How does Red Light Therapy work?

Red Light Therapy, called RLT or photobiomodulation, naturally charges the skin and cells with light. This is done using red light of a specific wavelength and intensity, 660nm and 850nm. Once this light enters the cells, the mitochondria are activated. These are the energy suppliers of the cell. Activation of these mitochondria promotes the cell’s self-healing ability.

The energy-carrying molecule that resides in the cells of all living things is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate).
By increasing the function of the mitochondria with the help of red light therapy, a cell can make more ATP. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves and repair damage.

Red light therapy is safe, effective and anti-inflammatory. Benefits: Improve skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone and reduce scars. In addition, it relieves pain and inflammation, boosts immunity, hair growth, sports performance, promotes sleep, repairs muscles more efficiently and stimulates hair growth.

Everything you need to know about Red Light Therapy – We dig deeper into the science.

Red light therapy has a wide range of benefits for the human body. But how? Why? Humans are photosensitive creatures, like many things on our planet. Researchers studying light therapy say the mechanism at work here is due to our cells responding to light.

For red and near-infrared light, scientists speculate that the light interacts with cytochrome c oxidase, or CCO, a light-sensitive enzyme found in the mitochondria. It ensures that the cells make more proteins, collagen that protect, repair and optimize our body. When CCO finds light, it converts it into energy and uses that energy to do what that cell should do, but more efficiently. This process is naturally stimulated by the right wavelengths of light. (Dr. Janis Eells)

Mitochondria are what Chloroplasts are to plants. Chloroplasts absorb light and make energy for plants during photosynthesis; our mitochondria convert light into energy in a similar way. (study)

Is red light therapy safe?

Yes! There are over 5,000 published medical studies of red light therapy administered in all different forms. What becomes clear after all these studies is that there are virtually no side effects. The only side effects that have ever surfaced with the use of red light therapy are headaches, eyestrain or irritability, but no cases of these have been reported in the medical studies and investigations performed.

History of Red Light Therapy

Photobiomodulation or red light therapy was originally discovered in the late 1960s, but it is only in recent history that its use has become more widespread.

The most prominent research was conducted by NASA in the late 1980s. During this period, the use of light as a therapeutic device gained a larger following.

In 1993, NASA used Red Light Therapy in space. This therapy turned out to be a success, in addition, it was also found that the red light helped heal the skin wounds of the NASA scientists. This discovery sparked an enthusiasm for NASA to study LEDs as a way to increase human cell metabolism and promote healing, again in hopes of using it for astronauts. RLT was also approved for use by the FDA in 2003.

Source: NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center…

NASA study:
“LEDs are light sources that release energy in the form of photons. They emit long-wavelength light that stimulates cells to aid in healing. Devices with RL technology allow LED chips to operate at their maximum irradiance without emitting heat. NASA is interested in using HEALS technology for medical use to enhance healing in space and for long-term manned spaceflights.”

CURED Light Therapy Devices.

Are designed with a combination of 50% red LED light and 50% near infrared light. Clinical studies show that different wavelengths of light have a positive impact on the body and our cells. By careful use of 60° lenses, the light penetrates up to 4 cm deep into our body. Our products are equipped with power LEDs that work safely and concentrated so that you can make your cells function more efficiently with just 10 minutes a day. Unlike other RLT devices, CURED Light Therapy is designed to deliver fast results and provide our body with its many health benefits in the most efficient way.

CURED Light Therapy uses red and near infrared light that falls within the wavelength range of 650-850 nm. Of these, studies have shown that this ‘therapeutic window’ is found to be extremely beneficial.

90% of our lives we spend indoors. In addition, we are now more than ever exposed to the blue light from electronic screens and devices. Too many. That is why it is interesting to restore our natural light balance, using red light therapy.

Learn more about why CURED Light Therapy are the best devices for red light therapy.

Red light therapy

Red light therapy can be found under many names in the many studies and scientific studies.

  • LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy),
  • cold laser,
  • Soft laser,
  • Photobiomodulation (PBM),
  • photon therapy,
  • photobiomodulation,
  • bio light therapy,
  • PDT therapy (Photo dynamic therapy),
  • chromotherapy,
  • Bio-photon therapy.
red light therapy deep penetration skin muscles and tissues
Penetration of red light therapy into skin, muscle and tissue. (study)

Understanding red light waves

All light falls within a spectrum of wavelengths. Red and near infrared light, which is within the wavelength range of 650-850 nm, is extremely beneficial and is often referred to as the ‘therapeutic window’. These wavelengths of light are bioactive in humans and affect the function of our cells.

Red light
Red LED light emits wavelengths between 620-700 nm. These red light wavelengths are especially effective for the surface and upper layers of the skin. Red light of 660nm mainly gives skin health benefits and has positive effects on collagen production, hair growth and also mood. Certain wavelengths of red light, such as 660nm, (which is also used in the CURED Light Therapy panels) are more powerful than others. Red light, which is within this range, can penetrate deep into the skin and ensure that our cells function optimally. This results in a wide range of health benefits.

Near-infra red light:
Visible red light makes up one half of red light therapy, near infrared light (NIR) makes up the other half. Near infrared light sits just above the visible light spectrum, with wavelengths ranging from 700nm to over 1,100nm. As with red light, not all wavelengths within this range are equally effective with regard to healing: wavelengths between 800-880 nm appear to offer the greatest therapeutic benefits. CURED Light Therapy works with a wavelength of 850nm, near infrared light, which has been investigated in many scientific studies as an effective wavelength for muscles, joints, pain and recovery.

The body absorbs NIR light in the same way as visible red light, via chromophores in our cells. Upon ingestion, a series of healing metabolic processes are stimulated, promoting healing and regeneration.

However, there is one striking difference between red and near-infrared light: near-infrared light can penetrate deeper into body tissue because the wavelengths are longer.

Red Light + Near Infrared Light = Red Light Therapy
Our CURED Light Therapy Devices combine both red light and near infrared light. Such form of red light therapy offers powerful healing potential as they contain a wide range of therapeutic wavelengths, namely 660nm and 850nm. These wavelengths can address a variety of problems. For example, wavelengths of red light can penetrate deep into the skin, promoting collagen production and wound healing faster, while near-infrared light can penetrate deeper into body tissue to more successfully target deep wounds, muscle, or joint pain. to take.

Natural light

Sunlight contains a component of red light; it is this wavelength of light that contributes to the enhanced sense of well-being we experience after a few hours outside. Cured Light Therapy devices with red light therapy utilize the regenerative healing red light wavelengths, without the more problematic UVA and UVB light rays that can cause skin cancer and premature aging.

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