Red Light Therapy Bed Details
Red light therapy has been studied and tested across hundreds of peer-reviewed clinical trials, with overwhelmingly positive results for skin health, collagen production, physical performance & muscle recovery, sleep, joint pain, inflammation, as well as improved brain health for cognitive functions like memory and learning.
And that’s without drugs, chemicals, UV rays, invasive procedures, or other common side effects.
But how does red light therapy work? How do natural wavelengths of red and near infrared light lead to these positive biological effects in your body?
All living things need to make ATP (adenosine triphosphate) cellular energy to function and survive, and nearly all living things rely on natural light to power this process in our cells every day. Red and near infrared wavelengths of natural light stimulate the mitochondria in your cells, the powerhouses responsible for taking light, oxygen, and the food we eat—and turning it into usable energy for our bodies through the process of cellular respiration.
Natural red and near infrared light also helps promote antioxidant production, which plays a central role in reducing the oxidative stress associated with cell injury and things like muscle fatigue, joint pain and inflammation. Antioxidants also increase the production of heat proteins—special enzymes that help protect cells from stress and early death.
In a nutshell, Red light therapy restores more healthy cellular function, with the following benefits:
Skin Health & Anti-Aging
Studies have found that light therapy improves skin tone & complexion, diminishes signs of aging, speeds the healing of wounds and scars, and boosts natural collagen production.
Muscle Recovery & Physical Performance
Red light not only helps you recover, but it stimulates muscle growth as well. Research has demonstrated the muscle thickness and strength significantly improve (by over 50 percent) in those who used light therapy.
Joint Pain & Inflammation
Light therapy has been shown in studies to reduce pain by 70 percent in people suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Increased Cognitive Function
Researched have notes improved sleep, better executive functions, improved social functioning, and an increased ability to perform tasks and activities.
Red Light Therapy has been shown to aid in the healing of wounds, burns, and scars by inducing the release of cytokines (cell division) and chemokines (stimulation of white blood cells to the sight of an infection) in cells.
Melatonin & Sleep
Clinical studies show red light therapy increases natural melatonin production for healthier sleep.