- Wond care and tissue repair
- Inflammatory conditions
- Pain control
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Natural red light powers your cells. A light therapy device like a Solaris delivers red & near infrared wavelengths directly to your body with medical-grade LEDs. These photons of natural, therapeutic light produce a chemical reaction in the mitochondria of your cells that boosts energy production and regeneration. The two primary effects are:
More ATP Energy: Light therapy reduces oxidative stress and increases adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. ATP, produced through cellular respiration, is a crucial molecule required by all living things to make usable energy for your body. It’s often called “the energy currency of life.” This article goes deeper into the science of light therapy and ATP production.
Enhanced Cell Signaling: Specific wavelengths of light help to create a better oxidative environment in your cells. This results in the activation of numerous intracellular signaling pathways, increased protein synthesis, enzyme activation, and enhanced cell cycle progression.
Health Benefits of Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy
Thousands of peer-reviewed clinical trials and studies on red light therapy have been conducted over the last 3 decades and published in major scientific journals. The evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of its effectiveness & safety, and the FDA has approved light therapy for the treatment of joint pain, reduction of wrinkles, and many other conditions. [1,2,3,4,5,6]
Here’s an overview of some of the major, clinically-proven health benefits of red light therapy:
Skin, Collagen, and Anti-Aging
Red light therapy feels so rejuvenating because it stimulates the production of collagen, which gives skin its elasticity, hair its strength, and connective tissue its ability to hold everything together.  Numerous studies and trials have found light therapy improves skin tone & complexion, diminishes signs of aging, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. [2,6] You can go deeper into red light therapy and skin benefits here.
Training and Muscle Recovery
Elite trainers and athletes are using infrared ligh for muscle growth and recovery benefits. Strength trainer have said in the sports world wondered if red light therapy was an unfair competitive advantage, even though it’s completely natural. You can read up on red light therapy and muscle recovery here.
NFL stars elite fighters like UFC fighters swear by infrared light for recovery after demanding workouts. Numerous trials and studies have found that light therapy helps your body produce more cellular energy and reduces oxidative stress, which helps tired & damaged muscle tissue repair and regenerate faster.
Recent 2016 research published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation shows that the application of light therapy also promotes the growth of healthy muscle tissue, naturally increasing muscle size and bulk—as well as strength. 
Inflammation and Joint Pain
One of the primary responses to red light therapy is a pronounced reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress, with significantly lowered joint pain
Melatonin and Sleep
Most people are exposed to a lot of unhealthy artificial light that disrupts your circadian rhythm and makes it harder to sleep. Red and near infrared does the exact opposite and helps protect your internal clock. Clinical studies show light therapy also increases natural melatonin production for healthier sleep.
Safe, Non-Invasive, and Drug-Free
Unlike most conventional treatments, red light therapy is safe, non-invasive, uses no chemicals or drugs, and is not associated with harmful side effects. Red light therapy simply harnesses the natural healing and rejuvenating benefits of a specific range of therapeutic natural light and delivers this targeted energy at a higher rate than the sun—without harmful UV rays.
Infrared Light relief of muscle spasms, minor muscle & joint aches, as well as pain & stiffness associated with arthritis modular is FDA-cleared, and our technology has been approved for use in clinical trials to further explore the benefits and applications of natural light therapy.