This state of the art skin scanner tests the level of inflammation in the body. It does so by measuring the carotenoid level in cells. The carotenoid score is an indicator of one’s antioxidant level. Carotenoids help neutralize free radical damage. In essence, the higher one’s carotenoid score, the better their ability to avoid changes that cause disease from free radical accumulation.
Most Americans measure in the 10,000 to 30,000 levels, which is low. Low levels can indicate that you not consuming enough fruit or vegetables, stress levels are high, alcohol or tobacco intake is high, high environment exposure to pollution or chemicals (including electromagnetic fields), poor sleep, lack of exercise and/or poor absorption of vitamins and nutrients. Knowing one’s carotenoid score give you an initial base level, which gives you the opportunity to make dietary, nutritional and lifestyle changes. Levels can be rechecked in a few months to determine the benefit from those changes.
Free Radicals have been studied extensively and have been shown to cause changes in DNA. These changes lead to disease and aging. Scientists have been able to measure these changes in laboratory settings for many years. The Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is the first of its kind that allows medical offices to test a patient’s nutritional status.
Eight to ten servings of fruits and vegetables can increase your anti-oxidant levels. However, supplements with high anti-oxidants can augment your dietary intake. Many supplements are recommended by health practioners without the ability to check their benefit. The quality of the supplements is important. Pharmanex guarantees that there will be an increase in your Carotenoid Score after 60 days with certain products. We recommend the Lifepack nano and ageLOC Youth for starters.
This Scanner is a cutting edge testing tool that non-invasively measures carotenoid levels.
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Get your Skin Carotenoid Score measured with the Scanner, take LifePak® or g3 for 60 days, and get your Score measured again. You will have proof that Pharmanex® supplements can improve your antioxidant levels and your overall antioxidant health. In fact, Pharmanex guarantees that your Skin Carotenoid Score will increase as you take LifePak® or g3 regularly as directed.
HOW DOES THE SCANNER WORK?
The Pharmanex® BioPhotonic Scanner is the world's first measuring tool that gives you a Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS)—immediate evidence of carotenoid antioxidant activity in your body. By placing the palm of your hand in front of the scanner's safe, low-energy blue light, within seconds you will obtain a reading of the carotenoid antioxidant levels in your skin—your Skin Carotenoid Scores (SCS)—which has been scientifically correlated to overall antioxidant status.
The technology of the Pharmanex® BioPhotonic Scanner is based on an optical method known as Resonant Raman Spectroscopy, which has been used for many years in research laboratories.
The Scanner measures carotenoid levels in human tissue at the skin surface using optical signals. These signals identify the unique molecular structure of carotenoids, allowing their measurement without interference by other molecular substances and providing the person being measured with their own SCS.
In less than one minute you can find out if your diet, lifestyle and supplements provide the antioxidant protection you need for promoting health.
WHAT DOES THE SCANNER MEASURE?
The Scanner technology works on the principle of light and the fundamental particle of light is a photon.
White light has photons of different wavelengths, which are represented by colors.
The Scanner produces a narrow beam of light in which all of the photos are the same color-blue.
The blue light has a wavelength of 478 nanometers (nm).
When a 478 nm photon of light comes into contact with a carotenoid, something interesting happens.
The energy level of a 478 nm photon becomes excited to 518 nm, the wavelength associated with green light. The only molecule in nature that can shift a 478 nm photo to a 518 nm photon is a carotenoid.
As 478 nm photons strike carotenoids in the skin, they are reflected back as 518 nm photons. This is how the carotenoid concentration in your skin is measured. Because the number of photons reflected at the 518 nm wavelength is proportional to the concentration of carotenoids in the skin, these green photons are then counted to calculate the individuals SCS.
WHAT DOES THE SCANNER DO?
Place the palm of your hand in front of the Scanner's safe, low-energy blue light, and you will obtain an immediate reading of the carotenoid antioxidant levels in your skin-your Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS)
WHY SHOULD I BE SCANNED?
By measuring the stable level of carotenoid antioxidants in your skin and generating your Skin Carotenoid Score, the Scanner provides a more accurate and reliable biomarker of your overall antioxidant health status than other methods of measuring antioxidants. Getting your Skin Carotenoid Score makes you aware of the antioxidant levels in your body-and gives you the push you need to improve your overall antioxidant health.
HOW DOES DR STEBBING USE MY SCORE?
Dr Stebbing uses the scanner score to determine your underlining health status. The higher your score, the more likely you will heal with greater benefit when treated with any of the regenerative injections that she does. If you are already on vitamins, a low score may indicate that you have issues with absorbing vitamins. If this occurs, Dr Stebbing will make recommend other supplements.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE TEST?
The cost of the scanner is included in your initial visit with her. Follow up scans cost $25. However, if you purchase Lifepak or Lifepack nano or g3 vitamins, which have a money back guarantee that your score will increase if taken regularly as directed, your follow up test is free.