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Can the use of your saunas help with weight loss?Updated 2 months ago

ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS

Even using the sauna in short bursts has a marked effect on body mass and other markers. Use for longer shows more marked reductions: Correlations between Repeated Use of Dry Sauna for 4 x 10 Minutes, Physiological Parameters, Anthropometric Features, and Body Composition in Young Sedentary and Overweight Men: Health Implications.

The use of sauna, synergistically working with light therapy as in the SaunaSpace®, has been shown to help with joint pain: A systematic review of low level laser therapy with location-specific doses for pain from chronic joint disorders

Inflammation: Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation

ABOUT THE SKIN and HEAT SHOCK PROTEINS

Hsp47f as a collagen-specific molecular chaperone.

Expression of the collagen-related heat shock protein HSP47 in fibroblasts treated with hyperthermia or photodynamic therapy.

A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase

1. Instant boost in circulation

When the skin is exposed to NIR light and heat, circulation is increased which helps form new capillaries that transport more oxygen and nutrients to each skin cell every day.

The result is an immediate healthy glow to the skin and a more youthful, supple and healthier appearance.

2. Fibroblast and collagen production

Near-infrared light exposure has shown to increase fibroblast production³. Fibroblasts are cells within the dermis, the thickest layer of the skin, and form the main cellular component of the skin’s connective tissue.

They produce and control the composition and structure of key structural proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the elasticity, firmness, and fullness of your skin. 

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and makes up 70% of the protein within our skin. When fibroblasts are exposed to near-infrared light, they create more collagen which is helping smooth out fine lines and wrinkles as well as the entire texture of the skin.

3. Release of ATP, or raw cellular energy

NIR light causes mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, to produce more of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is a compound that provides energy to the cells. Since we have mitochondria in every cell of our body, with the exception of red blood cells, it’s a core restorative healing system.

Mitochondria produce ATP by a process called the “electron transport chain.” Scientists have discovered that during this process, the 4th and last step of the chain generates additional ATP when exposed to NIR light.

This additional amount of ATP energizes the facial muscles, similar to how physical exercise stimulates and strengthens the muscles of our bodies. Unlike anywhere else on the body, the facial muscles are directly connected to the skin, so the result of energizing the facial muscles is a toned, lifted appearance.

Mitochondria produce ATP by a process called the “electron transport chain.” Scientists have discovered that during this process, the 4th and last step of the chain generates additional ATP when exposed to NIR light.

This additional amount of ATP energizes the facial muscles, similar to how physical exercise stimulates and strengthens the muscles of our bodies. Unlike anywhere else on the body, the facial muscles are directly connected to the skin, so the result of energizing the facial muscles is a toned, lifted appearance.

Given an appropriate, therapeutic dose of NIR light and heat, it provides safe and lasting effects of skin rejuvenation. 



³ Photobiomodulation of human dermal fibroblasts in vitro: decisive role of cell culture conditions and treatment protocols on experimental outcome, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5459822/; A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3926176/; Effects of infrared radiation on skin photo-aging and pigmentation, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16941737/. 

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