Humans are Photosynthetic*
*Mitochondria synthesize energy from photons. [a]
"We found that 3 J/cm2 of 660 nm and 810 nm PBM could increase intracellular ATP level by 15–20%" [a]
Note, the above calculations were completed on in vitro human adipose-derived stem cells. Stem cells are especially low in mitochondria [b]
Human HeLa cells were found to increase ATP production 170.8% 20 minutes after light exposure. [c]
Human neural progenitor (NHNP) cells in culture increase ATP production ~97% [d]
"An increase in intracellular ATP is one of the most frequent and significant findings after Photobiomodulation both in vitro and in vivo" [e]
Cellular responses of dermal fibroblasts to laser irradiations: Production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) immediately following laser irradiations using λ = 636 nm (A) and λ = 825 nm (B) on 10,000 live cells (n = 3, mean ± SE). Y-axes indicates Relative Luminescence Units (RLU) in laser irradiated groups after normalization with untreated (0 J/cm2) group. Tert-Butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) and N-acetyl Cysteine (NAC) were used as positive and negative controls respectively.***P ≤ 0.001 and *P ≤ 0.05 in 20 J/cm2 and 25 J/cm2 as compared to the 15 J/cm2 of both lasers.
We are Living in the Dark
Today, humans live inside and wear clothing, starving our body of solar energy.
Like plants, animal cells without enough sunlight wilt, wither, and die.
". . . like stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, heart disorders, cancer, obesity, and diabetes" [e]
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Pain
The list goes on.
Sunlight Charges our Battery
So we took the problem
and built a solution.
Your Daily Photosynthesis
We are living in the dark.
Humans today absorb a tiny fraction of our required solar energy due to the advent of indoor living and clothing.
Light is a physiological requirement for human life - like water, food, and air.
Why does this matter?
Because we can end hundreds of diseases by curing one - Chronic Sunlight Deprivation
Like chronic dehydration, Chronic Sunlight Deprivation has severe consequences on the body; neuron degradation, mitochondrial dysfunction, depression, and much more.
It is as if we have forgotten the necessity of Vitamin C, and we have all developed Scurvy.
And so, I started a Public Benefit Corporation to make photosynthesis accessible and answer your question:
"Why hasn't this been done before?"
Because light desperately needs a Lorax.
An outspoken advocate to elevate the deadly reality of inaction.
- Peter Forhan, Founder