LED Light Therapy and the SuperHuman

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Fatigue, stress and lowered immunity all keep us from the superhuman energy levels we’re looking for. These are nearly universal conditions, experienced by countless people around the world, and they can lead to a host of compounded issues, bringing about even worse conditions — creating a cycle of poor health and quality of life that keeps your energy levels far from where they should be.

Yet the advent of LED lighting technology and the proven science behind Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy has provided us with a profoundly effective new weapon — LED Light Therapy, sometimes referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT).

With a growing list of thousands of studies and trials backing up its efficacy, LED Light Therapy is also proving to be highly attractive for a number of other reasons. It’s virtually pain and discomfort free, drug free, noninvasive, more reliable and more affordable than many traditional medications and procedures. And best of all, proper application produces zero side effects.

You read that right. Hard to believe? Read on.

LED Light Therapy for Superhuman Energy

While there are many light colors used in LED Light Therapy, we’re going to (mostly) limit this discussion to the two most established — red light and near-infrared (NIR) light.

A great number of studies have been conducted on muscle fatigue, and for good reason—professional athletes burn through more energy than most! Sports teams are always looking for healthy ways to make their athletes stronger and faster, with more endurance, and LED Light Therapy does just that.

This trial from the March 2017 edition of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance found that “LLLT increased time-to-exhaustion in competitive cyclists, suggesting this intervention as a possible non-pharmacological ergogenic agent in cycling.” (Lanferdini et al., 2018). And interestingly, they found a LOWER total energy dosage to be MORE effective than a higher energy dosage (measured in joules/cm2). Interested in why? Check out the facts regarding power intensity of LED Light Therapy.

And in this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial (Leal et al., 2010), researchers found that near-infrared light therapy at 810 nm resulted in an increase in the number of exercise repetitions performed; an increase in the elapsed time before exhaustion; and faster post-exercise recovery.

So, not only does Light Therapy give your body more energy, but it helps you recover sooner when you’re tired — helping you get back to work and play faster than ever before!

LED Light Therapy for Reducing Stress

Fatigue also exacerbates the stress we’re under. And when we’re stressed, one of the best ways to reduce it is to get more sleep — and importantly, higher-quality sleep. But it’s a catch-22 when sleep is more elusive and of poorer quality for those who are stressed. Enter red light (and blue-green light!) therapy.

These preliminary findings from 2021 on fatigue and disrupted sleep in breast cancer survivors reported “significantly shorter sleep latency (p = .002), longer total sleep time (p = .042), and greater habitual sleep efficiency (p = .042).” (Wu et al., 2022)

Interested in learning more about LED Light Therapy’s additional colors? We’ve got a clear breakdown with plenty of references on our Colors page.

LED Light Therapy for Improving Immunity

What about immunity? A weakened immune system can negatively affect nearly every system in the body, sapping your energy, your mood and your ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The profoundly close relationship between the immune system and the microbiome of the GI tract shows that maintaining a healthy microbiome can aid the body in avoiding autoimmune diseases, as established in this 2019 article (Xu et al., 2019). This strong connection provides a fascinating line of inquiry regarding the possibility of mitigating autoimmune symptoms via repair and maintenance of the microbiota of the gut using PBM.

With the introduction of the term photobiomics, a new area of study is focused specifically on how PBM can affect the microbiome, with this fascinating 2019 review stating that “recent work by our research group has demonstrated that PBM (red and NIR light) delivered to the abdomen in mice, can alter the gut microbiome in a potentially beneficial way. This has also now been demonstrated in human subjects.” (Liebert et al., 2019).

How the Visum Light Can Help

Whether you’re looking for an effective way to reduce fatigue, lower stress or improve your immunity, LED Light Therapy can provide a number of ways for you to boost not just your physical energy, but your mental and emotional energy to superhuman levels.

And just as LED Light Therapy is proving effective for a wide range of conditions, the Visum Light was designed to provide what most other light devices cannot — a comprehensive, all-in-one approach to your LED Light Therapy needs.

With a number of color combinations and operating modes, you can customize therapies from one use to the next with the press of a few buttons. From chronic pain to skin conditions, open wounds to circulation issues, and of course, fatigue and stress, you no longer need multiple light devices to treat specific symptoms. And with the ability to choose pre-programmed patterns or set the Nogier Frequencies, color combinations and therapy durations yourself, you have complete control — all in a streamlined, easy-to-use interface.

For instance, on the Visum Light’s Library of Resources page, you can find a number of helpful charts and instructions for use.

The Visum Light’s non-invasive, non-thermal application and nearly nonexistent side effects, combined with its ability to significantly improve quality of life, make it the only comprehensive low-level LED light therapy device you’ll ever need.

And with our 45-day No Worries Guarantee and convenient financing options, there’s no better time to discover for yourself how LED Light Therapy can improve your lymphatic system and so much more. For the latest Light Therapy research, news, and exclusive special offers featuring up to 40% off, be sure to sign up for our newsletter!

References

Lanferdini, F. J., Bini, R. R., Baroni, B. M., Klein, K. D., Carpes, F. P., & Vaz, M. A. (2018). Improvement of Performance and Reduction of Fatigue With Low-Level Laser Therapy in Competitive Cyclists. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(1), 14–22. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2016-0187

Leal, E. C. P., Lopes-Martins, R. Á. B., Frigo, L., De Marchi, T., Rossi, R. P., de Godoi, V., Tmazoni, S. S., Silva, D. P., Basso, M., Filho, P. L., de Valls Corsetti, F., Iversen, V. V., & Bjordal, J. M. (2010). Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in the Development of Exercise-Induced Skeletal Muscle Fatigue and Changes in Biochemical Markers Related to Postexercise Recovery. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 40(8), 524–532. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2010.3294

Liebert, A., Bicknell, B., Johnstone, D. M., Gordon, L. C., Kiat, H., & Hamblin, M. R. (2019). “Photobiomics”: Can Light, Including Photobiomodulation, Alter the Microbiome? Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and Laser Surgery, 37(11), 681–693. https://doi.org/10.1089/photob.2019.4628

Wu, H.-S., Gao, F., Yan, L., & Given, C. (2022). Evaluating chronotypically tailored light therapy for breast cancer survivors: Preliminary findings on fatigue and disrupted sleep. Chronobiology International, 39(2), 221–232. https://doi.org/10.1080/07420528.2021.1992419

Xu, H., Liu, M., Cao, J., Li, X., Fan, D., Xia, Y., Lu, X., Li, J., Ju, D., & Zhao, H. (2019). The Dynamic Interplay between the Gut Microbiota and Autoimmune Diseases. Journal of Immunology Research, 2019, 7546047. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/7546047