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How much do we really know about the mechanisms of Red Light Therapy? Could the clinical science be misdirected towards trying to use the wrong explanation? We know that Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), photobiomodulation (PBM), AKA red light therapy has profound effects on improving mitochondria function, enhancing ATP production, modulating reactive oxygen species (ROS), and many more downstream effects. [1] These fantastic effects are why it is so effective at helping nearly all parts of the body from the skin all the way to the brain. But how is it really doing all of this? The most prominent theory...

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Can you source a professional-grade red light therapy panel directly from Alibaba? At GembaRed we have been skeptical of Alibaba suppliers over the years. We often get high-flicker, high EMF, and falsely advertised irradiance values.  Our last review was surprisingly positive about SAIDI light's panels. So we wanted to try out another company that has been aggressivly marketing recently. Sgrow has been popular with people searching for affordable full-body light therapy. So we wanted to test them out to see if they are the real deal, and to help everyone understand the dosing correctly. So we ordered the VIG1000, which...

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In the quest to find the most scientific and accurate way to deliver dose, we have covered a lot of important topics: Finding a reasonable intensity that isn’t too high. Calculating dose in J/cm^2 based on intensity and time. Proper measurements and how most companies are lying about intensity. Using the contact method to reduce reflection losses. What do real full-body dosage protocols actually look like. One thing we haven’t covered yet is how Total Joules comes into play. As we mentioned before, most studies use small lasers with a fairly small coverage area. How can we compare the energy...

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How do you properly dose full-body light therapy? This is the first guide with evidence-based guidelines for appropriate intensity and dose for full body light therapy. Don't be lured in by companies claiming >100mW/cm^2, these are fallacies based on improper interpretation of the science and from inaccuracies in measurements.

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With the launch of our fantastic targeted lights, the GembaRed Beam and GembaRed Goal, we wanted to take a look at how to optimize the usage of targeted red light therapy panels. The marketing campaigns for high-powered full body light therapy are strong! They would have you think that is the only way for photobiomodulation to have an effect. In our blog we often recall back to the roots of red light therapy. The majority of red light therapy clinical studies are done with lasers, often the spot size of the laser is only 0.2 cm^2. That is right, only...

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