How Does Red Light Therapy Work? 

Red light therapy (RLT) increases the energy in the mitochondria of the body’s cells, thereby making it possible for the cells in the body to work more efficiently. The mitochondria are known as the “power generators” of the body and they soak up the red light creating more energy for the body to use. 

Boosting new cell growth, repairing skin, and skin rejuvenation are all connected to the energy present in the cell, and by increasing the energy in the mitochondria, the overall energy in the body is increased. 

How Can RLT Make You Feel More Upbeat and Energetic? 

Red light therapy, and the energy it provides, is very much like the energy sunlight provides. RLT works without the dangerous UVA and UVB rays like the sun, but the light is transformative. Think about how experiencing several days without seeing the sun makes you feel. RLT can eliminate those “gray days” with just a few minutes of exposure. 

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that typically happens in the Fall or Winter. The lack of sunshine affects our circadian rhythms, the name given to the “internal body clock” that regulates the 24-hour cycle of biological processes in our bodies.

Without enough sunlight, your serotonin levels drop and your melatonin levels shift, which can affect your mood as well as your ability to sleep. For many, using light therapy can help treat SAD and other conditions like depression and sleep disorders. With better sleep, and having serotonin and melatonin levels in check, your energy level will increase. 

Red light therapy offers a simple, non-invasive way to introduce concentrated light to your body in order to make your body work at its optimal level while reducing stress and increasing energy. 

Can Red Light Therapy Increase Your Energy? 

Not only can red light therapy increase the energy in your body’s cells, it can also make you feel more energized. 

By increasing the amount of energy in the mitochondria of the body’s cells, the body produces more adenosine triphosphate (ATP). If your body is ATP deficient, you may have reduced energy and feel lethargic. Your body uses ATP to perform just about any task you ask it to do. The more efficiently your body’s cells produce ATP energy, the better your body can feel and perform.

By improving overall cell function through the production of more ATP, red light therapy can help increase your energy and mood in a number of ways: 

  • Red light therapy helps your body recover from workouts faster. Faster recovery means more workouts and the ability to push your body to its optimal ability. Working your body at its optimal level will give you more energy. 
  • RLT aids in the healing of soft tissue, making it easier for you to get back to your normal life after injury. Moving on from an injury quickly helps with overall mental health. 
  • RLT aids in the reduction of acute and chronic pain. Less pain gives you the ability to live life the way you want without any obstacles. Living life the way you want also provides you with the energy and ambition to keep moving. 

Light is essential for life. Using red light therapy to increase the amount of light your body is exposed to can make a positive difference in so many aspects of your life. Your body needs light to produce energy, and your body needs energy to do anything. 

If you’re interested in learning more about red light therapy and the positive effects it can provide your body, and your life, reach out to us at 10X Health. We’re here to answer any questions you have and to explain more about how RLT can change your life. 

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