2Top 6 proven benefits of red light
Now that you’ve seen the long list of diseases and conditions that red light therapy can benefit, let’s go a little more in depth into some of them.
Here is my top 6 list of some of the most common ailments that can be effectively treated using red light therapy.
1. Heal Arthritis
Arthritis is a crippling ailment from which many people worldwide suffer. An estimated 22.7% of US adults were diagnosed with some form of arthritis between the years 2013-2015. That’s almost 55 million people who could benefit from an effective treatment for the condition.
Currently, there are dozens of different FDA-approved drugs for arthritis, all of which come with limited successes as well as their own set of potentially serious side effects. Red light therapy can effectively treat arthritis and have virtually no unwanted side effects.
2. Regrow Hair on a balding scalp
Hair loss (alopecia) is a very common disorder, affecting more than 50% of the worldwide population. In the United States, an estimated 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from some form of hair loss, and around 40% of men will have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35.
To date, there are only two FDA-approved synthetic drugs for hair loss available from your doctor: Propecia and Rogaine. Both of these drugs have a less than 50% success rate, and the potential side effects of both drugs are severe.
3. Relieve Pain
America is a nation in pain, according to a 2015 study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. How much pain?
Nearly 50 million American adults (11.2%) reported experiencing pain daily for the previous three months. Some of the most common pain medications that people reach for when they are feeling pain are Tylenol, Ibuprofen or other drugs classified as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS).
4. Eliminate Anxiety and Depression
Depression affects 121 million people worldwide, and that’s only the number of people officially diagnosed with it. The truth is we all experience depression at some point in our lives.
A 2017 study on the mental health status of Americans found that more people than ever are suffering from serious mental health disorders. That’s 8.3 million American adults suffering from serious psychological distress, including feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and restlessness.
5. Enhance Brain function
Nootropics also called smart drugs or cognitive enhancers, have undergone a dramatic spike in popularity in recent years and are being used by many people to enhance brain functions such as memory, creativity, and motivation.
The positive effects of red light on brain function are significant and well established scientifically. In fact, light in the red spectrums could very well be the most powerful nootropics ever discovered.
6. Increase Testosterone
Throughout history, the essence of a man has been linked to his primary male hormone testosterone. At around the age of 30, testosterone levels begin to decline and this can result in a number of negative changes to a man’s physical and mental health and wellbeing: Reduced sexual function, low energy levels, reduced muscle mass and increased fat, among others.
In 2013, a group of Korean researchers studied the impact of testicular exposure to red (670nm) and near-infrared (808nm) laser light. The 30 male rats were split up into three groups: a control group and two groups that were exposed to either the red or near-infrared light. At the end of the 5-day trial, while untreated rats had no increase in testosterone, rats exposed to one 30-minute treatment of light therapy per day had significantly elevated testosterone levels. “Serum T level was significantly increased in the 808nm wavelength group. In the 670 nm wavelength group, serum T level was also significantly increased at the same intensity of 360 J/cm2/day,” concluded researchers.