A health blog written by: Favianna Oropeza
The modern health phenomenon called biohacking is becoming increasingly popular, pioneering a “smarter, not harder” approach to health & wellness. Incorporating fully automated and optimized technology like red light therapy into your weekly routine may put you on the fast-track to accomplishing health goals.
What is biohacking?
The greek root of “bio,” translates to life. To “hack” something means to cut through unskillfully, use technology, and to manage effectively. Using these definitions to piece together an understanding of what it means to biohack can essentially boil down to: altering brain and/or body function by leveraging resources i.e. technology, supplements and scientific research, to enhance performance, health and longevity. Tony Robbins says “It includes implementing lifestyle and dietary changes that improve the functioning of your body, as well as wearable technology to help you monitor and regulate physiological data. It can even run to extremes such as using implant technology and genetic engineering.”
Biohacking has gained popularity in recent years thanks to influencers in the industry like Dave Asprey and Wim Hof as well as technological advancements like red light therapy, cryotherapy and PEMF systems. One of the biggest appeals of the wellness wave is the autonomy aspect. People want to feel in control of their health and wellness rather than just a byproduct of it. Biohacking allows people to take initiative, be intentional and experimental with their health.
Biohacking with red light therapy
Without harmful UV rays, red light stimulates a reaction in the body similar to sunlight. In the simplest of terms, photobiomodulation is to the body, what photosynthesis is to plants; energy. This is where red light therapy gets the technical term, photobiomodulation (PBMT).
By activating the mitochondria of our cells, energy proteins are produced at a higher rate which can induce cellular-level healing, inflammation relief, chronic joint pain relief, collagen production, skin toning etc. “Red light therapy works from the inside-out to enhance mitochondrial function in cells…Red light works on the lymphatic system to improve your body’s detoxification abilities by increasing blood flow.” Incorporating red light therapy into your weekly routine is a safe and noninvasive way to biohack the body and improve health.
Red light therapy is also referred to as photobiomodulation (PBMT), low-level-light therapy (LLLT), cold-laser therapy. It has been used as a natural healing modality since the 1970’s. NASA originally made headway with the technology when it was used to keep astronauts healthy during space exploration. A number of leading university medical research centers including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Wisconsin University etc. have studied the benefits of red light therapy’s healing potential. There are more than 3,000 studies & articles published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) that support a variety of use cases & conditions where red light therapy has been proven to accelerate healing in humans & animals.
Prism Light Pod
Speed up the body’s natural healing process by 8-10 times with the award-winning power of Prism Light Pod. The innovation and engineering behind Prism Light Pod is what makes it an effective biohacking solution. Prism Light Pod is the most powerful photobiomodulation system with the deepest red light penetration because our light waves are administered closest to the body at a 1/2″-3″ away from the body (depending on the size of the user). Our competitor’s light waves are 5″-24″ inches away from the body, losing 80% of the light therapy benefits.
With the pre-programmed six settings, clients can personalize each session to fit their needs and get them closer to their health goals.