How Does SaunaLite Work?
Sunlight consists of visible, UV and infrared light. Human cells, when exposed to sunlight, have certain chemical reactions. For example, when you are exposed to UV, you produce Vitamin D. A more recently discovered reaction is the affect of near-infrared light. When cells are exposed to certain wavelengths of near-infrared light, the mitochondria produces more energy, or adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This ATP is what powers every muscle in your body. If you exercise while exposed to near-infrared, you increase metabolism and burn more calories while having increased energy.
There are other effects of near-infrared. First of all, there is a mild warming sensation, not a hot sensation, as this would increase fatigue. This mild soothing warmth stimulates nitric oxide to dilate the microcirculatory system, meaning more blood and oxygen flows to the muscles without increasing blood pressure. This also brings blood closer to the surface of the skin, so if you use the SaunaLite just prior to tanning, you will have increased tanning results. The increased circulation will accelerate the body’s natural detoxification processes and will benefit the connective tissue in the subcutaneous layer, therefore, reducing cellulite. Infrared also increases flexibility and can significantly reduce pain from bad joints or a bad back when exercising.
The most important effect of the mild warming, however, is the release of growth hormone (HGH). HGH is an anti-aging hormone released by the pituitary gland that is critical in both increasing muscle tone and burning fat. The SaunaLite helps raise the body core temperature approximately 1°F which is necessary for HGH to be released, causing fat to be burned up to several hours after working out. The end result is the SaunaLite can reduce body fat 2X – 4X faster than just exercise alone.
So why would you not use SaunaLite when exercising… we can only think of two reasons. Either you have a medical condition restricting your use (see final question) or your fitness club, tanning salon or spa does not have one. In that case, you better tell them to get one!
When you turn on the SaunaLite
system and begin your first session you'll
quickly feel the soothing penetration
of the infrared energy. Within
three sessions you'll feel your
energy levels begin to increase substantially.
This is a direct result of the infrared
providing resonance within the mitochondria.
The second thing that you will notice
early in the program is your endorphin
level rising, which becomes apparent
as you begin to feel a sense of well-being
and an increasing desire to workout more.
Around session six you should really
be feeling and looking healthier
overall as well as observing inches lost
and a softening of the skin. Average
inches lost after six sessions is 3”-5” overall. Many
clients experience increased endurance
and a more tone body.
From this point on detoxification continues, blood
flow pathways open and rebuild along
with new cells, metabolism increases
and burns longer, and more inches and
weight are lost.
What are the benefits of SaunaLite and Near-Infrared (NIR)?
BOOST METABOLISM – The mitochondria (power plants of the cells) produce more ATP (energy currency of the cells) when NIR is in introduced.1,2
REDUCE BODY FAT – A group of 20 women riding stationary bicycles 3 times per week for 4 weeks exposed to NIR lost an average of 8 cm’s or 444% more as compared to 20 women doing the same exercise without NIR. 3
FEEL AN INCREASE IN ENERGY – NIR activates the color sensitive chemicals (chromophores & cytochrome systems) to depths of 23 cm’s stimulating the energy processes in cells. 1
INCREASE CIRCULATION TO THE MUSCLES – NIR causes the release of Nitric Oxide which stimulates vasodilatation of the microcirculatory system bringing more blood flow to the muscles.4
BETTER ENDURANCE – Muscle fatigue was reduced by up to 42.2% when exposing muscle to NIR.5,6
INCREASE STRENGTH – Growth Hormone release is induced by an increase in body temperature and not by exercise itself. Growth Hormone increases muscle mass, calcium retention, and lipolysis (the breakdown of stored fat).14
FASTER RECOVERY TIME – Microtrauma, tiny damage to the muscle fibers, is the basis of building muscle. Certain tissue regenerating genes including integrins, laminin, gap junction proteins and kinesin proteins have shown a two- to five-fold increase upon exposure to NIR. 7,8
WORKOUT IN LESS TIME – Due to increased production of ATP and quick dilation of the microcirculatory system, a person can lessen warm-up time and work at a higher level of exertion without increasing blood pressure.1,9,10
TANNING PREP – SaunaLite brings blood closer to the skin surface which helps oxidize the melanin in your skin increasing the effectiveness of a tanning bed if used just prior to tanning.
DETOXIFY THE BODY - Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Sweat is the only way to remove certain carcinogenic PCBs, dioxins, phthalates, and volatile organic hydrocarbons.11
REDUCE VISIBLE CELLULITE! - Cellulite is exasperated by trapped fat and toxins due to poor circulatory system and visible by weakened connective tissue. NIR helps rebuild connective tissue and has been shown to reduce cellulite.12
REJUVENATE SKIN! - DNA Synthesis of fibroblasts which affects the elasticity of skin can increase five-fold. The result is younger more beautiful skin.1,7
LESSEN JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN & INCREASE FLEXIBILITY - Penetrating heat from NIR has long been proven to reduce pain and increase circulation to areas of discomfort. NIR has also been shown to significantly increase the range of flexibility.13
1 Whelan H.T., Buchmann E.V., et al, NASA Light Emitting Diode Medical Applications From Deep Space to Deep Sea
2 Wong-Riley M.T., Bai, X., et al Light-Emitting Diode Treatment Reversed the Effect of TTX on Cytochrome Oxidase in Neurons
3 Mockel F., Hoffmann G., et al Einfulss von Wassergefiltertem Infrator A auf die Reduktion von Lokalem Fett und Korpergewicht unter Korperlicher Belastung
4 Gilligan D.M., Panza J.M., et al Contribution of Endothelium-derived Nitric Oxide to Exercise-Induced Vasodilation
5 Lopes-Martins R.A., Marcos R.L., et al Effect of Low Level Laser on Skeletal Muscle Fatigue Induced by Electrical Stimulation in Rats
6 Abou-Hala A.Z, Barbosa D.G., et al Effects of the Infrared Lamp Illumination during the Process of Muscle Fatigue in Rats
7 Wong-Riley M.T., Whelan H.T., Effect of 670-nm Light Emitting Diode Light on Neuronal Cultures
8 Buchmann E.V., Dhokalia A., et al Effect of NASA Light-Emitting Diode Irradiation of Molecular Changes for Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice
9 Savard, G.K., Nielsen B., et al Muscle Blood Flow is not reduced in Humans during Moderate Exercise and Heat Stress
10 Hannuksela M.L., Ellahham S., Benefits and Risks of Sauna Bathing
11 Rogers S., Reversing the Neuro-degeneration from Ubiquitous Environmental Endocrine Disruptors
12 Alster T.S., Tanzi E.L., Cosmetic Laser Therapy
13 Demura S., Noguchi T., Matsuzawa J. Effect of Linear Polarized Near-infrared Irradiation on Flexibility of Shoulder and Ankle Joints
14 Christensen S.E., Jørgensen O.L., et al Characterization of Growth Hormone Release in Response to External Heating