What is the BioPhotonic Scanner?
The Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is the world’s first tool that gives you a Skin Carotenoid Score. Within 90 seconds of placing your hand in front of the optic light of the scanner you will know if your supplements are giving you the antioxidant protection you need or if you are consuming enough in your daily diet through fruits and vegetables.
The BioPhotonic Scanner utilizes Raman Spectroscopy, a Nobel Prize-Winning technology to measure the Skin Carotenoid levels in your body. The scan score provides you with a view of your long-term lifestyle habits and does not change over a short period of time such as hours or days. Scanning every 6-8 weeks is best to determine whether you have enough antioxidant nutrients in your diet and/or supplements. Although the BioPhtonic scanner reads Carotenoid Antioxidants, it does not predict or diagnose disease.
What are Carotenoids?
Carotenoids are a very important category of antioxidants. Carotenoids are primarily responsibe for the reds, oranges, and yellows seen in fruits and vegetables. Non-carotenoid antioxidants utilize carotenoids to defend and replenish themselves within our bodies. They do this so they can continue to protect our cells. Since the other antioxidants utilize carotenoids in this manner, a high level of carotenoids in the antioxidant defense network suggests there are also high levels of other antioxidants. Research studies suggest that skin carotenoid levels measured with the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner correlate with, and are a good indication of, the body’s overall antioxidant defense system.
Do you have enough?