You may be able to help prevent the ageing process and even save your eyesight by using your LEDs to help ward off the ageing light spectrum.
The Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights can help with many things from helping you sleep through the night, to reducing the amount of light your eyes need to see.
While some people may be surprised to learn that LED lights can also help fight ageing, there are benefits to using them to help you live longer.
In an interview with ABC News, a doctor who specialises in the use of light therapy, Dr James McQuillan, explained how light therapy works.
Dr McQuillsons medical team at the University of Queensland’s Institute of Health and Medical Research have found that light therapy can slow down ageing in humans.
Dr James Mcquillan explains how light is a key factor in ageing.
Dr Murali Das, another expert on ageing and light therapy at the institute, said: “The most significant benefit of light is the way it can reverse the ageing processes that normally occur in your body, but it is not just about preventing your body from ageing, but also reversing the ageing of your brain.”
You can actually slow down the ageing in your brain by taking advantage of your own light.
“If you take the right combination of light and a drug that stops your body ageing, it can also reverse the age-related changes that you see in your eyes.”
How to use light therapyTo stop ageingDr Mcquillsons team found that using light therapy was particularly effective in slowing the ageing associated with ageing.
“It seems to be effective in people with existing cardiovascular disease, so there is a reduction in the age of the eyes, but they also appear to slow the ageing that occurs in the brain,” he said.
“The treatment has been tested in people of various ages, but most of the trials have been in people over the age 60.”
There is evidence that light can slow the progression of age-associated changes in the eyes and brain.
“This could be important because as we age, we become less able to regulate our own ageing processes, so this could help prevent dementia and age-linked problems in the future.”
Dr McSquillan said that light had the ability to slow down aging in your eye cells.
“Light can slow things down, and that’s because the way light interacts with your retina is different to other molecules in the retina,” he explained.
“As your light interacts, it affects the cells in the eye.”
This is very important, because light can actually kill cells that are causing the damage.
“What does light therapy do?
The team looked at how light could slow the age associated changes in people’s eyes and brains, and how light from LED lights could help.”
We found that people with normal levels of sunlight had no effect on the ageing,” Dr McQuillo said.
Dr Dr McSquillsons research team found the effects of light treatment on eye and brain ageing in people who had normal levels and levels of sunshine.”
A study conducted by Dr Mcquillo showed that people who were exposed to light at different times of the day, but in a different wavelength of light, had a reduction of ageing in their eyes and the brain.
“Dr Murosh Sharma, another researcher who works at the university’s Institute, said that “the effect of light on the eyes is one of the things that is of greatest concern for people with age- related problems, such as cataracts, retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
“These are all conditions that can lead to loss of vision and/or blindness.”
When we look at ageing, we are looking at a gradual decline of the eye’s ability to produce light, so the light we use to see our world is of great importance to our health.
“Dr Sharma said that the most important effect light therapy had on ageing was to slow aging in the brains of people who are older.”
For the elderly, if they are exposed to a light of the same wavelength of wavelength as their eyes, they will be less sensitive to the effects on their eyes of light,” he added.
Dr Sharma explained that light from LEDs has a very long wavelength, and can also cause damage to cells in our eyes and other tissues.”
Because we have a very short wavelength, it causes damage to the cells that make up the retinal pigment melanin,” he told ABC News.”
And because of the long wavelength that light passes through, the damage is more permanent.
“Dr Dr Muros Sharma said it was important that people understood that light and light treatment were different.”
Both light and LED light can cause damage, so people who suffer from ageing should be aware of the risks and be aware that the use for light therapy is not safe,” he concluded.