Red Light Therapy for Detoxification: Reducing Toxins and Improving Overall Health
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Red Light Therapy for Detoxification: Reducing Toxins and Improving Overall Health
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It's possible that you've heard the proverb Healthy body, healthy life. The body must routinely rid itself of pollutants in order to be healthy. These days, there are a lot of environmental variables that might be harmful to one's health, including pollution, UV rays, free radicals, chemical exposures, and cosmetics. However, the negative effects of these poisons can be diminished if detoxification processes are encouraged and effective.

body's detoxification process

Is there anything you can do to support your body's effective detoxification process?

True enough, red light treatment can help with that. Red light treatment was first applied to treat smallpox scars in the late 1800s. It has been extensively utilized for therapeutic purposes ever since. In addition to vitamins, red light treatment also has a similar effect, acting as the body's scavenger and clearing heat.

If you're looking for how red light therapy helps in detoxification, this article is worth exploring. So, get ready and give it a read!

Red Light Therapy Support Natural Detoxification

Different body parts, such as metabolic and neurological systems, use a neuroendometabolic (NEM) stress response to neutralize toxins from circulation. To eliminate toxins, multiple organ systems, including the liver, skin, and detoxification pathways, come into play. Our skin is the largest organ and plays an important role in detoxification. Several research studies suggest that red light therapy primarily targets the top layers of the skin and enhances mitochondrial stimulation-based detoxification via the skin, blood, liver, and lymphatic system. Increased blood flow to the targeted areas allows built-up toxins and wastes to pass through the skin.

rlt and Natural Detoxification

When we talk about natural detoxification, sleep undoubtedly plays an important role. Research on mice suggested that the gap between brain cells increases during sleep, helping the brain clear toxins. Studies have shown that red light therapy can prolong and improve sleep quality by promoting melatonin production. Our body's most powerful and important antioxidant and detoxifying agent, glutathione, depends on melatonin to support its levels and shield the mitochondria from damage.

How to Use Red Light Therapy for Detoxification?

Start with short sessions: Begin with 5 to 10-minute sessions to allow your body to adjust to the red light therapy. Going too long initially can cause detox symptoms.

  • Gradually increase duration: Once accustomed to the red light, slowly build up to longer 20 to 30-minute sessions to allow for full detoxification effects.
  • Increase frequency: For best detoxification results, aim for 3-5 red light therapy sessions per week. Consistency is key.
  • Use full-body devices: Full-body red light beds or panels ensure the light reaches more areas to enhance systemic detoxification.
  • Stay hydrated:Drink plenty of water before and after sessions to aid the body's natural detoxification through sweating, urination, etc.
  • Support liver function: Consider liver-supportive supplements or foods to optimize the organ's waste-clearing capacity.
  • Dry brush your skin: Dry brushing before red light therapy sessions can help stimulate lymph flow to enhance detoxification.

Safe Toxin Reduction with Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy is a gentle and non-invasive approach that aids in toxin reduction. Our body eliminates harmful substances such as heavy metals through sweating. Increased blood flow activates the sweat glands, releasing the accumulated waste products and toxins. Infrared heat produces sweat that contains almost 20% toxins instead of the traditional sauna's 3%.

Frequent use of infrared light therapy aids in the body's detoxification as it gets rid of cholesterol, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium—heavy metals that can cause cancer. Therefore, compared to a traditional sauna, red light detoxification is seven times more effective.

Red Light Therapy for Overall Health Benefits

A lot of research studies have been published on red light therapy, including animal/lab studies or human trials showing the plethora of health perks along with detoxification. Some of these are mentioned below:

Fine lines and wrinkles

A study published in 2020 shows that red light therapy is effective in reducing aging signs by increasing fibroblasts, which in turn increases collagen production.


Around 100 million people are affected by scarring annually. Red light therapy prevents the thickening of scars and is an effective acne treatment. One recent study showed that red light therapy reduces acne breakouts by 36%.

Wound healing

Some wounds are stubborn and difficult to treat, such as diabetic ulcers. However, red light therapy gives promising results as it increases mitochondrial activity, fibroblast proliferation, and collagen production, promoting wound healing.

Hair growth

Androgenic alopecia can be treated with red light therapy. It promotes increased hair thickness and density by increasing blood flow to the scalp.

Promotes fat loss

A few studies showed that the application of red light therapy helps in fat and weight loss. Basically, it affects adipocytes, releasing triglycerides and thus helping in fat loss. A study published in the Journal of Obesity Surgery suggests that 40 participants exposed to red light therapy lost 2.1 cm of girth in four weeks. Another study published in the Journal of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine found that red light therapy promotes fat loss when coupled with exercise.

Reduces inflammation and pain

Another potential advantage of red light therapy is to reduce inflammation and pain. It is effective in treating chronic pain conditions, e.g., myalgias. Recent research found that it may also reduce neuropathy pain. Moreover, it can reduce the painful side effects of various diseases and cancer treatments.

Improves brain health

Research has demonstrated that red light therapy is showing effective results in treating dementia, Parkinson's disease, anxiety, depression, stroke, and many other brain conditions.

Ongoing research suggests that brain photobiomodulation therapy could improve the metabolic ability of neurons and trigger antioxidant and anti-inflammatory reactions and neurogenesis, especially beneficial for people struggling with memory loss.

Order today the Bestqool red light therapy device to experience detoxification combined with whole-body rejuvenation!

References and Citations:

[1] Xie et al "Sleep-initiated fluid flux drives metabolite clearance from the adult brain." Science, October 18, 2013.

[2] Zhao, Jiexiu, et al. "Red Light and the Sleep Quality and Endurance Performance of Chinese Female Basketball Players." Journal of Athletic Training, vol. 47, no. 6, 2012, pp. 673-678

[3] Sene-Fiorese, Marcela, et al. "The potential of phototherapy to reduce body fat, insulin resistance and "metabolic inflexibility" related to obesity in women undergoing weight loss treatment." Lasers in surgery and medicine vol. 47,8 (2015)

[4] Comerota, Michele M., et al. "Near Infrared Light Treatment Reduces Synaptic Levels of Toxic Tau Oligomers in Two Transgenic Mouse Models of Human Tauopathies." Molecular Neurobiology, vol. 56, no. 5, 2019, pp. 3341-3355

[5] Yeager, Ronnie L., et al. "Melatonin As a Principal Component of Red Light Therapy." Medical Hypotheses, vol. 69, no. 2, 2006, pp. 372-376

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