Geplaatst op 11 August 2020.
You’ve probably seen it already, athletes who use ‘red light’ therapy, like the Laeq, to ‘perform’ better. In gyms, at sports clubs or with physiotherapists. Red light therapy, how does it work?
PBM / Red laser light, how does it work?
Red light therapy is a form of Photobiomodulation (PBM), where the Laeq Health laser clip bij irradiating your blood provides (among other things) more available energy for your entire body. We call this systemic photobiomodulation. Why are more and more athletes using it? Because it helps with injury prevention and increased athletic performance. And nowadays also because it boosts your immune system and stimulates your body’s metabolism.
Laeq stimulates the mitochondria, the energy factories in each cell, creating more energy. The beautiful thing is that the more you exercise, the more mitochondria are created in your body. And these energy factories charge you to maximum power in a completely natural way. That’s what you want, isn’t it? Not by creating more red blood cells as with doping, but by optimizing the red blood cells present. In addition, you acidify less, the blood circulation improves, there is a positive oxygen effect in the body and you ensure that nutrients are better absorbed in all cells. Who doesn’t want that?
What is light therapy?
Laser-light therapy, is a form of photobiomodulation therapy. The Laeq device emits light at a specific wavelength that is easily absorbed by cytochrome c, a protein that is part of the mitochondria of a cell. By absorbing this light energy, the cellular energy is increased and the production of ATP energy from the mitochondria is increased. This helps to burn more energy, but also to reduce (muscle) pain, swelling, and stiffness in muscles and joints and to recover faster for the next sporting challenge.
Why Light therapy for sports performance?
PBM (Photobiomodulation) helps to improve athletic performance by reducing muscle fatigue and increasing endurance, as well as preventing or speeding up recovery from acidification or injury.
These are the main reasons why athletes and sports teams have started using PBM and are increasingly using it as part of their regular training program. Both in the build-up phase towards a performance, and afterwards to recover faster. And completely risk-free. Clinical evidence shows that Photobiomodulation on the Laeq way is a safe and effective treatment with no adverse effects. That’s different with many other stimulating methods…
In short, light therapy increases the production of ATP and gives athletes more energy to perform. It plays an essential role in ‘muscle fatigue’, which every athlete comes across. Muscle fatigue is the point at which the body loses the ability to generate power due to a lack of energy in the muscle fibres.
In addition, metabolites play an important role. These are waste products resulting from muscle contraction, and they include substances such as potassium, lactic acid and reactive oxygen. These metabolites cause that burning sensation in the muscles during exercise and contribute to muscle fatigue. Light therapy reduces the buildup of lactic acid because it inhibits the activity of the enzyme that causes its production, LDH, which is responsible for reducing pyruvate in lactate.
As we mentioned earlier, light therapy has a photochemical effect on the mitochondria, which are responsible for the production of the ATP Energy. Light therapy increases the production of ATP and gives athletes more energy to continue.
When can you use Laeq light therapy? Before or after exercise?
In accordance with the underlying science, you use the Laeq a maximum of 2 times a day. The great thing is that you can do it before a training to optimize your blood flow, your oxygen level and ATP energy. Then later on the day you can do your second session to counteract acidification and recover faster.
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