My experience with the CFB began in Feb 2014, by accident really. I had pushed my body thru injuries for years of competitive powerlifting and catch wrestling, but it had finally caught up with me at the end of 2013. I was experiencing numbness and tingling down my right shoulder and arm, all the way to my thumb, along with shoulder and neck pain. I had difficulty sleeping from the pain, very limited range of motion in my neck and couldn’t feel my hand most of the time. I had several xrays and nerve studies and the news wasn’t great. Old neck trauma, shoulder separations, and bicep tendonitis were all contributing to the neuropathy and pain.
I work in the medical/surgical field so I sought out several opinions from Neuro Surgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons. One of the recommendations I received was to reserve any Surgery as a last resort and look into Cryotherapy. I was provided with several articles and basically prescribed applying ice for 1-2 hour/day to key areas of damage.
I looked online for something that would hold ice packs where I needed them and stay cold long enough. This search led me to the CFB vest. I purchased the vest with the hybrid packs and used it once or twice a day. Within 6 weeks, the neuropathy I had been experiencing was completely gone and my neck and shoulder mobility increased dramatically. I was able to combine the the icing regimen with specific exercise and the results have been amazing.
Along the way, I noticed I was getting slightly leaner, even with no changes to my diet.
This fueled my scientific mind and I dove head first into the data on Cold Thermogenesis. When I had completed my Masters of Science in Human Nutrition over 10 years ago, I had done research on Ghrelin and Leptin. But its amazing how far scince has come in that time. The recent data on Cold Thermogenesis has highlighted the existence of BAT in humans, as well as the potential roles of Adiponectin and Irisin. Not to mention the intriguing possibilities of cold induced fat cell apoptosis.
Eric’s personal experiments highlight the possibilities and I think he’s just getting started.
I feel that the CFB and CGB are truly amazing products! I definitely recommend the CFB for anyone suffering from neck and shoulder pain, its made a tremendous difference for me. I also think the CFB is the perfect tool for athletes looking to better recover from grueling workouts and reduce inflammation. I would also recommend both the CFB and CGB for anyone interested in pursuing the many benefits of Cold Thermogenesis, including fat loss.