The Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is a tool that measures immediate evidence of carotenoid antioxidant activity in your body. Why is this important? Antioxidants are your first defense against free radicals. We produce antioxidants in our bodies and also receive them from certain foods that we eat. We are exposed to free radicals on a daily basis; it is a natural part of life. However, it’s possible to become overexposed and experience greater consequences of free radical damage. For instance, free radicals are created with an unbalanced diet, consuming preservatives/additives in foods, excessive body fat due to inactivity, mental stress, etc. When left unchecked, free radical damage to your cells accumulates and can lead to serious health concerns later in life. One example of free radical damage is premature aging.
To give you a better idea of how free radicals and antioxidants work, we’ll use this picture of an apple. The left side of the apple has been exposed over a period of time and naturally, it starts to brown. The right side has been squeezed with lemon juice and as we know, this delays the browning process. Imagine the apple as your body: The browning, or “aging”, process that occurs is the free radical damage. The lemon juice is the antioxidant that’s protecting you from aging prematurely.
Using the scanner is an excellent tool to measure whether your current supplement regimen is sufficient enough. If your score is low, recommendations not only include changing your supplements, but also may include diet and lifestyle changes. The entire scan takes less than five minutes and involves simply placing your hand in front of a low-energy blue light. You’ll receive a card, which electronically tracks your score. You’ll be able to scan every 6-8 weeks to keep track of your score and see if your changes have made any improvements.