Red Light Therapy Clinically-Proven Benefits
In addition to improving circulation, and reducing inflammation, red light therapy boosts your own collagen production. That means healthier, younger-looking skin.
These are the basics:
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. Without a doubt, it’s critical for skin health (and joint and bone health). Collagen literally holds us together. The more you can produce naturally, the better for your skin, joints, and general appearance. Although many people take collagen supplements or use creams, there’s no substitute for your body making more of the real thing.
In studies, researchers have measured much higher natural collagen levels in patients treated with natural light, especially with near infrared light. Indeed, several human trials have demonstrated a big boost in natural collagen stimulation. That means younger looking skin and faster healing.
To learn more about how red light therapy increases your natural collagen, check out Joovv’s description and references here.
What is Collagen and why is it so important?
Collagen is the primary structural protein in our bodies. It’s the main ingredient in our connective tissue, consisting of tightly bound amino acids that hold our bodies together. There are more than 20 different types of collagen, but 90% of it is called Type I collagen. Made of densely packed fibers, it is a key component of human skin, tendons, bones, ligaments, and teeth.
As we age, our collagen production tends to decrease and become less effective. This is one major reason why skin becomes less firm over time, and why joint function, hair growth, and dental health also decline with age.
Bottom line: our bodies need lots of collagen to stay firm and functioning. The more collagen your body can produce, the better your skin, joints, bones, hair, and teeth will look and function as you get older.