Did you know that your skin cells can get energy from red light? In a process known as oxidative phosphorylation, photoreceptors in our mitochondria capture photons of light, stimulating a cascade of chemical reactions, including the release of oxygen ions and the production of ATP, the main source of energy of our cells. This oxidation and energy mobilizes the natural processes of body repair, revitalizing cells and providing an overall sense of well-being.
More than 4000 scientific studies have been published to date highlighting the effectiveness of the red light, showing that the skin produces more collagen, elastic fibers, and hyaluronic acid, muscles have more energy to contract and relax, and blood microcirculation increases.
People have known about the healing benefits of light since ancient Egypt, and scientists have been studying the topic for the last century. A Danish doctor won a Nobel Prize in 1903 for rediscovering the effects of light to treat certain diseases. NASA researchers in the 1960s discovered that red light awakens cell activity, and they have continued to publish studies showing its stimulating and revitalizing effects on the brain, muscles, joints, bones, and skin. Helight takes this ancient knowledge and puts the benefits into your hands.
By stimulating the production of collagen, elastine, and hyaluronic acid, the red light of Helight can lighten and even skin tone, firm up skin, repair sun or otherwise damaged skin, refine skin texture, tighten pores, increase radiance, fade wrinkles, and fade stretch marks. Use it on your face, neck, hands, or body to tone your silhouette or rejuvenate your skin. Fibroblast stimulation in the scalp can lead to capillary re-densification, which decreases hair loss.
The red light of Helight can increase cellular oxygenation to produce energy needed for the contraction and relaxation of muscles, increase drainage, increase microcirculation, and increase joint flexibility–all of this helps with athletic recovery.
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