9 amazing, science-backed infrared light benefits

9 amazing, science-backed infrared light benefits

Infrared light, a captivating segment of the electromagnetic spectrum, holds numerous secrets that have intrigued scientists and health enthusiasts alike.

Despite being invisible to the naked eye, this radiant energy has demonstrated undeniable effects on various biological processes, from promoting tissue regeneration to aiding in pain relief.

In this article, we embark on a journey to explore the fascinating world of infrared light, unveiling its extraordinary properties and its impact on various aspects of our health.

1. Reducing Wrinkles and Rejuvenating Skin

Near-infrared light has the remarkable ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production, making it a valuable tool for skin rejuvenation. Studies have shown that this non-invasive approach can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin roughness while enhancing overall skin texture and youthfulness.

Woman in her bathroom wearing the Koanna Infrared Mask

2. Improving Skin Health with Infrared Light

Near-infrared LED light holds remarkable potential for revitalizing the skin. It has been found effective in addressing various skin conditions, including scars, burns, hyperpigmentation, psoriasis, and acne. Regularly wearing a LED light therapy mask featuring near infrared light can help rejuvenate the skin, speed up the healing process and improve overall skin health.

3. Reducing Inflammatory Pain

The use of infrared light at specific wavelengths has been shown to activate cytochrome c oxidase, an essential membrane protein found in the mitochondrial genome. This activation process, in turn, contributes to the reduction of inflammation, providing relief from chronic pain, and promoting the stimulation of healing processes.

Man looking at the inside of the Koanna Therapy Belt

4. Relieving Lower Back Pain with Infrared Light

Promising findings indicate that infrared light therapy can provide relief for musculoskeletal pain in the lower back. Regular treatments have shown moderate pain relief and improved functional outcomes. By using infrared light, as found in the Koanna Therapy Belt, people suffering from acute or chronic lower back pain can potentially improve their well-being and quality of life.

5. Easing Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

Intense physical activity often leaves us grappling with the bothersome aftermath of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Studies suggest that infrared light therapy, such as used in an Infrared Sauna Blanket, helps alleviate the discomfort associated with post-workout muscle soreness, offering relief to athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike.

Woman relaxing in her Infrared Sauna Blanket after a hard workout.

6. Promoting Muscle Growth and Recovery

Ongoing research highlights the potential effects of infrared light on muscle-related factors. Studies indicate that it may contribute to the reduction of muscle damage, alleviation of pain, prevention of muscle atrophy, and potentially assist in promoting muscle mass, facilitating recovery, and enhancing athletic performance.

7. Easing Arthritis Symptoms with Infrared-Light

Infrared light therapy has emerged as a potential solution for improving symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Primarily affecting the hands, hips, and knees, this degenerative condition is frequently encountered in advanced age. Infrared light has shown effectiveness in reducing pain and disability among elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis.

8. Optimizing Thyroid Function with Infrared Light

The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development. Problems with the thyroid gland can lead to conditions such as hypo- and hyperthyroidism. Infrared light has the potential to balance thyroid function, aiding in the acceleration of metabolism and the prevention of weight gain, hair loss and fatigue.

9. Uplifting Mood with Near-Infrared Light

The use of near-infrared light at 850 nanometers, especially in winter, has recently been shown to have a positive effect on mood. These benefits include reduced sleepiness, improved mood, and lower resting heart rate. Near-infrared light is therefore a potential solution for combating the winter blues and promoting a more positive emotional state.

Man putting on the LED light therapy mask.


If you're intrigued by the remarkable health benefits of infrared light, consider exploring the transformative benefits of infrared light therapy with the cutting-edge Koanna™ wellness-technology. From pain relief to muscle recovery and rejuvenated skin, our infrared wellness solutions harness the healing power of infrared light to elevate your well-being.


A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3926176/)

Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126803/)

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Effect of phototherapy on delayed onset muscle soreness (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16875447/)

Effects of Light-Emitting Diode Therapy on Muscle Hypertrophy, Gene Expression, Performance, Damage, and Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: Case-control Study with a Pair of Identical Twins (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27088469/)

Improvement of pain and disability in elderly patients with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee treated with narrow-band light therapy (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1727843/)

Assessment of the Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy on the Thyroid Vascularization of Patients with Autoimmune Hypothyroidism by Color Doppler Ultrasound (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3534372/)

Effects of Near-Infrared Light on Well-Being and Health in Human Subjects with Mild Sleep-Related Complaints: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study (www.mdpi.com/2079-7737/12/1/60)

Photobiomodulation in human muscle tissue: an advantage in sports performance (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5167494/)

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