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Also called photobiomodulation therapy or PBM laser therapy, low level laser therapy and cold laser therapy. Red and near-infrared light are part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and more specifically, part of the spectrum of light emitted by the sun. These wavelengths of light are “bioactive” in humans. Research suggests that Red Light Therapy can help with
● increased ATP production
● reducing inflammation
● encouraging wound healing
● lower recovery times after exercise
● firmer and healthier skin
● increasing testosterone
● alleviating symptoms of hypothyroidism
The most well studied mechanism of action surrounding red and near infrared light therapy is increased MITOchondrial energy production in the cells. MITOchondria are tiny organelles that are the energy power plants of all the cells in our body. Red and near infrared light therapy helps the MITOchondria create more of that energy.
The specific photons found in red and near infrared light interact with a photoreceptors within our cells called cytochrome c oxidase. This interaction stimulates the mitochondria in our cells to use oxygen more efficiently, which allows the mitochondria to produce more ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Adenosine triphosphate is a complex organic chemical that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells, e.g. muscle contraction, nerve impulse propagation, and chemical synthesis. Found in all forms of life, ATP is often referred to as the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer. When our cells have more energy, they simply perform better and the body follows suit!
Below is a link to a 3rd party compilation of over 4000 scientific studies on Photobiomodulation (PBM) / Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).
The one-of-a-kind, MitoPRO series takes things to the next level by using the four most bio-active wavelengths 630nm / 660nm (Red) and 830nm / 850nm (Near Infrared) at 25% each wavelength. This unique configuration drives enhanced efficacy and even more light energy across the spectrums of Red and NIR. The MitoPRO specifically contains an equal number of each of these LEDs to ensure even coverage and no ‘polka-dot’ effect. Beware other companies that claim to use these additional wavelengths but only use them in 5-10% of the panel to save cost!
Last but not least, all Mito Red Light devices have been purposefully and meticulously designed
While there is a growing body of scientific research suggesting that modest amounts of red and NIR LED light may benefit certain eye conditions, Mito Red’s plug-in lights are very bright! As such, goggles should be worn when facing the lights, particularly when NIRis active.
We will provide you with opaque, comfortable IR5 lens protective glasses for you to wear during your treatment.
When using, DO NOT stare directly into the light emitting diodes (LEDs). Again, our Mito Red Lights are very bright and if you have any eye problems, or any other health conditions at all, please consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using a
device like Mito Red.