Red light therapy (RLT) for the whole body and handheld devices aids in rehabilitation in a variety of ways. By alleviating nerve discomfort, mending joints, enhancing sleep, lowering inflammation, and giving you more energy, RLT can improve muscle recovery.
Here are some major health benefits of Red Light Therapy-
1. Improves immune and cellular healt
2. Raises the quality of sleep.
3.Useful in reducing fat.
4. Reduces bone and joint discomfort
5. Enhances the skin’s tone.
6. Collagen formation is stimulated to fight aging.
7. Revitalizes the skin.
8. Removes acne, fine lines, stretch marks, wrinkles, scars, and more.
0. Aids in the healing of wounds.
SO WHY USE RED LIGHT
The advantages of Red Light Therapy (RLT) for recovery, particularly for sports and general rehabilitation, are extensively discussed in several papers and research.
RLT can help with recovery through these various ways:
Red and infrared light have been found to have positive effects on muscular function, workout recovery, and adaptations such as increased strength, muscle growth, endurance, and fat reduction. Higher oxygen promotes the growth of new muscle cells while also aiding in the healing of injured muscular tissue.
Red and NIR light can stop conduction at the nerve fibers, which reduces inflammation and dulls pain. It has been demonstrated that this obstruction lessens pain for a wide range of symptoms in almost any part of the body. The alteration of opioid receptors and interference with nerve transmission result in the lowering of pain.
Healing joints, tendons, wounds
Injury and tendonitis treatment is one of the most often used applications for Red/NIR light therapy. RLT promotes collagen synthesis, wound healing, and inflammation reduction.
- Red/NIR light is beneficial in treating tendon disorders across the 12 trials examined, according to a comprehensive evaluation of the literature.
- NIR can penetrate deeply into the joint capsules, making it a potent and effective treatment for illnesses and dysfunctions relating to the joints.
Melatonin and Sleep Quality
According to studies, red and infrared light can raise levels of melatonin, sometimes referred to as the "sleep hormone”, in the body. Even fewer people are aware that melatonin, besides being our sleep hormone, is crucial for maintaining the health of our mitochondria. Melatonin is essential for mitochondrial renewal when we sleep and helps prevent direct free radical damage in the mitochondria.
The synthesis of inflammatory cytokines is strongly inhibited by red/NIR light, which significantly reduces inflammation throughout the body. Since chronic inflammation plays a significant role in the development of serious chronic diseases like Alzheimer's, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and cancer, reducing inflammation is crucial.
Moreover, studies demonstrate that red/NIR light therapy has potent anti-inflammatory effects comparable to NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
It's not surprising that Red/NIR Light has the ability to provide you extra energy throughout the day given that it contributes significantly to energy generation.
The red/NIR lights' effects on mitochondrial activity, brain function, and inflammation—all of which are major sources of worry in relation to chronic fatigue syndrome—are what's responsible for the gain in energy.
RLT has been demonstrated to be successful at giving people with chronic fatigue syndrome their energy and vigor back.