Scientific Benefits of Light Therapy


Light therapy is not a wellness fad or myth. 


Researchers have conducted over a thousand peer-reviewed trials and studies on various kinds of light therapy (also referred to as photobiomodulation or low-level laser therapy). The research has shown an overwhelming ammount of positive results. It’s a legitimate and widely-used health intervention to improve how you feel, look and perform. 


In fact, NASA studied light therapy in the late 1980s and 1990s for use in space, and over the last two decades. The clinical consensus is that red and NIR light treatments are non-invasive, safe and effective, with a wide range of potential uses.


Light is essential for our health and cellular function, just like water, sleep, and the nutrients from food. The human body is designed to function with an abundance of natural sunlight. The truth is, most people do not get nearly enough sunlight spending over 90% of their lives indoors.


Kala provides the highest-quality, medical-grade devices that can be used at the conveinance of your own home.


All you have to do is sit or stand in front of the device and your body & cells take in the light. Kala treatments are also completely non-invasive and don’t include any ultra violet (UV) rays.


For questions on the finding the perfect Kala device, complete the form below and one of our Kala experts will call you. Please also refer to our treatment guidelines page which can be found by clicking here.


PROMOTES SKIN HEALTH


Red light therapy is useful in healing the skin and treating several skin issues. To give you healthier and clearer skin. You can find a clinical study proving it's effects here. Refer to our Kala Glow Blog on skin-health here. Red Light Therapy does the following:


-  Protects and boosts new collagen production

  • -  Stimulates healing of slow-healing wounds
  • -  Helps to repair sun damage
  • -  Promotes anti-aging
  • -  Reduces scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles
  • -  Cures acne
  • -  Fasten muscle recovery

    -  Reduce arthritis & 
  • -  Treats rosacea, eczema, psoriasis

Red Light Therapy is a 100% natural solution to your skin problems. Unlike other chemical solutions, the natural red light used in this therapy penetrates deeper into the skin and activates cellular activity. It also has several other health benefits besides treating the skin and improving its overall look.


As the skin is the largest and one of the major organs of the body, people go through several kinds of medicinal and non-medicinal treatment to achieve glowing, healthier, and younger-looking skin. Red light therapy is used to solve several skin issues like wrinkles, scars, persistent wounds, and other health conditions. Nowadays this low-level laser therapy is getting more popular as people are using modern technology to get the edge in various health and wellness categories.

OPTIMIZES SLEEP


Red Light Therapy allows for the bodies circadian rhythm to adjust. The overstimulation we face from blue light (cellphones, tv, computers) hinder our ability to get deep, restful sleep. With Its low colour temperature and soothing effects on the body, Red Light Therapy promotes quality sleep. You can find a clinical study here. Refer to our Kala Glow Blog on sleep optimization here. Additional benefits include:


  • -  Promote your biological clock with balanced circadian rhythm
  • -  Encourages deep sleep
  • -  Alleviates over-stimulation from blue light
  • -  Promotes melatonin production

IMPROVES COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE


NIR Wavelengths from your Kala device can penetrate deep into the skin to provide therapeutic benefits at the cellular level. The red and near-infrared light photons penetrate through the skull and into brain cells and spur the mitochondria to produce more ATP. You can find a clinical study proving its benefits here. That can mean clearer, sharper thinking.


  • -  Stimulates brain cell function & mitochondria
  • -  Improve mental acuity
  • -  Clearer and sharper thinking
  • -  Short-term memory
  • -  Executive function
  • -  Faster learning
  • -  Reasoning skills
  • -  More positive mood
  • -  Slow down and reverse certain brain disorders

ENHANCES ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE & MUSCLE RECOVERY


Whether you are an athlete or a fitness enthusiast, Red Light therapy can work wonders in speeding up muscle recovery from intense training and physical exercise. You can find a clinical study proving its benefits here. It also offers pain relief, as well as accelerates bone and connective tissue healing from fitness-related injuries.


  • -  Strength (leads to more reps, greater torque, and stronger grip)
  • -  Muscle (light therapy stimulates natural muscle growth for more bulk and size)
  • -  Speed (run faster times with more velocity)
  • -  Endurance (longer shifts with less of an oxygen deficit)
  • -  Soreness & muscle fatigue after demanding workouts
  • -  Muscle recovery – improved blood flow & oxygen
  • -  Efficient cellular energy synthesis

REDUCES INFLAMMATION


Whether you are an athlete or a fitness enthusiast, Red Light therapy can work wonders in speeding up muscle recovery from intense training and physical exercise. You can find a clinical study proving its benefits here. It also offers pain relief, as well as accelerates bone and connective tissue healing from fitness-related injuries.


  • -  Strength (leads to more reps, greater torque, and stronger grip)
  • -  Muscle (light therapy stimulates natural muscle growth for more bulk and size)
  • -  Speed (run faster times with more velocity)
  • -  Endurance (longer shifts with less of an oxygen deficit)
  • -  Soreness & muscle fatigue after demanding workouts
  • -  Muscle recovery – improved blood flow & oxygen
  • -  Efficient cellular energy synthesis

BOOSTS ENERGY LEVELS


One of the primary functions of Red Light Therapy is to efficiently increase energy production by strengthening the mitochondria. Some other benefits include:


  • -  Increase Energy Levels
  • -  More efficient cell ATP production
  • -  Fights nitric oxide & oxidative stress that slows us down
  • -  Increased absorption of mitochondria cells AKA “Power Generators”

INCREASES LIBIDO


Red Light Therapy increases blood flow and has been proven to enhance fertility. According to recent studies, Red Light Therapy has the potential to improve sexual function and libido. A study proving its benefits can be found here.

With advanced technology, this therapy also helps with:


  • -  Boosting testosterone
  • -  Less severe menopause and andropause
  • -  Gives a boost in reviving sex life
  • -  Enhance sexual performance and enjoyment
  • -  Increased blood-flow
  • -  Improve fertility and sexual performance

STIMULATES HAIR GROWTH


Red Light Therapy is one of the most effective, painless, non-invasive solutions to hair loss problems. This process not only reduces hair loss but thickens and extends your hair's lifespan. Refer to our Kala Glow Blog on hair growth here. A study proving its benefits can be found here.

Some of the major benefits are:


  • -  Helps with thyroid problems
  • -  Stimulate hair growth
  • -  Helps with resurrecting dead hair follicles
  • -  Increases hair strength
  • -  Gradually reduces hair loss

COMBATS DEPRESSION & ANXIETY


Along with plenty of physical benefits, Red Light Therapy has rapid effects on mental health as well. In a recent study, researchers found that red light therapy offers a promising treatment for major depressive disorder, suicidal ideation, anxiety, and traumatic brain injury. Red light therapy is also effective for dealing with day to day stress and anxiety. Studies proving its benefits can be found here. Other significant benefits include:


  • -  Helps fight depression
  • -  Reduces chronic stress and anxiety
  • -  Remission of despair
  • -  Improves mental health


Red Light Therapy benefits cannot be overstated. After 1000's of scientific, non-biased, double blinded studies have proved just how therapeutic and beneficial Red Light Therapy truly is.


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MORE CLINICALLY PROVEN STUDIES BELOW


Frieman, father of Red Light Therapy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4390214/


History, Mechanism, Dose, Mitochondrial, Anti-inflammatory
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5215870/

Visible Light therapy vs. Near Infrared Light therapy
https://www.mamanatural.com/near-infrared-sauna/

History, Mechanism, Dose, Mitochondrial, Anti-inflammatory
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5215870/

Sunlight Incidence, Vitamin D Deficiency, and Alzheimer's Disease
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5454613/

Artificial Light and Cancer - Mal Illumination
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5454613/

https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/180/3/245/2739112

Wound Healing, dairy cattle, cat tongue
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9068161

Wound healing LED shows significant speed of recovery with 633nm.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16581685

Scarring
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26741110

Dermal Abrasions
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3766381/

Stroke
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27345389

Osteoporosis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28846932

Transcranial effect of LED
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273781132_Red_and_NIR_light_dosimetry_in_the_human_deep_brain

Brain Injury
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229161498_Transcranial_low_level_laser_light_therapy_for_traumatic_brain_injury

Sleep
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12811613

Testosterone replacement
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/96971683/effects-low-level-laser-therapy-red%20and%20near-infrared%20light-testis-elevating-serum-testosterone-level-rats

Serotonin levels
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26202374

Dermal Abrasions
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3766381/

Tendonitis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/226734405

Fibromyalgia
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24801056

Temporomandibular Myofascial Pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29697718

Acne
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16468292

Acne Vulgaris
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22615511

Sunlight Incidence, Vitamin D Deficiency, and Alzheimer's Disease.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5454613/

Depression
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4556873/

Depression and anxiety
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19995444

Attention Bias Modification in Adults with Elevated Depression Symptoms
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27267860

Dementia
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28186867

Transcranial infrared laser stimulation produces beneficial cognitive and emotional effects in humans
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23200785

Brain disorders
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5066074/

Major depressive disorder: targeting brain metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress, and neurogenesis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4777909/

Improving executive function using transcranial infrared laser stimulation.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26017772

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26535475

Cognitive enhancement by transcranial laser stimulation and acute aerobic exercise.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27220529

Neurological and psychological applications of transcranial lasers and LEDs.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23806754

Alzheimers Disease
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263742704_Low- Level_Laser_Therapy_Ameliorates_Disease_Progression_in_a_Mouse_Model_of_Alzheimer's_Disease

Photobiomodulation with near infrared light mitigates Alzheimer's disease
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24387311

Low-level laser therapy rescues dendrite atrophy via up-regulating BDNF expression: implications for Alzheimer's disease
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23946409

Bipolar Disorder
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23196997

Arthritis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28772237

Effect of low-level laser therapy on the expression of inflammatory mediators and on neutrophils and macrophages in acute joint inflammation.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24028507

Bell's Palsy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4322014/

Testosterone
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/96971683/effects-low-level-lasertherapy-red%20and%20near-infrared%20light-testis-elevating-serum-testosterone-level-rats

Aging Skin (stimulating, healing, restoring)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022202X15341749

Oral Health
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4639680/

Nuts and bolts of RLT - Survey of Basically Everything treated by LLLT
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3288797/

Mechanism of action - dose, etc. Biphasic Dose Response in Low Level Light
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2790317/


Skin-health stimulating, healing, restoring.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24049929


Fat-Loss
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3769994/

Obesity
https://www.cdc.gov/onsidty/data/ad/ult.html

Body Fat Reduction
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26220050

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2703221/

Body Countouring
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23355338

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Fat Layer Reduction

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3769994/


Health After Cancer
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306325596_Revised_Estimates_for_the_Number_of_Human_and_Bacteria_Cells_in_the_Body

Inflammation
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28748217

Eye Health
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26427443

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4768515/

Herpes
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16780494?dopt=Citation


Dermatitis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4751092/

Psoriasis
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320600622_A_clinical_review_of_phototherapy_for_psoriasis

Improved Sleep & PTSD
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24568233