THE SCIENCE BEHIND LIFEWAVE
How do LifeWave patches work?
LifeWave non-transdermal patches are phototherapy products that stimulate the skin with light to produce health benefits not obtainable by other approaches. The patches reflect light in the infrared and visible wavelength range to stimulate the body to improve energy production and the flow of energy in the body. Other effects include reduction of pain, reduction of stress, improvement in the duration and quality of sleep, detoxification, reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and many other general health and wellness benefits.
The Infrared spectrum of light, which includes all radiation between wavelengths just beyond those of the deepest reds of the visible spectrum (700 nm) up to (100,000+ nm (the microwave range), is established to have multiple effects including pain relief properties (Putowski et al., 2016). The infrared spectrum also creates photobiomodulation when applied to the skin of both animals and humans. Research and application of light therapy dates back thousands of years, and today light therapy is a recognized science with many products that function on this basis having been approved for use in medical applications by governments around the world, including the FDA in the United States.
What is photobiomodulation?
Photobiomodulation is the low-power non-thermal delivery of photons in the visible or near infrared spectrum (405–1000 nm) that elicits a beneficial biological response in cells and tissue (Liebert et al., 2017). Exposure of humans to light “… has been shown that signaling pathways are triggered within the cells, transcription factors are activated, and gene expression patterns are altered. Exposure to photobiomodulation results in key physiological changes – increased anti-inflammatory cytokine levels, decreased pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, upregulation of antioxidants and survival factors, increased cell proliferation and reduced levels of apoptosis (Hamblin, 2016).”
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