Red light and Ageing

Recently, photobiomodulation, the application of red to
infrared light on body tissues has been reported to alter the course of aged decline*.

This quote comes from a very recently published article Does Photobiomodulation influence ageing? 

Mitochondria again – the batteries in our cells. As we age, our mitochondria get weary and don’t want to work as hard as they used to, so our cells get slower and crankier.

When it comes to brain cells, sludgy and cranky cells make for sludgy and cranky brain activity. Put a red light rocket up the mitochondria and they rapidly get to work.

The red light rockets are needed daily, because the mitochondria are only too happy to revert to sloth.


*Mitrofanis J, Jeffery G., Does Photobiomodulation influence ageing?, AGING 2018, Vol. 10, No. 9, 2224-2225. 


Author: RedlightsontheBrain

Redlightsonthebrain is written by Catherine Hamilton, a retired doctor on behalf of Light Ahead Inc, a Tasmanian-based not-for-profit organisation. Light Ahead Inc aims to help people to learn about neurogenerative diseases and the practical, safe and scientifically-based things that may be able to help. Part of this is to provide low-cost access to red light devices, hence the DIY instructions on this blog. All sales of the Coronet red light device support the work of Light Ahead Inc.

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