Sauna baths help and strengthen the immune system

Helps your body deal with viruses that are able to penetrate the cup

Use an infrared sauna for 30-45 minutes every day.

Improve your immune system

Build your immune system

The heat generated by an infrared sauna stimulates energy at the cellular level, which in turn increases the body's production of white blood cells. The white blood cells act as the immune system's first line of defense when the infection strikes. When a harmful substance enters your body, the white blood cells detect the attack and activate the immune system. It is obvious that these small cells are of the utmost importance when it comes to the function of our immune system. Increased production of white blood cells, stimulated by the use of infrared saunas, can help the body fight diseases more effectively.

Reduced susceptibility to infections

Infrared sauna provides a sauna effective heating of the body and activates the immune system. Our body is made for physical exertion and exercise and has good effects on our health. In the same way, the body gets an increased blood flow at an infrared sauna bath and most of the positive effects on, among other things, the heart and vessels with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, but above all, our immune system is strengthened at infrared sauna baths. Various studies show that both the innate and the acquired protection are strengthened. The number of white blood cells increases and the production of T and B cells increases.

Weakened immune system

Our immune system can be negatively affected by prolonged stress, lack of exercise, diet with low nutritional value and lack of sleep. Although the use of an infrared sauna directly benefits the immune system, it also provides you with health benefits that effectively counteract these adverse effects. Infrared heat increases the production of a hormone that suppresses the stress hormone cortisol and the hormone Serotonin also called the happiness hormone in sauna baths. This has a good effect on stress, fatigue and difficulty sleeping


White blood cell count
The total number of white blood cells and the distribution between the different types of white blood cells vary under different ages. With increasing age, the total number of white blood cells decreases. It makes the elderly population more susceptible to viral infections that the body has not previously encountered and where the immune system has no memory of the infection. If, on the other hand, it is a viral infection that an older person encountered during his youth, he can cope with an infection better than a younger individual, who does not have a memory in his immune system for the current viral infection. The amount of white blood cells in the circulating blood always varies depending on the physiological condition. The changes can be rapid in part due to the white blood cells that have remained in the small blood vessels being flushed into the general bloodstream as the blood circulation increases. After a meal, for example, the number of white blood cells in the blood increases. Of their lifetime, the white blood cells spend only a short time in the circulating blood.

White blood cells

White blood cells are cells in the blood that are part of the body's immune system to protect the body against infectious diseases. The white blood cells or leukocytes as they are also called include the granulocytes, lymphocytes and monocytes that are found in varying amounts in the body.
The groups of white blood cells have different properties and functions. The granulocytes (Neutrophilic granulocytes) make up 50–70% of all white blood cells in adults, while monocytes are the largest white blood cell in size, but only account for only 3–8% of the white blood cells in the blood. The lifespan of lymphocytes is several years, while other blood cells live only a few days. Granulocytes eat up the bacterium, the lymphocytes kill the bacteria and the monocytes both eat up the bacteria and take care of dead tissue. Our body does not fight a disease just by eating the bacteria. More is needed. Therefore, there are more specialized white blood cells.

The T cells

The T cells see a difference between what belongs to the body and the foreign substances. There are two different types of T cells, killer cells and helper cells. The function of the killer cells is to kill those of the body's own cells that have been infected by viruses. They also kill cancer cells.
Auxiliary cells coordinate the immune system. When the T cells detect a foreign substance, they send signals to the B cells.
The function of B cells is to produce large amounts of antibodies. The antibodies find the bacteria and attach to their walls. They then puncture the bacteria so that they burst and die.
This continues until the disease is controlled. This happens all the time. And can go on without you noticing, and sometimes you get sick long before the disease is fought. Sometimes the body does not succeed in fighting the disease at all.

The immune system remembers

The T and B cells can produce memory cells. These memory cells remember the virus or infection we had. This means that we cannot get the same disease again, because the body eliminates the threat before anything has time to happen. Therefore, you can not get measles twice because there is only one virus that causes the diseases. Other diseases can be obtained from lots of different viruses, so then the memory cells do not help as much as they should.

Good rules for an effective immune system
1. Do not smoke.
2. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
3. Exercise regularly.
4. Bathe the sauna regularly.
5. Maintain a healthy weight.
6. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
7. Get enough sleep.
8. Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently

Artificial fever (Artificial fever)

Hyperthermia, (artificial fever) has been the subject of much research, and many physicians
today uses infrared heat to prevent and treat various diseases that are difficult to treat. "

Dr. Ralf Kleff

Institute for Heat and Immune Therapy