XLR8 Redline | What Wavelength Do I Use?

XLR8 Redline | What Wavelength Do I Use?

The effect of infrared, near infrared, and far-infrared on cells and tissues has been studied extensively, with excellent results for many applications. Some of these include antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fatigue, improved wound and injury healing, muscle recovery, and better regeneration of viable lymphatic vessels after injury. XLR8 Redline uses two major wavelengths: 660 nm and 850 nm. How do you know which to use?

The most important distinction between these two settings is the depth of penetration.

While 660 nm (red light) is very good at addressing wound care, it does not penetrate very deeply. However, overstimulation of burns, lacerations, and wounds by near-infrared has been contraindicated, so for skin lesions and basic wound care, the red setting is your best bet. 

The near-infrared wavelength (850 nm) penetrates much more deeply, with the ability to reach deeper tendons, ligaments, and bones to reduce recovery times. It has been shown to be very effective in reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow. For suspensory issues, navicular, laminitis, kissing spine, muscle recovery after work, arthritis, or other issues over a few mm deep, the 850 nm spectrum, WHICH WILL BE INVISIBLE TO THE HUMAN EYE, will be the best bet. 

The first press of the button on Redline Bell Boots, Tendon Wraps, and Hock Wraps will activate the RED (660 nm) wavelength. The second press will ALSO activate the NEAR INFRARED (850 NM) wavelength. The third press will ONLY activate the NEAR INFRARED (850 NM) wavelength and will deactivate the RED (660NM) wavelength. You will not be able to see the light from the diodes, however the power button will remain illuminated green. The fourth press of the button will turn the device off completely.