Ben Greenfield/ Performance Coach & Biohacker
A New World of Light Therapy
*If there was a pill that was proven to have powerful anti-aging effects on our skin, combat neurological disease, fight depression and anxiety, increase fat loss, speed recovery from exercise, improve your sleep, increase strength and endurance, combat certain autoimmune conditions, fight hair loss, and speed healing from injury, all with little to no side effects it would be a billion-dollar blockbuster drug. Doctors all over the world would call it a "miracle drug."
Here is the crazy part: It already exists. But it's not a pill. It's red and near-infrared light.
Red and near-infrared light has been used by NASA for over 3 decades and has over 3,000 scientific studies to date.
How Light Therapy Can Enhance Your Health
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Frequently Asked Questions
Infrared and red light is an innovative therapy that has been trialed clinically for the management of patients with acute or chronic pain and many other conditions. Essentially the therapy uses two particular wavelengths of light that are delivered to sites of the body that require healing. Infrared and red light therapy provides power to your cells by creating ATP. A light therapy device like an Infraredi device delivers red & near infrared wavelengths directly to your body with LEDs. These wavelengths of light are “bioactive” in humans. Which means these types of light have a positive affect on the function of our mitochondria, essentially providing a boost of energy production and regeneration.
Red Light therapy works by enhancing ATP energy production which increases collagen, reduces oxidative stress, increases muscle recovery, speeds up healing and reduces inflammation. Please check out our blog posts to see how it can help you!
The difference between the two is that red light is clearly visible to the eye and at 660nm is absorbed externally by skin tissue, leading to increased collagen production and faster skin healing. Near infrared light is 850nm and is invisible to the human eye. It penetrates deeper into tissue, leading to increased muscle recovery, reduced joint pain and energy production.