The Amazing Regenerative Power or Red Light

Red light therapy, or photobiomodulation (PBM), is a promising new health hack you can use for a variety of health-promoting effects.  

To boil it down, PBM involves shining certain frequencies of red and infrared light onto your body.  Depending upon the frequency, the light will penetrate your body at varying degrees, up to 30cm.  That gives it the ability to effect internal organs and tissues.  

And while red light is visible to the naked eye, infrared light is not.  It has quantum effects, which would become ineffective if we could see this type of light (electromagnetic field or EMF).

Although there is a great deal of research into the health benefits of red light, we can take our cue from the sun, the gold standard in lighting, which is approximately 42% red/infrared from sunup to sundown.  

I attempt to get most of my red light from the sun, outdoors with bare skin, but it is not always possible.  Anytime you are behind glass, the sunlight that reaches you is filtered, reduced, alien.  

So when I can't be outside, my favorite red light therapy product comes from EMR-Tek.  Their light panels are very high output, shielded against some types of EMF, and are low flicker.  I'm using one for ambient lighting in the video below.  

 

I use these panels both for ambient lighting to add red frequencies back in that are filtered by the window, as well as focused treatments on sore or injured areas of my body.  10-20 minutes a few times a day will really boost your healing.

Health Benefits of Red Light Therapy

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