Preconditioning PBM Therapy – What is That?
Preconditioning or wellness PBM Therapy is an exiting development in Photomedicine. Scientists have discovered that applying PBM Therapy – light in the Red and Near Infra Red (NIR) spectrum to ‘normal tissues/cells’ – cells that are not damaged or diseased:
Preconditioning has huge potential benefits in terms of health and wellness – how might maximising cell function benefit to your health?
Preventing Harmful UV Affecting Your skin
Research has shown that exposing skin to an increasing harmful dose of UV light (in order purposely cause the skin tissue to become sunburnt and red) have clearly demonstrated that skin tissue cells preconditioned with PBM Therapy become resilient to UV damage – they are significantly less sunburnt when compared to skin that has not been preconditioned. Look at the pictures – compare the two examples. ME1-5 represents increasing dose (time) of harmful UV exposure.
What Advantages Could Preconditioning Give Your Skin ?
Preconditioning your skin cells could potentially have big benefits for your skin’s health – enhancing repair, rejuvenation mechanisms and making your skin tissues potentially more resilient to the signs of aging. Long term Random Controlled Trials (RCT’s) to study human cell aging is not possible in real life as we age too slowly (life span of 70+ years) and there are so many other factors during that time that could alter the results such diet, lifestyle and exercise to name a few. So RCT cell aging research is easily carried out on animals, usually mice as:
- Mice’s cells tissues and organs are physiologically and biochemically similar to humans (which is why they are used in drug trials for humans)
- Mice age quickly – mice live about 1 year in the wild and a bit longer in captivity so they are ideal to use as their bodies age rapidly
- In lab RCT’s all the factors can be controlled so the only difference between groups is ONLY with or without PBM Therapy
For example in this long term preconditioning PBM Therapy study looking at cell (brain tissue) aging in mice, the preconditioned PBM Therapy group cells/tissue showed dramatically less aging – ‘staying younger’, when compared to control mice who did not have preconditioned PBM therapy – Wow!
So regular preconditioning PBM Therapy was shown to help protect cells and making them more resilient to damage and cell death. To read more about PBM Therapy for skin health and repair use the link and watch the video on that page.
NovoTHOR Whole Body PBM Therapy
The NovoTHOR PBM Therapy light bed pod surrounds the whole body. The red and Near Infra Red (NIR) light penetrates the body with the potential to affect all the cells that the light interacts with. Not just your skin – head to toe at the same time with the potential to enhance other aspects of your health. Research has shown how preconditioning can enhance muscular strength, performance and recovery. So you can have Multiple preconditioning benefits all at the same time!
There are so many other health benefits that PBM Therapy has demonstrated that are good borne out by years of research. One of the most interesting articles this recently that shows the Mitochondria (which PBM Therapy targets), have been found freely moving around in the blood. This might explain some of the systemic effects PBM Therapy has on parts of the body that the light is unable to reach e.g. deeper tissues.