Inflammation, in general, is a good thing as it is our body’s way of fighting off infection. However, sometimes, our immune system becomes overly reactive which results in chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is sometimes linked to health issues such as diabetes, dementia, arthritis and depression.
We don't want to STOP the Inflammation process from happening, we want to cycle through it faster - at the right time. So depending on the condition/ issue you may have, the exposure to WBC needs to be timed effectively, and for athletes, it needs to align with your overall aims & goals for training.
Reducing inflammation can improve your overall health both physical and mental, and can also help to reduce the risk of some chronic illnesses.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17458576/ - A 34% decrease in CK activity was reported in Kayakers after 10 consecutive daily sessions of WBC.
Inflammatory marker (muscle recovery) - Banfi et al, 2009 - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S030645650800106X?via%3Dihub - A 40% decrease in CK activity was reported in rugby players after five consecutive daily sessions of WBC it also decreased by 34% after 10 sessions in kayakers.
*Disclaimer, Flow Recovery is not claiming that Cryotherapy definitely promotes this, this is based on any scientific research we have accumulated. Everyone’s experience may differ.*