The Infrared Burn Off Effect
Infrared energy and heat can penetrate the skin 1.5 inches and can accelerate the fat burning process. Fat breaks down and becomes water soluble at approximately 100.5 degrees fahrenheit. At that temperature fat breaks into particles. When fats are broken down into particles they are more easily flushed by exercise postures forcing them out of the body through bodily functions including infrared induced sweating and through the liver, kidneys, bowels and through the lungs.
Infrared exposure causes your metabolism to speed up as the waves of energy interact with the cells in your body. This is important considering that impaired metabolism is associated with obesity. Low level inflammation is also a contributor to obesity. Infrared can also reduce inflammation.
Compare this fat burn effect to the melting of candle wax. In the candle making process wax must be heated to its melting point which is in the 115-120º F range for most types of wax. Fat breaks down as well when your body is heated.
Additionally, through exercise, your body will burn fat for energy. It has been known for a long time that muscles gain energy from burning fat and from burning sugar that is supplied from blood.
If your goal through the infrared burn off process is to lose weight, then you should combine your infrared workouts with a daily practice of keeping your body in caloric deficit by eating less than your basal metabolic rate. You can easily calculate your BMR through any number of websites. Just Google around and find one that you like.
According to livestrong.com, “When your body is in this state of caloric deficit, it uses your fat stores for energy in a complex chemical process that eventually leads you to excrete most of the excess fat via your lungs…evidence, which tracked every atom as it left the body, conclusively determined that oxidized fat leaves primarily through the lungs…The fat actually excretes as about 85 percent carbon dioxide through the lungs and 15 percent water through your urine, feces, sweat and tears…When you consume more calories than you use, however, your body goes back to filling up the deflated fat cells, and you gain weight.” ¹
Here’s the punch line…
“For people to lose weight, their triglycerides must break up into building blocks, which happens in a process known as oxidation. When a triglyceride is oxidized (or “burned up”), the process consumes many molecules of oxygen while producing carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) as waste products.” ²