Joovv Red Light Therapy for Healthy Aging
As a society, we typically associate aging as it relates to our appearance. While gray hairs and facial wrinkles are a common outward sign of this process, most people don’t think about aging on a deeper cellular level. In this article, we discuss the connection between our mitochondria and health, and how red light therapy can support our cells through the aging process.
Why Do We Age?
While aging can be influenced by many different factors, at a cellular level, it is the result of molecular and cellular deterioration that happens over time.  When cells become damaged or die, the body makes new cells to replace them by dividing old ones. This process is called cell division. As we age, our cells become larger and are less able to divide and multiply, preventing the production of new cells.
Aging is also directly related to a decline in cellular autophagy, a recycling process that our cells maintain to keep the healthy cells functioning. In short, this is how our cells recycle damaged or depleted parts that can be reused to support existing cells, or create new ones. 
How Mitochondria Affect Our Cells
Autophagy is a general term used to describe the process that takes place in the cell as a whole, while the term mitophagy is more specific, referring to the same type of cleanup process, but for the mitochondria. The mitochondria are known as the “powerhouse of the cell” responsible for creating usable energy for the body. They’re remarkably multifunctional and deeply intertwined with many vital cellular processes, including aging. The energy they produce is called ATP, often referred to as “the energy currency of life”, an important role in the body's ability to function.
When our mitochondria are young and healthy, they are more efficient at providing energy with fewer waste products (free radicals). As they age or wear out, mitochondria become less efficient at producing energy, creating significantly higher levels of free radicals.
A decline in mitophagy will eventually lead to mitochondrial dysfunction, a term used to describe the failure of the mitochondria to function normally. When they fail to meet the energy requirements of the body, symptoms of this insufficiency arise. Mitochondrial dysfunction can be linked to numerous age-related health problems such as metabolic issues, mental acuity decline, cardiovascular diseases, and many others. 
How Does Joovv Support Our Mitochondria?
If aging can be directly tied to the state of our cellular health, specifically mitochondrial health, then maintaining good cellular health is vital for longevity and aging. According to Dr. Lee Know, author of “Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine,” improving and maintaining good mitochondrial function has the potential to enhance health across the entire body. 
The use of Joovv red light therapy has the potential to benefit the mitochondria in two ways; healing damaged cells and improving cell signaling amongst healthy functioning cells. Cells that experience healing have less oxidative stress and produce more cellular energy (ATP), resulting in regeneration, faster healing and reduced pain & inflammation.  For more information on how Joovv red light therapy supports our cellular function, check out this article.
Benefits of Joovv Red Light Therapy For Longevity and Aging
Blood Flow and Circulation: Good circulation is very important and helps ensure that blood and oxygen flow freely throughout the body. One of the “mechanisms of action” produced by red light therapy is a significant increase in blood circulation following a treatment session. This indicates that tissues are receiving oxygen and other nutrients that are important for healing, while also helping the body’s circulatory system rid itself of toxic byproducts. 
Inflammation and Pain Relief: As we get older, aches and pains become more prevalent, with one in four adults living with arthritis.  Unlike most home remedies available, red light therapy is backed by hundreds of peer-reviewed clinical studies that show effectiveness for inflammation and joint pain.
Muscle Recovery: Muscle cells require a great deal of energy as they grow and strengthen through the process of tear and repair. Supporting circulation and reducing inflammation with Joovv light therapy can help you heal and recover after a workout or injury.
Hormonal Support: Healthy hormones are critical for both early age development and aging. In 2019, Joovv participated in a case study with Bristlecone Medical to examine the systemic effects of continuous broad treatments of red and near-infrared light. One of the examined outcomes was a positive effect on hormonal serum levels in both male and female participants.
Skin Health: Red light therapy can help support skin health not only for the face, but across the entire body. The mitochondria in skin cells can absorb red and near infrared light, which allows for more energy (ATP), stimulating the synthesis of pro-collagen, collagen, basic fibroblast growth factors (bFGF), and proliferation of fibroblasts. 
What are Joovv Customers Experiencing?
"I am in LOVE with my JOOVV!!! I am 53 yr old female and was suffering from menopausal symptoms, lyme disease, chronic fatigue and after 3 months of continual whole body use with my JOOVV Max ... It has clearly changed my life for the better 100% and all my symptoms are gone or improved!! I feel amazing and can't wait to purchase more JOOVV products!!”
Nancy P. July 15th, 2022
“I would get really sore knees, I think it’s because I had cartilage wear from running and age. I literally used this machine around my knee caps, and after about 4-5 sessions it was gone. A miracle!”
Erik S. July 4th, 2022
“I got the product to help with testosterone levels during chronic illness. My test levels went up by about 200 in two months (multiple blood tests). It’s an excellent therapy solution without any of the risks from injections, patches, or even supplements. I highly recommend red light therapy and the Joovv for men who want to raise their testosterone levels (medical, athletic, or old age).”
Nathan C. April 23rd, 2022
“I was a little bit hesitant about the product but my friend had rave reviews so I decided to try it. I have had rheumatoid arthritis for years and within the first week I had good results.”
Catalina R. March 14th, 2022
Conclusion: Joovv Red light Therapy can be used to Support Healthy Aging and Longevity
When it comes to aging, there’s more than meets the eye. While topicals and creams may help at the surface, going deeper and supporting our body on a cellular level provides the energy needed for our cells to not only function, but thrive. Joovv red light therapy can be used as a helpful tool for our mitochondria, fueling our cells to keep us looking younger and feeling healthier, longer.
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