The Surprising Impact of Red and Near Infrared Light on Muscle Recovery and Athletic Performance

Light therapy has been used for years to treat an array of medical conditions and diseases—from skin conditions like psoriasis to seasonal affective disorder and depression.[1,2]

But more recently, scientists have begun studying the effects of light waves—specifically red and near infrared (NIR) wavelengths—for the purposes of muscle recovery and athletic performance. These types of light frequencies penetrate the skin and trigger chemical and physiological actions deep inside the body. Medical researchers are now beginning to realize how important these mechanisms can be in promoting good health—and specifically for the repair of damaged tissues.

In fact, a large num...

The Remarkable Benefits of Red Light Therapy for Weight Loss and Fat Reduction

Losing weight and extra fat is a common health goal for almost everyone. For some, all it takes is a clean diet and adequate exercise. But for others, it's not that simple. Often times, there are deeper health issues that prevent the body’s metabolic rate from working properly. Stress, for example, has a proven negative effect on metabolism.[1]

That’s why working out and dieting becomes a frustrating, never-ending cycle for lots of people. It’s easy to blame yourself when you’re not seeing the results you’d like. Does that sound familiar? If so, don’t lose hope! There's a new tool that may help your body begin to process fat the way it should.

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Enhance the Health of Your Thyroid Gland with Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy

The thyroid is a tiny gland with huge importance, and its currently receiving a lot of attention among and health and nutrition experts across the world. And rightfully so—it’s estimated that nearly 20 million Americans suffer from some type of thyroid disorder. But most people don’t even know where the thyroid gland is, let alone what it does. So let’s start with the basics. Then, we’ll move on to how the health and function of this highly important gland can be enhanced through natural means.

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the lower front part of your neck. It’s one of several glands that comprise the endocrine system, and it secretes...

Red and Near Infrared Light Proven to Reduce Joint Pain and Alleviate Arthritis

Most people have heard of arthritis or have a family member that’s dealt with its debilitating effects. But few people understand the specifics of this disease, such as the different forms it can take, the signs and symptoms, and the many ways to treat or manage it.

You might be familiar with the two main types of arthritis, which include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. But arthritis and related joint problems can present in over 100 different ways, all of which affect over 50 million adults. Arthritis is actually America’s top reason for disability, according to the Arthritis Foundation.[1]

The main difference between the various types of arthritis is the way in which t...

The Promising Evidence of Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy for Increasing Testosterone in Men

What makes a man, a man? That’s a complicated question. But from a purely biological perspective, the answer is simple: the hormone called testosterone. Men generally produce far more testosterone than women. It’s responsible for many of the qualities we consider “manly”—deeper voices, hairy chests, muscular frames, etc.

Unfortunately, around age 30, testosterone levels start to drop. This is normal, but it can bring a lot of challenges to a man’s life—things like reduced sexual function, decreased energy, a decline in muscle, and an increase in fat.[1] To make matters worse, testosterone is adversely affected by a host of common challenges that affe...

Improve the Health of Your Skin with Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy

The ever-increasing demand for better-looking skin is at an all-time high. In fact, the number of spa visits per year across the globe has surpassed the 200 million mark. And it’s estimated the “beauty and anti-aging” market is worth nearly 100 billion dollars. Pretty amazing, right? It’s pretty clear that nearly everyone is after a great complexion.

But, the there’s more to our skin than just aesthetics. In fact, skin is the largest organ of your body and is incredibly important. It protects your body from environmental influences, helps control your body’s water levels, and provides other key functions. But unfortunately, age takes its toll on all of us,...

How Does Red Light Therapy Actually Work?

The evidence for the benefits of light therapy—also called photobiomodulation—is pretty compelling. Justin, Cofounder and Head of R&D for Joovv, recently documented that red light therapy really does work—and his experience builds upon what scientists have known for years. But as Justin mentioned, it’s imperative that you choose a device that delivers the right amount of light within a specific wavelength. Remember that crucial fact! Wavelength and energy are vitally important when choosing—and using—a light therapy device.

Numerous studies have proven that light therapy—otherwise known as photobiomodulation—provides great benefits when a device...

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