Ana Yazdi

April 4, 2023 - min. read

Introduction

Red Light Therapy, aka Photobiomodulation, is one of my top favorite bio-hacking stacks (along with AmpCoil and hydrating with structured water).

Red light therapy is an effective health modality that’s been widely studied and tested.

Like so many crucial scientific breakthroughs, it was discovered by accident when Dr. Endre Mester noticed the positive effects of a low-level laser on hair growth and wound healing in mice. This led to greater scientific interest in stimulating cells to improve healing and growth, and the field of photobiomodulation was born

Red Light therapy is a simple, non-invasive treatment that delivers red and near infrared (NIR) light to a person’s skin and cells. A high-quality home medical-grade red light therapy device like Lightpath LED uses light emitting diodes (LED) to deliver red and near infrared light on your body

Red light therapy is just like the wavelengths of light your body needs from sunlight, but without the heat or UV rays that may cause sun damage. Red light therapy is a healthier alternative to all the bright blue light we’re surrounded by every day, which can make it harder to sleep and may lead to other health problems. Benefits of red light therapy include:


Relax & Rejuvenate

Simply standing in front of red light can activate your body's many systems to work more optimally for better overall health. Also, you may begin to feel less tension, more calm, relaxed, and have a better overall feeling of wellbeing. You may even sleep better and longer.

Pain Relief & Inflammation

Inflammation caused by injury or disease process can cause pain, as it is likely restricting blood flow to the area of injury. Not to mention interfering with the nerve pathways of the afflicted area. By reducing inflammation with Red Light Therapy, the blood flow of the injured site can return to normal, and nerve pathways will be relieved from the stress they were enduring.


Weight Loss & Detoxification

PBM is beneficial to metabolism and can help in healthy weight maintenance. Researchers believe that light therapy affects cells that store fat by reducing specific proteins (CTRP7) associated with glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and high triglyceride levels.

Hormones

The way that the hormone-producing tissues respond to light waves is something scientists have been researching deeply for some time now. They've discovered that light has a profound effect on glands such as the pineal gland and thyroid gland, just to name a few. Hormones that have been found to be "boosted" by PBM  include serotonin, melatonin, thyroid hormones, and various sex hormones in both men and women.


Sleep

Sunlight, we know, has one of the most significant impacts on our sleep schedule or ability to fall asleep. Would it be surprising to learn that light therapy can have a similar effect on our circadian rhythm? Studies have shown us evidence that PBM can help a person to essentially "reset" their circadian rhythm with light waves. This is helpful to those who suffer from insomnia or perhaps work nights and find it difficult to sleep such odd hours.


Brain

Light therapy or PBM (photobiomodulation) goes far beyond healing the skin and muscles. Our brains and cognitive function can both be significantly influenced by light waves. If PBM can have anti-aging effects on our skin, then why not on our minds too? Science tells us that certain light waves are powerful enough to penetrate through our skulls and directly affect the cells of our brain, on a molecular and cognitive level.


Anxiety & Depression

Research is beginning to lead us in the direction that points towards light therapy becoming a more prominent treatment for mental health disorders. These disorders may include seasonal depression, suicidal ideation, and potentially traumatic brain injuries.

As well as SKIN BEAUTIFICATION, ENHANCED ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE, and more

Click here to read further about benefits of Red Light Therapy

And click here to purchase your very own at-home device (consist use is always key)

You have one life. Live it well.

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