Oxygen consumption is a primary function of physical activity. Oxygen is used to metabolize fats and carbohydrates in order to provide energy for force production. However, intense exercise can stimulate production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), unstable molecules and ions that are extremely reactive due to an unpaired electron.
Among the ROS species are free radicals superoxide, peroxide, hydroxyl radicals and other highly reactive oxidants. Because they promote oxidative reactions with other molecules, such as proteins, lipids and DNA, they can be highly detrimental within the human body.
What is Oxidative Stress?
Circulating oxidative free radicals have the potential to damage every cell in your body. They have been identified as precursors to cancer, heart disease and other metabolic disorders. Antioxidant micronutrients are essential to help clear free radicals from your system and restore homeostasis, a state of metabolic equilibrium.
However, chronic lifestyle stress, nutrient-depleted foods, dieting and exercise can all undermine your body’s normal elimination process of oxidative free radicals. Oxidative stress can lead to chronic inflammation, a condition associated with weight gain, metabolic disease and premature aging.
Croytherapy Treatment for Oxidative Stress
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) has been demonstrated to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress brought on by exercise and other lifestyle factors. WBC strengthens endometrial cells that line blood vessels, restricting the passage of ROS from the blood to the cells.
WBC reduces damage to muscle fibers after exercise and promotes the regeneration of new cells. After exposure to extreme cold, oxygenation of the muscles is enhanced, as is the delivery of nutrients for repair and energy production. Decreased stress within your body means more energy, along with an enhanced immune system to fight viruses and bacteria.
WBC for a Healthy Lifestyle
Given its benefits, it is easy to see why WBC can become a vital tool in your busy lifestyle toolbox. What would you give to have more energy, better mental focus, reduced pain and fatigue and a safeguard against premature aging?
The friendly staff at Advanced Cryo NYC is dedicated to keeping you looking and feeling young, healthy and beautiful. Schedule your WBC session today, and see why Advanced Cryo NYC is leading the pack with innovative lifestyle therapies and treatments. While visiting Advanced Cryo NYC in our trendy SoHo location, be sure to ask about Micronutrient IV Therapy and other unique menu items for your active lifestyle.