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The power of red and infrared light

One of the most beneficial cutting-edge technologies for our body is red and infrared light therapy, which have powerful effects on our physical and emotional health.

Oftentimes we hear the words of our grandmothers; “the cold air that made the body sick”, for example. Lately, scientific research has confirmed that one of the most important elements of health is to maintain a stable body temperature at 97.7 – 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. As the temperature drops due to a sedentary life and over the years, a process of cellular lethargy begins that inhibits energy production. By using infrared light, our cells increase in temperature and counteract that ‘coldness’ of the body, which will help to speed up the metabolism, directly affecting the root cause of many health problems: the production of energy and ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in the mitochondria of the cell.

Red light at 660nm helps improve skin health, increase collagen production and fights aging. Infrared light at 880nm is not visible to the naked eye, but it has a special ability to penetrate the deep tissues of the body, organs and joints, making it ideal for improving muscle function, reducing inflammation in the body and easing joint pain. In addition, it improves the production of hormones, reflected in an increase in libido and sexual energy.


By Víctor Arguelles Mora

Author: Fabiola