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The truth about infrared saunas and weight loss…

With the popularity of saunas increasing in America, we are seeing more sauna companies and blog articles being written and claiming “lose weight by sitting in a sauna”. Well in this article I am going to give you the truth about infrared saunas and weight loss. It as been said and written over and over that America is in a crisis regarding obesity. In fact, according to the latest federal data, there’s been a sharp increase over the last decade. So the question on everyone’s mind should be, “why?” Why is obesity affecting 93.3 million adult Americans? The answer – CHEMICALS!

Did you know that there are over 100,000 chemicals in our environment in addition to toxic heavy metals. There are certain chemicals that are now being detected in our bodies that scientist believe to be the cause of the epidemic obesity rate we are seeing in America. These foreign chemical compounds are called “obesogens“…and I’m not talking about your “fat pants”.

Obesogens may be functionally defined as chemicals that inappropriately alter lipid homeostasis and fat storage, change metabolic set points, disrupt energy balance or modify the regulation of appetite and satiety to promote fat accumulation and obesity.

So what does obesogen’s have to do with infrared saunas and weight loss?

If you have trouble losing weight, obesogenic chemicals are going to be a big reason why. And only using an infrared sauna is going to solve this problem. Let me explain.

Many people today don’t realize that everyday products they’re using contain toxins and chemicals that are promoting weight gain.

Things like our household cleaners, beauty products, perfume, the packaging our food comes in, shampoo, GMO’s and much more, all contain obesogens that interfere with the bodies adipose tissue biology and lipid metabolism.

So if you want to lose weight and finally combat that unwanted body fat, you’ve got to get these chemicals out of your body.

Obesogenic chemicals are the reason you’re not losing weight. And only using an infrared sauna regularly is going to solve this problem.
No matter how hard we try to “control” the amount of chemicals in our every day life, the fact is, there’s just no way to eliminate them all. This is why every home should have an infrared sauna. Infrared saunas have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective in eliminating toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

“Far infrared saunas are believed to be more effective in moving toxins through the skin than traditional saunas because in a far infrared sauna only 80 to 85% of the sweat is water with the non-water portion being cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid¹.”

When you use an infrared sauna, you sweat out these “fattening” chemicals! And you should use your infrared sauna on a regular basis to maintain a healthy weight as we are exposed to these chemicals daily.  This is just one of one of the many benefits of infrared sauna heat therapy. Plus, according to information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna weight loss sessions were shown to burn up to 600 calories.2

Therefore, Pure Life Energy Saunas can be an effective lifestyle advantage for those who cannot participate in traditional exercise programs due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems.

Some questions people ask us about infrared saunas and weight loss

Q: How do saunas help me lose weight?

A: Infrared saunas have been proven to aid in weight loss by heating your core temperature to induce sweating.

Increases in blood flow and heart rate are a result, which, much like moderate exercise, has shown to help you lose weight.

Saunas also help you lose weight by easing aches and pains associated with weight training, helping you get back into the gym the next day.

Q: How much weight can I lose in a sauna?

A: There’s a lot that goes into weight loss, including your current weight, and eating and exercise habits.

Just as there’s no one diet for every person, there’s no one number of pounds lost using an infrared sauna. Sessions have been shown to burn as much as 600 calories, which may be similar to an hour-long jogging session on a treadmill.

Q: How do I use a sauna to lose weight?

A: The most popular way to lose weight in an infrared sauna is to sit back and enjoy your session!

But there are many more ways to enhance your session and subsequent weight loss. Like stretching or light weight lifting while in your Pure Life Energy sauna. This could not only improve weight loss but offers a host of other health benefits like flexibility and better sleep.

This low-impact workout is not only relaxing but it helps raise your core temperature a bit more – effectively aiding in weight loss while in the sauna.

Q: What is the difference in a steam sauna and infrared sauna for weight loss?

A: A traditional sauna uses wet or dry heat to warm the air around you, which induces sweating. This can aid in weight loss, but it has shown that the weight loss is mainly due to loss of water – or heavy sweating.

An infrared sauna heats your body from the inside out, which allows you to stay in the sauna longer and increases your heart rate.

Infrared sauna usage results in more calories burned in a shorter period of time. Furthermore, the Nano-Carbon™ Heating panels allow for most of the far infrared wavelength to be near 9.4 microns, which is the level at which the human body absorbs infrared energy.

This is also the frequency at which a water molecule resonates or vibrates. This vibration causes a release of cellular toxins. This optimal micron output also allows for deeper penetration of far infrared heat, which improves weight loss efforts.

So now that you know the truth about infrared saunas and weight loss, are you ready to join the rest of us and sweat it out!?


  1. Detoxification Through the Skin by Mark Sircus Ac., OMD March 6th, 2005
  2. Journal of the American Medical Association, August 1981.


Kim Brillon is an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse and a highly successful Licensed Massage Therapist in NY State who understood the importance of regular sauna usage to ensure a detoxification process on a cellular level in order to improve overall well-being so she became a sauna dealer for Golden Designs Inc. and Almost Heaven.

Take note that Pure Life Energy Saunas is not a recognized medical entity allowed to diagnose or prescribe any medical treatment or device. You can easily find a lot of information on this website and on the internet promoting the benefits of infrared saunas. It is recommended to consult with your physician before getting started on an extensive use of an infrared sauna.

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