Low Level Light Therapy
Lasers or as we sometime call it low laser light therapy (LLLT) are instrumental in the stem cell field. Pablo Rosada, of the Institute of Regenerative Medicine in the USA has been using them for a number of years. Light therapy has many profound effects. It seems to have an effect on the production of Exosomes, it seems to activate what are called senescent cells. It also seems to activate Very Small Embryonic Like Stem Cells.
Lasers and light have a profound effect on many aspects of the cell. Light therapy goes down to the basics of cell biology. What we now know is that the mitochondria which are the powerhouses of the cells have photoreceptors. In light therapy there is absorption of photons in a portion of the mitochondria cells. This has a direct effect on the cellular electron respiratory transport chain. This involves the Krebs cycle which brings us back to biochemistry days.
The result in the improvement in the electron transport chain is greater production of ATP. ATP is the essential energy of most cells. If cells are exposed to more energy than they will typically be more efficient at doing their job. LLLT seems to paradoxically increase reactive oxygen species (ROS) in healthy tissue but most importantly it decreases ROS in those tissues which suffer from oxidative stress. So we have little effect adverse effects on normal cells from ROS but a significant positive effect on ROS in diseased tissue. The use of LLLT in patients involves mainly red and near infrared (NIR). The wavelength of this light is between 600-950 nm.
Low level light therapy have many profound effects on the cells. It appears that all genes from the antioxidant related category and genes related to energy metabolism and the respiratory chain were up regulated. It is thought that low level light therapy stimulates cell growth by influencing both directly and indirectly related to DNA synthesis and repair and cell metabolism. Stem cells are finicky enough. Anything we can do to nudge them along is so important. There is definitely more to come on this subject.
The team at Eyekandi are intrigued by LLLT, mitochondria, stem cell regeneration, and infrared light healing. Get in touch with us to share some insight, knowledge and ideas over a Bulletproof Coffee – We’d love to hear from you!