When we say we do not advocate using radiant electric heat, we are suggesting that if one were to simply use a multimeter electrical tester, one could easily determine that Direct Electrical heat does the body harm by actually entering into one’s tissues and causing havoc .
Simply put radiant electric heat sources contaminate the electric system of any plant or organism and essentially allow the cells deep within the body to become engorged with calcium and their ultimate destruction shortly after . This is true of any electric heat source which is not heating the air but is heating the the subject from the inside out directly as a result of the absorption of those frequencies/wavelengths.
Other types, such as far infrared heaters which are also invisible light sources, cause cumulative retinal damage to the eye and damage to the skin forcing the skin to break down collagen instead of stimulate its creation. This is VERY different than the low wattage and specific wavelengths/frequencies that skin care professionals use to safely stimulate collagen for anti-wrinkle treatments.
The frequencies are not the same, not even close! All collagen stimulation is not beneficial. Too much/too strong a frequency will cause damage that cannot be repaired: Wrinkling, Photoaging, and possible cell death. The Arndt–Schulz law states that there is only a narrow window of opportunity where you can actually activate a beneficial cellular response using precise sets of parameters [ M.Y. Akhalaya, et al. “Molecular action mechanisms of solar infrared radiation and heat on human skin” Ageing Res. Rev., 16 (2014), pp. 1–11]. This biphasic effect is described thoroughly by Huang et al. [Y.Y. Huang, et al. “Biphasic dose response in low level light therapy — an update” Dose–Response, 9 (4) (2011), pp. 602–618]. This means that frequencies outside what is beneficial have deleterious results. Manufacturers such as LightStim, producers of the industries best quality of Anti-Aging LED lamps contain 4 very precise wavelengths of color amber-605nm, red-630nm, red-660nm and infrared-855nm to heal damaged skin and wrinkles.
Infrared (IR) energy has been divided into three bands: IR-A (760–1400 nm), IR-B (1400–3000 nm), and IR-C (3000 nm–1 mm). IR radiation can penetrate the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue to differing extents depending on the exact wavelength range being studied. Exposure to IR is perceived as heat. Even a relatively low irradiance of IR may lead to an intradermal temperature rise (inside-out heating).
“Other studies have been carried out to determine the effects on human skin cells of IR-A radiation from another type of artificial light source: Hydrosun 500 emitting extraordinarily high irradiance (average: 360 mW/cm2) (at 760–1400 nm), far from what the sun is capable even at zenithal conditions (at noon in the tropics). In a 2002 article by Schieke et al., human dermal fibroblasts were irradiated with this source. The cells were exposed to IR-A radiation in the range of 760–1400 nm, from 10 and 60 min, with a corresponding fluence range of 200–1200 J/cm2. This translates to an irradiance range of 333–2000 mW/cm2. Matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP-1), the collagenase involved in the normal turnover of skin collagen was found to be upregulated in the irradiated cells .” That means collagen was damaged…collagenase is the enzyme that breaks down collagen which cause wrinkling and aging of the skin.
Heating panels are composed of either a plastic carbon sheet conducting electricity as a resistor- or a steel wire compressed in an insulation sandwich, a carbon sheet heat panel. So what kind of radiation are you subjecting yourself to? it is well known in the infrared industry that the Heat Sources claiming to emit whats called ” far infrared” are very weak in output and barely noticeable in effect. Near Infrared is far more powerful in its heating effect.
The nanometer range of 7500-10,000 nm is Advertised in the Brochure of a particular Infrared heat panel (-its no surprise-most do not offer this damning information) and that is simply far outside the range of frequencies of healing and is Instead in the range of a “death ray for Cells” and causes Damage . Not the Healing Experience you may have been hoping for. The infrared industry doesn’t want you to know.
The Infrared exposure in a sauna is considered harmful enough to cause one health focused vendor to develop a safety glass specifically for sauna use. These Glasses are only offering protection up to 1400 nanometer. So what protections would be needed beyond that spectrum? Quite a lot more.
STAY SAFE | Near Infrared Sauna Glasses
Stay Safe glasses are the only ones that will work during your near infrared sauna session.
Tanning glasses, sun glasses and even glasses rated for lasers won’t block the 700-1400 rays emitted from near infrared sauna therapy.
We are all exposed to IR even from sitting by the fireplace, and with most hazards, small doses don’t pose a real threat.
Since taking daily Near Infrared Saunas will increase your exposure time and frequency to near infrared light we recommend using our special Stay Safe infrared eye protection glasses. They are custom manufactured with polycarbonate lenses to cover 100% of IPL 190-1800 nano meters (nm) of light and are rated for UV400 protection.
The glasses are light weight and comfortably fit over your prescription glasses or can be worn alone.
No other safety glasses on the market cover the range of light as our Stay Safe glasses. You can also use the Stay Safe glasses with lasers and other equipment that requires eye protection.
If infrared exposure is so good for you why do you think Ladival has developed a sun protectant to shield against Far Infrared ray damage?
Dr. Justine Hextall,
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
“We all know how important it is to look after our skin in the sun. But the latest innovations in sun care mean that we are able to re-evaluate and make more informed choices to get the best protection for ourselves and our families.”
“Standard sun screens work by blocking and absorbing UV energy rays. Some ingredients act as tiny mirrors to reflect and scatter the radiation, whilst other ingredients absorb some of the radiation like a sponge, dissipating its heat.
UV-A and UV-B are therefore blocked and absorbed at the surface of the skin. What traditional sun screens do is create a physical barrier on and within the epidermis.” (Diagram 1)
“Standard sun screens do not protect against Infrared-A because the rays cannot be blocked, so protection must take place inside the cell. Infrared-A damage is caused by free-radicals overwhelming the body’s own antioxidant defences, leading to the release of an aggressive enzyme which attacks collagen and elastin.
This latest technology means that you can now protect yourself against harmful Infrared-A rays, as well as UV-A and UV-B.
By using a sun care brand that includes Infrared Defence (IR-DTM), like Ladival, you will be getting protection from the broadest range of the sun’s rays.” (Diagram 2)
Ladival’s unique Advanced Infrared-A Protection System (IR-D Infrared DefenceTM) is clinically proven to protect against damaging Infrared-A rays that reach the deepest part of the skin and which cause cellular-level damageVIEW PRODUCTS