frequently asked questions

Q: How do I use my Mito Red Light?

Just set up the device (table, chair, hanging on door / wall). Position yourself 6” to 18" away and expose the desired area of your body to the light for 5-15 minutes and enjoy the benefits. Go here to download the full user manual.

Q: How do Photobiomodulation (PBM) / Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) work?

The most well studied mechanism of action surrounding red and near infrared light therapy is increased MITOchondrial energy production in the cells. MITOchondria are tiny organelles that are the energy power plants of all the cells in our body. Red and near infrared light therapy helps the MITOchondria create more of that energy.

The specific photons found in red and near infrared light interact with a photoreceptors within our cells called cytochrome c oxidase. This interaction stimulates the mitochondria in our cells to use oxygen more efficiently, which allows the mitochondria to produce more ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Adenosine triphosphate is a complex organic chemical that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells, e.g. muscle contraction, nerve impulse propagation, and chemical synthesis. Found in all forms of life, ATP is often referred to as the "molecular unit of currency" of intracellular energy transfer. When our cells have more energy, they simply perform better and the body follows suit!

Below is a link to a 3rd party compilation of over 4000 scientific studies on Photobiomodulation (PBM) / Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) / photobiomodulation (PBM) / red/NIR phototherapy studies - a comprehensive database*

Q: Are your lights third party tested and validated?

Our lights have been third party tested and validated by Independent Testing Laboratories in Colorado. For more information see here and here.

Other red light therapy lights on the market may appear similar - but the reality is unless those companies are publishing transparent, independent testing data, you just don't know what you are getting. And again, our customers' real life results, speak volumes. 

Q: Why should I buy from Mito Red Light?

BEST VALUE: Quite simply, we offer the absolute best value and most effective red light therapy devices on the market today. We challenge anyone to show us where they can find more irradiance for the dollar. Irradiance is the name of the game when it comes to red light LED devices.

Higher Irradiance = Better Results in Less Time.

But beware deceptive marketing! Other manufacturers will proclaim irradiance of >100mW/cm2, but will leave for the fine print that this is at the SURFACE of their device, not at the recommended treatment distance.

3RD PARTY TESTED: Our independently tested lights have been meticulously designed and engineered to offer irradiance in the scientifically accepted 'therapeutic window' at the distances at which you will actually be using the device! Be wary of other companies that do not publish any independent diagnostic data.

UNMATCHED SELECTION: As the leader in red light therapy, Mito Red is committed to offering the widest selection available anywhere. Our THREE DISTINCT PRODUCT LINES, offer you many options to choose the size and configuration that best suits your needs and your budget. 

SUPERIOR DESIGN: Our Mito Red Original and MitoMOD series with Enhanced Spectral Energy Output™ (ESPEO) delivers energy across the full spectrums of Red (620nm - 700nm with peak at 660nm) and NIR (800nm - 900nm with peak at 850nm). This configuration has generated amazing feedback from thousands of delighted customers

The one-of-a-kind, MitoPRO series takes things to the next level by using the four most bio-active wavelengths 630nm / 660nm (Red) and 830nm / 850nm (Near Infrared) at 25% each wavelength. This unique configuration drives enhanced efficacy and even more light energy across the spectrums of Red and NIR. The MitoPRO specifically contains an equal number of each of these LEDs to ensure even coverage and no 'polka-dot' effect. Beware other companies that claim to use these additional wavelengths but only use them in 5-10% of the panel to save cost!

Last but not least, all Mito Red Light devices have been purposefully and meticulously designed to be low EMF and low flicker! 

60 DAY NO RISK TRIAL PERIOD: Mito Red has a full 60 day NO RISK trial - we are the ONLY major red light therapy company that does not charge a restocking fee. If you are not happy with your light, send it back for a FULL REFUND. The spirit of a trial period is for customers to get a full refund if they are not satisfied. If other companies are charging you a 15-25% "restocking fee", we'd hardly classify that as a NO RISK trial.

EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE: We pride ourselves in providing the absolute best customer experience. If you have any questions or concerns before or after making a purchase, you can call our PHONE customer support line and speak to an actual live person to get help.

REAL RESULTS: Don't just take our word for it. Please take a moment to read through our growing repository of customer testimonials.