if there was a way that you could quickly measure the level of antioxidants
in your own body?
Is this science fiction? No. There is a way.
The BioPhotonic Scanner is a testing
device that safely, easily and non-invasively measures the antioxidant
activity in a person's body.
What this means is
that for the first time ever individuals can measure the level of free
radical protection within their own tissue and do so in an inexpensive,
non-invasive way that is totally painless.
What are free radicals?
breathe, we take in oxygen and generate free radicals. Free radicals are
atoms that have at least one unpaired electron, thus making them unstable
and highly reactive.
Free radicals then
roam throughout the body causing damage to our cells by stealing
stable electron partners from other cells, causing more free radicals,
more instability and more damage.
This cell damage can
impair our body's ability to fight against illness. Antioxidant nutrients
protect against this oxidation by rendering free radicals harmless.
Free radicals are affected by your diet (including supplements and medications),
body fat percentage, physical activity, and your exposure to sun, pollution,
and cigarette smoke. They are also affected by your genetic ability to
What are antioxidants?
are our body's front line defense against free radicals. Our bodies naturally
produce some antioxidant compounds but many must be ingested through
our diet. Leafy
green vegetables and foods with red, yellow and orange colored pigments
are characteristic of foods high in antioxidant nutrients.
How the BioPhotonic
Scanner can assist you in free radical protection
The Pharmanex® BioPhotonic Scanner
will measure the concentration of carotenoid antioxidants in the skin.
Carotenoids are a large and very effective family of antioxidants. By
getting a measurement of your carotenoids, you will have an indicator
of your total antioxidant protection. You can then take steps to maintain
or increase your own antioxidant levels.
How to find out
We suggest you begin with reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions page.
This Frequently Asked
Questions page contains detailed information about the scanner as well
as steps you can take to increase your own antioxidant protection.
Also, click on the
links on the right hand side of this page for more information, including
how to find a location where you and your family can get scanned.