Radiance Health Glossary
This glossary is intended to provide a collection of some important health and wellness terms, tools and ingredients. Feel free to dive deeper.
Amla is a thorny tree and is one of the greatest protectors for the skin, defending against accelerated aging. A rich source of Vitamin C, Amla is an antioxidant and traditionally used as a beauty tonic in Ayurveda.
Ashwagandha is a potent shrub used in Ayurveda to harmonize the body and mind. It has been clinically proven to help reduce stress and regulate cortisol levels, improve concentration and reduce irritability.
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the primary energy carrier in all living organisms on earth. When the cell needs energy, ATP is broken down. The energy released in this process is used to drive various cellular processes.
Autophagy is the body's way of eliminating damaged cells in order to regenerate new, healthier cells. The process of autophagy helps maintain the normal function (homeostasis) of the cell. You can activate autophagy by fasting for a long time.
Bacopa monnieri is a herb that has been used for longevity and cognitive enhancement. It might increase certain brain chemicals that are involved in thinking, learning, and memory. It might also protect brain cells from chemicals involved in Alzheimer disease.
Chromotherapy, also known as Color Therapy, is an alternative holistic health treatment used to improve health and alter your mood. It uses different color lights to create positive change within your body.
Far infrared is the longest wavelength that causes vasodilation, where cells vibrate to eliminate toxins, resulting in a high degree of detoxification.
Infrared light is a type of radiant energy that is invisible to the human eye, but which we can sense as heat.
L-theanine is a naturally occurring, non-protein amino acid found primarily in green and black tea, as well as some mushrooms, that helps relieve anxiety and stress and reduce insomnia.
The human being consists of thousands of cells. Each cell has mitochondria, which are also called the powerhouses of the cell. They perform many important biological processes and are central to the proper functioning of the human cell.
Near infrared therapy falls within the spectrum of infrared light, which is barely visible to the eye and is also the shortest infrared wavelength in the electromagnetic spectrum. It is absorbed just below the surface of the skin and produces a sweat that promotes healing and revitalization.
The parasympathetic nervous system controls the body's ability to relax. When activated, it decreases breathing and heart rate and increases digestion. It is referred to as the "rest and digest" state.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy emits electromagnetic waves that mimic nature's natural frequencies to stimulate and promote your body's natural recovery process.
Red light therapy is a treatment that uses red light and near-infrared light to boost cell regeneration. The ATP production of the cells increases by the red light therapy, which leads to the fact that the cells can regenerate and work better.
Rhodiola is a hardy plant and grows at some of the highest altitudes on Earth. Rhodiola helps to support mental clarity, cognitive function, and endurance. It also supports concentration and helps reduce fatigue.
The sympathetic nervous system controls the body's rapid, involuntary response to dangerous or stressful situations. A flood of hormones increases the body's alertness and heart rate and sends extra blood to the muscles. This state is called "fight and flight.”