If you haven’t heard about the benefits of red light therapies, where have you been? I’ll tell you where — you’ve been bathing in the circadian-killing, soul-sucking blue light of your laptop. Today, that changes.
I don’t want you to scrap your laptop, but I do want you to prioritize helpful light waves like you prioritize the harmful ones.
What’s so cool about red light? Four things, really. (And the short, 20-minute investment of time it takes to benefit from red light therapy can count as a “bonus” number five).
- Muscle recovery & physical performance: First of all, red light therapy helps you work out with more intensity and with less pain. Red light invigorates your cells, almost like plugging them into a light socket, as well as boosts muscle gains by stimulating growth.
- Skin health: Before the fitness and biohacking communities adopted red light therapy, it was popular as a skin treatment in fancy spas and salons. And for good reason: it boosts ATP energy production in the cells and helps clear out the body’s inflammation. Studies have found light therapy improves skin tone & complexion, diminishes signs of aging, and boosts collagen production.
- Better blood flow: When your cells take in all those photons of red and NIR light, they are able to use more oxygen. In other words, it gets your blood pumping — safely and naturally.
- Managing inflammation: Red light therapy is great for inflammation, which becomes chronic if you don’t know how to move through it regularly. Inflammation is usually at the cause of most pain, fatigues, and body issues. Stop putting up with it and start alleviating it.
What if you could utilize red light therapy specifically for the mouth?
Did I mention it only takes about 20 minutes to get the effects of the therapy? Plus, it’s painless, non-invasive, and easy to apply anywhere on the body (some popular biohackers claim that their testosterone tripled after zapping their testes for a few weeks).
So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about a red light therapy specifically designed to improve oral hygiene and whiten teeth. Research has shown that oral red light therapies can positively affect the microbiome of the mouth, which will improve sensitivity, fight gum disease, and reduce cold sores.
And while the aforementioned blue light doesn’t do much for the eyes or sleep habits, it does seem to work wonders within the confines of the mouth.
One of the biggest advantages of blue light therapy (BLT) over bactericides like antibiotics, is that BLT selectively targets the harmful bacteria implicated in infections. This means that blue light selectively kills harmful bacteria while leaving the beneficial bacteria unscathed & thriving, leading to an optimized oral microbiome!
Basically, you’re getting everything when you invest in good light-based oral hygiene: more confidence, and more health. The killer new smile will be nice, but any health nut knows that a clean mouth often indicates a functionally efficient body.
So what’s the product we love? A company called BioLight has developed the Guardian+, the first oral device of its kind, with a special technology that delivers red and NIR (near-infrared) light to the mouth through a rechargeable device. As promised, the Guardian+ also safely whitens your teeth as it simultaneously emits blue light for natural whitening.
It’s a true “win win” for both the hygiene and biohacking communities alike. If only it could floss for you…😃😃😃😃😃