Definitive Guide to Red Light Therapy and Benefits

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Photobiomodulation (PBM), also referred to as light therapy, is a fast-rising method of treatment for fitness and several health issues. The amount of research that has been done to support the benefits of near-infrared and red light is quite impressive, hence the popularity of light therapy.

Assuming that you already know how this treatment works, you would have taken time to read some of the studies, and know the benefits. In fact, you might even be privy to some of the before and after photos for patients. You might even have personal knowledge of an individual who is enjoying the healing power of light therapy. If that is the case, where do you go from there?

A quick search online will reveal lots of options for those who are considering light therapy. There are states where you simply need to visit a tanning salon. The tanning beds have red light bulbs affixed to them. Other than the salons, you can also get PBM services from medical doctors, physical therapists, and spas. PBM is so popular that you can even get your own device for use at home.

Given all the alternatives that you have, choosing the best among the rest might be a challenge. This is the mystery we attempt to demystify in this article, and eventually make your work easier.

Delivered Energy and Wavelength

To achieve full efficiency, light therapy is based on two important things, the intensity of light and the wavelength.

Light Intensity

Light intensity simply deals with the amount of energy that will be getting to the body cells. Experts have conducted successful studies with devices that deliver between 4 and 6 Joules/cm2 of energy to the body. In case you need relief for deeper issues like inflammation around the joints, you can consider increasing this to 120 Joules/cm2.

Given the importance of the amount of energy delivered, you will also need to learn how to compare different PBM devices. Most companies do not clearly indicate the irradiance (light output) of the devices they produce. In fact, some barely even mention the wattage. You should stay away from such devices. Quality products usually have the expected energy delivered and irradiance indicated, in Joules/cm2 and mW/cm2 respectively.

In case you already have access to this information, it is easy to estimate the light intensity. This is done by multiplying irradiance by time (seconds) then you divide by 100. Look at this example:

If the output of the device you are using is indicated as 17 mW/cm2, you should have the following:

17 x 60 / 1000

=1.02 Joules/cm2 per minute.

Clinical research has indicated in the past, benefits especially to the skin when using a dosage between 4 and 6 Joules/cm2. In case you are looking for something deeper, like deep tissue treatment, you might have to consider a stronger dose, of at least 50 Joules/cm2.

Essentially, the higher the power of the device you are using, the lower the amount of time you will need to use it, to achieve optimal results.

Wavelength

A lot of devices you will come across in the market usually deliver light in the range of 630 – 700nm. You might also come across devices with ranges indicated between 800 – 900 nm. How do you determine the best wavelength?

First, studies have been published, identifying the benefits of all these ranges. You will notice that most of the literature recommend mid 600 – low 800 range to be the most effective. The reason for this is because, at this wavelength, cellular respiration is at its peak.

There are wavelengths where you will experience different peaks in the ability of cytochrome c oxidase (CCO) to absorb photons, particularly between 660 – 670nm and between 830 – 850nm. This range is also effective in improving functionality at a cellular level, hence the widely mentioned health benefits.

It is also important to note that wavelength ranges like 700 or 720nm basically have no biological impact on the body. You, therefore, need to be keen and careful when choosing your PBM devices, so you get a device that delivers the right wavelength your body needs.

A Brief History of Red Light Therapy

 

As early as 1903, red light therapy was already in use. Niels Ryberg Finsen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for successfully treating lupus and smallpox with a red light in 1903. Since the 1970s, Russia has been using low-level laser therapy in some of their standard medical procedures. There are lots of studies that have been published in Russia over the years, citing the myriads of benefits we can gain from red light therapy. Sadly, not so many of these have ever been translated into English.

Western Europe and the US have largely given red light therapy a wide berth until recently. That notwithstanding, red light therapy has been featured in clinical procedures in Northern Ireland, Canada, China, Japan, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Vietnam since the 1980s.

What’s UV Light?

Electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength range between 10nm and 350nm is referred to as ultraviolet light (UV). It occurs naturally from the sun, and can also be found in mercury-vapor lamps, black light, and tanning lamps. Fair warning, however, because excessive exposure to UV has dire consequences, like suntan, freckles, sunburn, and you also stand a higher risk of skin cancer. It is worth noting, also, that UV is an important source of Vitamin D.

Red Light Sources

You will come across many tanning salons that provide red light under a full body bed. The fluorescent bulbs emit the UV rays that give you the tan, not the red light-beds. It relatively unclear, however, the wavelength that the beds emit. Therefore, it might be unsafe for you, given the skin cancer risk exposure. If you are serious about red light therapy, therefore, it is advisable that you work with methods that do not produce UV rays.

Impact of LED Light

Whether or not LEDs make a difference will depend on the type of bulb that is used, and their efficiency rating. Traditionally, incandescent bulbs are inefficient, converting only 5% of the energy into light, losing the rest in the form of heat.

A 100W incandescent bulb produces only 1000 lumens of light (10 lumens/watt). On the other hand, fluorescent bulbs give roughly 65 lumens/watt. When we factor in 360-degree light distribution, you end up with up to 30 lumens/watt/. These bulbs also have mercury in them. therefore, in the event of a breakage, it becomes a health hazard.

LED bulbs are specifically designed to deliver more than 100 lumens/watt, without worrying about mercury or UV. The bulbs are durable and give you up to 25 times the lifetime of a normal incandescent bulb, and up to 2.5 times the life of fluorescent bulbs. In order to enjoy optimal health benefits at a cellular level, LEDs are the best option you have, especially when considering light intensity and the wavelength.

How Does the Red Light Therapy Work?

Visible light can penetrate the skin up to 10mm. once this has been absorbed, the light will be converted to cellular energy, which jolts the natural processes of the body, making a series of metabolic events possible, including the following:

  • Increased activity in the lymphatic system
  • Improved circulation
  • Formation of new capillaries
  • Stimulated tissue granulation
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Releasing raw cellular energy
  • Production of fibroblasts and collagen
  • Increased phagocytosis

These changes occur in unison, in the long run promoting the body’s ability to withstand pain, promote anti-aging, heal wounds and injuries and so forth. Irrespective of the source, red and infrared light therapy will deliver the same benefits to the body.

How to Fit this Therapy Into Your Lifestyle

Having understood how the wavelength and intensity of light work, you will then consider how to make this a part of your life. Answering the following questions will assist you in making the right choice:

  • Will this work for my family members too?
  • Can I afford the commute to make daily appointments light therapy?
  • Does my budget allow treatment plans at local spas, salons or medical centers?

Most people basically just need to get the convenience of this therapy within their homes, without necessarily having to step out or pay more to see an expert. The good thing about getting a home kit is that you only make a one-time investment, and everyone within the family will have a good chance to utilize this therapy consistently.

Why is Red LED Light Therapy Different?

  • Tighter Wavelength Span. The wavelength span compared to the rest of the bulbs you can come across is relatively tighter with red LED light. Fluorescents and incandescent bulbs might peak at 660 nm, for example, they give you a wavelength peak of at least +/- 40nm. With red LED lights of the same 660 nm, on the other hand, you get a wavelength peak of at least +/- 10nm. Bearing this in mind, LEDs are considered a better option for delivering light to different applications.
  • No Heat. Through red LED light therapy, minimal heat is generated, which makes this a rather pleasant option for most people.
  • Durable & Long Lasting. The LED devices that are used today make use of solid state metal housing or plastic and electronics, which are more durable and last longer than the fluorescent and incandescent bulbs made of glass.
  • Compact & Portable. It is very easy to pack and move around with LED bulbs because they are very small, hence portable.
  • Earth Friendly. One of the main reasons why red LED light therapy is considered one of the most preferable methods at the moment is because they are eco-friendly, compared to fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. They consume very little energy to produce relatively the same amount of light.

The factors mentioned above are key towards making the red LED light therapy better than red light therapy from other sources of light.

There are different sources of red light that can be used to deliver effective red light therapy, including cold laser, low-level laser, LED, fluorescent, halogen and incandescent bulbs. However, what is different in all of these is that the lights both have different benefits and challenges. In the long run, however, red light therapy is still one of the most effective treatment therapies out there.

Is Red Light Therapy Safe?

There is no surgery or use of drugs in red light therapy. By using light, especially light that occurs naturally from the sun, this is by far one of the safest treatment methods available. The devices used concentrate specific wavelength of natural light, thereby generating a heightened level of natural light than what you would otherwise get when you are out strolling in the sun.

There are currently no known adverse dangers of using red light therapy, especially when done with a quality device. However, it is also important to note that there might be indirect significant health concerns with red light therapy. Here we are referring to the high levels of non-native electromagnetic fields that are emitted by some of the devices you might come across.

Red Light Therapy Benefits

This is a 100% natural procedure. There are no chemicals or drugs used to fight aging. Compared to other chemical alternatives or toners that you might use on the skin from time to time, the red light LED therapy penetrates the skin, activating activity at cellular levels. You no longer have to use chemicals on the skin, which in the long run are only toxic.

This is also a non-invasive, non-ablative procedure. What you have to do is spend some time under the light as it produces collagen and fibroblasts that will help in fighting aging. No more worries about needles or surgery.

This procedure does not cause any danger or damage to the skin. You will not need to factor in downtime from work or your normal schedules either. You simply need 5 minutes of therapy, then you can put on your makeup and proceed with your normal schedule.

Another benefit of light therapy is that it is perfect for different types of skin, and there are also no known adverse side-effects. It is an FDA-approved therapy which you can perform at home, especially when you are using the best quality therapy devices. There is no age constraint to using this therapy. However, children, the elderly and people who might have motion problems or disability might need help before or when using the device.

Short-Term Side Effects

There are no adverse side effects when using LED light for red light therapy. However, there might be minor side effects, which do not last a long time. Some of these include:

  • Irritation
  • Straining eyes
  • Mild headaches

These are effects that come from constant glare into the red light. Some people might find this being too intense. In order to minimize the risk of enduring these side effects, try not to stare directly into the source of light, especially if you are using a laser. Make sure you have proper protection for your eyes.

Individuals who suffer from bipolar disorder should get medical attention before they use red light therapy because there is a likelihood if might cause mania.

Infrared Light Treatment Side Effects

Infrared light has a higher likelihood of adverse side effects when used for red light therapy because it produces thermal energy, unlike LED light. Some of the side effects include burning as a result of tissue overheating. This is thermal burning, and should not be confused with a sunburn that happens when exposed to UV rays, hence does not cause cancer.

It is important to note, however, that overheating the skin tissue might also reduce the ability of the skin cells to efficiently repair the DNA, which would result in a high propensity to suffer mutation. You should, therefore, take care not to burn your skin, by keeping the prescribed therapy time, and maintaining a safe distance from the source of infrared light. Better yet, use an LED red light therapy device instead.

Is It Safe for Your Eyes?

As a precautionary measure, do not stare into sources of light directly. This also applies to red light therapy. Make sure you have protective gear for your eyes. In case you are using an infrared source, make sure you do not get too close to the source.

Infrared beams that operate at wavelengths greater than 1500 nm might not affect your retina. However, heating the lens and cornea consistently will cause damage.

Red Light Therapy for the Thyroid

Negative feedback cycle causes poor thyroid function. When you are suffering from low thyroid function, you will have low energy, making you weak. There are studies that have proved how important red light therapy is towards improving the production of hormones from the thyroid. This can actually help in breaking the negative feedback cycle. The reason for this is because of the improved energy boost, which will eventually promote the production of hormones. When this happens, your thyroid function will be restored, and you will definitely notice a positive effect all over your body, as a result of the restoration of a balance in your hormones.

Red Light Therapy and Collagen

The structural protein that exists within connective tissues like the skin is called collagen. Collagen is flexible but to different degrees. In the bones, it is stiff, amenable within the tendons, or in between amenable and stiff in the cartilage.

Collagen allows your skin to be plump, firm and elastic. Over the years as you grow older, the amount of collagen reduces. This is why you start having wrinkles and fine lines, especially on your face.

Red light therapy stimulates the body to produce more collagen. As a result, you will slow down the formation of signs of aging on the skin. This is one of the results that a lot of people have come to appreciate over the years. Take note, however, that since collagen cells tend to grow very slowly, you might take a longer time to see the results than you would when treating other conditions.

Long-Term Side Effects of Red Light Therapy

According to the FDA, red light therapy is a safe procedure. A lot of people have actually achieved amazing results. There are, however, minimal side effects which you might notice. These are, in most cases, short-lived, and minor.

Generally, most of the side effects occur when the tissues are overheated, primarily through the inappropriate use of infrared light. The LED sources will release little heat, infrared sources, on the other hand, will generate a lot of thermal energy.

Some body tissues are generally sensitive to temperature increases, like the eyes. If you overheat the cornea or the lens, you will be putting yourself under a lot of undue risks, which might see you suffer the formation of cataracts. However, with LED light sources for red light therapy, you will never have to worry about this.

So Is Red Light Therapy Good or Bad?

There are a lot of conditions that have been treated, or whose treatments have been supplemented through red light therapy, from premature signs of skin aging to high blood pressure. The experience that most individuals have with red light therapy has been great, by and large, giving them relief from the conditions they are suffering from.

Pros

  • No drug use involved
  • Minimal side effects
  • No chemicals used
  • Can be performed at home
  • Has been approved by NASA
  • Safe for all types of skin
  • 100% natural process
  • Painless procedure

Cons

  • The effects are not the same in all patients
  • Staring into the light source directly can be dangerous
  • You will need several treatment sessions
  • To maintain results, you must continue the treatment
  • Cannot be used by photosensitive individuals

Red Light Therapy for Weight Loss

Red light therapy promotes the function of mitochondria, thereby promoting cellular metabolism. Through this therapy, therefore, you should be able to lose weight. It speeds up the conversion of sugar cells to generate more energy. As a result, it also helps in fighting the negative impact that stress has on the body, which often results in weight gain as a result of a reduced rate of cellular metabolism.

It is also important to note that this is no miracle worker. You will definitely not use red light therapy and hope to lose pounds upon pounds of weight overnight. You should, however, include regular exercise and a healthy diet so that you can get the perfect results you desire, and feel better in the process.

Infrared Lamp Therapy Benefits

Heat lamps (infrared lamps) emit the infrared and near-infrared light that can penetrate as deep as necessary into the body (3 inches). This works by heating up the body from within, which essentially kills infections and helps you heal faster. Infrared therapy can be administered either through an infrared sauna or a tabletop screen.

Red Therapy Light vs. Sauna Therapy

A lot of people do not understand the difference between red light therapy and sauna therapy, or the benefits of either. These two therapies have unique benefits to the body, but they are not the same, neither do they provide similar results. You can combine sauna therapy and red light therapy for a better outcome.

Sauna therapy is primarily supposed to raise the temperature of your body. This is done by exposing the body to heat and raising the air temperature. It is popular in parts of Europe, especially Finland. You can also get the same benefits through exposure to infrared. It heats the body from within, and eventually delivers the same benefits in a shorter time, and with a lower heat.

Both of these methods will increase your heartbeat and perspiration. As a result, they will also improve your metabolism. Infrared light from the sauna is not visible and can penetrate deeper between 700 and 1200 nm wavelength.

The aim of PBM is not to improve your cardiovascular function or increase perspiration, but to initiate change at the cell level, which eventually increases mitochondrial function and production of ATP. It is basically about feeding energy into your cells. Depending on the results you are after, both of these methods are effective.

Which Body Areas to Treat?

Are you focusing on the whole body or only your face? Most people use PBM to get rid of stretch marks and wrinkles on their faces. However, having realized the benefit that PBM has in relieving joint pain, muscle recovery and help in healing wounds.

Most of the devices that are currently used for PBM only cover a small area, and take up to half an hour to treat just the face. Therefore, you would need more time to treat other parts of the body.

Treatment for Your Skin

In order to spur cellular level activity and increase the supply of blood to the surface of your skin, red light therapy penetrates through different levels of your skin. This brings about an increase in the flow of blood to the specific areas, hence increased supply of oxygen and nutrients to nourish your skin cells. This is also how collagen and fibroblasts are produced, which help in preventing and correcting a variety of skin problems.

Through red light therapy, you are looking at the prospect of glowing, healthy skin which will eventually help you have a better skin tone. It is also possible to correct skin damage that you might have endured through exposure to harsh UV rays over the years. Red light therapy will help in getting rid of the wrinkles and fine lines on your face, softening laugh lines, reducing Crow’s feet and wrinkles on the forehead.

Red light therapy is also helpful in increasing the speed at which your body heals against blemishes like scrapes, small cuts or acne. Other than that, it will further help in supporting the creation and repair of capillaries, reduce redness and flushing. When it comes to repairing and/or lightening scars and stretch marks, red light therapy will be an effective option.

Red Light Therapy Applications

Given the success rate in speeding up the ability of your skin to heal, red light therapy can help in addressing a variety of problems, including the following:

  • Psoriasis and Dry Skin. An increase in blood flow to the surface of your skin means an increase in the nutrients being delivered to your skin. This makes it easier to nourish the skin. As blood rich in oxygen flows to the affected area, this will improve the feeling on the skin, by hydrating it properly.
  • Stretch Marks and Scars. Saggy skin brings about stretch marks. This could be from aging or weight loss. When collagen is depleted from the body, you also end up with saggy, stretchy and loose skin. Through red light therapy, the production of collagen is stimulated, protecting you from the formation of more stretch marks. This will even your skin tone by diminishing or lightening the scars.
  • Acne and Inflammation Marks. Red light might not be used in eradicating bacteria that causes acne, but it helps in reducing the inflammation on your face, as a result of acne. Blue light therapy, on the other hand, can be used to keep away the bacteria that causes acne.
  • Bites. Red light therapy speeds up the healing process. Because of this reason, any punctures to your skin will be healed faster, because there is an increased flow of blood to the affected part.
  • Bruises. When blood leaks to the skin surface, either through broken capillaries or trauma, you end up with bruises. Since the blood cannot get out of the body without breaking the skin, the resulting hue is a bruise. Through red light therapy, your body is able to deliver blood rich in nutrients faster, in the process repairing the broken capillaries too.
  • Minor Burns. Red light therapy doesn’t generate heat. It, therefore, does not cause damage to the skin, exacerbating the damage caused by burns. By increasing the flow of blood to the affected region, you are able to enhance your body’s defenses, and heal the body faster.
  • Sun Damage. One of the best ways of repairing damage as a result of exposure to the sun is through red light therapy. It is a safe and effective way of initiating cellular level activity, which eventually reverses the sun damage to the skin. If you have age spots, these can also be made lighter.
  • Wrinkles. Wrinkles will form on the skin when you do not have enough collagen. Through red light therapy, collagen formation is improved, and you will not have to worry about the obvious signs of aging.
  • Wound Care, Scrapes, and Cuts. This therapy increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the affected area, which helps the body to repair the damaged cells.

Treatment for Pain and Injury

Red light therapy is effective in healing injuries and wounds. It also reduces the painful inflammation. For people who struggle with carpal tunnel syndrome, joint pains, back pain and arthritis, red light therapy can also help you improve your range of motion. Individuals that suffer from fibromyalgia will also have a better time managing the painful sensations they are dealing with.

There are so many problems that can be dealt with effectively through red light therapy. This includes problems on the skin and so many other body parts. This will be a worthy investment for you because it does not just help you overcome the aesthetic concerns but will help you in pain alleviation, repairing wounds faster, and slowing down the aging process.

Will the Red Light Device Affect Sleep?

Blue light has the effect of suppressing melatonin. It will also raise the level of cortisol in the body, and disrupt your sleeping patterns. However, when you use a good quality red light therapy device, these do not emit blue light. There has been evidence, however, of blue light having a light impact on sight, especially if the intensity of light is too strong.

There are people who have noticed a problem in their sleep patterns when they use red light just before they go to bed. Because of this reason, it is advisable that you consider switching your red light sessions to the morning hours. If that is not possible, try and keep it as far from your normal sleep time as you can. However, in case you are not putting on your blue blockers or blocking blue light in the evening, this will not be relevant.

Can Red Light Therapy Help with Oral Health?

There is a lot of research that has been done with respect to the benefits of red light therapy on dental and oral health. Applied to the teeth, red light therapy will reduce the level of hypersensitivity to your teeth, thereby reducing the number of harmful bacteria. It will also help in healing the wounds in your mouth. If you have damaged teeth, it helps in remodeling the bones too.

Red light therapy, therefore, can help you get maintain proper dental hygiene, as a holistic procedure that will improve your dental care all-round.

You do not need to have light penetrating into your cheeks when using red light therapy for dental care. However, the light must get to your teeth. You can include this in your morning hygiene routine, adding a few minutes of red light therapy just after you are done brushing your teeth.

What Distance Should I Stand From the Red Light Device?

This depends on a number of factors, as indicated below:

  • The power density of the source of light
  • The dose you need to use
  • Your unique goals
  • The target area

You must also consider the potential nnEMF output from the source of light. There are devices that, upon testing, yield incredibly high levels, which make them dangerous for your body. This is why it is always advisable that you are keen on the red light devices you are using. In particular, make sure you use devices that meet the following conditions:

  • Have a low nnEMF output
  • Have strong LED power output so you can stand a safe distance from the panel

Red Light Therapy & Western Medicine

Modern medicine deals more with what can be measured and proven in a lab, and approved by the FDA. NASA obtained incredible results from red light therapy, with respect to healing wounds, and since then, traditional medicine has experienced a dynamic shift. More than a decade later, red light therapy has been researched thoroughly by the FDA, and subsequently approved for pain relief. Soon there will be wound care applications. There are different names that have been used to refer to red light therapy, including the following:

  • LLLT
  • LILT
  • photobiostimulation
  • biostimulation (BIOS)
  • photobiomodulation
  • photonic stimulation
  • photorejuvenation

Red Light Therapy & Eastern Medicine

Eastern medicine has been one of the centers for massive application of red light therapy, especially with an emphasis on the body’s energy systems, the chakra zones and meridian points. Colorpuncture is one form of treatment that makes use of a narrow red light beam instead of needles as is used in traditional acupuncture. The same is done for animals in Photonic Light Therapy.

Eastern and western medicine might be at loggerheads from time to time, but one thing is true, light is a form of energy, and our bodies are full of energy. Infrared and red light energy usually penetrate deep into the body, bringing forth amazing results in both western and eastern medical professions. For the patient/client, the good news is that you will be looking at awesome results with respect to healing and restoring balance in the body, at a relatively lower cost.

The Difference Between Red Light Therapy, Photobiomodulation, LLLT and Light Therapy?

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a procedure where the laser is used to beam a wavelength of light to the body, in the process delivering therapeutic results.

Red light therapy, on the other hand, is a process where near infrared and red light are used to induce healing and therapeutic benefits. The source of light can be anything from the sun to incandescent bulbs, lasers and LED lights.

Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a procedure where LED lights and low powered lasers are used to emit specific wavelengths to help the body recover. Essentially, this is no different from LLLT.

There are other names that have been proposed for LLLT and PBM, including the following:

  • Monochromatic infrared light energy therapy (MIRE)
  • Therapeutic laser
  • Low power laser therapy (LPLT)
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Low-intensity laser therapy
  • Low energy laser therapy
  • Photobiotherapy
  • Bio-stim laser therapy

Light therapy, which is also referred to as heliotherapy or phototherapy focuses on the use of color from different sources to help in alleviating different medical conditions like deficiency of vitamin D, seasonal affective disorder, jet lag and sleep problems.

How Long Should a Red Light Therapy Session Last

It is not easy to provide an exact guideline on the duration of time you should spend on any device because this is usually dependent on the distance from the device, the specificity of the device, and your reason for using the device in the first place.

When using red light therapy to treat scar tissue, for example, you should use a lower dose than someone who was using this to help with joint pain. This is because the target zones are located at different depth levels in the body. Besides, all the red light that will be applied to your skin will not necessarily get to the target area. Some of it will be consumed by other tissues.

When buying the red light devices, you should also make sure that the company provides a dosage guideline. In case this is not available, check for power output guidelines. This should help you come up with a dosage guide for your needs. The following are the important dosage units that you need to understand:

  • Time – measured in seconds
  • Power density – measured as mW/cm2 (measuring the output of source power for the target area)
  • Dosage – measured as J/cm2 (shows energy emitted to the target area over time)

Don’t Settle for a Substandard Product

Never settle for a substandard quality product just because you are looking for a DIY or home kit. Clinical treatments usually average at least $100 a session. You will need several sessions each week to achieve the desired results. While this might be expensive for most people, this does not mean you should settle for cheap, substandard devices.

Make sure you get the right power output, delivering the right light intensity and wavelength.

The Importance of Red Light Therapy Products

According to the UE Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 93% of their life indoors. A majority of this population spends so much time in front of mobile devices and computer screens in their offices. These devices emit blue light in excess quantities, and the offices and rooms are also lit with fluorescent bulbs. Over time, indoor living will exert a toll on your body.

The problem with artificial light is that it has too much blue light, which affects the production of important hormones in the body, and is dangerous to your eyes. Indoor light does not have sufficient infrared or red wavelengths. The human body is also not designed in such a way that it can process blue light without infrared and/or red light.

Dr. Josh Lamaro is an osteopath who founded MitoGen. He holds an Australasian certificate in anti-aging medicine. For a long time, he has been actively invested in combining modern and conventional practices towards the effective treatment of chronic conditions like fatigue, fibromyalgia, and auto-immune diseases.

Dr. Lamaro has noted an increase in the number of patients who suffer from chronic diseases in the past. Most of these patients seek alternative solutions as the next best alternative, given their failed attempts at success through medication. Besides, long-term medication eventually results in side-effects.

Functional medicine treats the disease, not just the symptoms, making it a holistic approach. The work Dr. Lamaro is invested in aims to improve the patient’s health at the mitochondrial level. Remember that it is within the mitochondria that the body cells get their energy. It is during a study of the photobiomodulation and lower level laser therapy that he discovered the benefit of using infrared and red light therapy. He considers the success in dealing with chronic diseases as a result of red and infrared light therapy.

Having searched the global market for different products that could be used to in his clinics, he realized that most of these were either too expensive or simply out of his budget range. By understanding the science behind this therapy, we decided it was wise to come up with his own treatment. This marked the beginning of MitoGen Whole Body Light Pod.

As luck would have it, Dr. Lamaro got in touch with Jason who, at the same time, was trying to find affordable ways to treat a metabolic syndrome that he had been struggling with for a long time. Since they shared a common objective, they joined forces in a bid to fight the disease.

Benefits of MitoGen Whole Body Light Pod

  • No Harmful EMF’s . It is made from advanced LED technology, delivering more than 100mW/cm2 without having to worry about EMFs within the right treatment distance.
  • Quality Results in a Short Time. Forget about the small handheld devices. This is a unique treatment device that allows you to treat your whole body by spending only a few minutes daily.
  • Set Your Own Wavelength. Since this is designed to stimulate cellular function, it delivers a healthy wavelength of light between 660nm and 850nm.

How Does It Work?

  • Capture the Sun. This product delivers only the healing frequencies of the sun, red and infrared at 660nm and 850nm respectively.
  • Highest Quality Design. It was designed with the best-LED diodes, power densities, and optimal frequencies
  • Easy to Use. It is very easy to use, both professionally and also for simple home use.

50/50 COMBINATION OF RED & NEAR-INFRARED LIGHT

This delivers an optimal balance between red light and near-infrared light, hence making it versatile for your health.

660 NM – RED LIGHT

The body absorbs the largest percentage of red light through the skin. As a result, you get optimal production of collagen, hence improved skin health.

850 NM – NEAR-INFRARED LIGHT

When the near-infrared light gets deep into the body, you are able to enjoy pain relief, and this also boosts muscle recovery.

Overcoming Blue Light Toxicity

Sadly, a lot of people barely have the time in their lives to get healthy sunlight today. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the time we get back home in the evening, we are barely getting sufficient light, but are exposed to more blue light than we need.

MitoGen and infrared lights were specifically created to supplement and concentrate the frequencies we miss when going about our lives indoors. Bearing this in mind, you should be able to purchase MitoGen whole body light pods and panels, which will help you enjoy the incredible benefits without necessarily having to step outside for some sun. This will not just improve your health but guarantee your longevity too.

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