The Brain Lab

COMING TO CLUB RECHARGE 2021

Your brain is in charge of everything that happens in your body.  The fact that your heart beats automatically and you never have to remember to breath are all part of your bodies natural processes.  Club Recharge will be adding an entire new lab to the club that will focus specifically on your brain.   Good brain health is paramount to good body health and when your brain is not operating effectively your entire body will suffer.

"You don't really know someone,

until you say no to them"

WAVI BRAIN SCAN

Now we can give you direct measurements of brain function. We have a portable EEG scanner, the WAVI headset, that measures non-invasively brain function in real time. Wavi brain scans provide information about regional brain activity, processing power, and auditory and reaction time. All these assessments can be compared to “normals” for your age, and alert us when your brain is aging too rapidly. The scan takes 30 minutes and cost $79. (Minimum cost of an EEG at a hospital is around $300 and does not provide these functional assessments.)

Who should get a Wavi brain scan?

People who have/had:

  • Family History of Dementia

  • Personal History of Head or Brain Injury

  • Personal History of Cancer Chemotherapy

  • High Risk Sports Participation (football, soccer, mt biking, etc.)

  • Loss of Taste or Hearing

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Diabetes or High Blood Sugar

  • High Cholesterol

  • History of Stroke

  • Smoking

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Insomnia

  • Prolonged General Anesthesia

  • ADHD

  • Chronic Neurological Conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease

  • Open Heart Surgery

  • Depression

  • Menopausal Cognitive Decline

  • Anyone who is Concerned About Their Memory

Dave Asprey demonstrates the functionality of the WAVI Brain Scan System. 

WAVi is much more than just a brain wave test. With our multifaceted platform, WAVi technology offers practitioners a panoramic perspective of the brain.

Photobiomodulation

 

Photobiomodulation therapy is defined as the utilization of non-ionizing electromagnetic energy to trigger photochemical changes within cellular structures that are receptive to photons. Mitochondria is particularly receptive to this process. At the cellular level, visible red and near infrared light (NIR) energy are absorbed by mitochondria, which perform the function of producing cellular energy called “ATP”. The key to this entire process is a mitochondrial enzyme called cytochrome oxidase c, a chromophore, which accepts photonic energy of specific wavelengths when functioning below par.

Photobiology

Photobiology is the study of the effects of non-ionizing radiation on biological systems. The biological effect varies with the wavelength region of the radiation. The radiation is absorbed by molecules in skin such as DNA, protein or certain drugs. The molecules are changed chemically into products that initiate biochemical responses in the cells.

Biological reaction to light is nothing new, there are numerous examples of light induced photochemical reactions in biological systems. Vitamin D synthesis in our skin is an example of a photochemical reaction. The power density of sunlight is only 105 mW/cm2 yet when ultraviolet B (UVB) rays strikes our skin, it converts a universally present form of cholesterol, 7-dehydrocholesterol to vitamin D3. We normally experience this through our eyes which are obviously photosensitive. Our vision is based upon light hitting our retinas and creating a chemical reaction that allows us to see. Throughout the course of evolution, photons have played a vital role in photo-chemically energizing certain cells. 

Brain Bioenergetics

Near-infrared light (NIR) stimulates mitochondrial respiration in neurons by donating photons that are absorbed by cytochrome oxidase. This is a bioenergetics process called photoneuromodulation in nervous tissue.[5]The absorption of luminous energy by the enzyme results in increased brain cytochrome oxidase enzymatic activity and oxygen consumption. Since the enzymatic reaction catalyzed by cytochrome oxidase is the reduction of oxygen to water, acceleration of cytochrome oxidase catalytic activity directly causes an increase in cellular oxygen consumption.[6] Increased oxygen consumption by nerve cells is coupled to oxidative phosphorylation. Hence, ATP production increases as a consequence of the metabolic action of near-infrared light. This type of luminous energy can enter brain mitochondria transcranially, and — independently of the electrons derived from food substrates — it can directly photostimulate cytochrome oxidase activity

Effects of Home Photobiomodulation Treatments on Cognitive and Behavioral Function and Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Patients with Dementia: A Pilot Trial

Changes in Brain Function and Structure After Self-Administered Home Photobiomodulation Treatment in a Concussion Case

Pulsed Near Infrared Transcranial and Intranasal Photobiomodulation Significantly Modulates Neural Oscillations: a pilot exploratory study

Brain Stimulation Technology

Vielight neurotechnology has the most published research in the field of safe, non-invasive brain stimulation technology via photobiomodulation.

Our devices are easy-to-use, portable and effective.