Author: Chun-Chih Lin1, Cheng-Lung Lee2, Chia-Chi Lung3
The antioxidative effect of far-infrared radiation (FIR) in human was evaluated by half maximal inhibitory concentration of blood against superoxide anions. All samples ranging from 18 to 30 years old were grouped into sympathetic, parasympathetic, sympathetic plus parasympathetic and the control group. The ability of antioxidation of blood from the subjects was measured with an ultraweak chemiluminescence analyzer. According to the results, the level of superoxide anions was decreased in sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sympathetic plus parasympathetic group, while that in the control group was increased. This suggested that the FIR radiation performed a significantly antioxidative effect by defending human from oxidative damage of superoxide anions in blood. This may probably be achieved by increasing SOD concentration and/or increasing heart rate variability.