The Science Behind RubyLED
There have been hundreds of studies on the benefits of red light therapy. From studies on sport performance to the management of arthritis pain. Below we have compiled a list of references on some of the most compelling research in the benefits of Photobiomodulation.
Studies on General Health
1Stelian, Jean, et al. “Improvement of Pain and Disability in Elderly Patients with Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Knee Treated with Narrow-Band Light Therapy.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 40, no. 1, 1992, pp. 23-26.
2Gale, George D., et al. “Infrared Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.” Pain Research and Management, vol. 11, no. 3, 2006, pp. 193-196.
3Bot, Sandra D., and Lex M. Bouter. “The efficacy of low level laser therapy for chronic neck pain.” Pain, vol. 124, no. 1, 2006, pp. 5-6.
4Zhao, Jiexiu, et al. “Red Light and the Sleep Quality and Endurance Performance of Chinese Female Basketball Players.” Journal of Athletic Training, vol. 47, no. 6, Dec. 2012, pp. 673-678.
5Bossini, Letizia, et al. “Light therapy as a treatment for sexual dysfunctions. Beyond a pilot study.” Psychiatria Polska, vol. 47, no. 6, 2013, pp. 1113-1122.
6Vladimirovich Moskvin, Sergey, and Oleg Ivanovich Apolikhin. “Effectiveness of low level laser therapy for treating male infertility.” BioMedicine, vol. 8, no. 2, 2018, p. 7.
7Reeves, Gloria M., et al. “Improvement in Depression Scores After 1 Hour of Light Therapy Treatment in Patients With Seasonal Affective Disorder.” Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, vol. 200, no. 1, 2012, pp. 51-55.
Studies on Sports Performance and Recovery
1Foley, John, et al. “830 nm light-emitting diode (led) phototherapy significantly reduced return-to-play in injured university athletes: a pilot study.” LASER THERAPY, vol. 25, no. 1, 31 Mar. 2016, pp. 35-42.
2Morimoto, Yusuke, et al. “Low level laser therapy for sports injuries.” LASER THERAPY, vol. 22, no. 1, 2013, pp. 17-20.
3Ferraresi, Cleber, et al. “Photobiomodulation in human muscle tissue: an advantage in sports performance?” Journal of Biophotonics, vol. 9, no. 11-12, 22 Nov. 2016, pp. 1273-1299.
4De Marchi, Thiago, et al. “Photobiomodulation therapy before futsal matches improves the staying time of athletes in the court and accelerates post-exercise recovery.” Lasers in Medical Science, vol. 34, no. 1, 27 Sept. 2018, pp. 139-148.
5Lanferdini, Fábio J., et al. “Improvement of Performance and Reduction of Fatigue With Low-Level Laser Therapy in Competitive Cyclists.” International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, vol. 13, no. 1, 1 Jan. 2018, pp. 14-22.
6Pinto, Henrique D., et al. “Photobiomodulation Therapy Improves Performance and Accelerates Recovery of High-Level Rugby Players in Field Test: A Randomized, Crossover, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 30, no. 12, 30 Dec. 2016, pp. 3329-3338.
7Zhao, Jiexiu, et al. “Red Light and the Sleep Quality and Endurance Performance of Chinese Female Basketball Players.” Journal of Athletic Training, vol. 47, no. 6, Dec. 2012, pp. 673-678.
Studies on Ageing and Beauty
1Wunsch, Alexander, and Karsten Matuschka. “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.” Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, vol. 32, no. 2, 2014, pp. 93-100.
2Tsoukas, MariaM, et al. “Light-based therapies in acne treatment.” Indian Dermatology Online Journal, vol. 6, no. 3, 2015, p. 145.
3Sorbellini, Elisabetta, et al. “Coupled blue and red light-emitting diodes therapy efficacy in patients with rosacea: two case reports.” Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 14, no. 1, 2020
4Kleinpenning, M.M., et al. “Efficacy of blue light vs. red light in the treatment of psoriasis: a double-blind, randomized comparative study.” Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, vol. 26, no. 2, 2011, pp. 219-225.
5InformedHealth.org [Internet]. Cologne, Germany: Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG); 2006-. Eczema: Light therapy and oral medications. 2017 Feb 23 [Updated 2019 Mar 20].
6Avci, Pinar et al. “Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring.” Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery vol. 32,1 (2013): 41-52.
7Lanzafame, Raymond J., et al. “The growth of human scalp hair mediated by visible red light laser and LED sources in males.” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, vol. 45, no. 8, 2013, pp. 487-495.