Researchers have found that near-infrared and infrared light is able to penetrate into cells and activate the mitochondria, directly leading to increased cellular energy production. Infrared (IR) radiation is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 760 nm and 100,000 nm. Near Infrared Light (NIR) therapy generally employs light at red and near-infrared wavelengths (600–100 nm) to modulate biological activity. This helps cells to function more efficiently and repair damage much faster. Many lines of research in the last decade points to the mitochondria as being critical to health, disease prevention, energy levels, and longevity.
Cleaning up dead and damaged cells in skin (phagocytosis).
Increasing ATP in skin cells, giving cells more energy to heal themselves.
Increasing the production of fibroblasts.
Increasing blood flow, supplying the wound more oxygen and nutrients needed for repair.
Stimulating the production of collagen and the health of the extracellular matrix.
Stimulating lymph activity.
Stimulating the formation of new connective tissue and blood capillaries on the surface of the wound..
Harvard professor Michael Hamblin, PhD has found that red and near-infrared light therapy can:
Reduce the signs of damage, DNA damage, and aging from UV rays
Reduce color patches, hyperpigmentation, and skin discoloration
Enhance collagen synthesis and collagen density (research has shown it can enhance production of collagen by 31%)
Accelerate repair in the epithelial layer of skin
Combat other skin conditions like acne, keloids, vitiligo, burns, herpes virus sores, and psoriasis
Speed wound healing by enhancing skin tissue repair and growth of skin cells
Heals damaged tissues
Restores cellular function
Reduces muscle fatigue
Enhances muscular skeletal performance
Contributes to building thicker stronger muscle
Promotes antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress
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