White Fat vs Brown Fat - Red Light Therapy's Weight Loss Benefits
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Types of fat: White fat vs Brown fat

Did you know that all fat cells aren’t created equally? Our bodies produce two types of fat cells: white fat cells and brown fat cells. Learn how these two different kinds of fat impact your health and wellness and how red light therapy can reduce your body’s bad fat storage.

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White fat is the type of fat most of us think about when we want to lose weight. It’s also called White Adipose Tissue or WAT. It is made of big droplets of lipids (fatty acids), especially triglycerides. Large amounts of white adipose tissue are often stored in our thighs, hips, and stomach.

Brown fat is adipose tissue primarily made up of mitochondria instead of triglycerides. We have the highest amount of brown fat when we are babies because it helps us regulate our heat. While you lose most of your brown fat as you grow up, small amounts remain in your neck, spinal cord, collarbone, and kidneys. Women tend to maintain more brown fat than men. Unlike white fat, brown fat breaks down sugar and triglycerides to burn as energy to keep us warm.

Some scientists believe that increasing brown fat storage could be the key to battling obesity. There is promising new research validating their theories. Some studies suggest increasing the amount of brown fat in your body can help you burn more calories and reduce unwanted white fat in your body.

Red Light Therapy, Brown Fat & Weight Loss

Much like brown fat, red light therapy (RLT) has demonstrated that it can be an effective tool to reduce white fat in your body. In addition, research suggests that it can improve metabolic inflexibility and be used to reduce insulin resistance, some of the same benefits seen in brown fat research. Some scientists believe this overlap in weight loss and health benefits is because red light therapy can help your body convert white fat cells into brown fat cells.

Studies suggest that red light therapy helps your body burn fat by energizing fat cells’ mitochondria. This boosts your overall metabolism increasing the calories and triglycerides your body burns. While more research into this area is necessary, it may be that red light therapy boosts your metabolism by activating your brown fat cells or producing more.

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If you are looking for a safe and effective weight-loss tool, try out red light therapy! This non-invasive therapy taps into your body’s own tools for burning calories and shedding white fat. Discover for yourself how it can painlessly help you shed weight in problem areas like your abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and arms.

Reach out to Fit and Trim of Sarasota to learn more about red light therapy! We have helped many men and women feel comfortable and confident in their bodies again. You will be amazed by the results you see after spending time in our tranquil, spa-like environment. Call us at 941-529-0888 to schedule a free educational consultation!