Theralase® stimulates the mitochondria of the cell to produce more Adenosine Triphosphate (“ATP”), or basic cell energy, to accelerate tissue repair.
Laser light is absorbed in the mitochondria of the cell, specifically by cytochrome c oxidase within the respiratory chain, leading to the release of ATP (i.e.: energy) and Nitric Oxide (“NO”), and the modulation of Reactive Oxygen Species (“ROS”). Mitochondria in stressed or ischemic tissues produces mitochondrial nitric oxide (“mtNO”) that binds to cytochrome c oxidase competitively displacing oxygen and leading to oxidative stress and reduced ATP production. Laser light, when applied to injuries, is absorbed by cytochrome c oxidase displacing mtNO and thereby reducing oxidative stress and increasing ATP production. Subsequently, a cascade of downstream metabolic effects lead to a reduction in inflammatory markers and accelerated tissue repair.
Peak Activation by 660 nm
Visible Red Laser Light