Quite simply, near infrared offers the most health benefits for the least cost. The main body of research on near infrared light therapy was done by NASA. NASA has no hidden agendas, no products to promote and no ties to corporate interests. The are one of the last places you can find genuine scientific research. As such, they are a resource you can trust.
NASA research into near infrared has showed that this specific band of energy penetrates deeply into the body and has a very specific effect on the cells due to our bodies natural response to specific near infrared wavelengths. Inside the mitochondria of every cell are receptors that respond to these near infrared wavelengths. The light triggers an increase in cell metabolism, protein synthesis (including collagen), and anti-oxidant activity. It reduces inflammation and pain. Overall, the light triggers growth and regeneration of the cells. No other sauna offers this type of cellular effect.
A Near infrared sauna offers unique healing benefits from the near infrared light wavelenghts that other saunas do not have. In addition, it is an inexpensive, readily available technology. You don't need a $5,000 sauna to reap the health benefits. Only Near Infrared offers NASA proven deep tissue penetration and cellular regeneration. Our Saunas effectively deliver heat and specific cellular effects to create reliable therapuetic results.
A near infrared sauna is an indoor sauna that is powered and heated by the "near" portion of the infrared energy spectrum. Widely recognized for its healing and therapeutic value, near infrared provides an alternative to steam, conventional electric, and far infrared saunas. This exciting addition to the world of sauna therapy offers many new, different and wonderful types of healing not available with other saunas. Near Infrared is a shorter wavelength of infrared energy that carries 10 times the energy of far infrared. It is also closer to the visible spectrum.
Near infrared saunas are also known as electric lamp saunas since they are powered by wide spectrum near infrared lamps. In the picture, you can see the near infrared heat lamps. Near infrared heat lamps emit visible light in the red/orange range, lots of near infrared and a little middle infrared. In the last 40 years, research has shown the amazing therapeutic healing power of near infrared.
It's basic biology, really. Our sun emits 37% of its total energy in the near infrared range. By contrast, on 3% is in the far infrared range. Much like sunlight is needed to produce vitamin D, we are equally biologically hardwired to use near infrared. In fact, it is now understood that the human body is partially photosynthetic. In other words, we NEED sun light AND near infrared for optimal health.
Near infrared light has dozens of biological effects on the body that you can harness now to dramatically improve your health and well-being. Near Infrared easily and effectively penetrates deep into the human body where it directly stimulates cell structures. The most basic premise of near infrared sauna use is the simple, straight-forward understanding that the human body is evolved to need near infrared stimulation, as we have spent millions of years receiving and evolving with it.
As evidence, our bodies have intracellular components inside the mitochondria of every cell called chromophores. Chromophores absorb red and near infrared wavelengths and are located at the end stage of the chain of reactions in the mitochondria that synthesize the energy molecule ATP. The effect of near infrared on the mitochondria is a net increase in cellular energy production that can then be used to repair and rejuvenate at the cellular level. Studies have shown increases in muscle protein synthesis, collagen and skin protein synthesis, angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels), and other beneficial rejuvenative effects. Far infrared does not have the same cellular effect in the mitochondria. People have experienced skin regeneration, reduced wrinkle, fine lines and age spots along with boosts in energy levels when using near infrared saunas.
Many far infrared websites claim that near infrared does not penetrate into the skin. I ask you this simple questions: why would nature place near infrared receptors (chromophores) INSIDE the body, if near infrared couldn't get through the skin to reach them? Subsequent research by N.A.S.A. has shown certain wavelengths in the near infrared range can penetrate more than 5 inches into the body. Wavelengths between 630-800 nm can travel 23 cm through the surface tissue and muscle. The light is absorbed by mitochondria where it stimulates energy metabolism in muscle and bone, as well as skin and subcutaneous tissue. Once the light enters the body, it naturally disperses and delivers healing energy to the entire body. Near infrared is an amazingly simple and effective healing tool that is available now to you.
That's the big question everyone asks. Which is better, Near or Far Infrared? The first thing to understand is that many sauna benefits are due to heat alone which both near and far infrared provide. When you factor out the heat benefits, near infrared emerges as superior to far infrared. Really, the two are not very comparable. Near infrared light increases energy levels inside the cell through a natural cellular response to near infrared light wavelengths. This leads to remarkable cell healing and regeneration in addition to the regular benefits of sauna heat. In addition, near infrared saunas have no detectable EMF where you sit. Near infrared simply offers more for less!
First, near infrared as a wavelength, has deeper tissue penetration. The science is very, very clear on this, despite what far infrared websites say. N.A.S.A. has measured tissue penetration as deep as 23cm with near infrared. In addition, tissue penetration is related to light intensity. In the near infrared sauna, the energy is much more focused and you have the option of targeting it on a specific area of your body. In far infrared saunas, especially those with carbon heaters, the total heat is spread out over a very large surface area. While some sauna makers promote this as a good thing, it has the unfortunate side effect of making the infrared much less concentrated at any given point on your skin. Less concentration equals less penetration.
Our Near Infrared Saunas have the lowest EMF of any sauna on the market today. Near infrared heat lamps have very little EMF to begin with. Secondly, when you use this sauna, you sit about 4-5 feet away from the heat lamps. EMF drops off significantly with distance. So, when you sit 4-5 feet away, the EMF is reduced to undetectable levels. Lastly, we put all electric parts on the far side of the sauna to make them as safe as possible. In far infrared saunas, you are surrounded on all sides by heaters that naturally have higher EMF emissions. And, most importantly, in far infrared saunas you sit right next to the heaters! This dramatically increases your EMF exposure and many people are sensitive to this.
In addition to the detoxification gained through sweating, near infrared light has been show to protect cells from the damages caused by many toxic compounds. Near Infrared light enhances both cell metabolism and intracellular anti-oxidant activity. Studies show that cells treated with near infrared light gain significant protection from common nevironmental protection. Far infrared has no such benefit.
Near infrared is received at the cellular level in a way that far infrared is not. In every cell, there are structures in the mitochondria that are upregulated by near infrared energy. They are photosensitive to near infrared wavelengths and respond by increasing energy levels inside the cell. The presence of such structures proves our bodies are simply built to use near infrared! It is very logical considering that 37% of the sun's output is in the near infrared range.
Near infrared saunas can yield greater rejuvenative effects over far infrared, especially on the skin, because it increases tissue regeneration. Over the last 40 years, research has identified many specific near infrared wavelengths that enhance cellular function.
Near infrared saunas lamps are a very simple, yet profoundly effective therapy you can rely on. They are as simple to maintain as changing a lightbulb. With far infrared saunas, there are many types of heaters, most of which are made in China. And, some heaters provide very little infrared output. For a very interesting review of heater types check out this review. It illustrates some of the problems inherent with far infrared heaters. With near infrared, you get a guaranteed quality .
This one comes down to a philosophy of healing. Is it better to extract a single compound and concentrate it or is it better to use healing energies the way nature provides them? Far infrared saunas take the first approach and concentrate their infrared in a very narrow range around 7-10 microns. In fact, they promote their ability to deliver a very narrow spectrum as a good thing. This is the same line of thinking used to manufacture drugs. Take a single component from a naturally wide and diverse healing source, such as an herb, and concentrate it, leaving out all the other therapeutic and balanced compounds naturally present in the herb. It's not that far infrared is bad, it's just with far infrared saunas, thousands of additional healing wavelengths are simply ignored.
Our Near Infrared Saunas are fundamentally different. We use a very wide spectrum that more resembles the wide spectrum we receive from the sun. It has a much broader action and is more natural. It is the same philosophy that chooses herbs over drugs, whole foods over synthetic vitamins and healthy, strong immune systems over flu vaccinations. When you use our sauna, you receive thousands of wavelengths covering a very, very broad range. Simple, natural and efficient!
Unlike far infrared, there are many specific wavelengths in the near infrared range that have been scientifically shown to enhance cell function. Until now, they have only been available as single wavelengths applied by LED's. When you use an near infrared sauna, you receive the entire near infrared spectrum. Researched Wavelengths in the Near Infrared Spectrum in nanometer 600, 620, 630, 660, 680, 730, 760, 820, 840, 860, 880, 940, 970um
Overall, near infrared provides more healing potential. Both near and far infrared provide the essential heat needed to create a therapeutic sauna effect. Let's not forget, a good portion of the healing in all saunas comes from the heat itself. However, when you use a near infrared sauna you get an electromagnetically safer product, more scientifically researched wavelengths, more energy delivered to your body (shorter wavelengths), deeper penetration, and a direct cellular response in the heart of every cell. While far infrared is good, near infrared gives you the most healing benefits. Why limit yourself to an extremely narrow range of healing energy?
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