How Does Red light therapy Work?

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1Red light therapy Mechanisms

The next important question to answer is “how the heck does red light actually cause these effects?

We know how UV light affects us, for example, it works primarily by interacting with our skin and stimulating the production of vitamin D. We also know how blue light enters our eyes and feeds back into the circadian clock in our brain (in the suprachiasmatic nucleus) to regulate our 24-hour biological rhythm, including the complex array of hormones and neurotransmitters that are regulated by this circadian clock in our brain.

Red light has been shown in research to affect all of the following compounds and pathways:

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