Cold Therapy Benefits

Benefits for Athletes:

  • Reduces inflammation and promotes recovery after exercise (source: Journal of Athletic Training)
  • Increases blood flow and reduces muscle soreness (source: European Journal of Applied Physiology)
  • Improves athletic performance by reducing muscle fatigue and increasing endurance (source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise)
  • Enhances immune function and reduces the risk of infection (source: International Journal of Sports Medicine)

Benefits for Mental Health:

  • Improves mood and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression (source: Medical Hypotheses)
  • Reduces stress hormones like cortisol and norepinephrine (source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health)
  • Increases levels of beta-endorphins, which are associated with feelings of well-being (source: Medical Hypotheses)
  • Promotes better sleep and helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle (source: Sleep Medicine Reviews)

Other Important Benefits:

  • Increases production of brown adipose tissue (BAT), which helps burn fat and regulate body temperature (source: Frontiers in Physiology)
  • Boosts metabolism and increases energy expenditure (source: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism)
  • Improves insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake, which may help prevent diabetes (source: Diabetes & Metabolism)
  • Increases levels of dopamine, which is associated with motivation, pleasure, and reward (source: Molecular Psychiatry)