How Does Light Therapy Help with Weight Loss?
PBM is beneficial to metabolism and can help in healthy weight maintenance. Researchers believe that light therapy affects cells that store fat by reducing specific proteins (CTRP7) associated with glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and high triglyceride levels. Studies also show that PBM can also affect appetite by regulating levels of the hormone leptin which signals hunger in the body. Balancing leptin levels helps reduce cravings and overeating, leading to weight management.
How Does this Benefit my Overall Health?
Chronic inflammation is widely documented to be associated with disease including obesity, diabetes, cancer risk, and Alzheimer’s. PBM delivers safe, concentrated wavelengths of natural light to cells, reducing oxidative stress and stimulating energy production (ATP) to alleviate this root cause of inflammation throughout the body. Clinical studies suggest that red light therapy can safely and effectively help people achieve health goals, improve weight loss, reduce fat and cellulite, and moderate appetite. Achieving such goals has overarching effects on a person’s overall health, activity levels, energy, mental health, self-esteem, performance, and productivity.
What Science is Telling Us
“Phototherapy improves cellular activation which is an important factor for the treatment of cellulite.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21740089/
“Our results demonstrated for the first time that phototherapy enhances the physical exercise effects in obese women undergoing weight loss treatment promoting significant changes in inflexibility metabolic profile.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26220050/
Suggested Usage for Weight Loss
3-7 times per week is sufficient