Light is essential for our health and cellular function, just like water, sleep, and food nutrients. The human body is designed to function with an abundance of natural sunlight, but most people don’t get nearly enough light every day with our modern lifestyles.
Light therapy is an easy way to add healthy light to your life, in the comfort of your home, at any time of day, no matter the weather or season. Joovv treats your body with red and near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths of light, delivered directly to your skin and cells.
Light therapy is quick:
Enhanced Cellular Function and ATP Energy Production:
In conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, light therapy treatments can have systemic benefits because they improve cellular health across the body. When your cells work more efficiently and produce more ATP energy, you can better look and feel.
Light therapy treatments help your body’s natural inflammation process as you recover from illness or injury.
Improved Blood Flow:
One of the potential benefits of light therapy is a significant increase in blood circulation following treatment sessions. This indicates issues are receiving more oxygen and other nutrients that are important for healing. At the same time, light helps the body, and circulatory system rid itself of toxic byproducts.
Healthy light intake is essential for sleep and maintaining natural circadian rhythms. Our brains interpret light as a sign of when to be awake and asleep and make crucial sleep hormones like melatonin. Bright blue light at night can knock your sleep cycle out of whack, but the red light is a lower-intensity alternative that can help support longer, more restful sleep. Joovv designed the Ambient mode primarily to support sleep and circadian rhythms.
Recovery, Healing, and Performance:
Trainers and pro athletes widely use light therapy to improve fitness, boost physical performance, and support the recovery process. Muscle cells require a great deal of energy and grow and strengthen through a process of tears and repairs. Light therapy helps your body produce and use power more efficiently. Supporting circulation and inflammation reduction with light therapy can also help you heal and recover after injuries and workouts. Joovv’s unique Recovery+ mode is designed to optimize the body’s natural recovery process.
Skin Health and Beauty:
Taking in healthy light is crucial for skin cells, skin health, and beauty. Red and NIR light promotes balance across the body and skin by enhancing cellular respiration, making energy production more efficient, with less oxidative stress. When your cells are in a more significant proportion, your skin will look and feel softer and more invigorated.
Light therapy is a trusted and widely-used health modality backed by science and research. We all need healthy light to thrive, but most people don’t get enough for optimal function. A light therapy device like a Joovv is easy to use in your home, with the potential for systemic health benefits like improved cellular function and better sleep.
Red Light Therapy has proven to improve health, performance, recovery, and much more.
Having lived and breathed wellness most of our lives, looking at ways to improve our health and optimize performance, our journey led us to discover Photobiomodulation (PBM). PBM has incredible powers and can enhance people’s quality of life. Whether your goal is to have glowing and younger-looking skin, maximize recovery from workouts, have increased energy levels, or improve circadian rhythm and deeper sleep cycles. PBM can help you achieve these goals and many, many more.
Red light is thought to work by producing a biochemical effect in cells that strengthen the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell — it’s where the cell’s energy is created. The energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). By increasing the function of the mitochondria using RLT, a cell can make more ATP. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.
Grow Muscle and Perform:
A vast body of research shows very significant gains in muscle size, strength, grip strength, leg strength, time to exhaustion, speed, endurance, and max reps!
Recovery from Sports
Regular red light therapy treatments have been shown to reduce delayed onset of muscle soreness, less fatigue, less potential for injury, and general all over increased recovery.
RLT has been shown to provide many positive changes in conditions that may have caused joint pain, Including Osteoarthritis Knee Pain, improving low range of motion in joints, cartilage regeneration, treating meniscus tears, general knee pain, hand and wrist pain, and spinal pain. There is also ample evidence about the benefits of RLT for sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The most promising study showed a 70% reduction in pain.
Red light therapy has been shown to increase the body’s melatonin production in the skin and the brain. Red light therapy has also been shown to ease the symptoms of specific brain injuries, which can also positively affect sleep. Red light does not suppress melatonin production in the brain, like blue light from screens does. Therefore using red light at night will allow you to unwind and prepare for sleep gently.
Red Light Therapy is well known to promote collagen production in our skin cells, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Combined with increased energy production and anti-inflammatories, RLT has excellent potential to improve skin appearance, reduce the symptoms of a host of skin disorders from acne to psoriasis to rosacea and increase the repair rate of damaged skin.
Red light therapy is excellent for your eyes! Research has shown RLT may slow or stop degeneration, improve healing outcomes for damaged eyes and decrease inflammation, leading to vision impairment.
Red Light Therapy is excellent for stimulating and maintaining hair growth. Research has shown that RLT may extend hair growing time, improve hair thickness, and even prevent male and female pattern balding!
Dr. Vitaly has been practicing as an orthopedic sports medicine physical therapist for 14 years. He initially studied health and exercise science where he first fell in love with the human body and its physiology to excel. This has created a foundation for which he has taken his Physical Therapy practice into the training realm with reVitalyze.