What happens after taking an ice bath every day for 30 days? Rob Carlin, Managing Director at Superior Wellness will be taking part in a 30-day cold plunge benefits study to assess the benefits of using a Chill Tub in his daily routine.

A Chill Tub can have many different benefits on the body including; reducing muscle soreness, improving recovery time, decreasing inflammation, improving circulation and more.

TransformNow are working in partnership with Chill Tubs to assess what happens to your body after using the ice bath every day for 30 days prior to Rob’s daily workout. Imran Khan, founder of TransformNow, launched in 2013, has over 20 years’ experience in the health sector on both a practical and academic level and is supporting this ice bath study. Based nationwide, they are proud to have won UK Fitness Awards in 2019 for Science and Innovation.

Chill Tubs managing director Rob Carlin talking to Imran Khan, the founder of TransformNow. Both men are sat on leather seats with a small side table in between them.

Cold Plunge Study Pre-assessment

Before starting this 30-day cold plunge study, Rob travelled to their Birmingham office to see Dr Imran Khan at Transform Now to undergo different assessments to measure the following body levels, including the following:

  • Inflammation Levels: C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and Interleukin-6 (IL-6)
  • Testosterone Levels: Total Testosterone Test and Free Testosterone Test
  • Additional Markers: Cortisol Levels, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and Creatinine, Liver Function Tests and Lipid Profile
  • Subjective Markers: Energy Levels, Sleep Quality and Mood
  • Bodyfat Percentage
  • Expiration Lung Volume Test
  • Advanced Epigenetic Test
  • Blood Pressure Test
  • ECG
Chill Tubs managing director, breathing into a handheld device that tests various metrics. He is doing this in the TransformNow Birmingham Office.

Cold Plunge Study Questions

Before Rob started this cold plunge benefits study, TransformNow spoke to him and asked him a few questions to learn what his expectations were from the experiment:

What do you want to achieve over the 30 days?

I want to see how daily ice baths change my body and health. I’m going to track this with blood tests and by checking my body fat. This will help me understand if ice baths can make me healthier, and I’ll share my findings with others interested in trying it too.

What are your expectations over the 30 days?

At first, I think the ice baths will be tough and uncomfortable, but I hope that my body will get used to them over time. I’m expecting to see improvements in my health markers, like lower inflammation and increased testosterone levels. I also hope that I’ll feel better overall with more energy, better mood and better sleep.

How will you incorporate the Chill Tub into your daily routine?

I plan to take ice baths daily. It’ll be a key part of my daily routine for becoming healthier and stronger.

Chill Tubs managing director Rob Carlin being wired up to a machine to test various health metrics. He is sat on a beige leather armchair, and he is smiling.

After the 30 days, Rob will have the same assessments done by Dr Imran Khan again, to see whether the Chill Tubs has had an impact on his body levels.

Imran Khan said: “It is great to be working with Rob on the impact an ice bath will have on his body by daily use for 30 days.

“I am really excited to see the results.  TransformNow can offer a number of different assessments and can provide therapy, nutrition and training plans tailored to your body.”

Chill Tubs managing director Rob Carlin sat in a Chill Tubs cold plunge ice bath. He is smiling at the camera.

Cold Plunge Benefits Study Documentary

After reading this article, you’re probably wanting to learn the outcome of this ice bath study. The good news is, we documented the whole study, which you can watch in the following 21-minute video: