Posted by Sunlighten on 17 November 2015

The Insider's Guide to Near Infrared Heat

Have you ever tried near infrared heat? 

It may have been recommended to you. So in this article we will discuss its potential benefits.

Infrared heat is a relatively new concept for some. We’ve explained the different spectrums in a previous post. But we want to help you understand the near infrared spectrum specifically.

 

What is it all about?

Near infrared waves have a shorter frequency range within the infrared spectrum. They help to penetrate the epidermis layer of the skin. This makes it optimal to assist with skin rejuvenation, wound healing and skin health. 

It penetrates human tissue to assist with acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, cuts and more.

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Near infrared helps you to purify your skin in a relaxing environment

Solocarbon™ Heating

Solocarbon™ 3-in-1 heating technology has been shown to assist wound healing and minimise scarring. It does this through the use of near infrared LEDs. 

For example, each mPulse sauna has near infrared LEDs strategically placed so you can access this therapeutic infrared heat. For optimal effectiveness, LEDs provide near infrared at a singular wavelength with minimal variability, giving consistency of output without extreme heat or light.

 

Research studies

  • Studies on NIR LED have been conducted by NASA. It concluded that NIR LED light significantly promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increased by 155%-171% in some cases and wound size decreased by 36%.
  • A study from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concluded that LED near infrared (NIR) restores enzyme activity and reduces cell death by half.2
  • A study done at the Medical College of Wisconsin demonstrated that LED-produced near infrared (NIR) helps promote cell health and regeneration. 3  The LEDs in our Solocarbon™ Custom Spectrum heaters produce infrared in this same range.

 

Overview

The technology used is like the infrared used in cosmetic and healing devices. LED technology helps heaters to produce consistent Near Infrared without extreme heat or light. 

For example, the anti-aging program in the mPulse sauna runs at low heat for 30 minutes. It uses a blend of near and far infrared heat to improve complexion and assist with wound healing.

 

Do you have any other questions about near-infrared heat? We’d love to answer them below. 

 

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1 Harry T. Whelan, Ellen V. Buchmann, Noel T. Whelan, Scott G. Turner, Vita Cevenini, Helen Stinson, Ron Ignatius, Todd Martin, Joan Cwiklinski, Glenn A. Meyer, Brian Hodgson Lisa Gould, Mary Kane, Gina Chen , James Caviness. NASA Light Emitting Diode Medical Applications From Deep Space to Deep Sea. CP552, Space Technology and Applications International Forum-2001, edited by M. S. El-Genk. Copyright 2001 American Institute of Physics 1-56396-980-7/01. 
2 Margaret T.T.Wong-Riley, Huan Ling Liang, Janis T. Eells, Britton Chance, Michele M. Henry, Ellen Buchmann, Mary Kane, and Harry T. Whelan. Photobiomodulation Directly Benefits Primary Neurons Functionally Inactivated by Toxins: Role of Cytochrome C Oxidase. JBC Papers in Press. Published on November 22, 2004 as Manuscript M409650200. Copyright 2004 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc. 
3 Margaret T.T.Wong-Riley, Huan Ling Liang, Janis T. Eells, Britton Chance, Michele M. Henry, Ellen Buchmann, Mary Kane, and Harry T. Whelan. Photobiomodulation Directly Benefits Primary Neurons Functionally Inactivated by Toxins: Role of Cytochrome C Oxidase. JBC Papers in Press. Published on November 22, 2004 as Manuscript M409650200. Copyright 2004 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
*Sunlighten does not provide medical advice. We recommend you consult with a health care practitioner if you are unsure if using an infrared sauna is right for you. For best results, our saunas should be used in conjunction with an appropriate diet and exercise program. Individual results may vary.    

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