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How Red Light Therapy Increases Testosterone

How Red Light Therapy Increases Testosterone

The life of a man is characterized by struggles, from the time of birth to the last days of his life. As interesting as his lifespan might be, the quality of a man’s life begins to dwindle when he begins to have problems with testosterone. So, what is testosterone and how does it affect a man’s life?

Testosterone is a steroid hormone produced in the testes of a male with the responsibility of triggering the development of sexual and other noticeable bodily changes in a man, including hairy chests, deeper voices, and muscular frames. However, testosterone may do more harm than good when men begin to produce more of it than required.

 

The Beginning of the End – The Problem with Testosterone

 

Researches posit that the level of testosterone begins to drop after men attain the age of 30. It gets worse when the level of testosterone begins to dwindle at a faster pace. Medical conditions like weight gain, low sex drive, muscle loss, and lower energy would become manifest. [1]

You may wonder about the factors responsible for this; Lack of sleep, insufficient nutrition, and stress are some factors that can lead to a drop-in testosterone in men.

 

Treatment for Testosterone

 

Ideally, men don’t hesitate to consult a doctor when these issues begin to manifest. Nevertheless, they are far from getting the much-needed medical help by taking medications alone. The use of supplements often triggers other problems, including side effects resulting from their intake. While some men would love to boost their testosterone, doctors often advice against it became of the somewhat acceptable level at the time.

Given these discordant tunes that make the treatment of testosterone difficult, men above the age of 30 deem it fit to try natural solutions like Red Light Therapy, which is acclaimed for its potentiality at boosting the testosterone level in men. Although earlier laboratory tests regarding its viability proved positive, recent studies have given endocrinologists and researchers more reasons to believe in the efficacy of Red Light Therapy as a treatment for low testosterone level.

 

Red Light Therapy Plays a Vital Role in Increasing Testosterone

 

While the medical community took previous researches in the past decade on the capability of Red Light Therapy to boost testosterone, they now have cause to believe the researches, as recent studies lay credence to that fact.

 

A Game-Changing Study: The Italian Pilot

 

A group of researchers from the University of Siena, led by Dr. Andrea Fagiolini conducted a placebo-controlled pilot study in 2016 to ascertain the impact of Red Light Therapy in the increment of testosterone in men with low sexual desire.

For the purpose of the study, they gathered 38 men with low sex drive and divided them into two groups, with one receiving clinical doses of the Red Light Therapy at dawn, and the other going along with the control measure. In the end, the light therapy group’s testosterone level grew from 2.1 ng/ml to about 3.6 ng/ml within two (2) weeks. [2]

Dr. Andrea Fagiolini, the leader of The Italian Pilot research group posited that the performance of the Red Light Therapy at boosting the sexual performance of the examined men is likened to the decline in testosterone from November to April, and an increase that is tenable within the spring and summer. [3]

 

Red Light Therapy Boosts Male Fertility

 

With the reduction in sexual drive, as caused by reduced testosterone in the body, researches in the last 5 years posit that Red Light Therapy helps in increasing the movement of spermatozoa (sperm motility) in male testes. [4, 5, 6, 7]

Further researches such as that of a 2017 report published in Scientific Reports strongly recommended natural light for sperm motility because they don’t pose oxidative DNA damage to the testes and sperm. [8]

You may want to learn more about the positive impacts of Red Light Therapy in the improvement of sexual drive in men.

 

Red Light Therapy on Mammals

 

The burgeoning of natural light tendencies for humans took another dimension with the success of laboratory tests that proved it efficient in the improvement of testosterone levels in mammals. For instance, a 2013 Biomedical Research proved the efficiency of a 670 nanometers (nm) natural light in boosting the serum testosterone levels of laboratory rats, without any visible side effects. [9]

In 2013, another red light therapy laboratory research on mammals paved the way for the submission that red light therapy has a lot to offer in improving the testosterone levels of mammals. The report, which was published in the Nepal Medical College Journal stated that the two hormones that produce natural sex steroids and testosterone in mammals, which are the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) were increased within a 70-day timeframe after the application of red light therapy. [10]

Aside from running researches on laboratory rats, researchers also studied the impact of natural light on boar sperm and the motility of dogs. The outcomes further laid credence to the established notion that red light therapy improves testosterone levels in both humans (males) and mammals. [11, 12]

 

The Functionality of Red Light Therapy in Boosting Testosterone Levels

 

You may be pondering about the methods through which natural light triggers an increase in the levels of testosterone in both humans and mammals. It’s worth mentioning that the correlation is still a mystery of sorts but few tangible facts can suffice to explain the situation.

The first and most important consideration is the ability of the human body to absorb Near Field Infrared Light, thereby, paving the way for an increase in Cellular Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).

Aside from the capability of ATP energy to facilitate many bodily processes, some other studies posit that the application of Red and Near Infrared Light wavelengths triggers the Leydig cells. These are cells charged with the responsibility of producing testosterone in the testicles. Therefore, it makes sense that the increase of chemical energy transportation in the form of ATP is efficient in facilitating an increase in the testosterone hormone. [6, 9, 10]

Despite these success stories, other studies have contrary views. For instance, some researches dating back to 1939 posit that photoreceptive proteins in the testes are triggered by Red and Near Infrared Light wavelengths, thereby, bringing about a sharp increase in the amount of produced testosterone. [13] On their part, the facilitators of The Italian Pilot research affirm that the combination of the pineal gland and red light therapy trigger the human reproduction process. [14]

There’s no doubt that red light therapy has a role to play in boosting testosterone levels in men and mammals, as affirmed by health and fitness professionals, physicians, and athletes. While we wait for medical science submissions on the possible mechanism behind this, we take solace in the fact that many testimonies abound on the unique features of the Infraredi red light therapy devices.

 

Recommendation from Health and Fitness Professionals

 

As mentioned earlier, health and fitness professionals have lent their voice to the unique opportunities of enhanced testosterone, thanks to natural light. In this light, we reproduce some of the reported increases in sex drive and performance, testosterone level, and energy, as reported by health and fitness professionals that tried it.

 

Mike Mutzel: Otherwise referred to as “Metabolic Mike”, Mike Mutzel is a fitness trainer who tried his hands on the Infraredi red light therapy. It’s awesome to see his energy back! He couldn’t contain his joy, so he made a post with his lab results, commending the Infraredi red light therapy.

 

Patrick Peterson: Looking good is business on its own and keeping fit at all times is necessary for an NFL athlete like Patrick Peterson. It was amazing to note that the Cornerback for Arizona Cardinals Star utilized the Infraredi red light therapy and shared the surge of energy that came with.

 

Ben Greenfield: Ben is famous for his training prowess and status as a biohacker. Only a few people were aware of his declining sexual drive. In a bid to get back to action, he incorporated the Infraredi light therapy and began to see improvements in his sexual performance a few weeks after starting with the therapy. This prompted his infamous article published in Men’s Health, where he let us into his inner secrets.

 

TJ Dillashaw: The name TJ Dillashaw rings a bell as an Ultimate Fighting Competition (UFC) Champion. As is common with fighters, he had muscle issues and relied on the Infraredi red light therapy to fix it in good time. His guest post highlighted his recovery process.

 

You would find the post a worthy read, considering the fact that he mentioned his fertility problems, caused by a low testosterone level. Without quoting him verbatim, TJ Dillashaw recalled his doctor’s suggestion of red light therapy for his condition, his online search for one, and the subsequent choice of Infraredi. As he highlighted, the red light therapy, especially one from Infraredi improved his testosterone levels, made it possible for his wife to conceive later, while helping him to derive mental and physical relaxation at home.

 

There are many more of these testimonies to the feasibility of red light therapy in boosting sex drive, increasing the testosterone level (T-level) to a considerable level, and providing all-around energy for the users. If it worked for these notable personalities, yours won't be an exception.

 

Safety Concerns

 

The quest for a natural method of boosting the T-level stemmed from the fact that most medications have side effects that are detrimental to patients’ health. While the natural light option has been proven efficient, it’s worth noting that some men experienced some problems because the products have long wavelengths of light, which in turn, produced excess heat, thereby, jeopardizing the outcome of the procedure.

Hence, the massive drive to utilize the Infraredi devices is partly because of the regulated Red and Near-Infrared Wavelengths in the mid-600s and mid-800s nanometer (nm) ranges, and mainly because of the accentuation of clinical proofs of the high-quality LED light therapy of the devices.

While we await the final clearance of Infraredi products for testosterone treatments, they are, in the meantime, classified as Class II medical devices by the FDA. This came into being after proper scrutiny of the production process and confirmation of the devices’ abidance to the safety and quality inspection guidelines.

Infraredi devices have gone on to attract commendations from scientists with their appraisal of being noninvasive in nature with zero side effects; a commendation that came from a team of researchers from MIT and Harvard in 2013, who embarked on a study of light therapy treatment options. [15]

 

Light Therapy Could Be the Ultimate Solution to Male Testosterone Issues

 

The affirmation by different laboratory experiments and testimonies from notable personalities accentuate the fact that red light therapy has a very good chance of increasing male testosterone. It’s also worthy of note that the areas of coverage extend to boosting sex drive, and in extension, fertility in men. With an efficient light therapy like Infraredi, the odds are looking good that light therapy can indeed unlock the obstacle to an increased production of natural testosterone in men.

 

Scientific Sources and Medical References:

 

[1] Healthline, Gotter A, and Rogers G, MD. Low Testosterone in Men. Healthline. Jul 2016.

[2] Fagiolini A et al. Lack of interest in sex successfully treated by exposure to bright light. European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Sept 2016.

[3] European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP). "Lack of interest in sex successfully treated by exposure to bright light." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 September 2016. 

[4] Vladimirovich Moskvin S., Ivanovich Apolikhin O. Effectiveness of low-level laser therapy for treating male infertility. Biomedicine (Taipei). 2018 June; 8(2):7.

[5] Ban Frangez H., Frangez I., Verdenik I., Jansa V., Virant Klun I. Photobiomodulation with light-emitting diodes improves sperm motility in men with asthenozoospermia. Laser in Medical Science, 2015 Jan;30(1):235-40.

[6] Salman Yazdi, R., Bakhshi, S., Jannat Alipoor, F. et al. Effect of 830-nm diode laser irradiation on human sperm motility. Lasers Med Sci. (2014) 29: 97. 

[7] Chow KW, Preece D, Burns MW. Effect of red light on optically trapped spermatozoa. Biomedical Optics Express. (2017) Aug 23;8(9):4200-4205.

[8] Preece D., Chow KW, Gomez-Godinez V., Gustafson K., et al. Red light improves spermatozoa motility and does not induce oxidative DNA damage. Scientific Reports. 2017 Apr 20;7:46480.

[9] Ahn JC, Kim YH, and Rhee CK. The effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the testis in elevating serum testosterone level in rats. Biomedical Research. 2013; 24(1):28-32.

[10] Biswas NM, Biswas R, et al. Effect of continuous light on spermatogenesis and testicular steroidogenesis in rats: Possible involvement of alpha 2u-globulin. Nepal Med Coll J. 2013;15(1):62-64.

[11] Yeste M., Codony F., Estrada E., Lleonart M., et al. Specific LED-based red light photo-stimulation procedures improve overall sperm function and reproductive performance of boar ejaculates. Scientific Reports. 2016 Mar 2;6:22569.

[12] Corral-Baqués M., Rigau T., Rivera M., Rodríguez JE, Rigau J. Effect of 655-nm diode laser on dog sperm motility. Lasers in Med Science. 2005;20(1):28-34.

[13] Myerson, A. Influence of ultraviolet radiation on excretion of sex hormones in the male. Endocrinology. 1939;25:7-12.

[14] Aliendri V., Spina V., Morini A. The Pineal Gland and Reproduction. Human Reproduction Update.1996 May-Jun;2(3):225-35.

[15] Avci P, Gupta A, et al. "Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in the skin: stimulating, healing, restoring." Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. Mar 2013; 32(1): 41-52.

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