MitoADAPT Red Light Therapy: Benefits, Uses, Contraindications

MitoADAPT red light therapy panelsWhat is MitoADAPT

MitoADAPT is a technology developed by Mito Red Light that uses red and infrared light to improve mitochondria function.

The device supports energy, wellness, muscles, and skin health.

Numerous studies have shown its effectiveness.

The MitoADAPT line comes in a tabletop, a half-body, and a full-body model.

The device comes with eleven therapy settings. You can use the device’s controls, or hook up the device to your phone via Bluetooth.

MitoADAPT panels on holderRed Light Therapy

Photobiomodulation is the use of low-energy light to create biological health. Red light therapy is the commercial term for photobiomodulation.

Red light therapy usually means using red and infrared light, but can use any visible or near-infrared wavelength.

The therapy was invented in 1967, so it has been used for decades to treat a variety of conditions. These include skin issues, pain, and inflammation.

Red and infrared light absorb into the skin to the mitochondria. The mitochondria are inside cells, meaning that red light therapy works at a cellular level.

Mitochondria are battery-producing structures. They create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which are biological batteries. The body uses ATP wherever it is doing work.

The light allows the body to make more ATP to power cellular processes.

As a result, red light therapy can help to improve muscle recovery, reduce inflammation, and enhance skin health.

Multiple Mito Red Light MitoADAPT panelsThe Role of Mitochondria in Cellular Energy Production

Mitochondria are tiny organelles found in every cell of the body. They play a crucial role in cellular energy production.

Mitochondria convert the energy from the food we eat into ATP. The ATP molecule carries the energy that powers our cells.

They create these molecules during cellular respiration that break down glucose through a series of chemical reactions. The chemical reactions produce high-energy molecules (NADH and FADH2).

The mitochondria use those electrons to pump ions across the mitochondrial inner matrix. Then the mitochondria bond phosphate with adenosine diphosphate using that ion energy.

The ATP molecule carries phosphate bonds that release energy when broken. A process that uses one phosphate bond drops ATP to ADP or adenosine diphosphate. It goes from carrying three to carrying two bonds.

The mitochondria then again use electrons ultimately from food to bind ADP with phosphate to make a new ATP molecule.

Mitochondria are also involved in other cellular processes, such as calcium regulation and cell death. An increase in calcium allows the mitochondria to send messages to the cell. Those messages are sometimes in the form of cytochrome c proteins that signal the cell that it’s time to commit programmed cell death (apoptosis).

Therefore, proper mitochondrial health is essential to cellular function.

MitoADAPT tabletop red light therapyIntroduction to the Mito Red Light MitoADAPT

Mito Red Light MitoADAPT is a red light therapy device that works by delivering specific wavelengths of red and near-infrared light to the body’s tissues.

The MitoADAPT outputs four wavelengths of light. Two are red and two are infrared. Because LEDs output a range of wavelengths around the peak, the MitoADAPT actually outputs 700 nm to 900 nm light.

The large range gives this device an advantage over other red light therapy devices. The mitochondria have multiple absorption peaks, and the MitoADAPT hits all of them in one session.

This technology is designed to provide the maximum benefit with the least amount of exposure time.

This is how the MitoADAPT supports improvements in muscle recovery, reduced inflammation, enhanced skin health, and more.

Benefits of using MitoADAPT

Using Mito Red Light MitoADAPT can provide numerous benefits for individuals looking to improve their health and wellness. Some of the top benefits of using this red light therapy device include:

  1. MitoADAPT supports improved muscle recovery. Red but especially infrared light absorbs in the mitochondria. Its presence helps create more energy that helps muscles recover from exercise and injury. It stimulates cellular energy production, which helps to repair damaged muscle tissue and reduce inflammation.
  2. MitoADAPT supports reduced inflammation. Inflammation is a natural response to injury and infection. Chronic inflammation is harmful because the body attacks itself. Red light therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation. It works by stimulating cellular repair mechanisms, and by triggering transcription factors that reduce inflammation.
  3. MitoADAPT supports skin rejuvenation. The Mito ADAP stimulates collagen and elastin production. New proteins repair the skin and smooth the texture. The result is fewer wrinkles and lines. This technology also works well to reduce inflammatory acne.
  4. MitoADAPT might support improved cognition. Studies show that red light therapy enhances blood flow to the brain and reduces neuroinflammation. However, there are no studies testing the panel delivery of light to cognition and memory. Studies use lights that directly touch the skin.
  5. MitoADAPT supports enhanced athletic performance. Several studies compare athletic performance with red light therapy compared to athletics without “enhancement.” Players using red light therapy before play or on a regular basis have faster recovery time, less muscle fatigue, and greater endurance.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Mito Red Light MitoADAPT

  1. Wear eye protection as the lights are very bright.
  2. First-time users should start with Mode 1. Use the MitoADAPT for two or three-minute sessions (per area). Work up to 10-minute sessions over a few weeks, when you move into “standard use.”
  3. For standard sessions, start with Mode 1. Place the device six to 12 inches away for 10 minutes. Do not use the device more than twice per day on the same spot. You can do the same spot if there are at least 6 hours between sessions. Any more than that is counterproductive. Never do more than 15 minutes per session. Use the device at least four and no more than 10 times per week.
  4. At the next session, move to Mode 2, then Mode 3, etc. At each session, raise the mode another notch.

When Not to Use the MitoADAPT

Based on research and clinical experience, some people should not use the MitoADAPT.

  • Do not use it on any area of the body that is sensitive to heat. This includes burns and tattoos. Darker skin might experience heat before the session is up. Heat is not harmful but indicates the photons are not reaching the mitochondria. Move the light further away when you feel heat.
  • Do not use it if you are taking photosensitive medications or are sensitive to light. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus causes light sensitivity.
  • Do not use on known cancerous areas.
  • Do not use over the neck and chest if there is hyperthyroidism.
  • Do not use it on the abdomen of a pregnant woman.
  • Do not “treat” your eyes with the device.
  • Keep an eye out for pigmentation results, a result that is not in the literature but that some people do report. Stop infrared light if pigmentation occurs.
  • Do not use it while infected or experiencing a fever.
  • Fever or Infection – There is a theoretical risk that the use of red light therapy can worsen
  • existing hyperthermia caused by fever or infection.
  • Use caution if you have a bleeding disease such as hemophilia.
  • Easy Mitochondrial Energy with MitoADAPT Red Light Therapy

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