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What is inflammation? 

Think of inflammation as the body's natural response to protect itself against harm. There are two types: acute and chronic. You're probably more familiar with the acute type, which occurs when you bang your knee or cut your finger. Your immune system dispatches an army of white blood cells to surround and protect the area, creating visible redness and swelling. The process works similarly if you have an infection like the flu or pneumonia. So in these settings, inflammation is essential—without it, injuries could fester and simple infections could be deadly.

Environmental stressors and toxins are taking a toll on your body and its cells. Things like bad diet, stress, blue light, poor air quality, and lack of sleep are all impact your body on a cellular level and cause inflammation. When your cellular health is under stress, your body begins to show the signs of pain, inflammation, fatigue, bad skin, and depression & anxiety. Red light therapy works to restore health on a cellular level, providing the vital energy needed for your body to perform on a cellular level. When your cells are healthy, you are healthy!Just as your body needs nutrients from food, it needs the nutrients from light too. Red light therapy deliver powerful natural light straight to your body - boosting your mood, enhancing your skin, immunity and well-being. 

Red light therapy for inflammation support.

Red light therapy reduces pain and inflammation by inhibiting the cellular process that are involved in inflammatory conditions - alleviating you from joint pain, arthritis, injury recovery, wound healing, and other types of inflammation. Red and near infrared light therapy is showing immense potential as a natural treatment for pain and inflammation that is a exceptionally more effective than traditional NSAIDS, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

One of the most important cellular mechanisms that red light therapy has is the effect on inflammation pathways. It appears to do this through inhibition of inflammatory prostaglandin PGE2 production and expression of COX-1 and COX-2, as well as inhibition of the NF-kB pathway. The end effect is reduced inflammation [1].

Chronic inflammation is widely recognized as a major contributor to all chronic diseases including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, and many more [2].

Dr. Michael Hamblin of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the world leading red light therapy researchers has studied red light therapy in inflammation at depth. He concluded that one of the most reproducible a Effects of red light therapy, “is an overall reduction in inflammation, which is particularly important for disorders of joints, traumatic injuries, lung disorders, and in the brain”.

By improving blood flow to damage tissues, red light therapy is able to support general discomfort and inflammation. When your body cells received a healthy life that they need, your entire body begins to work more efficiently, resulting in improved circulation and reduce inflammation [3].
 

How red light therapy reduces inflammation. 

Red light therapy works by stimulating your body’s natural self-healing process. Vital Red Light devices emit red and near-infrared light, two specific  wavelengths that are naturally emitted by the sun. In targeted doses, these wavelengths have a healing effect on the body. Red light (660nm) is absorbed by your skin, leading to enhanced skin health and healing. Near infrared light (850nm), penetrates deep into your tissues, muscles, and body for inflammation and hormone support. 

As your body soaks up the natural light from your red light therapy device, your mitochondria become activated in producing energy for a wide range of functions. Red light penetrates the skin at varying depths, and its therapeutic benefits occur at the cellular level. So, unlike medications that simply mask symptoms, red light works from inside out to promote health. Check out the article "Why use red light therapy?" for more information on this topic.

Using red light therapy for reduced inflammation.

Using red light therapy is simple and easy. Simply switch on your Vital Red Light Therapy device, aim it at the part of your body that you wish to treat, and relax for 10 minutes while listening to music, meditating, reading a book, or drinking your morning coffee. Easy as that, no setup required. Just get comfortable and enjoy. With only a couple sessions a week, you will begin to feel the healing effects of red light therapy.

Most patients experience immediate results and leave their skin feeling like it is glowing. Stiff, sore and painful joints may experience improvements with one to three sessions. Keep in mind that results vary from patients to patient depending on the severity of the condition and adherence to protocols.

Red light therapy is a safe and effective treatment option.   

Red light therapy is safe and easy to use for people of all ages. Remember, you will not sweat or feel heat. All you have to do is bask under the light and let the therapeutic red and near-infrared light do all the work for you. You can experience a reduction in symptoms as early as after the first treatment session with red light therapy. To get the most out of your Vital Red Light, consistency is key. We recommend once daily use, although using your device 2-3 times a day may be beneficial for symptomatic areas. Red light therapy has been proven to work fast and effectively with little known side-effects.  

No prescriptions. No medications. No injections. No surgery. Just safe, natural wavelengths of effective, proven light energy.

Conclusion. 

Natural light is essential for human health and longevity, but most people don’t get nearly as much light as the body requires. That's why paying attention and understanding the kind of light you surround yourself with each day is such a crucial part of feeling happy and healthy. Red light therapy is a trusted and widely-used health modality backed by science and research. Everybody needs healthy light to live and feel their best. Click here to see all of the natural benefits that red light therapy has to offer.

Which light therapy device is best for reducing inflammation? 

When it comes to selecting effective light therapy for inflammation support, it comes down to personal preference. Vital Red Light offers a variety of light therapy devices for specific lifestyles, needs, and budgets. For the first time, effective light therapy is accessible for all with Vital Red Light device options. Vital offers all-in-one, scientifically backed light therapy device that are both convenient and effective.

Below are Vital Red Light devices that will make the difference for your health:

Vital Charge
Vital Pro
Vital Elite

Vital Red Light therapy devices are safe, effective, and all natural. They enhance your health from the inside out, bringing you closer to your health, wellness, and beauty goals. Take a wellness cue from celebrities, pro athletes, & thousands more.

Sources and References. 

[1]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5523874/

[2]https://www.ncbi.nhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5927356/

[3]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25862494/

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