Have you ever noticed that when you expose your face and body to the sun that you receive a boost of energy? As if it is recharging your batteries? It often sparks instant joy, and boost your mood. I am sure you know of the feeling and sensation I am talking about. Red Light Therapy is not the same as the exposure of sun rays on our body, but the effect and benefits are very similar.
The average European spends 90% of their time indoors. And in the northern parts of Europe people hardly see the sun during the winter months. If we do, we seldomly expose our entire bodies to the sun for several minutes, which is in fact what we should be doing. A long time ago we were much more engaged with nature and spent most our days outside no matter what the weather was like. Sadly, this is no longer the case. Have you been outside today? If not, I encourage you to go for a walk and spend some quality time outside.
We started last year with introducing Red light Therapy into our health routines and recently into our daily routines with the Target Light 2.0 (from @redlightrising) and have seen and experienced the many benefits on our own bodies.
The Red Light Therapy device is a biohacking tool that at least in part can work as a replacement for the sun: The effects of treatment with Red and near-infrared light are similar to those offered by the sun and thus have some of the similar health impacts on our bodies. There are endless benefits of using Red Light Therapy every day - you can read about these in the next slides. But in order to understand why there are so many benefits we need to understand what is happing inside our bodies when we are bathed in Red and Near-Infrared light.
Mitochondria – Cell powerhouses
The Mitochondria are the biological batteries in our bodies. Countless biochemical reactions take place in them. Through cellular respiration, they produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which serves as energy for other cellular processes. Cellular energy (ATP) drives all chemical processes in the body. If you’re low on ATP, you feel exhausted and drained. Higher levels of ATP drive the process in the opposite direction, namely energy boost and stamina.
Red and near-infrared light recharges, strengthens and improves the mitochondria (the biological batteries). When these batteries are charged more cellular energy is created for all the chemical processes in our body which can result in so many health benefits.
Red light has a wavelength of 610-700 nm (nanometers) and can penetrate up to 2.5 cm into skin tissue. Near-infrared light has a slightly longer wavelength of 700-1000 nm and can no longer be detected by the human eye. It can penetrate much deeper into the body - into muscles, bones, organs and the brain, making it very useful.
Sunlight works similarly, but Red Light Therapy devices deliver a concentrated dose of specific wavelengths in the red and near-infrared spectrum and do not emit potentially harmful UV radiation.
Red light therapy devices are easy to use and all it takes is 5-10 minutes a day. Save for all ages.
Red Light stimulate the cells of the body to release natural anti-inflammatories into the blood to reduce inflammation all over the body!
Infrared light enters the brain and helps blood flow and detoxification. It also helps neurons repair better and transfer information faster.
Red light therapy can help balance and optimize all hormone production, as well as help hormone producing glands function better.
Can help balance hormone levels by exposing body to red light therapy everyday. For example, over thyroid, adrenal glands and ovaries.
Red light therapy helps your muscles recover and repair themselves faster after exercise.
Red light promotes melatonin production and helps the brain relax before bed. It will help you fall asleep faster and sleep longer and deeper. When we sleep better, we recover faster and age slower.
Light is a very important factor for metabolism and can stimulate the fat cells of the body to release fat into the bloodstream to be burnt for energy.
Aches and pain
Red light therapy promotes cellular energy which reduces inflammation, increase collagen production and blood flow. This promotes overall recovery of the damaged cells and can lead to a great reduction in pain. Note Red Light Therapy has to be used everyday to see and feel an improvement. Aches and pains can be different from person to person, for some the pain goes away for other it is greatly reduced.
Red light therapy is very calming and easily brings your stress levels down. It is great in the morning to tell your body that is it day and to start producing lots of energy and a good mood. It is great in the early evening to calm your brain and let your body know that it is time to sleep soon. Red light therapy could be a game changer for families too.
What do I use Red Light Therapy for?
I use Red light Therapy for hormone optimisation, skin rejuvenation, better and deeper sleep as well as brain health. Heavy Metals are often deposited in the brain and when they are removed a whole gets left behind. These empty spaces need to be repaired and I can honestly say my concentration and alertness has improved since using the Target Light 2.0 everyday.
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The information is presented for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or prescribe for any medical or psychological condition, nor to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such conditions. Therefore, this information is not intended as medical advice, but it is a sharing of knowledge and information based on research and experience.