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Put on your red light Red light therapy promises a variety of benefits, including better recovery, skin rejuvenation and increased energy, but is it all too

good to be true? Fit Tech spoke to Bryan Gohl and James Strong of Red Light Rising, and Wes Pfiffner of Joovv to find out more

Gohl and Strong are co-founders of Red Light Rising

How does red light therapy work?

Light intake is crucial for our health. It’s essential

BG/JS: Red light therapy (RLT) is an extremely

for our cellular function and energy production, just

easy to use, zero-touch, non-invasive form of light

like water, sleep, and the nutrients from food.

therapy that all people can use, that harnesses

Wavelengths of healthy light stimulate the

the powerful healing qualities of red and infrared

mitochondria and help us create vital ATP energy

light. This kind of light, which actually also comes

more efficiently, with less inflammation and

from the sun, is able to penetrate the human body

oxidative stress gunking up the process. That can

and in doing so, stimulates an increase in cellular

have a wide range of positive health effects.

energy production and also causes a release of natural anti-inflammatories into the bloodstream.

What are the benefits?

WP: Light therapy uses LEDs to deliver red and

BG/JS: The benefits are huge! For athletes we see an

near infrared (NIR) light to a person’s skin and cells.

increase in strength gains, an increase in hypertrophy


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