I’m guilty. Yep, this Black Friday I got sucked into a social media post I saw of a colleague, and all that she found amazing about a particular product. I clicked through, saw the benefits and within about 15 minutes made a purchase. Ever done that? Or maybe a better question is, have you done that and NOT regretted it? No buyers remorse from me on my purchase, but I’ve come to realize that I don’t know enough about it, and while I’m learning, I thought I’d bring you along for the ride with me.
What was my purchase? It was a light. Not just any light like you see at Costco for SAD for $50 on sale. No, I bought a red and near-infrared light device from Orion that touts health benefits that almost sound too good to be true. From energy production; like powering up the powerhouse of our cells called the mitochondria, to sleep optimization, muscle recovery and increasing growth of new muscles, improving mental acuity and stimulating collagen production isn’t enough, red light therapy combined with exercise has proven to reduce insulin resistance and body fat. Do you see why I jumped on this bandwagon? I had used a light before in a session with Coach Jay, who we’ve had on the podcast a number of times, but it was at the end of the session and he said to sit in front of it for 10 minutes before I left. I didn’t quite know what it entailed but I did as I was told. I had no idea of the benefits of sitting with my back to his red light, but I’m here to learn.
So today on EAT THIS with Lianne, light therapy and specifically red and near-infra red light and what it can do for us.
I’m all for a gadget that helps with health and longevity, getting deeper than the essential eating well thats foundational to living your healthiest and best life. I realize that there are add ons that give information like my Oura ring, or the stats from an Apple watch, but then there are things external that can influence health on top of all the efforts that you’re doing already. I think this is one of them, and as I said off the top, you and I are here to learn more. Yes, I made the impulse purchase of buying the Orion light that came so highly recommended, but now I need to learn more. So to help us, that’s both you and me with this I’ve asked Sandra and Matt from the company Orion to come on and tell all! I want to know how to use it, is it really going to help my wrinkles and how long is that going to take, because you know, enquiring minds want that. And what about wound healing? How long does it take to influence the cell turnover and when do the results show on the outside?
So please welcome Sandra Lee, who is Orion’s Marketing Associate who loves discovering and sharing effective science-driven methods for improving mental and physical health. Sandra uses an Orion Edge twice a day daily for pain relief, brain health, improving sleep quality, and to add an extra boost for her plants. In addition to marketing for Orion, she’s also a social support worker who primarily works with QTBIPOC clients with ADHD, ASD, and cognitive challenges. And Matt is Orion’s COO and utilizes red light therapy as an energy booster and a tool for muscle recovery. His background lies in health and fitness as he also works as a strength coach, and manual osteopath. He was drawn towards red light therapy after trying it for himself and realizing the benefits that were happening to him. From there he went on to learn more about the science behind how red light therapy impacts cellular function for full-body health benefits. From all that, we are in good hands.
Some of the benefits of Orion include:
- Energy production
- Sleep optimization
- Muscle recovery
- Mental acuity
Ok, are you hooked? Are you going to make an impulse purchase like I did? Use promo EATTHIS10 to get 10% off your purchase, and know that I went for it and bought the Orion Pro with the stand. I could have done without the stand as it does stand up well on it’s own, but tilting it on an angle is easy with that stand.
I’m so glad to have a better understanding about how to get the best of this incredible light, and also how to properly use it, and manage my expectations on how long it will take to see benefits.
For starters, I usually have both on at the same time when I’m up close to the device and using it for my thyroid (it’s helped reduce my antibodies!).
🚨You need to be no more than 2″ away from the device to benefit from the near-infrared light which penetrates deep into the tissues, like the thyroid. But I’d also suggest using this for joint or muscle pain too! As someone with an autoimmune condition, my post-workout recovery isn’t amazing (although it has improved!), which is why I even put my body nice and close while I sip on my matcha in the mornings.
🚨The red light doesn’t penetrate as deep but make no mistake, it’s powerful AF as it’s so potent for the skin. As a 43-year-old woman, I’ll take all the anti-ageing I can get, which is why I’ll gua sha my face in front of it. But if you have ANY skin ailment, the red light is your ticket to great, glowy skin. The red light is also fantastic for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and it also works in tandem to help you sleep like a champ.
🚨All of the Orion devices have the option to use one or both! All you need is about 15mins per day, but mid-day, I’ll usually sit in front of it for a little natural energy boost!
About Sandra: Sandra is Orion’s Marketing Associate who loves discovering and sharing effective science-driven methods for improving mental and physical health. Sandra uses an Orion Edge twice a day daily for pain relief, brain health, improving sleep quality, and to add an extra boost for her plants. In addition to marketing for Orion, she’s also a social support worker who primarily works with QTBIPOC clients with ADHD, ASD, and cognitive challenges.
Quote: What I love about Orion Red Light Therapy is that it’s proven to work – and that regardless of what your health goals are, Red Light Therapy can be a powerful booster to your routine.
About Matt: Matt is Orion’s COO and utilizes red light therapy as an energy booster and a tool for muscle recovery. His background lies in health and fitness as he also works as a strength coach, and manual osteopath. He was drawn towards red light therapy after trying it for himself and realizing the benefits that were happening to him. From there he went on to learn more about the science behind how red light therapy impacts cellular function for full-body health benefits.
About Orion: Orion RLT is a Canadian-based Red Light Therapy company that’s trusted by dermatologists, clinicians, and professional athletes worldwide for health optimization. They started as a company aiming to tackle the not-so-fun effects of the long and dark winter months. Instead, what they ended up with is an effective tool that anyone could benefit from, regardless of the weather. Orion is not just for people not getting enough sunlight, it’s for anyone that’s looking to optimize their body.
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