Bright visible-spectrum light is proven to be an effective treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Recent research suggests that blue LEDs account for that effectiveness.
A PubMed publication (PMID:19016463) reports about a 3-week double-blind test with narrow band blue LEDs vs. bright red LEDs. Patients were divided into two groups: “SAD-only” and those experiencing depression with seasonal intensification.
At the end of the test, subjects from both double-blind arms improved over baseline. “SAD-alone” patients responded numerically better to treatment than those experiencing depression with seasonal intensification.
Authors concluded that blue light therapy proved superior to red light therapy. Blue light therapy produced results similar to previous visible-spectrum light studies and many medication studies. The use of bright red panels supported claims that blue lights account for the documented effectiveness of light therapy.
We invite you to consider an InLight Photon Light Therapy System to help alleviate symptoms associated with SAD.
We encourage you to read about the entire InLight line of Photon Light Therapy Devices on our Next Wave website.
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