red light therapy
Red Light therapy works by acting on the “power plant” in your body’s cells called mitochondria. With more energy, other cells can do their work more efficiently, such as repairing skin, boosting new cell growth and enhancing skin rejuvenation. More specifically, certain cells absorb light wavelengths and are stimulated to work.
Red light therapy, also known as "photobiomodulation" is best known for its effectiveness with pain relief, as well as treating chronic skin conditions like scars, skin damage from aging and accelerated muscle recovery after injuries and weight loss.
RED LIGHT THERAPY BENEFITS
1. Fights skin aging, wrinkles, and cellulite and look 10 years younger
2. Lose fat (nearly twice as with diet and exercise alone)
3. Rid your body of chronic inflammation
4. Fight the oxidative damage that drives aging
5. Increase strength, endurance, and muscle mass Decrease pain
6. Combat hair loss
7. Build resilience to stress at the cellular level Speed up wound/injury healing
8. Combat some autoimmune conditions and improve hormonal health
9. Optimize your brain function and mood
10. Overcome fatigue and improve energy levels
Red light triggers the formation of small openings or pores in fat cells, which releases fatty acids known as lipids. One study found that just four minutes of exposure to 635nm red light caused 80% of lipids to be released from fat cells, and by six minutes, almost all of the fat had been released.
What Red Light Therapy can do for you
Red light stimulates cerebral blood flow and increases brain oxygenation. This can help people with TBI recover from a condition known as neurovascular dysfunction, which can result in low brain oxygenation and slow healing.
Red light helps with neuroprotection, or protecting neurons from damage. This safeguards their survival and longevity, and slows cell apoptosis (cell death) due to inflammation.
Red light reduces oxidative stress on the brain and promotes blood flow, which can help counteract symptoms of major depressive disorder and Alzheimer’s disease.
One of the primary benefits of red light therapy is improved metabolic cell functioning. When red and NIR light photons are absorbed by the body, they stimulate metabolic energy production in the mitochondria. Sometimes called cells’ “batteries,” mitochondria are the energy centers of cells, including brain cells (neurons) and even stem cells that are produced in bone marrow. When cells are energized, they function more efficiently.
Red light reduces inflammation, which is an immune defense against foreign bodies such as bacteria and viruses. Although acute inflammation is a necessary part of healing, chronic inflammation in the brain can have serious negative effects. Specifically, it is linked to many neurodegenerative diseases and even mood disorders. Red light reduces inflammation by modulating levels of both pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and by stimulating blood flow to help remove waste products and toxins from the affected area.