Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Different types of collagen can be found everywhere in our body, in our tendons, heart, nails, hair, skin, gums, eyes, joints and blood vessels. Excluding the body’s water content, proteins (molecules containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen) make up for about 45% of a person’s weight. Collagen makes up for about 75% of all proteins, namely 30% of “dry” body weight. This fact alone makes collagen a significant component of the human body.
As the body ages, skin begins to lose its elasticity and clarity, and muscles and joints start losing their flexibility. As a result, less and less collagen is produced. After the age of 30, collagen production is reduced by 1-1.5% a year with evident consequences, especially to the skin.
Lack of collagen often causes fatigue, pain and overall reduction of physical performance. Numerous age related illnesses, such as osteoarthritis, are closely related to the decreasing levels of collagen in the body. Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) has been shown to enhance the body’s collagen production by 300-500%. Clients benefit from positive effects to their skin, joints, tendons and muscles while also helping their body to keep fresh and flexible.
WBC is the only known modality which accomplishes this extraordinary response in the human body without the collateral damage caused by drugs or surgery.