RED LIGHT THERAPY
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RED LIGHT THERAPY
If you’re reading this, you've probably already heard about the supposed benefits of light therapy. But you might still have one nagging question...
Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?
NASA had this same question when it commissioned a company called QDI to conduct research on red light therapy in 1993. After it was proven that the technology could activate plant growth in space, contracts were awarded to investigate the medical application of light-emitting diodes (LEDs)—with a special focus on how LED energy transfers to human cells.
The research demonstrated the health benefits of a specific wavelength of red light: 660 nanometers (nm). What began as a way to limit the bone and muscle loss of astronauts has led to hundreds of peer-reviewed clinical studies documenting a wide variety of benefits. Even the FDA has approved light therapy for the treatment of joint pain and arthritis, reduction of wrinkles, and many other conditions.
Beyond the clinical evidence, we’ve personally witnessed light therapy improve stretch marks, totally heal eczema that had persisted for years, and drastically improve muscle recovery after strenuous workouts. The real-life benefits of red light for improved health are overwhelming!
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
The human body needs light. Without sunlight, we would become dangerously deficient in vitamin D—not to mention all the other physiological and emotional challenges we would face.
Natural sunlight is a combination of the entire visible light spectrum (400-700 nm) as well as ultraviolet (300-400 nm) and infrared (700-1000 nm) light. Most people are well aware of the potential dangers of too much sunlight due to damaging UV rays. However, the body has specific positive responses to light in the 600-900 nm wavelength range, also called the “therapeutic window.”
This light energy can pass through human tissue much easier than other wavelengths. This energy is absorbed by the body and stimulates adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the mode of chemical energy transportation at the cellular level. In other words, cells that receive this rejuvenating, anti-aging energy boost are able to perform their natural functions at a heightened level.
Some of the documented benefits of light therapy include:
Improved skin tone and complexion
Stimulated production of collagen
Enhanced muscle recovery and athletic performance
Reduced joint pain, inflammation, and arthritis
Improved appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and stretch marks
Reduced acne, rosacea, and eczema
Faster healing of wounds and injuries
Unlike many other types of treatments, light therapy is completely safe, non-invasive, uses no chemicals, and has no harmful side effects. It simply harnesses the natural healing and rejuvenating benefits of a specific range of light and delivers this energy at a higher rate than the sun—without harmful UV rays. It is a very relaxing and energizing experience that is quickly becoming a revolutionary treatment in numerous medical specialties due to its various applications and benefits.
How Long Do You Have to Use Red Light Therapy to Experience the Benefits?
The amount of time needed to apply a clinically-relevant dose of energy depends on the intensity of the light used on a given treatment area and the symptom(s) being treated. For example, you may experience relief from pain and inflammation by the end of each session, while improvements in wrinkles and fine lines can take 8-12 weeks or longer.