Mito Red Light Therapy Review

Mito Red Light Therapy Review

I was excited to try Mito Red Light Therapy. I’ve seen red therapy and used it a few times, but I didn’t know that technology was accessible in your house. I’ve seen them at health and wellness membership-style boutiques (whatever that means), but I’ve never seen them in someone’s house. Truthfully I’ve also never looked either.

Mito Red Light Therapy Review

Why use red light therapy?

Red and near-infrared light are part of the electromagnetic spectrum and the spectrum emitted by the sun. The red and near-red infrared light are actually “bioactive” in humans. Going back to physics, passing white light through a prism separates the different colors based on their wavelengths (you see a rainbow). Only a small part is visible to the human eye.

The highest end of the visible light is red. These red and near-infrared wavelengths positively affect the human body, including cell function.

Near-infrared (NIR) and red light therapy devices have been FDA-approved for several purposes.

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  • hair loss
  • anti-aging
  • acne and wound healing
  • pain relief

Keep in mind red light therapy is not going to fix problems magically. If you are seriously injured, it will not fix that. No, it will not fix your stress fracture 3 days before your marathon. It is simply a tool to enhance recovery and one of the “little things” you can do.

How does red light work?

The red light must penetrate the body to get the benefit of red therapy. Near-infrared light can go deeper into the human body and reach cells, bones, and even the brain.

Mito Red Light produces clinically relevant doses of these wavelengths in the comfort of your own home. Like many things, there is a difference between red lights and clinical red light therapy.

About Mito Red Light Therapy Devices:

Mito Mobile Flex ($369):

This was the first Mito Red Light Therapy I tried. The Mito Mobile FLEX allows you to use all 12 LEDs as NIR, Red, or 50/50 split. It’s also one inch narrower than the Mito Mobile. I actually brought it on my work trip to Virginia.

It has a tabletop stand, carries a case, charging cable, and even glasses.

Specifications of the Mito Mobile Flex: 

  • Beam Angle: 30 Degrees
  • Battery Life – 5,000 hours (2.5 hours on one charge)
  • LEDs: 12 lenses (dual chip = 12 red and 12 NIR)
  • Wavelengths: 660nm (Red) & 850nm (NIR)
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6 inches X 3 inches X 1 inch
  • 1 Year Warranty

Mito Red Light Therapy Review

My Experience with the Mito Mobile Flex: 

This is my favorite of the Mito Red Light Therapy designs. It’s portable and not too big. I can bring it wherever I want without being too worried about it. While using the Mito Mobile Flex, I do feel better. It will not cure any severe disease or problem, but do I feel better using it consistently? Yes.

I have noticed that my skin is looking a lot better too. I posted a few months ago that a particular face cream made me break out worse than ever. The scarring is finally decreasing, and I feel better than before.

Another bonus with the Mito Red Light Therapy is that red light is suitable for plants too. I’ve used it for my work plant, which is going strong.

Mito Red Light Advanced Red Light Therapy Belt ($499.99)

The Mito Red Light Advanced Red Light Therapy belt is designed to be used on the go. It is positioned right on the skin and uses less space than many other Mito Red Therapy devices. It’s easily plugged into a standard wall outlet or has a portable power bank so you can move around.

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What makes the Mito Red Light Advanced Red Light Therapy Belt Different?

It has five different intensity levels, and you can use red alone, NIR alone, or find a light combination that is right for you. Plus, you can walk around and use it on the go. Likely you aren’t going to do your grocery shopping in it, but you could if you wanted, do household chores.

Specifications of the Mito Red Light Advanced Red Light Therapy Belt:

  • Charge 2-6 hours, depending on intensity.
  • 50/50 split Red / NIR
  • LEDs: 405 diodes with three chips per diode = 1,215 LED chips per belt!
    Wavelengths: 660nm (Red) & 850nm (NIR). Use red alone, NIR, or both together.
  • Intensity: 5 intensity levels to choose from.
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds

What I like about the Advanced Red Light Therapy Belt is that it’s portable and not heavy. When I first saw a photo, I imagined it to be a heavy and clunky belt that would hurt to wear. But that is not the case, and it’s easy to use without feeling overwhelmed. I find it really helps lower back problems, so if you have that, this will be the Mito Red Light Therapy device.

MitoPro Commercial $2299:

If you are looking for the most advanced red light therapy, the MitoPro commercial is the best. Why? It’s the biggest and the brightest.


  • Wavelengths:
    • 50% Red and 50% Near Infrared (NIR)
    • 25% 630nm, 25% 660nm, 25% 830nm, 25% 850nm
  • Digital Control panel with Timer: Session times up to 20 minutes. Use Red, NIR or both at the same time!
  • Lifespan: 50,000+ hours
  • Beam Angle: 60 degrees

The MitoPro Commercial is BIG. You aren’t going to get more red light in your house. There are several sizes you can purchase and it can be bolted to a wall or hung on a door. I prefer to keep mine near my desk because it’s easy to use or easy to move if you desire. Using the MitoPro Commerical definitely feels the best. You can tell you are just getting more red light (or NIR). I like all of the Mito Red Light products but I’m a huge fan of the MitoPro Commerical.

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As you can see, Mito Red Light Therapy is not cheap. Smaller devices cost around $300, whereas larger ones cost over $100. Is Mito Red Light Therapy worth it? I think so if you plan to use it. Many health and wellness boutiques (is that what they are called?) have memberships for around $50 a month. So if you plan to use the big device for two years, you’ll get your money’s worth.

Mito Red Light Therapy Conclusion:

I’m a big fan of the Mito Red Light Therapy. I didn’t think this would interest me as much as it does, but I feel noticeably better when using it. Plus, I appreciate that I can use it in my home. It’s interesting how far technology is coming with the latest and greatest recovery devices or things to enhance life. While Mito Red Light Therapy will not fix serious issues, it is one of the little things you can do to promote recovery. Plus, it can also help with other nonrunning things (whatever that means), like skin health.

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Questions for you:

Have you tried Mito Red Light Therapy?

What is your favorite way to recover?