Primal ReBOUND where Fitness Meets Wellness!
Like all living things …Humans need sunlight. How do I know this, well considering every cell on our body has a photo receptor that is a clear give away.
Speaking of the sun -those photo receptors on our cells- depending on the photo receptor, they each pull in a specific spectrum of the sun’s wave lengths!
Now many of you know there is a Sauna in the studio. This sauna is a far infrared sauna. Soon I will be offering this therapy- since living in Buffalo – we get limited sunlight .
While I was getting everything in order to offer that sauna therapy I also began researching Red and Near Infrared (NIR) therapy and I must say… I am so excited to bring you this research – especially if you have not yet heard of this therapy.
Yes it’s a simple as shining a light on your body (with the correct dosing).
I will be including all three therapies in the Sauna for maximum benefit early Setember! (see image at bottom).
In my research of Red and NIR therapy, it became apparent that many may want one for their homes. So I included the company I became an Affiliate for and there brand I purchased.
Below, I attached the blog by PlatiniumLED. It very nicely describes what it is and how it works.
After trying this product several times (especially after teaching 3 classes) I absolutely am amazed and, as I stated, I became an Affiliate!
Also below I also referenced other resources that you may find helpful. Please do your own research, there are so many studies on red and NIR therapy!
The benefits of red light therapy for diverse conditions By PlatiniumLeD
Just some of the scientifically proven results of red light therapy investigated thus far include:
Near-infrared light reduces overall inflammation in the body by decreasing the presence of inflammatory markers. This reduction can help ease the symptoms associated with joint pain, sore muscles, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
In one clinical study, neuropathic pain caused by a spinal cord injury was dramatically reduced by the application of red light treatment. Scientists conducting the study referred to it as “as an exciting prospect with significant clinical relevance.” Near-infrared light wavelengths reduce overall pain by easing joint stiffness and soreness, diminishing inflammation, easing muscles spasms and enhancing blood flow.
For high-performance athletes (and those who train like them) red light therapy can help accelerate muscle repair following fatigue and injury. Mitochondria within cells are particularly responsive to red light therapy, and muscles cells are exceptionally rich in mitochondria. Red light therapy may additionally stimulate stem cells, further assisting in muscle recovery.
Around the age of 30, male testosterone levels naturally start to decrease. Men hoping to achieve a natural boost to their sex drives, sexual satisfaction, fertility, and physical performance can reap benefits from red light therapy. Red and near-infrared wavelengths can stimulate photoreceptor proteins in the testes causing higher testosterone production. Other studies have theorized that low-level light therapy may affect the pineal gland in the brain, which bears a significant impact on reproduction.
Red light therapy can dramatically transform the skin. Red light wavelengths in particular target the mitochondrial chromophores within skin cells, generating production of collagen proteins. Collagen stimulation yields more holistic and enduring benefits than simply resurfacing the outer layers of the skin.
Stem cells may also be activated, increasing tissue repair. The result is accelerated healing and wound repair, improved appearance in hypertrophic scars, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin texture. Participants in one study experienced a clinically assessed improvement in skin complexion and collagen density.
Alopecia, or hair loss, is a common disorder affecting 50% of males over the age of 40 and 75% of females over 65. There are few approved, effective treatments available. However, studies performed on men and women have shown that red light therapy can stimulate hair growth.
Red light wavelengths are believed to stimulate epidermal stem cells in the hair follicle, shifting the follicle into the anagen phase (this is the active growth stage). Research performed on mice with chemotherapy-induced alopecia showed similar responsiveness–the treatment encouraged hair growth.
In many studies, red light therapy has been clinically proven to increase the diameter of blood vessels and to improve circulation. What’s more, red light therapy also protects red blood cells against oxidative stress and limits platelet loss during surgical procedures.
In future blog posts, we’ll unpack some of these diverse applications of red light therapy in greater depth. We’ll also explain how you can use PlatinumLED Therapy Light panels to ensure you gain optimal results for the health condition you’re aiming to address.
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Red Light Therapy: What Is It and How Does it Work? byPlatinium LED
Red Light Therapy: What Is It, and How Does it Work?
Light therapy is among the earliest recorded healing modalities. Solar therapy was first used by the Egyptians, and forms of light therapy were also practised by the ancient Greeks, Chinese and Indians.
There’s no question that light exerts biological effects: in fact, the body needs light to be healthy. Clinical studies are now establishing how different wavelengths of light affect the body at a cellular level, the conditions that can be successfully treated using light therapy, and the optimal conditions needed to absorb the benefits of light-based treatments.
Understanding red light wavelengths
All light falls along a spectrum of wavelengths. Red and infrared light that falls within the wavelength range of 650-850 nm is extremely beneficial, and often referred to as the “therapeutic window”. These wavelengths of light are bioactive in humans, and affect the function of our cells.
Red light emits wavelengths of between 620-700 nm. All red light wavelengths are effective and offer health benefits, although certain wavelengths are more powerful than others–particularly those that fall between 630-680nm. Visible red light within this range can penetrate deep into the skin, offering rejuvenating and balancing outcomes for a range of health conditions.
Sunlight includes a component of red light; it is this light wavelength that contributes to the enhanced sense of well-being we experience after a few hours outdoors. Red light therapy devices harness the regenerative healing red light wavelengths, without the more problematic UVA and UVB light rays that can cause skin cancer and premature aging.
Understanding how red light therapy works
Red light therapy, therefore, is the therapeutic science of utilizing red and infrared light wavelengths to assist with the treatment of health conditions, and promote general well-being. You may have also heard of red light therapy referred to by other names, such as:
- Low level light therapy (LLLT)
- Photobiomodulation (PBM)
- Soft laser therapy
- Photonic stimulation
- Low-power laser therapy
- Cold laser therapy
During a red light therapy treatment, chromophores within our cellular mitochondria absorb red and infrared light photons, and convert them into energy. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of cells, responsible for making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the cell’s form of energy, and enhancing the consumption of oxygen.
Once this red light energy has been absorbed by the body, it is then used by the cells to build new proteins such as collagen and elastin, and assist with cellular regeneration. Red light give cells a helping hand, ensuring mitochondria reaches its potential by providing it with a full tank of fuel which results in optimal performance for the organism.
You could compare the process to photosynthesis, where plants absorb sunlight and convert it into complex molecules. In red light therapy, we absorb the energy of the red light photons to enhance our cellular potential, promote oxygen utilization within the cell, and generate ATP, or cellular fuel.
There’s nothing mystical or new-agey about it–the process by which red light transforms bodily tissue at a cellular level has been scientifically proven. Improving the performance of mitochondria in the body improves the body’s overall performance and health.
Understanding near infrared (NIR) light wavelengths
While visible red light constitutes one half of red light therapy, near infrared light (NIR) constitutes the other half. Near infrared light (NIR) sits just above the visible light spectrum, with wavelengths ranging from 700 nm to over 1,100 nm. Similar to red light, not all wavelengths within this range are equally effective with respect to healing: wavelengths between 800-880 nm appear to offer the greatest therapeutic benefits.
The body absorbs NIR light in the same way as visible red light, via chromophores in our cells. Following absorption, a range of healing metabolic processes are stimulated, promoting healing and regeneration.
However, there is one significant difference between red and near infrared light: near infrared light is able to penetrate deeper into the body’s tissue, because its wavelengths are longer.
Red light therapy devices that combine both red light and near infrared light offer potent healing potential because they incorporate a range of therapeutic wavelengths. These wavelengths can target diverse issues. For example, red light wavelengths can penetrate to the depth of the skin, promoting collagen production and healing wounds, while near infrared light is able to penetrate deeper into the body’s tissue to more successfully target deep wounds, muscle, or joint pain.
How does red light therapy help mitigate the effects of stress, illness or injury?
When we are unwell, stressed, or injured, the ability of cellular mitochondria to function at full capacity becomes impaired. In the fast-paced, stress-saturated context of the modern world, most of us are uncomfortably aware of the effects of constant tension on our skin–sleepless nights and tight deadlines lead us to look worn out, haggard, and older than our actual age. Cosmetic treatments can only provide a superficial fix for what is, in essence, a problem that originates within our cells.
When we are stressed or ill, mitochondria begin to produce excess nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is problematic because it interferes the consumption of oxygen within the cell, leading to oxidative stress, and ultimately, ceasing the production of ATP, the cell’s source of fuel. The cell may die as a result.
Red and near infrared light (delivered within the optimal wavelengths and energy levels) protect the cell from the damage that nitric oxide can cause. The disruptive potential of nitric oxide is minimized by the absorption of red light photons, allowing the cell to continue effectively utilizing oxygen and creating ATP. Only red-light therapy can reach all the way into cell’s mitochondria to stimulate healing and regeneration, improving appearance, performance, and overall well-being.
The depth of penetration of red light
Red and infrared light can penetrate the skin deeper than almost any other light wavelength. Take a look at the diagram below sourced from this clinical study of light penetration:
As discussed earlier, infrared light has a penetration depth that surpasses other wavelengths of light, meaning it can access underlying bodily tissues beneath the skin. This deep tissue penetration also results in light therapy having a systemic, or metabolic effect on the entire body, rather than localized effects on one specific area. In optimal conditions, red light can penetrate to a depth of 5-10mm.
The LED (light emitting diode) lights used in Platinum Light Therapy deliver the most therapeutic red and infrared light wavelengths to ensure maximal absorption. Traditional light bulbs such as halogen or incandescent do not emit sufficient light required for cellular regeneration and healing.
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Red light energy output: Why PlatinumLED Therapy Lights are superior
While red light wavelengths influence the efficacy of the treatment, many people do not realize that the energy output of the red light therapy device is just as vital. At present, there is VAST variation between LED red light therapy devices currently on the market. Most emit an extremely low energy output, even though they consume a lot of power.
PlatinumLED Therapy Lights was the first LED red light therapy company to bring the concept of power measurement to the table. After years of experience producing LED lights to enhance plant growth, it made sense to us then that the energy output of the light–which strongly influenced its efficacy–should be measured. Our horticultural lights’ outputs are measured in terms of Photosynthetic Active Radiation, more informally referred to as PAR. This measures the energy intensity emitted by an LED grow light.
The output of an LED therapy light is known as irradiance (the flux of radiant energy per unit area) and is measured in terms of mw/cm2. We’ve helped educate our community over many years about the differences between LED light brands with regards to these outputs. The energy output of PlatinumLED Therapy lights is maximized, ensuring you get a clinical-grade red light therapy treatment. Our lights emit more irradiance than any other LED therapy light currently on the market.
Only PlatinumLED Therapy Lights can promise deeper red light and near infrared light penetration than any other light is capable of achieving.
For the Primal ReBOUND I purchased the PlantiniumLED Bio Series 300 Combo Red/Near Infrared 660nm/850nm. Click Here for Details
Additional Resources on Red Light:
Healing Benefits of Red and NIR therapy: Click Here
Book: The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy by Ari Whitten
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Along with combing various websites, watching various You – Tube reviews, reading (like 3 times) The Ultimate Guide to Red Light Therapy, I carefully chose to purchase Plantinium LED lights for the studio. I am very pleased with this system. I’ts one of the three best but at the most affordable price. All of PlatinumLED therapy light devices are available in either a combination of red 660nm and near-infrared 850m light for optimal therapeutic benefits.
Because I believe in this product, I became an affiliate. If your interested to learn more or in buying your own.. Please follow this link: PlatiniumLED Website