Light Energy Drives Cellular Health
The Wellness Window
Due to hundreds of clinical studies, we now know that light activates cellular health across the body, which then improves baseline wellness and performance. Scientists also agree red and near-infrared light is the optimum wavelengths to use to get a light boost, thus they are said to be the "Wellness Window".
Over 4000 lab studies and over 500 human trials show red and near-infrared light activate key biological processes, including stimulating cell mitochondria to increase energy production (i.e., ATP). Activating ATP, as well as other biological pathways, can spur a wide range of physiological benefits including: reduced fatigue, rejuvenated skin, reduced inflammation, reduced joint pain, enhanced muscle growth and recovery, increased antioxidant production, and activated fat metabolism. [1-5].
Very little escapes light’s positive reach.
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5. Low-level light therapy is recommended by The American Physical Therapy Association and The American College of Physicians (low back pain).