Why Red Light Therapy?

Light is a lot Like Food

Just like whole food can be broken down into different vitamins and minerals, sunlight can be broken down into different colors. And just like the nutrients in whole food, each color in sunlight has its own effect on our bodies.

The wavelengths of visible light are tiny, ranging from 400 to 700 billionths of a meter, or 400-700 nanometers (nm). Each wavelength defines the color as we see it. And each color has its own unique properties and penetrates your body in different ways.  

So How Does Red Light Therapy Work?

Once absorbed into your body, light energy is converted into cellular energy, which kicks off a series of metabolic events like the formation of new capillaries, elevated production of collagen, and the production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which helps enhance healthy cellular function! [1]

Light therapy has been approved by the FDA and its effectiveness has been studied throughout the world. Red light in the mid-600 nm range and near infrared light in the mid-800 nm range have been proven time and time againwhich is why we designed the Joovv to emit wavelengths in those ranges.

Why LED Light Therapy is Different

LEDs allow for more usable light because of their tight wavelength span. They generate very little heat and are incredibly durable. And because they're so efficient, LEDs are considered more eco-friendly than incandescent or fluorescent sources. Without a doubt, LEDs are the preferred delivery mechanism for light therapy.

The Many Benefits of Red Light Therapy

There are so many proven benefits that it's hard to list them all, but here are just a few.  

  • Repairs sun- or acne-related skin damage [2]
  • Enhances muscle recovery and peak performance [3]
  • Fades scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks [4]
  • Speeds wound healing [4]
  • Reduces joint inflammation [5]
  • Helps with infertility [6]

Need we say more? I think you get the point. Red light therapy really works!

Want to Know More?

We're constantly adding valuable information about light therapy through our educational library. Nerdy? Maybe! But we're passionate about light therapy and we want you to experience its amazing benefits in the comfort of your own home!

Scientific Sources and Medical References:

[1] Michael R. Hamblin. “Mechanisms of low level light therapy.” Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School. http://photobiology.info/Hamblin.html. Accessed February 2, 2018.

[2] Avci P, Gupta A, Sadasivam M et al. “Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring.” Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 March ; 32(1): 41–52.

[3] Ferraresi C, Hamblin M, and Parizotto N. “Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) on muscle tissue: performance, fatigue and repair benefited by the power of light.” Photonics Lasers Med. 2012 November 1; 1(4): 267–286. doi:10.1515/plm-2012-0032.

[4] Emília de Abreu Chaves M, Rodrigues de Araújo A, Piancastelli ACC, and Pinotti M. “Effects of low-power light therapy on wound healing: LASER x LED.” An Bras Dermatol. 2014 Jul-Aug; 89(4): 616–623.

[5] Al Rashoud AS, Abboud RJ, Wang W, Wigderowitz C. “Efficacy of low-level laser therapy applied at acupuncture points in knee osteoarthritis: a randomised double-blind comparative trial.” Physiotherapy. 2014 Sep;100(3):242-8.

[6] Iurshin VV, Sergienko NF, Illarionov VE. [Etiopathogenetic basis for using magnetolaser therapy in the complex treatment of male infertility]. Urologiia. 2003 Mar-Apr;(2):23-5.

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