Consistent use of Far Infrared sauna therapy produces results. This has been found in various studies where patients with proven risk factors for Heart Disease took a daily Far Infrared sauna for fifteen minutes at the temperature of 140 degrees F.
They lowered their oxidative stress biomarkers and improved endothelial (thin flattened cells that line internal body cavities) function, as well. Patients with chronic heart failure also took a 140 degree F daily Far Infrared sauna for four weeks. LDL and triglycerides were lowered while HDL levels rose. After initially increasing oxidative stress, Far Infrared sauna therapy activated antioxidant defenses in the blood of the healthy volunteers.
When beginning your Far Infrared sauna therapy take it easy. Be cautious as heat stress is still stress. If you think you’re getting too warm too fast listen to your body and leave the sauna. You can always add time and heat as your body adapts. Keep something refreshing to drink on hand in case you need it.
Fresh spring water, coconut water, mineral water, or regular water with a bit sea salt are all great ways to maintain hydration. Continue to hydrate even after you stop your sauna as your body will still be requiring it.
Good health depends upon a balance between oxidative stress and antioxidant defenses. Aging and age-related diseases reflect the inability of our antioxidant defenses to cope with oxidative stress over time. The good news is that with strong antioxidant defenses, especially by adding in regular Far Infrared sauna therapy into your health routine, long life without disease is attainable!