature to drop. Your body will then heat itself up, thereby activating mitochondria to turn brown fat into energy and burn undesirable white fat. The Greek word for “thermos” which is Greek and means “heat” and the Greek term for “genesis”, which means the “beginning or creation of something” is what the term thermogenesis refers to. Cold thermogenesis literally means “cold which generates heat”. When your body cools down, your body needs to increase its temperature in order for it to remain warm. Your body’s body fat plays a significant role in producing heat. Simply put: your body burns fuel when it is exposed to cold.



Mammals can adapt to cold temperatures. While being exposed to the elements, we have survived many different types of ice ages throughout our history. The body’s ability to retain heat through exposure to cold can cause physiologic reactions. For example, white fat is burned throughout the body. Cold thermogenesis reduces inflammation, muscle spasms and stimulates mitochondria. It also has antidepressant properties. Edison and Tesla are two of the most important inventors to have made us comfortable. NASA, US Olympic sport medicine, US military, top universities and other institutions around the globe have all used the body’s ability to adapt to the freezing temperatures. The body has an efficient way of self-regulating its temperature via mitochondrial stimulation. The brown adipose tissues (BAT), which is found strategically in the body, are rich in mitochondria. BAT is a form of fat that burns calories and fat. It can be used to heat up when we are exposed to controlled temperatures. It has been proven that cold thermogenesis can improve muscle recovery, boost immunity, improve brain health, and even improve brain function.



You may have learned in biology class that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. Mitochondria are responsible for most of the chemical energie required to power the cells’ biochemical reactions. They heat us up when we’re cold to boost our nanomotor output by up to 9,000 rpms. Cold exposure is the primary activator for brown fat. Brown fat can be considered healthy and does not carry the metabolic diseases that are associated with excessive white fat. White fat is the most common type of fat that people wish to reduce. It is located around organs, abdomens, ankles and thighs. Your body works hard to maintain your homeostasis. Only 100g of BAT, when activated by cold exposure, can burn 3,400 calories daily.



Our cold adaptation sessions include full body immersion to activate the forgotten ancestral physiology. To achieve maximum results, we begin at a temperature you can manage and move on to higher temperatures. This is far better than cool sculpting that uses frozen metal at -11C in order to pinch your skin. Or cryotherapy, which uses -250F degrees gas. Full immersion activates your body to burn fat across the entire body, and not just in one treatment area like cool sculpting. Liquid conducts cold 23.5x more efficiently than gas. This means that 1 minute at 50F degree is better than 4 min at -250F. While cold sessions can be uncomfortable at first, they don’t become unbearable. They quickly become addictive thanks to how you feel afterward. The first 20-30 seconds of cold sessions are the hardest. After that, your body will adapt to the cold. After the initial shock of the cold has passed, most people will relax and feel the calmness and energy that it brings. Cold thermogenesis improves energy, body fat, mental and physical endurance, lowers inflammation, builds discipline, encourages positive health habits, improves mood and calmness, and increases alertness. Cold thermogenesis is a way to get better sleep at night. It can also help you lead a healthy and happy life.


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