The Cool Gut Buster can reproduce the temperatures used in the original “Coolsculpting” cryolipolysis trials. This means the Cool Gut Buster can potentially allow one to spot-reduce stomach fat! “Do it yourself” coolsculpting at home!
Coolsculpting. Cryolipolysis. Fat freezing. Spot reducing stomach fat. “Do it yourself coolsculpting at home.”
The Cool Gut Buster can replicate the conditions necessary to freeze stomach fat, just like coolsculpting cosmetic procedure. This will soon be confirmed again, this time on a larger scale university group experiment.
Spot reducing stomach fat. There is no “natural” way to do this; neither diet nor exercise spot reduce fat. When you do sit-ups, you do not burn more fat from your stomach, than from anywhere else (unless that’s the last place you have fat left, so it has to come from there).
The human body burns calories — fat, glycogen, blood glucose, whatever — based on several factors. Higher intensity activity tends to burn calories from glycogen stored in the muscles (and liver) while lower intensity exercise tends to burn stored fat. At the end of the day, all that really matters (in regards to absolute fat loss numbers) is how many total calories did you burn vs how many did you ingest? (Yes other factors may also apply: hormonal environment, did you build or break down muscle, psychological factors, etc., all of which can factor in fat burning and weight loss over time, but is beyond the scope of this particular discussion.)
So regardless of how many total calories you’ve burned in a given time and by whatever means… you cannot control where you lose fat. The only ‘reliable’ way until now, was with cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery techniques, such as liposuction.
History of cryolipolysis:
It was observed that condition known as “popsicle panniculitis” occurs when children eat popsicles and the cold causes a “panniculitis” in the fat of their cheeks. Panniculitis is an inflammation… which ultimately causes “apoptosis” of those fat cells. They are reabsorbed by the body, never to return. Even as adults these children may still have dimples where they permanently lost that fat.
This prompted researchers to theorize that one could intentionally use cold to induce apoptosis of stomach fat to produce the same results; spot reduce that fat and remove it from the body, similar to the children’s cheeks.
Note that with diet and exercise, when you burn fat, you’re usually “emptying” fat cells; they drain and shrink, but you keep the same number of fat cells. But when fat undergoes apoptosis, those fat cells are permanently removed from the body.
So cold thermogenesis and cold-induced apoptosis — spot reduction — should both shrink and remove fat cells. Of course, the superior strategy would be to combine all methods; diet, exercise, cold thermogenesis, and occasional apoptosis, as a means to minimize and even remove fat.
Red spots on cheeks show panniculitis inflammation. The fat on those areas will be reabsorbed via apoptosis.
After experimenting on pigs and then on humans, it was discovered that bringing the skin temperature to above 32°F, but below 41°F, for around 1 hour,
could induce apoptosis of the underlying subcutaneous fat. This was the “magic” range for spot reduction of fat, and the process was named “cryogenic lipolysis.”
Disclaimer: the following information is for entertainment purposes only. Never wear the Cool Gut Buster against bare skin! Always have layers of clothes underneath.
Using an infrared thermometer, we can see the effects of wearing the Cool Gut Buster against bare skin, over a 1.5 hour session in a 60°F room.
The Cool Gut Buster can in fact re-create the same conditions necessary to induce subcutaneous fat cell apoptosis, and induce spot reduction of stomach fat!!!
|36°F after 30 minutes
38°F after 60 minutes
|40°F after 90 minutes
|Note: this experiment was repeated numerous times,
interestingly almost always getting the exact same
temperature measurements per time interval.
|Keep in mind, spot reduction is not about overall, whole-body fat burning and weight loss. Spot reduction should be viewed as “fine tuning,” to be applied once you’re approaching your target physique.
Spot reduction via apoptosis will only occur a few millimeters at a time (below the skin), and can takes weeks for those dead fat cells to fully reabsorb. In the grand scheme of things, this is a minimal change if one is obese.
So for those obese, the goal should be general cold thermogenesis (of course along w/ dietary changes and increasing NEAT and light exercise) to create overall, whole-body weight loss. The intentional goal of spot reduction should be reserved for those nearly at their end-goal physique.