xRed light therapy is gaining rapid popularity with every new day. Red light is dubbed “low level” since its energy density is lower than traditional laser therapy’s. This red light therapy emits low-intensity red light wavelengths directly through the skin without first penetrating the epidermis.
Reduced ATP production in the mitochondria can be caused by aging, sickness, or unhealthy lifestyle choices. The deterioration can be stopped in its tracks with red light therapy. Red light benefits cellular energy and several nervous systems and metabolic functions when absorbed into the skin to a depth of around eight to ten millimeters. Low-intensity red light is used in red light therapy to stimulate mitochondria, the cell’s power plants. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a chemical that helps your body store and utilizes energy, where most of the energy generated by the mitochondria is stored.
LED red lights are utilized in a red light therapy device. There are various red light therapy devices available including handheld units, LED panels, and even full-body beds. While there are systems that combine red and near-infrared light, red light treatment often does not come in various forms.
What are the potential gains from exposure to red light?
Red light treatment has shown some encouraging results in the lab, but there are still discrepancies in the data. More consistency across the board is required for researchers and clinicians to properly grasp the breadth of red light therapy’s effects. The following are some of the suggested benefits of red light treatment:
- Pain management is challenging for several reasons, but red light therapy shows promise as a potential solution. Specifically, red light acts on neurons that transmit pain, which may be more effective for some forms of pain than others. Pain problems such as fibromyalgia, persistent low blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and neuropathy are mentioned by the authors, and it is mentioned that there is some evidence of the efficacy of red light for these conditions.
- Red light therapy may improve the skin’s appearance in youth. Red light therapy’s effects on the skin are often recognized as one of its most useful features. It’s applicable in situations where:
- Growth of Hair
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- While the mental and physical toll of recovery after an accident is substantial, there is hope in the form of red light therapy. Red light can be used to improve skeletal muscle performance, reduce pain, and speed up recovery from injury.