How light can make you slimmer

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Did you know that light can make you slimmer? What??? That’s right. Light can make you slimmer.

In 2011 I began my weight loss journey and came across several studies that focused on something called Low Level Light Therapy or LLLT. These studies explained how focusing light on our bodies at a specific frequency, wavelength and power setting cause fat cells to release their contents and become smaller. This technology has been around since the late 1960’s. Doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors use LLLT to help patients with pain management, wound repair, sports injuries and to reduce inflammation. Veterinarians often use LLLT to heal animals. The studies to determine the effect of LLLT on fat cells began in the early 90’s when many practitioners noticed that their patients were not only healing, but slimming down. To date not a single negative side effect from LLLT has been documented.

An excerpt from one of the studies asked it best: “How can light, when externally applied, be capable of inducing such a phenomenal effect at the cellular level?”

The answer is photochemistry and the process is actually quite simple. Fat cells, also known as adipose cells, store fat in a semi-liquid state which the body uses as energy. Fat cells are photo receptors because of something called cytochrome c oxidase. This protein is located in the mitochondria in the walls of fat cells. Cytochrome c oxidase contains copper and iron elements that help transfer electrons from water to oxygen. When fat cells begin this electron transfer they are producing energy, and when that happens Adenosine Tri-phosphate (ATP) is produced.

ATP is known as the energy currency of cells. ATP serves as your body’s own fat burning supplement. When ATP is produced and comes in contact with fat cells, the fat cells begin to release their contents through transitory pores that form on the cell walls.

For a visual, think of a fat cell as a water balloon. Fat cells are the only cells in our bodies that can expand up to 1,000 times their original size. Just as when you let some water out of a balloon it begins to shrink, the fat cells get smaller and inches are lost. Many people who have cellulite on their thighs also experience skin smoothing and tightening. As you eliminate fat and the accumulated toxins from your body, you lose inches and often feel healthier.

Taking Shape uses LLLT to help slim people down safely with No surgery, No Pain, No Bruising, No Downtime. Call Taking Shape today to learn more about this safe and effective weight loss process.

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