Athletic Performance & Flexibility
What's Happening Under the Red Light?
Red light waves stimulate the creation of more ATP, the essential fuel for the the Mitochondria in our cells. This helps our muscles to perform longer and harder and to subsequently recover faster.
How Does This Benefit My Overall Physical Health?
Another one of the superpowers of red light waves are their ability increase your body's blood supply to the areas exposed to it. An increase in blood flow means tremendous benefits for both your daily workout and overall lifestyle. This increase will allow your muscles to withstand the impacts of your workout for longer periods without experiencing intense fatigue due to the robust increase in oxygen and will also greatly shorten recovery time.
Benefits That Red Light Therapy Will Bring to Your Workout:
- You'll experience less muscle fatigue and power through longer, harder workouts. That means better, faster results.
- You'll recover better and faster after each workout, making daily life easier.
- You'll supercharge your body's ability to shed fat during each workout.
- You'll facilitate enhanced endurance and strength.
Many professional athletes rely on red light therapy as a crucial part of their regimin. It's common to utilize red light before and after big games, or before and after strenuous training sessions.
What Science is Telling Us:
"Since it is becoming agreed that mitochondria are principle photoreceptors present inside cells, it is known that muscle cells are exceptionally rich in mitochondria, this suggests that LLLT ( low-level laser (light) therapy) should be highly beneficial in muscle injuries." Source: https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/plm/1/4/article-p267.xml
"Muscles rely heavily on adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the biological source of energy needed for muscle work, and therefore robust increased ATP levels are the most popular hypothesis to explain the extraordinary effects that PBM (photo biomodulation i.e. red light therapy) appears to exert on muscle tissue." Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5167494/