Red light Therapy (RLT) is thought to work by producing a biochemical effect in cells that strengthen the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell—it’s where the cell’s energy is created.
The energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). By increasing the function of the mitochondria using RLT, a cell can make more ATP. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, reproduce and repair any damage.
RLT has a range of potential benefits, including:
- Pain Relief: RLT can help reduce pain by reducing inflammation and stimulating the production of endorphins, which are natural painkillers.
- Improved Skin Health: RLT can help improve skin health by promoting collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin texture.
- Wound Healing: RLT can help speed up the healing process for wounds, cuts, and burns by increasing circulation and reducing inflammation.
- Muscle Recovery: RLT can help improve muscle recovery after exercise by reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow.
- Joint Health: RLT can help reduce pain and inflammation in joints, which can improve mobility and reduce the symptoms of conditions such as arthritis.
- Mood and Energy: RLT has been shown to improve mood and energy levels by increasing the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in regulating mood and sleep.
Whether you are an athlete looking to speed up muscle recovery, someone with chronic pain seeking relief, or simply interested in improving your skin health and mood, Red Light Therapy is a worthwhile addition to your health and wellness routine.