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Catch the Wave- Red Light Therapy: Benefits and Science

Red Light Therapy (RLT), also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM), involves exposure to low-level wavelengths of red or near-infrared light. This type of light penetrates the skin without causing damage and is absorbed by the cells, leading to various physiological effects.


Listed below, check out the overview of the science and benefits of RLT.




SCIENCE of Red Light Therapy



Mitochondrial Stimulation

Red light is absorbed by mitochondria, the energy-producing centers of cells.


This absorption stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary energy source for cellular activities.

Increased Blood Flow

Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Collagen Production

Cellular Repair and Regeneration



BENEFITS of Red Light Therapy



Muscle Recovery

Athletes often use RLT to speed up muscle recovery after intense workouts and reduce muscle fatigue.

Pain Management

Skin Health

Reduced Inflammation

Wound Healing

Improved Sleep

Neurological Health

Joint Health



 

While RLT shows promise in various applications, it's essential to note that individual responses can vary, and more research is needed to fully understand its mechanisms and optimize its use for specific conditions. As with any therapeutic approach, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before starting RLT, especially for specific medical conditions.




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