Fat Loss with Red Light Therapy
Ultrasound cavitation, slimming herbal wraps, vitamin / lipolysis injections that supposedly dissolved fat - the list goes on. There are many lipo-alternatives but light therapy is the only truly non- invasive method of fat loss, with the most user friendly treatment process and zero downtime. Red light waves really broke new ground in the world of fat loss when 635nm waves were proven to create lipolysis in fat cells, draining toxins out of the cell in such a uniquely safe and effective way.
Lets take a look at some studies that show how red and near-infrared light therapies have been proven to help reduce fat, and the science behind it.
We’ll also go over the most effective protocol to follow for instant results.
In 2015, a team of researchers from the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil tested the effects of near-infrared light to 64 obese women who were randomly assigned to one of two groups.
Each group had different exercise regimes:
The first group had exercise training + phototherapy while the second group had exercise training + no phototherapy.
Both groups underwent exercise training 3 times a week. One group of women received light therapy and the other did not. After 20 weeks the results were remarkable. The women who received the near-infrared light therapy following their exercise routine decreased fat mass nearly at nearly twice the speed compared to the group using exercise alone.This significantly shows how red light therapy can be applied to reduce fats.
In another study 86 individuals used red light therapy at 635nm for 20 minutes every day for two weeks. The study's participants lost close to 3 inches across all body parts in all the body parts. After 14 days, they all posted an astounding 3 inches’ fat loss after red light therapy. Some research has shown that nearinfrared light therapy can enhance fat loss from exercise, as compared to people doing just the exercise routine, as with the Brazilian study above.
Light therapy treatment is especially helpful with stubborn fat areas where spot reduction is needed. Stubborn fats in the areas we tend to concentrate body fat storage in is hard to get rid of no matter what we do, no matter how we try. Finding a solution to this issue seems nearly impossible. There is a common misconception that doing exercise for that area will decrease the amount of fat, which would seem sensible enough. But in 2003, a study was done where participants three times per week for 12 weeks did about a thousand (1000) resistance activities on a leg press machine.74 The participants were made to do the research on just one leg and left the other leg untouched and unexercised. The result was that the participants lost 5.1% of their body fats but amazingly, the loss didn’t come from the fat tissue in the leg. There were no differences in the fat mass on the legs after the end of the 12 weeks of training compared to when they started. There was no difference between the leg that did all the exercise and the leg that was not exercised at all! You can do hundreds and thousands of repetitions of exercise for one area and it doesn’t mean that there will be fat reduction in the places wanted, because working a particular muscle does not impact or make any difference on the amount of fat in the fatty area adjacent to the muscle being worked.
The truth is some specific areas of the body store fat easily and release it poorly. Poor blood flow to an area, combined with cells that are immune to giving up their fats, can make fat loss and spot reduction from "trouble areas" seem daunting if not impossible.
But science shows poor blood flow to a particular area might be the top factor in stubborn fat and slow fat loss. And if that's the case then increasing blood flow and circulation to those fatty areas could be a key factor in unlocking fat loss and spot reduction.
Red light and Near-Infrared light affect blood circulation to the area that it’s shined on, enhancing fat burn by causing a specific fatty area in the body to have all its blood vessels dilated and increasing blood flow to that area. But the greatest achievement red light accomplishes is to cause the release of fatty acids from fat tissue with 635nm red light waves.
Research has shown that Nushape is effective in reducing body circumference measurements of specifically treated regions with stubborn fat, including the hips, waist, thighs and upper arms.
A related study shows a group of 20 women riding stationary bicycles 3 times per week for 4 weeks. While they ride, 635nm red and near-infrared light therapy is working it's magic, and at the end of the study the women lost an average of 8 centimeters on their waist, hips, and thighs.
Meanwhile fats were gained (on the waist, hips and thighs) by another 20 women who did the same exercise without red light and near-infrared light therapy.
Since red and near-infrared light promote and enhance both blood circulation and the release of fatty acids from fat cells, it may very well be the best method and most effective mechanism to get rid of stubborn fat. Just remember that 635nm is the superstar wavelength that has proven to causes the release of fatty acids from fat cells. Under 635nm waves at the right power density, the fat cells temporarily rupture and spill the waste from within the cells into the interstitial layer so the body can dispose of the waste naturally.
Treatment is safe and painless but keep in mind that the right dosage is important, along with the correct wavelength, and following a certain protocol to help flush the released waste out of the body and not having it re-absorbed by your cells.
To achieve the best results, it's simply not enough to drain the fat cells and sit back and relax. Following a specific protocol will help flush the released waste out of your system so the fats aren't re-absorbed by the cells.
In addition to following a fat-flushing protocol, it is essential that the device being used is powerful enough for efficient treatment of whatever area you're targeting for fat loss!
Many of the initial systems on the market were just too weak to get satisfactory results, which is why the Nushape Lipo Wrap, was born. When the correct dose of 635nm waves reach the fat layer, the light tricks the fat cells by creating a temporary rupture in the cell to release the fatty content, collapsing and shrinking the fat cells (resulting in a slimmer figure).
Protocol for easy, rapid fat loss (based on the same steps you would take at the med-spa).
- Drink at least a liter of water in the hour prior to treatment.
- Expose the area and treat with the 635nm red and near-infrared light. You want to use a power of approximately 37 joules per cm2. You have to make sure you're using a device with the right wavelengths and power density for effective treatment.
- Follow with a few minutes of some sort of bodyweight exercise like squats, pushups, sit ups to maximize effect at the treatment area, and at least 20 minutes of cardio (most important as this gets your body to start flushing the released fat from your system via the lymph system and liver).
- Drink another liter of water after treatment and before your next meal.
- There should be a pause or break of at least one and a half hour before and after eating after each session and ideally no alcohol that day. Your liver will already have enough waste to process without the added toxin of alcohol, and prioritizes the processing of alcohol above fat, (so if you drink alcohol before processing the released fats from treatment, the fat can get re-absorbed by the fat cells).
Now red light therapy for fat loss is still not a magic pill requiring no effort, but fat loss results obtained from adding red light lipolysis to an already healthy lifestyle or following our fat loss protocol, can make a big difference and amplify your current results in a major way versus a fat loss program without. Stubborn fat from fat areas that are always resistant to being burned off can be whittled down in record time, studies show twice as fast. The Nushape Lipo Wrap, uses a clinical strength power density for effective lat loss treatment. There are several home use devices on the market now, including the Nushape Lipo Wrap, but matter which device you choose make sure it has at least 32 joules per cm2. Ideally it will use 635nm waves and also have the added benefits of NIR 850nm waves for general weight loss support.
The Nushape Lipo Wrap has the important added benefit of no EMF danger and is the only truly portable, wearable device using polychromatic light therapy in 635nm and 850nm near infrared waves at a power density of 37joules per cm with medical grade dual chip LEDs.
The Lipo Wrap launched on Rachael Ray last year, when a viewer tested the wrap and showed 2 inches of fat loss around her waist. You will not find a more effective product on the market!
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