What is Red light Therapy?

Sleep, Melatonin, and Circadian Rhythm:

Clinical research is showing that red light therapy can improve sleep quality and duration, and help people produce more of their own melatonin.

Light plays a major role in your sleep cycle. The body’s circadian clock interprets light as a sign of when to sleep and when to be awake. Artificial blue light from phones, computers, and other screens is extremely bright and can knock your circadian rhythm out of whack. Red light has the opposite effect: it’s ideal for evenings because it has a low color temperature—far lower than blue light and much closer to the natural sunset.

Fitness, Training, Performance:

Athletes and trainers are using red light therapy to perform better because natural light shows great results for increasing energy, strength, speed, and endurance when used before exercise or athletics. It’s also used in the sports and training worlds for muscle recovery because red light therapy has a natural anti-inflammatory effect, and studies show significantly faster healing and recovery times.

Skin Rejuvenation:

Hollywood stars and Harvard researchers agree: light therapy is great for your skin! Light therapy harnesses the healing power of natural light to rejuvenate your skin cells, boost collagen production, and diminish signs of aging. A-List Hollywood estheticians like Shani Darden insist on red light for their superstar clients. Leading researchers at Harvard and elsewhere have documented light therapy’s ability to lessen wrinkles, lines, and spots, and improve skin tone & complexion. There are no drugs or notable side effects, and all you have to do is expose your skin to healing red light for 10 minutes a day.

How long are treatments?
Red light therapy treatments are quick and simple: you just sit or stand in natural light for 5 to 15 minutes, ideally every day. This stimulates your mitochondria and gives your cells the natural light they need to make energy.

What are common results?
Red light therapy has been studied and tested in thousands of peer-reviewed clinical studies around the world, with extremely positive results for pain and inflammation relief, muscle health, skin health, sleep, and other natural health benefits.

Clinically Proven Benefits

Light therapy has been studied extensively. There’s a wealth of clinical research that shows numerous health benefits, with virtually no side effects. Here’s a sampling of documented benefits:

  • Improved skin tone, clarity, & complexion 
  • Diminishes age spots, fine lines, & wrinkles 
  • Stimulates production of collagen and elastin
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Speeds muscle recovery to boost training & athletic performance 
  • Reduces joint pain & inflammation 
  • Speeds healing of wounds & injuries 
  • Boosts natural melatonin production & promotes healthy sleep 
  • Increases testosterone production in men 
  • Enhances mood, cognitive function, & mental clarity

The Process

Light therapy works at the cellular level. Photons of therapeutic red and near infrared light are absorbed by the mitochondria in your cells, producing 2 major effects: 

• More ATP energy: Light therapy increases adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy produced during cellular respiration that powers your cells (and indeed, all life on earth). More ATP means more energy and healthier function. 

• Enhanced cell signaling: Specific wavelengths of light help to create a better oxidative environment in your cells. This results in the activation of numerous intracellular signaling pathways, increased protein synthesis, and enhanced cell cycle progression.

All gain. No pain

The short version is this: light therapy delivers safe, concentrated wavelengths of natural light to your skin, with no chemicals, UV rays, or excess heat. These wavelengths of natural light stimulate the mitochondria in your cells, reducing oxidative stress and increasing circulation, so your body is able to make more ATP energy.

Red light therapy improves skin health and appearance by helping your cells rejuvenate and heal. Studies have also identified an increase in circulation following red light therapy, indicating tissues are receiving more oxygen and other nutrients important for healing—while also ridding themselves of toxic byproducts.

Especially important for skin, red light therapy has a proven anti-inflammatory effect, and has been shown to boost your own natural collagen levels in numerous trials.