HEALING FREQUENCIES OF RED AND INFRARED LIGHT AKA PHOTOBIOMODULATION
The claimed healing effects of red light are far-ranging.
* Fight skin ageing, wrinkles, and cellulite and look 10 years younger
* Lose fat (nearly twice as with diet and exercise alone)
* Rid your body of chronic inflammation
* Fight the oxidative damage that drives ageing
* Increase strength, endurance, and muscle mass
* Decrease pain
* Combat hair loss
* Build resilience to stress at the cellular level
* Speed up wound/injury healing
* Combat some autoimmune conditions and improve hormonal health
* Optimize your brain function and mood
* Overcome fatigue and improve energy levels
Red and Infrared Light Therapy therapy have become mainstream and have now earned the more scientific name tag of Photobiomodulation i.e. controlling our biology with light.
The work of Tiina Karu in Russia was instrumental in putting the mechanism [of redlight in infrared light therapy] on a sound footing by identifying cytochrome c oxidase in the mitochondrial respiratory chain as a primary chromophore, and it introduced the concept of “retrograde mitochondrial signalling” to explain how a single relatively brief exposure to light could have effects on the organism that lasted for hours, days or even weeks SOURCE
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If you want to cut to the chase, these are the recommended machines.
(The owner has given us a special discount for NOTB members too - read on for details)
WHICH FREQUENCIES DO I NEED? RED OR INFRARED?
To understand the machine's suitability there are a few factors
Frequencies (read on below)
Dosage (make sure the machine is powerful enough - basically avoid cheap machines)
RED LIGHT (suitable for skin)
Red light therapy involves exposure to fairly strong sources of visible red light in the 610-700nm range.
Most of the studies and interest towards these frequencies relate to skin conditions, but there are many other applications.
The absolute optimal single wavelengths are 620nm and 670nm as can be seen on the dark line on the graph which relates to The Cytochrome absorption - i.e. how the cells react to that frequency.
Graph showing this light’s spectral output & red absorption peaks in cytochrome c oxidase in mitochondria (T. Karu et al., 1995-2008) SOURCE
The Red shading on the graph indicates the light that the RED LIGHT MAN's Pure red light machines give.
The red shading has 4 blended peaks due to the four frequencies used.
610nm – 25% – Orange-Red
630nm – 25% – Red
660nm – 25% – Deep Red
680nm – 25% – Far Red
If you only want a machine to treat skin-deep issues then this RED LIGHT MACHINE that covers the twin peaks with four frequencies is perfect.
NEAR INFRARED (deep tissue penetration)
Infrared light refers to photons with a slightly longer wavelength than red, being just outside of the human eyesight perception range.
There are 3 types of infrared; Far, Mid and Near-infrared.
We are only interested in near-infrared for the purposes of light therapy.
Infrared light therapy works on a very similar mechanism to visible red, however infrared cannot be seen by the human eye.
Infrared actually passes further inside the body than red, so it can reach muscles, bones, organs, and even the brain.
As can be seen on the graph below, the green line shows how the 830nm and 760nm are absorbed more efficiently by cells than other wavelengths.
COMBO - RED LIGHT AND INFRARED - suitable for skin and deep tissue
I personally chose a combo machine to gain the full range of the benefits of red light and Infrared.
Red light is useful for skin conditions or for reducing subcutaneous fat
Infrared is useful for deeper penetration into tissues
Using a device with Red light and Infrared frequencies means it is useful for tackling skin issues and penetrating deeper tissues.
The graph below shows how the use of four frequencies within the RED INFRARED LIGHT COMBO unit follows the frequencies found to be most effective in studies.
620 25% – Orange-Red
670 25% – Deep Red
760 25% - Near Infrared
830 25% - Near Infrared
HOW MUCH COULD THIS COST ME?
The primary basic option is exposing as much of the body to the sun's rays at sunrise and sunset.
This God-given resource is free and best done naked!
The next option, which enables higher doses, as and when desired, comes via manmade light machines.
Red light and Infrared machines vary from £15 to over £100,000
BOTTOM END - Cheap torches and handheld devices
Most low-cost machines are ineffective and too weak.
Be warned, when coming across red light therapy for the first time, many at first buy red lights that are weak and ineffective, later upgrading and wasting money in the process.
TOP-END - PHOTOBIOMODULATION BEDS BY PRO THERAPISTS.
The larger £100,000 machines are like sun beds that enable both sides of the body to have an even dose.
These machines are great.
These beds are perfect for therapists offering clients 20-minute sessions.
The cost is about £50-£100 per 20-minute session.
However, the same benefits from the same frequencies and same power output can be achieved with the home solution below.
THE MIDRANGE SOLUTION
During my research, I came across the devices below.
They are powerful and affordable enabling frequent sessions for all the family.
i.e. once bought they offer unlimited free sessions for the price of the electricity used.
Powerful (enabling higher concentrated doses than the £100k machines,)
I can also recommend this manufacturer due to these basics.
Super fast free shipping worldwide
Designed and produced by a small independent UK company
Great support - The designer & company owner will answer your questions personally
I have personally tested and approved THE REDLIGHT MAN devices.
THREE STYLES OF LIGHT FROM THE REDLIGHT MAN
These light machine styles are available in three styles
1 - Handheld TARGETTED TREATMENT AREA
2 - Desktop TARGETTED TREATMENT AREA (high power)
3 - FULL BODY TREATMENT
Each of the three styles above are available in three versions, each offering different ranges of light.
RED LIGHT ONLY
RED AND INFRARED
Due to the multiple uses of the combo lights, which will treat the skin and deeper tissue issues, I have concentrated on the 3rd option of Red and Infrared models as shown below.
1 - TARGETTED TREATMENT AREA - Red-Infrared Combo Mini - £ 144.00 - Shop
2 - TARGETTED TREATMENT AREA (high power) Red-Infrared Combo Light - £ 300.00 - Shop
3 - FULL BODY TREATMENT - Red-Infrared Combo Bodylight 2.0 £ 720.00 - Shop
A complete combination light therapy device, made with 12 near-infrared and red LEDs of specifically chosen wavelengths. The power output of this device has been doubled recently to improve on the light intensity of the original Combo Mini (18w vs 9w).
At maximum range, this product can cover a circular area with a diameter of 40cm.
OptimIsed spectrum of red/infrared light.
620 ◦ 670 ◦ 760 ◦ 830 nm
Combines best of red & infrared light therapy
Hand-held or easily mountable.
Narrow beam angle for high penetration.
(currently on sale at £240 & sold out - new stock arriving next week! Preorder at £240 and get your additional member's NOTB discount!)
Intense beam of therapeutic red/infrared light.
620 ◦ 670 ◦ 760 ◦ 830 nm
All of the best of red & infrared light wavelengths.
Hand-held, hangable, tabletop
Via the special lens on the front of the box, there is a unique beam angle for high penetration.
FULL BODY RED and NEAR RED LIGHT TREATMENT
Full body panel of therapeutic red & near-infrared light.
620nm + 670nm + 760nm + 830nm
The four peak red & near-infrared light wavelengths.