Regular use of a Sunlighten infrared sauna, as part of a healthy lifestyle, can be good for your heart! In the U.S. alone, one in three adults suffer from heart disease, stroke, or some other form of cardiovascular disease in their lifetime.
Our infrared saunas, because they raise your heart rate and increase circulation, replicate a cardiovascular workout, which we term “passive cardio.” Your heart is a muscle and working it makes it stronger. A stronger cardiovascular system helps capillaries deliver more oxygen to cells in your muscles. For people with injuries or conditions that preclude them from cardio activity, Sunlighten saunas can help serve as an alternative for needed cardio benefits.
“If you analyze the peer reviewed data, full spectrum infrared sauna therapy would be a multibillion drug if it came in a pill. The ability to heal endothelium and improve symptoms and prognosis for congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease is remarkable. Sunlighten saunas are the only infrared saunas clinically shown to temporarily lower blood pressure and reduce belly fat, both contributing factors to a healthy heart.” Dr. Joel Kahn, America’s healthy heart doctor.
Infrared Sauna for Blood Pressure and Circulation
Only Sunlighten saunas have been clinically shown to provide one of the best, natural ways to help temporarily lower blood pressure. In a 2005 clinical study by the University of Missouri Kansas City, Sunlighten’s SoloCarbon far infrared heaters were shown to temporarily lower blood pressure through a program of 30-minute infrared sauna session 3 times per week. The study concluded that Sunlighten sauna sessions, as part of a healthy lifestyle, dilated blood vessels and reduced the volume of their inner lining, thus increasing circulation needed for healthy blood pressure.1
Time in a Sunlighten sauna heats your muscles with infrared rays and produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. In fact, blood flow during infrared sauna use has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute, to as much as 13 quarts per minute.1
Additionally, a Japanese study published in the October 2008 issue of The Journal of Cardiology examined the clinical effectiveness and safety of infrared blood pressure therapy, as compared to standard therapies for patients with chronic heart failure. The report concluded that far-infrared sauna therapy is both safe and effective at improving clinical symptoms and cardiac function as well as decreasing cardiac size in chronic heart failure patients. Repeated infrared sauna use improved impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventive role, as a part of a healthy lifestyle, for infrared sauna use for arteriosclerosis.2
What the Health Experts Say
More health experts recommend Sunlighten saunas than any other because of proven effectiveness within the research and from their patients.
- Becky Edwards, M.D., Heather Kort D.O, Faculty Staff Advisor: Dr. John Foxworth, PharmD. A Study of the Health Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Therapy – Conducted by the University of Missouri, Kansas City, 2005.
- Dr. Masakazu Imamura, MD, et al. Repeated Thermal Therapy Improves Impaired Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Risk Factors. Vol. 38, No. 4, 2001. Journal of American College of Cardiology: pp 1083-1088.
*Sunlighten products are not approved or regulated by FDA for lowering blood pressure.