Photobiomodulation is also known as light therapy. It involves the use of specific frequencies and intensities of light to alter our physiology. It is a great way to increase longevity and fat loss. Red and near-infrared wavelengths of light are used to provide safe and concentrated wavelengths to your skin and cells. This reduces inflammation and oxidative stress. It also stimulates cell renewal by activating the mitochondria. This improves cell function and production. The more cells produce energy, the better the whole body functions.
HOW DOES LIGHT THERAPEHY WORK?
Light is a form energy and our bodies are big energy systems. Light interacts with the photosensitive cells within our retinas to create vision. These cells absorb light and convert it into electrical signals. Red and near-infrared light are used to target the fat layer just beneath the skin’s surface. This wavelength also affects the cellular function of the area.
Light therapy is not new. Since NASA’s 1980’s exploration of the therapeutic benefits of low-level laser therapy, light therapy has been in use for decades. Therapy using near-infrared and red light has been used in many medical and cosmetic procedures. The light energy (photons), is absorbed by the skin when a light source is placed close to the skin. The light energy (photons) penetrates the skin and triggers a series of physiological reactions that accelerate cell renewal, increase circulation, reduce inflammation and restore normal cellular function. What is the result? The result? Increased metabolism, reduced pain and inflammation, and better overall body functioning.
LIGHT THEAPY FOR FAT LOSS and LONGEVITY?
To deliver wavelengths through the skin, we use near-infrared and red light. The light is then absorbed into the cells where it triggers an increase in adenosinetriphosphate (ATP) production. This increases ATP production results in better functioning cells, which stimulates the body’s natural processes. Light therapy can also boost your cells’ ATP production. This light therapy can also impact adipocytes (cells that store fat). Studies have shown that light therapy causes adipocytes release triglycerides. This results in a reduction of volume and a noticeable loss of fat.
WHAT ARE LIGHT THERAPY’S BENEFITS?
Light therapy is a holistic approach to improving mitochondrial function within cells. Every cell and organ of the body is affected by how energy is produced by mitochondria. Red and near-infrared light therapy enhances mitochondrial energy production. This means that cells in your body will perform better when there is more energy produced by those mitochondria. This leads to many skin and cellular benefits. It is good for your skin, cells, and can help with chronic and acute pain by lowering inflammation.
Red and near-infrared light are both beneficial:
- Cell energy production is increased
- Anti-aging skin effects
- Increases fat loss
- Inflammation is reduced
- Antioxidant defenses are increased
- It speeds up wound healing
- Stimulates muscle strength
- Hormonal health is improved
Ari Whitten, Red Light Therapy
Hamblin, Ferraresi, Huang, Freitas & Carroll, Low-level Light Therapy: Photobiomodulation