Red light therapy for weight loss
Red light therapy has a lot of wonderful benefits, like improving the look and feel of skin and decreasing inflammation and pain, but one benefit of red light therapy that isn’t talked about as often is its potential to support weight loss.
While it’s certainly not a silver bullet in losing weight, it can be a great addition to diet, exercise, and other weight loss treatments to maximize the impact of these efforts.
But how does red light therapy work and why is it helpful for losing weight? There are a few main ways red light therapy can support weight loss and maximize the impact of a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine.
What is red light therapy?
Red light therapy is a popular wellness treatment that works by encouraging the restoration and regeneration of your cells from the inside out. When red light enters your body, it immediately makes its way to your cells’ mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell. Once it reaches the mitochondria, it charges up the cell and encourages the release of toxins while increasing the intake of oxygen. The increased oxygen levels help the cells to work more effectively at carrying out crucial bodily functions.
How does red light therapy work for weight loss?
Red light therapy works for weight loss in three main ways: by impacting cellular restoration, hormone production, and protein production.
At the core of red light therapy is its ability to regenerate your cells and encourage them to work more effectively. So, when it comes to losing weight, red light therapy can increase your body’s metabolic rate and force your cells to work more effectively at burning fat.
Along those same lines, red light therapy can help your muscles recover quicker after exercise by encouraging the release of lactic acid buildup, making it easier for you to go hard on your next workout.
Another way red light therapy works for weight loss is by balancing two key weight-related hormones, Leptin and Ghrelin. In the body, Leptin is responsible for controlling appetite, maintaining body weight, and regulating energy sources, while Ghrelin does the opposite: it controls the release of growth hormones and increases appetite.
When Ghrelin production exceeds Leptin production, your appetite is higher and your body is less effective at burning stored fat for energy, which can increase weight gain or make it harder to lose weight. Red light therapy has been shown to increase Leptin production in the body, which leads to decreased appetite and more efficient weight loss.
Lastly, while most often associated with improving the tone, texture, and thickness of skin, red light therapy increases collagen and elastin production, which can reduce cellulite and tighten skin. Cellulite is made up of fat deposits near the surface of the skin, and by boosting collagen and elastin in the skin and improving circulation, red light therapy can be an effective tool for battling cellulite and aiding in the thinner, leaner aesthetic many people seek with weight loss.
Maximize weight loss efficiency with Superhuman Protocol
Red light therapy alone can be a great tool for those on a weight loss journey, but those looking to maximize the results of red light therapy – and reap a host of other benefits while they’re at it – should consider adding 10X Health’s Superhuman Protocol to their weight loss and overall wellness routines.
The Superhuman Protocol is an innovative treatment that harnesses the power of magnetism, oxygen, and light to recharge your body and maximize your body’s efficiency. It’s a great tool for not only optimizing your body’s function but for teaching your body to heal itself in the long term.
Laying on a PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields) mat, which separates your red blood into free-flowing cells, and then flooding your body with oxygen through EWOT (Exercise With Oxygen Training) creates an oxygen-rich environment for red light therapy to work its magic and increase oxygen intake in every cell in the body.
To learn more about Superhuman Protocol and its benefits to your health and wellness, check out our recent blog post.
If you’re interested in red light therapy for your weight loss journey or are looking for other innovative ways to support healthy weight loss, let the 10X Health team help you get started! Contact us today.