Body Temperature: Why Thermoregulation Improves Wellness

Everyone has a normal body temperature that typically falls between the 97-99 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.5 degrees Celsius range. However, that temperature can fluctuate for a variety of reasons. When it does, it can cause uncomfortable, unpleasant, or otherwise unwanted side effects.

Consider the hormonal-related temperature fluctuations women naturally experience during ovulation, pregnancy, perimenopause, or menopause. As a woman goes through processes that cause hormonal shifts, her baseline temperature may rise or fall. The result may be sudden and intense “hot flashes” or night sweats as her body tries to bring the temperature back to its usual level.

Of course, hormones are hardly the only trigger for swinging temperatures. Rheumatoid arthritis has been linked to elevated body temperature. And, of course, moderate to intense exercise can make a difference in whether the thermometer registers under or over the traditional 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (around 37 degrees Celsius) that’s long been regarded as a medical guideline sweet spot. The average body temperature during exercise can soar if the body can’t cool itself down quickly or efficiently enough.

Even age plays a role in temperature. Children tend to have lower resting temperatures than adults do, but as age advances the body temperature drops again. This explains why seniors frequently keep their rooms warmer than when they were 20 or 30 years younger.

The point is that temperature matters — and health-conscious consumers are beginning to look for ways to track their temperature to use it better to guide their wellness goals. Take health tech products like the Oura smart ring, for instance. Wearers are leveraging it to help them understand their bodies so they can figure out how to improve body homeostasis through thermoregulation strategies.

The Interconnectivity Between Homeostasis and Body Temperature

Homeostasis is essentially a state of supreme balance. In terms of the human body, homeostasis is when all functions work optimally. That is, the body’s systems are at their most effective. This allows the body to do what it’s designed to do and for the individual to feel most physically comfortable.

Temperature is an excellent biomarker of a body that’s in a state of homeostasis. That’s why most people will reach for a digital thermometer when they start to feel unwell. They realize that if they see a temperature that exceeds what’s normal for them, they’re probably fighting off “invaders.” When their temperature drops, they get closer to homeostasis and an overall balance between their systemic functions. Consequently, they begin to feel better.

The key is finding the shortest path (most efficient) to reach or remain in homeostasis. We live in an on-demand society. Consumers don’t simply want to wait or hope for thermoregulation to happen. They want to have a hand in it so they can gain more control over how they feel day to day or even hour to hour. In other words, they’re eager for products like those infused with a breakthrough ingredient brand like CELLIANT that can promote thermoregulation.

How CELLIANT Technology Helps Regulate Body Temperature

When CELLIANT bioceramic minerals are added to a textile, the textile becomes a heat-absorbing fabric as the minerals capture your body heat. Accordingly, a runner wearing apparel infused with CELLIANT should feel cooler due to the promotion of rapid heat dissipation. At the same time, that heat is turned into infrared energy and absorbed back into the body to stimulate cellular metabolism. The circular nature of this heat transfer and transformation promotes homeostasis-fueled performance. We have even heard anecdotal feedback from our customers of CELLIANT having an instant effect on temperature after exercise. When emerging steaming and sweaty from a hot yoga studio and pulling on an Under Armour Rush zip-up may feel counterintuitive, but users report an instant cooling sensation.

Person wearing grey hoodie and sweatpants with thermoregulation or body temperature regulating features

What about the flip side of a temperature-regulating fabric? Can CELLIANT help the body temperature increase as well?

Under the right conditions, CELLIANT can allow body temperature to increase safely after the temperature has dipped to uncomfortable or undesirable levels. Again, this occurs through the process of CELLIANT turning thermal heat into infrared energy and sending the infrared energy back into the body to be used where it’s best needed to help optimize the body.

Consumers who want greater convenience and innovation in their lives by applying sustainable, future-forward, purposeful products are eager to avail themselves of solutions that will provide physiological benefits. Brands that partner with CELLIANT can appeal to those consumers’ desires and expectations. They can simultaneously help customers prioritize their health through the power of thermoregulation.

If your company manufactures and markets clothing, bedding, upholstery, or another textile product, our CELLIANT team would welcome the chance to collaborate. Together, we could make it simpler and more intuitive for your target buyers to improve their quality of life — and by more than a few degrees.

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