Cyro 2X-99 is an essential component to cold-sleep chambers.
Usually stored in liquid form, 2X-99 is vaporized into gas before use. Once introduced into a chamber, anyone inside will instantly be rendered frozen (Warner Bros.: Demolition Man). All cellular metabolisms are reduced to virtually zero while exposed to the substance.
Normally flash-freezing biological cells often results in damage when defrosted over time. Cryo 2X-99 eliminates this problem by using two unique catalysts in its formula. The first is used to neutralize 2X-99's freezing properties when exposed to air. This helps the body to slowly restart normal functions with only a few not fatal side-effects. The second catalyst is used to strengthen genetic material from damage as the defrosting process begins. All these combined allows people to use cryo-sleep chambers for long trips while permitting them almost instantaneous revival time (Futurama: Cryogenic tube).
- Temporary fatigue
- Slight nausea
- Numbness in limbs
- Slowed reflexes