- KewlFitTM Weight Management Vests
The KewlFit Weight Management Vest for was specifically designed to stimulate Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT).
Academic research claims when activated BAT can burn several hundred calories a day. This tissue was originally thought to not exist in adult humans, until recently PET-CT scans showed activated Brown Adipose Tissue after the individual was exposed cold temperatures.
Harvard Medical School discovered that wearing a cooling vest set at 14°C activated BAT better than the weight loss drug Ephedrine. Dr. Wijers recently was quoted in the Obesity journal saying, “mild cold exposure can be a measure to prevent increases in body weight”. Further research in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that activated BAT can boost the rate at which we burn calories by 20%.
Similar to the Harvard Medical School study, the KewlFit vest features targeted temperature 14°C CoolPax that are positioned around the areas of the body with Brown Adipose Tissue deposits.
Each vest will feature our 14°C CoolPax for the front and back two pockets to stimulate BAT of the spine and a CoolPax neck attachment that will stimulate BAT in the neck and base of neck. Users can expect 2-3 hours of consistent 14°C cooling without having the shivers or cold feeling that ice would bring. The KewlFit WMV will ship in a Kewler Carry Bag that will allow your vest to stay cold when traveling or on the go!
- Academic Research on Cooling the body for Weight Management
Brown adipose tissue is responsible for the successful defense of body temperature without shivering (American Journal of Physiology)
There is no doubt that active brown adipose tissue is present in adult humans (Obesity Journal)
Activation of thermogenesis is an anti-obesity tool that can be accomplished in a variety of ways including the recruitment and activation of brown adipose tissue. This method would be the more physiological and a more comfortable way in promoting thermogenesis (Stockholm University)
58°F (14°C) Cooling Vests reliably activate brown fat (Harvard Medical School)
Mild cold exposure can prevent increases in body weight (Obesity Journal)
Activated Brown Fat boosts the rate at which we burn calories by 20% (New England Journal of Medicine)
Three ounces of brown fat can burn several hundred calories/day (ObesityInAmerica.org)
A substantial loss of fat is induced by a combination of exposure to cold and exercise (American Physiological Society)
Dr. André Carpentier, an endocrinologist at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec said, the brown fat burned about 250 calories over three hours when the subjects were chilled, but not to the point of shivering (University of Sherbrooke – Journal of Clinical Investigation)
Brown adipose tissue, depending on its thermogenic activity, may contribute to the control of body fat metabolism in humans (Obesity Journal)
Activated brown adipose tissue has the potential to contribute substantially to energy expenditure (New England Journal of Medicine)
Cold-exposure designed to minimize muscle-mediated shivering enhances brown adipose tissue oxidative metabolism as well as glucose and NEGA uptake in adult humans (The Journal of Clinical Investigation)
When the tissue is active, the uptake in brown adipose tissue is a main utilizer of glucose in the body, perhaps superceded only by the brain. If this correlates with metabolic activity, it is clear that active brown adipose tissue may play a significant role in the metabolism of at least a significant fraction of adult humans (American Journal of Physiology)
Brown adipose tissue was visible in the neck, supraclavicular region, chest and abdomen under PET-CT scanning only after the subject was exposed to mild cold exposure (New England Journal of Medicine)
- Academic Research on Cooling the body for Athletic Performance
Cooling Vests worn during active warm-up enhances performance & reduces thermal and cardiovascular strain (American Physiological Society)Athletes who pre-cool can perform at their highest level, 10 to 20 percent longer than those who don’t (Stanford University)Pre-cooling can effectively enhance endurance performance (Sports Medicine)
Cooling during exercise has a positive effect on performance and capacity (British Journal of Medicine)Precooling can improve subsequent intermittent and prolonged exercise performance and capacity in a hot environment (British Journal of Medicine)
PreCooling is to allow the participant to start exercise at a lower core temperature and/or to attenuate the rate at which core temperature increases during the subsequent bout of exercise (British Journal of Medicine)
Wearing a cooling vest is similar in magnitude to the performance benefit that athletes receive from altitude training (Applied Physiology)
Run time increased by 17% with pre-cooling (Medical Science Sports Exercise)
Pre-cooling with a cooling vest allows more work to be performed before fatigue is reached (American Physiological Society)
Larger muscle gain was registered with cold exposure (American Physiological Society)
Pre-cooling allows a greater rate of heat storage, with the effect of reducing the rate of rise in core temperature (British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Pre-cooled athletes were able to sustain higher exercise intensity than controls and it seems that pre-cooling provides a distinct thermal advantage for exercise (British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Cooling Vest worn during the rest, stretch and warm-up reduced core and skin temperatures, sweat rates were lower and endurance time increased (Massey University, New Zealand)
After pre cooling, subjects saw an increases in heat storage capacity and distance cycled (Charles Sturt University – Australia)
Our results indicate that the combination of wearing a cooling jacket and water intake enhances exercise endurance performance in a warm environment because of a widened temperature margin before the critical limiting temperature is reached and also because of decreased thermoregulatory and cardiovascular strain (Hiroshima University – Japan)
Cooling increased the time taken to reach volitional exhaustion by 13.5% by users who cooled during exercise (Whitelands College – UK)
After pre-cooling, less blood is sent to the skin, so more oxygen-rich blood goes to the muscles. This results in a lower heart rate running at a given pace, which allows you to maintain a faster pace (Running Times Magazine)
Most people’s central organs—specifically the liver, kidneys, and intestines—rise above 101 degrees during exercise. When that happens, water and blood begin to leave your muscles and race to the skin in an attempt to cool you down. This depletes the muscles of oxygen and dehydrates them, causing fatigue. Yet while most athletes reach the 101-degree threshold after just 20 to 30 minutes of exercise, recent studies have shown that cooling beforehand can delay the process significantly.