How Red Light Therapy Helps Me Start the Day

“I used to feel tired and unmotivated waking up before the sun. Now I sit in front of my red light therapy device for 10-minutes in the morning and it gives me the energy to start my day. It’s like a sunshine supplement.” — Jesse ★★★★★

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If you notice you feel especially sluggish in the winter months, it may not be just because of colder weather. It could be because lack of natural light ⚠️. With the days getting shorter, we are naturally getting less sun. You probably already know this, but we need plenty of sunlight to be healthy, but most people do not get enough. 

This is where red light therapy comes into play. Red light therapy is a natural way to help your body get the sunlight it needs. Imagine getting all the benefits of sunlight without ever having to leave your house on a cold, dark day. With red light therapy, you can do just that. Plus, it’s affordable and easy to use – there’s no excuse not to try it out for yourself. 

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What is Red Light Therapy?

Nowadays, red light therapy is almost considered a mainstream, standard practice for elite professional athletes, beauty professionals, and medical experts.

The 101 on Red Light is this: Red light therapy (RLT) – also known as photobiomodulation, is a natural, non-invasive healing modality that delivers beneficial light directly to your body and cells. It utilizes two specific wavelengths of light (mid 600nm red light and mid 800 nm near-infrared light) that are naturally emitted by the sun. In targeted doses, they provide a wide range of health benefits across different systems and parts of the body.

A great metaphor for explaining the science of red light therapy is to draw a comparison to plants. Just as plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy (food), red and near-infrared light creates a biochemical effect in the body that enhances cellular energy production and efficiency.

Why use Red Light Therapy?

Light is essential to our health & well-being, but most people do not get enough. The average person today spends 93% of their time indoors, cut off from the natural light of the sun. Worse yet, much of the time we spend indoors is filled with artificial blue light, fluorescent light bulbs, and other toxins that we are chronically exposed to. Our human bodies were designed to function with an abundance of natural sunlight, but with our modern lifestyles, we don’t get nearly enough light to have optimal health. Red light therapy is here to change that. 

Have you ever wondered why you feel so good after spending a day at the beach? It is because sunshine is energizing and healing. Red light therapy harnesses two specific wavelengths of the sun, red and near-infrared light. You can think of it as a “sunshine supplement”. With red light therapy, you get a predictable dose of natural light anytime, anywhere, even if you were living in a small New York City apartment. This leads to some pretty amazing benefits. 

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What Are the Benefits?

Did you know that red light therapy improves your health from the inside-out? Red light therapy is a clinically proven way to restore your body’s energy and improve its ability to heal itself.

The red light penetrates three-quarters of an inch under the skin, stimulating blood flow and increasing energy production. Red light is so effective because it reaches deep into the body where most other therapies cannot reach on their own. Once deep inside the body, red light can stimulate blood flow, increase cellular energy, and enhance collagen levels.

Many people come to red light because they want to look better (no shame in that 🤝), but they stay committed to using it because they see improved sleep, mood, and energy levels. Learn more about the benefits below.

Red Light has been used in luxury spas for years because of the skin benefits. Using red light therapy on your face has been clinically proven to improve skin complexion while promoting skin rejuvenation. Therapeutic red light treats the root cause of many skin issues by stimulating natural collagen production, reducing inflammation, and enhancing blood flow. 

Red light has been shown to build muscle, stimulate metabolism, and even reduces the appearance of cellulite when used after exercise. It is quickly becoming the next big thing in the weight-loss world with even the most well-known gyms like Equinox using Vital Red Light devices. In a recent clinical trial, red light therapy was shown to be twice as effective in burning fat when combined with working out.

New research is showing how shining red light on your head and brain cells may improve cognitive functions like memory and improve mood. Red light therapy  can also help eliminate fatigue (partially by working to support the thyroid), support a balanced mood, and even help with depression and anxiety. In a recent study, 74% of participations saw a remission in their depression or anxiety after 30-days of red light therapy treatment. 

Trouble sleeping? You are not alone. More than 50% of Americans have sleep problems. Fortunately, red light therapy has been found to help reset your circadian rhythm by blocking blue light and stimulating melatonin production. It has also been shown to one a safe and effective way to release the chemicals in your brain that act as natural antidepressants (like serotonin and dopamine) and relax the body in the evening. Red light is a long wavelength, so that means it has a calming effect on the body. 

Pain can come in many shapes and sizes — knee pain, foot pain, stomach pain, PMS-related pain, and even stress induced headaches. Rather than simply masking the pain like most pills, red light therapy is able to treat the underlying cause of the condition by enhancing tissue repair, circulation, and providing your body with the much-needed energy necessary to heal pain.

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How to Use Red Light Therapy?

Just sit down, relax infant of the device, and let the clinically proven red and near-infrared light work magic on your body and cells. The light is proven to boost natural healing and regeneration from within the body. It doesn’t just treat the symptoms, it gets to the root of the problem.

  1. Turn on your Vital Red Light, remove any clothing, and shine it on the area of your body that you wish to treat (face, limbs, back, stomach).

  2. Nourish your body with healthy light as you meditate, read, or work. Our devices give you the optimal light exposure in simple 10-minute sessions. 

  3. Step away from every simple 10-minute red light therapy session with radiant skin, a brighter mood, more energy, and healthy cells

👉 Many people also use red light therapy first thing in the morning as an energy booster, as it can improve circulation and provide an invigorating boost of warmth.

What happens when you nourish your body with healthy light daily?

Your body begins to change from the inside out. Red light therapy is an effective way to heal your body, change your skin, and improve your energy from the inside-out. Just remember, it is important to understand that the benefits are cumulative; meaning, they build on each other over time. This is because red light therapy treats the root cause of disease and cellular dysfunction at the source. It is not just a quick topical solution – you are healing your body from within. Shop the best-selling Vital Elite here.

Who Uses Vital Red Light?

At Vital Red Light we are different. We have spent years making the only red light therapy device that is optimized for your life. Our devices are third-party tested and are medical grade so that you can achieve the results you deserve.

We are proud to have over 1,465 medical professionals in 46 countries using our products, along with some of the most trusted experts and organizations in world including: Goop (& Gwyneth Paltrow), Equinox Gyms, REVOLVE, US Weekly, Brooke Burke, and hundreds of athletes in the PGA, NFL, NBA, MLB & more. 

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Common Questions

We get a lot of comments about people being skeptical about how red light works. And we get it. But let’s take a look. There are a lot of wellness trends and fads, but Red Light Therapy has endured the test of time.

It was first used by NASA in the 1980’s and since then is a favorite among health experts, celebs, and even pro athletes. Red Light Therapy is effective because it reaches deep into the body where most other therapies cannot reach on their own.

Once deep inside the body, red light can stimulate blood flow, increase cellular energy, and enhance collagen levels. This is great for overall health AND for beauty.

What can you expect as far as results?

☑️A relaxing sensation as soon as your first sit in front of light due to increased circulation

☑️Within the first few days you will notice your skin is smoother and healthier

☑️You’ll see improved sleep, mood, and overall energy levels

Many people come to red light because they want to look better (no shame in that 😁), but they stay committed to using it because they see improved sleep, mood, and energy levels. When you use red light therapy daily, you are giving your body the energy necessary to heal, revitalize and repair. Red light therapy is BOTH elite skincare and full body wellness.

You’ve seen those red light therapy panels and facemasks all over the internet, and you thought that would be the best way to get your glow on. 

But guess what? You’re missing out on a lot of the benefits by only using an LED Facemask for your skin!

The problem with facemasks is that… 

❌ they are 10x weaker than LED panels 

❌ Most are NOT third-party tested 

❌ Most do NOT use near-infrared light 

❌ They ONLY provide skin benefits

Red light therapy goes way beyond skincare — it’s full body wellness. With a red light panel, you can experience some of these benefits + covering all your skincare needs. 

✅ Improve skin & complexion, hormone support, boost mood and well-being, enhance sleep quality, & reduce pain & inflammation 

All Vital Red Light therapy devices are backed by clinical science, are 3rd party tested, have the lowest EMF output, and are guaranteed to be effective. Vital Red Light complies with the strictest safety standards in the industry today. You can rest assured that all devices are ethically manufactured, contain quality materials that are environmentally friendly, and do not emit a high dosage of harmful EMFs like most of the other Red Light Therapy companies on the market. 

Yes. Red Light therapy is safe and free of ultraviolet (UV) rays. Unlike using other laser therapies or tanning beds, red light therapy does not use UV light (which can cause skin damage). With every Vital Red Light therapy treatment, you can rest assured that you are getting the right dose of light without any negative side effects. There have been hundreds of studies around the world that provide the safety and effectiveness of red light therapy on all parts of the body.

If you are not using a device that is 3rd-party tested, FDA cleared, and ultra-low EMF — you could be doing more harm than good, or simply wasting money. Most LED facemasks and cheap red light products are not what they promise to be. At Vital Red Light, our therapies provide the most optimal light therapy experience on the market, delivering clinical-level frequencies, with zero-EMF, and medical-grade LED lights. What does this mean for you? It means that your body is receiving light energy and beginning to change on a fundamental level, unlocking new ways to feel, look, and live better.

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