The patented Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is a cutting edge testing tool that non-invasively measures carotenoid levels in living tissue, providing an immediate indication of a person's overall anti-oxidant status. This empowers individuals to make improvements to their diet and lifestyle, and helps them make informed decisions on which supplements are properly formulated to impact their antioxidant health. The scanner also provides information to either confirm or disprove that your supplements are working for you as advertised.
Why do we care about our anti-oxidant status?
The simple answer is it is a Free Radical Problem.
Each day we are exposed to free radicals. Many of the physical effects we call aging are a result of free radical damage. You receive free radical damage every single day, no matter how healthy you try to be. some of the most common sources of free radical damage are pollution exposure, smoking, excessive sunlight and stress.
When left unchecked, free radical damage to your cells accumulates and can lead to serious health concerns later in life. In fact, free radical damage can cause premature aging and is a large factor in the deterioration of health over time.
Antioxidants are your first defense against free radicals-- they freely share their electrons and stop the degenerative chain of free radicals. Our bodies naturally generate some antioxidants, however, new research shows additional sources of antioxidants may provide protection against a growing onslaught of free radical invaders.
How do you protect yourself from Free Radicals?
To protect yourself from free radicals, you should develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can limit the effects of free radicals by doing the following:
Consuming colorful fruits and vegetables, exercise/activity, keeping your weight at a healthy level, getting adequate sleep and taking proper supplements.
As I mentioned before, the S3 scanner measures the presence of Carotenoids in the skin. Carotenoids are an important category of antioxidants; they are primarily responsible for the reds, oranges and yellows we see in fruits and vegetables. In our bodies, non-carotenoid antioxidants rely on carotenoids to defend and replenish themselves so that they can continue their cell protective work.
To get your Skin Carotenoid Score, you simply place 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 levels in your skin. Your Skin carotenoid Score ( SCS) has been scientifically correlated to overall antioxidant status. Your score will be a number between the lowest category which is 10,000 or below all the way up to the highest which is 60,000-90,000. Research has shown that in the general population, the average person scores in the low range, most often 10,000 to 20,000, which puts them at high risk for premature aging and other health concerns.
How does one improve their scan results?
Your SCS ( Skin Carotenoid Score) is reflective of long-term habits, and is not subject to significant changes during a short periods of hours or days. Scanning every 6-8 weeks is ideal to help you determine whether you are consuming an ideal amount of antioxidant containing nutrients and making positive lifestyle changes. Along with the commitment to making the healthy lifestyle changes, which may happen faster and with more success if you consider working with a Health Coach ( like me! ), you can also increase your antioxidant protection by supplementing your diet with Pharmanex products. The scientists at Pharmanex have developed pharmaceutical grade products that are listed in the PDR ( Physician Desk Reference) and many are designed specifically to increase antioxidant levels and subsequently your Skin Carotenoid Score. As a matter of fact, if you choose a Skin Carotenoid Score Certified Product such as Lifepac Nano and ageloc Youth and add it to your monthly Automatic Delivery Rewards (ADR) and take it consistently as directed for 60 days ( 90 days for eye formula), if you do not see an improvement in your SCS after a re-scan, Pharmanex will refund your money. Find out more about the Pharmanex products and ordering information here.
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