Put on the Red Light

Put on the Red Light
Close your eyes and picture the warmth of the sun on your face. We all know that feeling -that light creates positive biological effects; we were born into the light and our body needs light to be healthy and perform optimally. 

Natural sunlight has been used for centuries as a healing modality and now modern medicine is embracing this as a tool for healing and bio-optimization.  

Red light therapy involves exposing the skin and body to red light wavelengths that are found in nature, specifically in the sunrise and sunset. More than just “red” light, it uses wavelengths in the visible (red) as well as the invisible (near-infrared) spectrum and is also known as low-level light therapy or photobiomodulation. The longer the wavelength, the deeper the absorption into the body. 

So what are some of the benefits? 

  1. Reduces inflammation and pain: Inflammation is the most common underlying factor for most disease and chronic health conditions, including arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. 
  2. Boosts energy:  Stimulate the production of ATP, which is the energy currency of the body's cells. This can lead to increased energy levels and improved athletic performance 
  3. Improves skin tone and texture: Improve skin tone and texture, reducing the appearance of blemishes and discolouration.
  4. Improves sleep: Exposure to red light has been found to improve the quality of sleep, helping to regulate the body's natural sleep-wake cycle.
  5. Speeds up injury healing: Promote healing in the skin, helping to speed up the recovery time for wounds and other injuries and helping to alleviate pain, improve flexibility and range of motion.
  6. Reduces anxiety and depression: Found to have a calming effect on the nervous system, helping to reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression.
  7. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines: Stimulate collagen production in the skin, which can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  8. Reduces acne: Red light therapy has been found to have antibacterial properties, which can help to reduce acne breakouts and redness inflammation in the skin.

Overall, red light therapy is natural, safe and effective and can be easily incorporated into a daily routine and can be delivered through a variety of devices, including powerful full-body beds used by professionals sports teams to improve recovery and athletic performance, to light panels, hair regrowth caps, and face masks for home use.

With benefits for both wellness and skin health that continue to be validated with new studies, it’s kind of a miracle. Red light should be an essential building block of any wellness or skincare stack. 

Come to the light!

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