FAQs

Why should I buy from Mito Red?

Quite simply, we offer the absolute best value in 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.

Our independently tested lights offer irradiance in the scientifically accepted 'therapeutic window' at the distances at which you will actually be using the device!

But don't just take our word for it. Please take a moment to read through the customer testimonials that are flooding in.

Lastly, 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 TOLL FREE customer support line and speak to an actual live person to get help.

Why are your products so inexpensive?

Other full body panels can run $1200 or more, whereas our MitoMAX is only $749. We are able to do this because we run a lean organization with limited marketing and overhead. We don't pay for celebrity endorsements or offer pointless apps (do you really need an app to tell you to stand in front of a light for 10 minutes?). We keep our costs and overhead low in order to pass the savings on to you. 

Which one should I buy?

MitoMIN - best for targeted treatment of the face or specific body parts.

MitoMID - will work well for a larger surface area such as the back

MitoMAX - #1 seller, will give full body coverage for most people and is what we use everyday. 

MitoMEGA - If you shop at "Big and Tall" or you just have to have the biggest and most powerful of everything, get the MEGA. 

Are your lights third party tested and validated?

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

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!

Unlike many other types of treatments, light therapy is completely safe and non-invasive. Light therapy harnesses the natural healing and rejuvenating benefits of specific wavelengths of light (Mito Red uses 660nm and 850nm because these are the most studied and proven wavelengths). Our Mito Red devices deliver this light energy at a higher rate than the sun (without ANY harmful UV rays).

Using a Mito Red Light device is a fun, relaxing and energizing experience. Light is quickly becoming a “go to” application in numerous clinics due to its many applications and benefits. But now you don't have to pay to go to a clinic to get the proven benefits of 660nm and 850nm wavelengths of light. Now you can own and use your device in the comfort of your home at the fraction of the cost!

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

Needless to say, there has been a considerable amount of research done on this topic!

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. 

What is beam angle and why does it matter?

Some LED light manufacturers use a wide beam angle of 90 degrees. The problem with using a wide beam angle is that the power density drops quickly over distance. The angle that light comes out of a light source is the main factor in determining how the power density drops over distance. Wide beam angles (90 degrees) make the power density weaken very soon. If you are planning to use the light to treat a larger area (and therefore plan on sitting / standing back further from the device), you absolutely want a narrower beam angle. Our lights use a narrow beam angle of 60 degrees to ensure therapeutic power density at further distances.  

What are the EMF levels?

Our devices are engineered to have low EMFs. However, anything with electric current running through it is going to generate some electromagnetic field. Measured with a Trifield the EMF of our MitoMax is at or below ~1mG (0.1 μT) at the recommended treatment distance of 6 inches. To put this in perspective, the highly conservative BioIniative Report recommends a continuous exposure level of 1mG for children and pregnant women (see page 9). 

On balance, our devices are going to be much lower in EMFs than other products because our lights contain only the electrical components needed to power and cool the lights (nothing extraneous added such as a timer or bluetooth / WiFi). Of particular concern are products which come with an 'app'. Having an app necessitates a WiFi / bluetooth signal from the device. Many times these devices can emit a signal even when they are not in use! This means you could be unknowingly polluting your environment with EMFs 24/7. 

Can I use the devices too much / for too long?

There is an upside down U shaped response curve when it comes to red light benefits  More is not always better! The great thing about Mito Red Light devices is that you can reap the same benefits in less time versus other products on the market. 5-15 minutes a day is really all you will need.

Having said that, 660nm and 850nm light is very safe and there are no known negative side effects after over 3,000 clinical studies.

Do I need safety glasses with this light?

We do recommend wearing darkened safety goggles during the sessions. As such, each of the Mito Red products come with these glasses for free. Our Mito Red Lights are very bright and if you have any eye problems, or any other health conditions at all, please consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using a device like Mito Red.

It is worth noting that these wavelengths (660nm & 850nm) have been shown in multiple studies to be beneficial for the eyes and are currently being studied for treatment of certain eye diseases. However, due to the level of brightness (irradiance) we do still suggest wearing the goggles – at a minimum until you become acclimated to the bright lights.

When will my order ship?

All orders will ship on the next business day after the order is received.

What is your return policy?

We are so sure you will love your Mito Red that we offer a no questions asked full refund within the first 60 days.