Red Light Therapy
Our bodies are made up of thousands of cells and as we age so do our cells. When cells age and become stressed, the mitochondria produce their own Nitric Oxide (NO) which competes with oxygen and often wins. This molecule blocks the receptor site that Oxygen binds to during the respiratory process – the process of turning sugar in blood into cellular energy. With a diet rich in anti-oxidants and rest, our body manages excess Nitric Oxide. If the body is too stressed it cannot properly remove enough Nitric Oxide fast enough. This causes ROS (reactive oxygen species) and is known as Oxidative Stress. Reactive Oxygen Species are toxic and being the processes for inflammation, cell death, and the expression of genes responsible for cancer, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis and other diseases.
So how does Red Light Therapy help that?
Red Light Therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses red low-level wavelengths of light to treat skin issues, such as wrinkles, scars and persistent wounds, among other conditions. RLT produces a biochemical effect in cells that strengthen the mitochondria, which is the powerhouse of where the cell’s energy is created. With increased energy, cells can function more efficiently as they rejuvenate to repair damage.
When red and infrared light is absorbed by a protein in the mitochondria called Cytochrome c Oxidase (CcO), we get the toxic mitochondrial Nitric Oxide (NO) dissociated from the protein CcO and oxygen transport in the body and returns to normal, which allows cell functions to perform at optimal levels. Remember cells make up tissues, tissues make up organs, and organs make up humans.
Tired of feeling tired?
Frustrated by the lack of sleep?
Aggravated by those nagging aches and pain?
Red Light Therapy is used to:
- reduce inflammation
- relieve pain
- better sleep
- improved mood
- increase mental clarity
- improve muscular performance
- enhance cellular repair
- improve joint function
- and produce more energy