Light May Be Next Frontier for Weight Loss

The Science

How does it work?

Light is a form of energy that behaves like a wave and also as a stream of particles called photons. The development of monochromatic light sources with single or narrow spectra of wavelengths paved the way for studies, which continue to show that appropriate doses and wavelengths of light are therapeutically beneficial in tissue repair, weight loss and pain control. Evidence indicates that cells absorb photons and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize for energy. The resulting ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis.

For over 30 years now, NASA has been using Light Therapy to help astronauts maintain optimum health and fitness in deep space. Due to the long flights and extreme conditions, metabolic processes slow down dramatically and the body starts to weaken. What’s more, astronauts are at a high risk for injuring themselves and a slow metabolism make healing much more difficult. Light Therapy addresses these problems because it speeds up the metabolism which keeps the body working better, hastens wound healing, and alleviates pain.

The cutting edge of slimming science NASA studies show that cells which have been exposed to LED light therapy might have a 150% increase in cellular metabolism suggesting enhanced cellular repair and rejuvenation.

The wavelengths from 600 to 900 nm pass through blood and water in tissue more easily than other wavelengths. About 35% of the energy in this range is absorbed by a specific "proton pump" (cytochrome c oxidase, CCO, "complex IV") in mitochondria.

The light at 4 specific wavelengths "kick-start" the CCO pump into producing more cellular energy, ATP. This means more energy. The CCO pump is very similar in all animals because the key proteins were inherited from light-assisted bacteria that were part of the first mitochondria.

Light May Be Next Frontier for Weight Loss

  1. A suprising new strategy for managing your weight? Bright morning light. People who had most of their daily exposure to bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day, reports a new study. The earlier light exposure occurred, the lower the BMI. The influence of morning light on weight was independent of physical activity, caloric intake, sleep timing, age or season.

People who had most of their daily exposure to even moderately bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day, the study found. (BMI is a ratio calculated from a person's weight and height.)

  1. Kathryn J. Reid, Giovanni Santostasi, Kelly G. Baron, John Wilson, Joseph Kang, Phyllis C. Zee.Timing and Intensity of Light Correlate with Body Weight in AdultsPLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (4): e92251 DOI:1371/journal.pone.0092251


A further study reinforces this science

The timing of exposure to moderate levels of light may influence body mass index and body fat, a new study suggests. Results show that people with more exposure to moderate or higher intensity light earlier in the day had lower body mass index and percent body fat than those with more of their moderate or higher intensity light exposure later in the day.

A new study suggests that the timing of exposure to moderate levels of light may influence body mass index (BMI) and body fat.

Results show that people with more exposure to moderate or higher intensity light earlier in the day had lower body mass index and percent body fat than those with more of their moderate or higher intensity light exposure later in the day.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "Mean light timing may influence body mass index, body fat." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 June 2015. <>.


Why the Light Therapy Lamp might work for weight loss

Science and the wavelengths of light (in our Magic Lamp)

Fat and 940 nm (and 633) for NATURAL FAT LOSS?

FAT and 940 nm

IR light 940 nm, which creates a chemical signal in the fat cells, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol and releasing them though channels in the cell membranes. The fatty acids and glycerol are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them during metabolism to create energy. This process of fatty acid release is a natural response of the body when the body needs to used stored energy reserves, thus the –magic -lamp is not creating any unnatural reaction in the body nor does it affect or damage any surrounding structures such as skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves. A period of exercise post treatment will ensure the complete metabolism and thus elimination from the body of the freed fatty acids.                                                                                                



Fat and 633 nm

Good article and scientific proof



Scientific Proof in Support Experimental results of Exercise and IR red light on weight loss, cellulite and skin health

  1. Lower body fat and greater muscle mass. A study was performed on women using stationery bicycles for exercise over a 4-week period. The women who were exposed to Light Therapy with NIR 7.and LED during their workouts lost an average of 444% more centimeters compared to the women who were not exposed.(3)

The circumference of waist, hip and thighs reduced on average by 8 centimetres. The 20 women who exercised without being exposed to infrared light, only lost 1.8 centimetres and no weight at all.

(3) Mockel F., Hoffman G., et al. Einfulss von Wassergefiltertem Infrator A auf die Redukction von Lokalem Fett und Korpergewicht unter Korperlicher.

The metabolism is stimulated Regular training and healthy food are mandatory for losing weight. Nevertheless, wIRA lamps can help reduce the fat at the typical problem zones.

Date: 14 Nov 2012 weight reduction

  1. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) combined with swimming training improved the lipid profile in rats fed with high-fat diet

Antonio E. Aquino Jr., Marcela Sene-Fiorese, Fernanda R. Paolillo, Fernanda O. Duarte, Jorge C. Oishi, Airton A. Pena Jr., Ana C. G. O. Duarte, Michael R. Hamblin, Vanderlei S. Bagnato, Nivaldo A. Parizotto

Obesity and associated dyslipidemia is the fastest growing health problem throughout the world. The combination of exercise and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) could be a new approach to the treatment of obesity and associated disease. In this work, the effects of LLLT associated with exercises on the lipid metabolism in regular and high-fat diet rats were verified. We used 64 rats divided in eight groups with eight rats each, designed: SC, sedentary chow diet; SCL, sedentary chow diet laser, TC, trained chow diet; TCL, trained chow diet laser; SH, sedentary high-fat diet; SHL, sedentary high-fat diet laser; TH, trained high-fat diet; and THL, trained high-fat diet laser. The exercise used was swimming during 8 weeks/90 min daily and LLLT (GA-Al-As, 830 nm) dose of 4.7 J/point and total energy 9.4 J per animal, applied to both gastrocnemius muscles after exercise. We analyzed biochemical parameters, percentage of fat, hepatic and muscular glycogen and relative mass of tissue, and weight percentage gain. The statistical test used was ANOVA, with post hoc Tukey–Kramer for multiple analysis between groups, and the significant level was p < 0.001,

2. p < 0.01, and p < 0.05. LLLT decreased the total cholesterol (p < 0.05), triglycerides (p < 0.01), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (p < 0.05), and relative mass of fat tissue (p < 0.05), suggesting increased metabolic activity and altered lipid pathways.

The combination of exercise and LLLT increased the benefits of exercise alone. However, LLLT without exercise tended to increase body weight and fat content. LLLT may be a valuable addition to a regimen of diet and exercise for weight reduction and dyslipidemic control.

Extra Bonus

Less visible cellulite

  1. Cellulite is created by trapped fat and toxins, and then held in place by flabby skin. In a study by Alster and Tanzi, it was proven that Light Therapy with NIR and LED can rebuild connective tissue, increase skin elasticity, and flush out fat and toxins to diminish noticeable cellulite.(4) 4 Alster T.S., Tanzi E.L., Cosmetic Laser Therapy

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We believe that there is no healing power outside your body, and we do not claim that our light or service has healing power of any kind, and no claim as such is made or implied. The unit itself is a mixture of light, designed to be similar to the wavelengths used in the Independent evuidence, which might help as a tool to provide a safe, painless, non-invasive method of helping to stimulate cellular physiologically sensitive and skin sensory areas. While many people have been satisfactorily treated using light therapy as in the independent evidence, or have received some relief by this kind of method, no warranty is given or implied to the effectiveness, or otherwise, of this form of treatment or the programme offered. No responsibility is accepted for any treatment effects, condition progress, or sequel arising after treatment.
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