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