Sauna therapy has been around for centuries as a way to detoxify your body, but did you know that full spectrum infrared saunas can go even further by heating up your body's core to a cellular level, where most toxins are stored? Most recently, researchers in Finland, a country where most homes come equipped with a sauna, found that men who used a sauna four to seven times a week for an average length of 15 minutes had a 66 percent lower risk of developing dementia, and 65 percent lower risk of Alzheimer's, compared to men who used the sauna only once a week.
Infrared's deep penetrating heat is what most effectively stimulates metabolic activity, which in turn triggers the release of stored toxins through sweat, as well as through the liver and kidneys. Other reasons may include a boost of brain health, lowering inflammation and blood pressure, improving vascular function and enhancing relaxation and well-being.
Just think about a fever: a hotter body increases metabolic activity, kills unwanted intruders and simulates the release of toxins. Even viruses and sometimes tumor cells can be destroyed in the infrared heat.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and your sweat glands are one way of cleansing your skin and releasing toxins that build up in your cells. Lack of sweating may actually result in an increased toxic load over time, which in turn can adversely affect your heart and brain.
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