Collagen: The Key to Longevity
Collagen: The Key to Longevity
Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, accounting for about 30% of your body’s total protein? It’s often considered the primary building block of your body’s skin, muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues.
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and at a lower quality. Plus, the existing collagen breaks down at a much faster rate. For women, we experience a significant reduction in collagen production after menopause, and it’s normal for everyone to have a decline in collagen production after age 60.
Unfortunately, collagen can’t be measured, like in a blood test, but the signs of diminishing collagen are there for all the world to see; sagging, crepey, and wrinkled skin, crows’ feet around the eyes, muscle aches and pains, stiff and less flexible tendons, joint pain, and even limited mobility. But hope is not lost! There is a non-invasive, non-toxic solution to producing more collagen. Curious? Keep reading!
Defining The Aging Process And How It Impacts Our Skin
Before we dive into the solution, it’s important to understand a few more things about collagen, elastin, and the aging process we all go through. First, we need to define a few key terms to paint the picture of how collagen impacts our bodies. A fibroblast is defined as a cell in connective tissue which produces collagen and other fibers. It would make sense that the healthier fibroblasts we have, the more and better collagen fibers are made. Elastin is defined as a protein forming the main piece of elastic connective tissue, and it’s found primarily in the dermis of the skin.
Now that we have those definitions to refer to, let’s return to the discussion of collagen production and maintenance and why this is the foundation of healthy aging. It’s the reason there are so many collagen supplements and powders for our skin, hair, nails, and bones. But there’s a better way!
Just as collagen is the key to longevity, LED light therapy is the proven and effective option to improve cellular performance, thus producing the collagen and elastin our bodies need as we age.
Does Red Light Therapy Increase Collagen Production?
The easy answer is, YES! LED light therapy is the most natural way to effectively generate more collagen in your body. Proven by research, the red and near-infrared wavelengths used by Celluma LED light therapy devices directly combat the signs of aging, including producing more and better collagen and elastin fibers. No more collagen powders or other medications. No injections. It’s literally as easy as safe, natural wavelengths of effective, proven light energy.
The Many Benefits Of Red-Light Therapy
Red light therapy penetrates the skin and reaches the mitochondria. Wait, what is mitochondria, that’s not one of the words defined above? Mitochondria are the energy producing organelles within our cells. Red light therapy is proven to enhance mitochondria function and increase the production of adenosine triphosphate (what’s that?!), or the energy currency of our cells. This boost in energy facilitates collagen synthesis.
Another way to think of it is to picture your cell phone when it’s plugged into a charger. The phone takes the charge until it reaches 100%. Your cells accept the energy from red light therapy until they once again reach optimal function.
One of the best things red light therapy does is stimulate fibroblast production, also promoting the synthesis of new collagen fibers.
Enhanced Blood Circulation
Red light therapy is also proven to improve blood circulation in the treated area. Improved blood flow means better delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells, supporting their metabolic activities, like collagen production!
Inflammation is the evil one negatively impacting collagen production. Red light therapy has anti-inflammatory effects, helping to reduce inflammation in the skin and tissue and create a more conducive environment for collagen synthesis.
The Key To Effectiveness Is What Sets Celluma Apart
Uniform delivery of light energy is absolutely crucial to successful energy absorption by our cells. Remember the cell phone analogy. If the phone isn’t attached to the charger correctly, it doesn’t get charged optimally. Each Celluma device is designed to conform closely to the treatment area resulting in the unmatched ability to deliver the optimal dose of restorative light energy in each treatment session.
The right wavelengths in the right proximity don’t just lead to collagen and elastin production. There is a cascade of benefits that sound scientific but really result in healthier skin, tissues, and muscles. These benefits include:
- Cell generation to replace old cells (also called mitosis)
- Reduction and prevention of cell death (also known as apoptosis)
- Neurogenesis (new neurons!)
- Development of new capillaries (also known as angiogenesis)
- Increased blood flow (as previously mentioned)
- Enhanced nitric oxide production
The synergistic effect of all this is that your body is now optimized to heal itself. Regular users of Celluma devices report skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles; accelerated healing of chronic wounds;* a general reduction of pain, including joint, muscle, and arthritic pain.
Celluma light therapy is designed to change the way people rejuvenate and recover. You don’t need to rely on injections, invasive surgery, or costly medications. This technology gives your body the boost of cellular energy to heal naturally.
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*Celluma is not US FDA-cleared for Wound Healing. Celluma is medically CE certified for wound healing outside USA and Canada.