LifeWave was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur and inventor David Schmidt. Prior to LifeWave David owned a modest development company that investigated such diverse technologies as new methods for producing hydrogen and oxygen, multi-fueled, bladeless-turbine power generation systems, and metal-combustion rocket engines. After being invited to participate in a research program for one of the Navy’s next generation mini-subs, David developed LifeWave technology, a new method for improving energy by gently stimulating the skin with light.
In 2008, David turned his attention to the up-and-coming field of stem cells, and the research team at LifeWave decided to investigate whether or not the use of pulsed electromagnetic fields could have beneficial effects on stem cell function. Some of the research carried out at the National University of Ireland demonstrated that indeed the application of external, low frequency magnetic fields could enhance stem cell function in animals. Later research demonstrated similar efficacy in human beings, and as a result of these innovations more than 70 global patents were issued on these medical devices.
Other research investigated the use of specific wavelengths of light for the improvements in specific peptides in the body such as GHK-Cu and AHK-Cu. These peptides, first discovered by Dr. Loren Pikart, have shown improvements in independent clinical studies for the improvement in healing and stem cell function. This field of study is known as photobiomodulation and shows great promise for the future of medicine. LifeWave hopes to one day offer an electronic device capable of elevating these peptides.
By 2018 LifeWave had been continuing it’s research into phototherapy, and the emphasis of this research was to investigate better methods for enhancing the flow of energy in the body for significantly improving athletic performance. The result of this work was X39, a new product for gently stimulating the skin with light for enhancing the flow of energy, and improving strength, stamina, and overall athletic performance and even sleep (see study).
As a General Wellness product, X39 gently stimulates the surface of the skin with light. The benefits of doing this include improved athletic performance, improved strength, improved stamina, an improvement in the flow of energy in the body, and improvements in overall feelings of wellness and vitality.
The science of phototherapy, which has been around for about 100 years, uses light to improve the health of the body. As far back as two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks had a center for studying the effects of different colored lights on the body. Even the ancient Egyptians, who promoted health by focusing sunlight through colored glass on certain areas of the body, understood this concept.