NASA began using red light therapy for wound healing after finding that it activated natural plant growth in space. Since then, the FDA has approved it as a therapy for treating minor pains and arthritis and there has been extensive clinical research on its various applications.
Most notably, red light therapy has been shown to boost immune function, sleep, circulation, reduce inflammation and pain, promote faster healing and muscle recovery, skin rejuvenation, collagen production, hormone balancing, thyroid regulation, weight loss and cognitive function.
Elite trainers and athletes are using Joovv for muscle growth and recovery benefits. NFL stars like Patrick Peterson and elite fighters like UFC champion TJ Dillashaw swear by Joovv for recovery after demanding workouts. Numerous trials and studies have found that light therapy helps your body produce more cellular energy and reduces oxidative stress, which helps tired & damaged muscle tissue repair and regenerate faster.
Recent 2016 research published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation shows that the application of light therapy also promotes the growth of healthy muscle tissue, naturally increasing muscle size and bulk—as well as strength.
Ben Greenfield, voted America’s top personal trainer, also swears by Joovv for muscle health and recovery, in addition to sex drive and testosterone. He wrote a major guide and answered FAQs to red light therapy in late 2018 with a ton of good information, as well as his personal experience with Joovv.
Emerging research on red light therapy is showing positive results for hormone balance, like improving thyroid health, testosterone production, and overall sex hormone levels.
Initial results from a trial on red light therapy and the ketogenic diet have shown impressive testosterone gains for men and gains in sex hormones for women, like progesterone, estradiol and DHEA. Initial research has shown that a red light therapy routine can improve thyroid conditions like hypothyroidism and thyroiditis, in some cases helping patients reduce or eliminate their need for levothyroxine. Learn more about red light therapy and thyroid health here.
When a light therapy device is shined on a person’s head, wavelengths of near infrared (NIR) light can penetrate deep into the body and be absorbed by the brain. The brain benefits from increased cerebral blood flow, more oxygen availability & consumption, and a boost of ATP energy production through enhanced mitochondrial activity.
Learning and memory experts like Jim Kwik use red and near infrared light therapy to improve brain function. Research on red light therapy and brain health is showing how natural light can improve reaction time, attention, executive function, and memory. Red light therapy also shows potential for healing damaged brain tissue. In the first human trials, red light therapy has demonstrated major improvements in people with brain injuries like TBI and CTE.