Despite all we hear about the sun’s damaging and aging effects on our skin, I love basking in its warm rays and feeling its instant energizing lift. Though dermatologists extol the negatives, many researcher studies are now underscoring the healing effect of sunlight on the muscles. It’s not just vitamin D — which is well established as extremely beneficial — but the effects of red and near infrared light, too. They’ve been shown to help improve cellular function, fight inflammation, and heal damaged tissues. If you’re an athlete in training, you need to know that both red and infrared light can help you build muscle tissue more efficiently.
The way it works: at the most basic level, red and NIR light therapy improve the mitochondria respiration cycle in your muscles, helping them to produce energy more efficiently. The application of red and near infrared light also helps promote production of antioxidants, which play a central role in reducing oxidative stress associated with muscle fatigue. Antioxidants are also responsible for creating the “heat proteins” that help protect cells from stress and early cell death. The reason you feel great in sunlight is because of the benefits of infrared color within sunlight. Once absorbed into your body, light energy is converted into cellular energy, which kicks off a series of metabolic events.
However, it’s not only your muscles that benefit from sunlight’s infrared light — your skin does, too. All skin ailments (including aging, wrinkles, discoloration, brown spots, rosacea, and acne) improve when treated with it. Some studies have observed that IRL therapy bolsters microcirculation, which increases oxygen to tissues, enabling your body to get rid of toxic byproduct.
Dr. Michael R Hamblin, Associate Professor at the Department of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of light therapy (with over 300 published studies on photobiomodulation) says: “Red light therapy is able to rejuvenate skin by removing fine lines and wrinkles, tightening up loose folds, lessening brown spots, and promoting a healthy appearance. One of the main mechanisms for this is the stimulation of collagen synthesis in the dermis. Compared to other skin rejuvenation techniques, photobiomodulation is free from side-effects and relatively inexpensive.”
Whether you’re looking to improve your body performance and overall well-being or to rejuvenate your skin, or both, you can achieve your goal by using red light therapy daily.
The only Infrared Light at-home device, the original Joovv Light, measures 37.5″ x 8.25″ x 3″ and has a wavelength of 660nm/850nm. Install it on the back of your bathroom door and enjoy a daily full-body dosage of infrared light each time you step out of the shower. I use the mini version that measures 15″ x 8.25″ x 3″ with the same wavelength of 660nm/850nm. I plug it on every morning for a supercharge of positive energy, glowing skin, and even a mini lift of my facial muscles (or so it seems). After I work out, I also stand 10 minutes in front of the device to reduce potential inflammation. The best thing for me is knowing I can lay in the sun on the beach with less guilt since I can fix a little of the damage the next morning with the device. After 3 weeks of usage, I have not only noticed that my skin radiates more but that my mood is better in the morning and that my body also appears to be better toned.
Already a hit with health professionals, athletes, and entertainers such as Emily Skye (Forbes #3 fitness influencer) and Carolyn Radziwill (Real Housewives of NYC), the JOOVV Light is your best and easiest access to everyday Red Light Therapy.
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