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Top 10 Potential Benefits of Red Light Therapy

Beautiful woman streching her arms while enjoying Red Light Therapy at Restore Hyper Wellness

Red light therapy is a newly emerging method of healing that uses low-frequency red and near infrared light from a specific wavelength spectrum. The possible benefits of red light therapy are many, ranging from faster recovery times to enhanced appearance of skin.

A red light therapy device uses visible red light in order to stimulate cells in your body so they can generate more energy. In return, a person using this type of therapy could potentially benefit from one or multiple areas.

Here are the top 10 potential benefits of red light therapy:

Benefits for athletes

Whether you’re a professional athlete or simply love being active in your free time, injuries happen. Sometimes it gets annoying to deal with or borderline unbearable.

Or, you know, you feel burned out, have muscle soreness, and are ready to try something to speed up your recovery time.

1. Energy

In school we all learned that “Mitochondria is the powerhouse of a cell” since they convert food and liquids you consume into energy. The primary purpose of red light therapy is to strengthen the mitochondria and thus boost their energy output.

More energy leads to higher levels of athletic recovery and performance and lessens the exhaustion a body might feel under pressure.

2. Recovery

More energy leads to faster recovery times as well. Red light therapy could significantly reduce the time it takes for your body to recover from soreness and fatigue.

The creation of new cells is incredibly important to shorten the time needed for recovery. Your muscle cells rip and tear during a workout and they need more energy and cellular repair to get even stronger, which is what red light therapy can assist with.

3. Healing

Visible skin injuries and bruising usually happen due to damaged tissue. For some, it might take months before the injury or bruising returns back to normal and that type of damage can cause an issue in your daily life.

If you’ve got minor cuts, they may not be visible, but they sure do hurt, sometimes even more than major ones. Red light therapy promotes your skin health and can help to alleviate bruising, swelling, and tissue damage.

4. Anti-Inflammatory

Every physically active person experiences inflammation. It is a natural process our bodies have to go through, and the more you’re active, the more often it happens.

Red light therapy can help with inflammation by increasing blood flow to damaged tissue and helping you out in the long run if you frequently repeat the therapy.

Wellness Benefits

The importance of the mind-body connection can’t be understated. Balanced mental health can have a major impact on your physical health and vice-versa, so it’s always worth keeping both in check.

With red light therapy you can have the benefits of both, and here are the major points of potential impact.

5. Mood

Light in general is at the core of life on our planet. All cells in our bodies need light to function at their absolute best. Unfortunately, the way of life in the 21st century doesn’t allow us to fully enjoy the benefits of sunlight.

Lack of it can lead to the degradation of mental health and negatively impact our mood. Overexposure can also have negative benefits. With consistent red light therapy, you can get the boost of mood-enhancing bright light and get rid of the negatives on all levels.

6. Sleep

Red light therapy can stimulate a specific area of your brain and help you sleep better. It does so by potentially assisting with the release of melatonin, a chemical that plays a major role in your sleep cycle.

The wavelength of light during red light therapy is much closer to that of a sunrise, mellowing out your mood and helping you achieve a restful night of sleep.

7. Inner Balance

If you keep your body in physical and chemical balance, there is no fear of possible negative outcomes on your health. Red light therapy, with its potential mood and sleep-enhancing abilities, keeps your inner balance in check. 

Your energy levels play a major impact as well. The impact red light therapy can have on mitochondria rounds up the circle to fully balance you out. 

8. Cognitive Performance

The impact of red light therapy on cognitive performance has been tested on patients with post-injury cognitive dysfunction symptoms. As it turns out, red light therapy had a significant positive impact on their cognitive abilities during the study.

Red light therapy also has a potentially positive effect on cognitive function, memory, and reaction times of healthy people as well.

Beauty Benefits

We certainly can’t keep forever young but we can retain our youthful looks well into old age with proper care. Even some celebrities have reported the benefits of using red light therapy on their skin, like Megan Fox.

Or you can try red light therapy for yourself and find out the potential benefits for:

9. Skin Appearance

Red light therapy improves mitochondrial function in cells by working from the inside out for multiple skin benefits. Red light can soothe skin irritation, even out skin tone, repair sun damage, lighten scars and stretch marks, and even stimulate the production of collagen, which reduces wrinkles.

10. Anti-Aging

Smooth skin leads to youthful looks, and with regular use, red light therapy could have the effect on your appearance that some are going to surgeons for. Even if you’re physically active, the potential for faster repair of tissue damage could really come in handy to make you look attractive for much longer.

Should You Try Red Light Therapy?

Considering all the potential benefits, you definitely should.

Even if you’re a perfectly healthy individual, red light therapy could help keep you in check mentally and physically for the foreseeable future.

Short 10-minute treatments are suited for even the busiest people. There is no heat associated with the red light and no unpleasantries of any kind.

It’s easy, quick, and simple while harboring plenty of potential advantages to your long-standing well-being.