Performance & Recovery

Photobiomodulation (PBM) prior to exercise (muscular pre-conditioning), has been proven to not only prevent muscle damage but enhance sports performance and accelerate recovery. PBM can increase energy metabolism and ATP synthesis. PBM can increase muscle mass and maximum load in exercise. PBM can significantly decrease blood lactate levels, inflammatory markers, muscle pain, damage, atrophy, fatigue and Delayed-Onset of Muscle Soreness (DOMS). PBM can up-regulate protein synthesis and oxidative stress defense.  PBM can improve the speed of the muscular VO2 adaptation, decrease O2 deficit, increase the VO2 from the slow component phase, increase exercise capacity and duration. PBM can modulate metabolic and renal function. PBM can repair muscle damage after injury. PBM may also be of vital importance for patients with heart disease (advanced coronary artery disease) during exercise. 

Photobiomodulation in human muscle tissue: an advantage in sports performance?
Cleber Ferraresi,1,2,3 Ying-Ying Huang,1,2 and Michael R. Hamblin1,2,4
Photobiomodulation Therapy Improves Performance and Accelerates Recovery of High-Level Rugby Players in Field Test: A Randomized, Crossover, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study.
Pinto HD1, Vanin AA, Miranda EF, Tomazoni SS, Johnson DS, Albuquerque-Pontes GM, Aleixo IO Junior, Grandinetti VD, Casalechi HL, de Carvalho PT, Leal-Junior EC.

Effects of Light-Emitting Diode Therapy on Muscle Hypertrophy, Gene Expression, Performance, Damage, and Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: Case-control Study with a Pair of Identical Twins.
Ferraresi C, Bertucci D, Schiavinato J, Reiff R, Araújo A, Panepucci R, Matheucci E Jr, Cunha AF, Arakelian VM, Hamblin MR, Parizotto N, Bagnato V
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Oct; 95(10):746-57.

Muscular pre-conditioning using light-emitting diode therapy (LEDT) for high-intensity exercise: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial with a single elite runner.
Ferraresi C1, Beltrame T, Fabrizzi F, do Nascimento ES, Karsten M, Francisco Cde O, Borghi-Silva A, Catai AM, Cardoso DR, Ferreira AG, Hamblin MR, Bagnato VS, Parizotto NA.

Light-emitting diode therapy (LEDT) before matches prevents increase in creatine kinase with a light dose responsein volleyball players
Cleber Ferraresi & Ricardo Vinicius dos Santos &Guilherme Marques & Marcelo Zangrande & Roberley Leonaldo & Michael R. Hamblin & Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato &Nivaldo Antonio Parizotto

Light promotes regeneration and functional recovery and alters the immune response after spinal cord injury.
Byrnes KR1, Waynant RW, Ilev IK, Wu X, Barna L, Smith K, Heckert R, Gerst H, Anders JJ.

Laser biostimulation in end-stage multivessel coronary artery disease--a preliminary observational study.
[Article in English, Polish]
Zyciński P1, Krzemińska-Pakuła M, Peszyński-Drews C, Kierus A, Trzos E, Rechciński T, Figiel L, Kurpesa M, Plewka M, Chrzanowski L, Drozdz J.


Julian Loh