Mitochondria, Aging and PBM (Photobiomodulation)
Aging, might be defined as the accumulation of mitochondrial dysfunction over time. Think of it like a 4 cylinder motor in a car with 250,000 miles. The motor is wearing out. The fuel lines, fuel injectors, fuel pump and spark plugs that convert gasoline into energy clog and the motor stops functioning.
Mitochondrial dysfunction is thought to be caused by environmental, stress and food based toxicity that blocks production of ATP. This loss of energy starves the cells, increasing the rate of cell death (aptosis). The cellular damage cascades down into the tissues, organs and systems of the body.
As the motors that power the cells become damaged and die, so do the tissues organs and systems. Mobility is damaged as the muscle cells begin to lose their function and resilience and connective tissues weaken. Eventually chronic inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction show up as disease. Skin-tone may be the first sign of aging. PBM’s energetic triggering has been shown to both thicken and tighten the skin and thus reduce wrinkles. It is shown in numerous studies to both accelerate healing of neuromuscular injuries and actually increase neuromuscular performance in elite athletes.
This is a distinction we want to make early. If a person is suffering from an injury or disease light helps them get better. If a person is an elite athlete, light helps them improve their personal performance levels and even break records. It helps both the unhealthy and the super fit, which means it probably helps the average person who isn’t measuring athletic performance. They may not see the reduction in pain, break a personal record, but deep in the cells, the increased circulation, detoxification and improvement in energy is rebuilding the cellular matrix of that person.
Photobiomodulation has been shown to both ‘unclog’ the respiratory chain and create Giant Mitochondria. It is kind of like replacing a worn out 4 cylinder motor with a tuned up V8.
If we can slow halt or reverse mitochondrial dysfunction, then we can effectively slow halt or reverse the aging process. Skin-tone improves, pain shrinks, wounds heal faster and the tissues organs and systems get healthier.
Reducing whole-body inflammation with whole body Photobiomodulation, could prove in research to help prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases like diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, heart disease and cancer.
More studies over extended periods of time will be required to determine how regular use of Photobiomodulation affects the aging process, but researchers are already suggesting that it pre-conditions against cardiovascular damage and age-related decline All of this is done free of side effects.
Medical researchers and industry giants are searching for ways to improve mitochondrial function. They are looking for ways to reduce the onset of disease and improve our quality of life as we advance in age. If that pill is developed, would you take it, or would you just add light?
Light heals the cells. By reversing mitochondrial dysfunction, feeding and detoxifying the cells, it perpetuates the health of the whole body.
Light is essential. You just get better.