The future is finally here folks.
Thanks to the researchers at the University of Utah and the team of dedicated scientists at Pharmanex, we now have the 2nd release of what is called the BioPhotonic Scanner.
Quite simply, this is a laser-based device that sends out a wavelength of blue light into the palm of your hand. The tests take about 90 seconds.
When that blue light “hits” carotenoid pigments in the basal layer of the skin, it changes the light to a green color and measures how much green comes back.
You receive what is called a “skin carotenoid score” somewhere in the range of <10,000 to 60,000 photon units. These “photon units” correspond to the amount of carotenoid pigments in the skin layer.
This science is based on a complicated branch of optics called Raman Spectroscopy. Based on correlation studies, the biophotonic scanner actually reflects the overall health of the antioxdiant defense network inside your body.
The “average” (bad, because when it comes to antioxidant protection, average in this country is not very good.) scanner score is about 25,000.
A score in the range of 40,000 to 50,000 photon units is considered excellent protection. What does this mean?
It means that in the constant tug of war between free radicals and your antioxidant defense levels, you have a very healthy antioxidant advantage.
What Does A Low BioPhotonic Score Mean?
If you score less than 40,000 on your scanner score, there are health implications.
A careful review of the latest scientific evidence reveals that the overwhelming majority of chronic degenerative diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, many forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more have their origins in excess oxidative stress damaging the body.
What Is Oxidative Stress?
It is a condition that occurs inside your body, when there are too many free radicals (unstable molecules that can attack and damage your cells and DNA) and not enough antioxidants (molecules that can neutralize free radicals).
Oxidative stress can cause significant damage to the very cells, tissues, organs and DNA of our body and this process plays a major role in the development of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia, MS and more.
For example, we all think that LDL cholesterol (the so called “bad” cholesterol) is the major problem in the development of heart disease. But for years we have known that over half of all heart attack victims have normal cholesterol levels. It is, in fact, the oxidation of the LDL cholesterol particle (by free radical damage) that initiates the very process of atherosclerosis by which plaque starts to build up inside the arterial wall. It is the oxidation of LDL cholesterol that turns it into the “bad” stuff. By taking antioxidants you can, in fact, minimize the oxidation of LDL, and lower your risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis.
Here’s a simple illustration of oxidative stress. When we slice open an apple and leave it in the air, it begins to brown. This browning process is oxidative stress and it is the result of free radicals in the air attacking the living tissue of the apple. This is the same process that occurs in “age spots” on the skin, where the free radicals in the ultraviolet rays of the sun, begin to oxidize or “brown” the living tissue of the skin itself. Oxidative stress is the same process that causes the rusting of iron by oxygen free radicals. Oxidative stress, is essentially, the rusting away or aging of our cells and tissues. When you slice open that same apple and squirt lemon juice on it, it dramatically slows the browning process. That is because antioxidants in the lemon juice neutralize free radicals in the air and prevent them from damaging the cells and tissues of our body.
When your skin carotenoid score is less than 40,000, you are the sliced apple exposed to the air. You are not adequately protected against the free radicals that are constantly attacking your body.
In other words, free radicals within your body are overpowering the antioxidants and you are losing the battle against chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more.
When your score is 40,000 or above, you are like the sliced apple saturated with lemon juice. It is as if your cells, organs, tissues and DNA are all saturated with lemon juice and protected against the ravages that free radicals can cause to your body.
Until the development of the BioPhotonic Scanner, we were unable to accurately assess the level of oxidative stress on your body, and the consequent risk of serious diseases caused by free radicals. Now we can assess that risk accurately and non-invasively.
It is important to remember that your skin carotenoid score reflects the prior 6 to 8 weeks of nutritional intake. That means, if you change your diet and supplementation today, it will take 6 to 8 weeks to see the full benefit of those changes.
Since the BioPhotonic Scanner measures your score in the stratum corneum layer of the living skin, it accurately reflects not only what you eat and supplement with but also how well those nutrients are absorbed into your GI tract and incorporated into your living cells. This score helps us to clearly determine whether your supplements and diet are working or not.
If your score is <40,000, you are under excess oxidative stress and you are not adequately protected against the long term damage that free radicals can cause to your body. It is vital that you make changes to elevate your score. What can you do to increase your score?
The first and most important step is to eat more organic fresh fruits and vegetables.
You need 9 to 12 servings a day.
Almost no one can do that consistently, but the closer you get, the better your score will be.
Also, try to reduce your level of exposure to toxins, pesticides and ultraviolet radiation by breathing fresh air (get an indoor air purifier by EcoQuest), drink only purified water, minimize excessive sun exposure and get a UV filter for your computer screen).
Additionally, moderate exercise and achieving an ideal body weight will also help improve your score. And, above all, if you smoke, stop. It is the single greatest generator of free radicals in the body.
But even if you do all the above things and eat more fruits and veggies, you will still not be be able to get an adequate level of certain critical antioxidants such as Vit C, Vit E, lipoic acid and Coenzyme Q10.
For this, you will need supplementation.
In the June 19, 2002 issue of JAMA, it was finally recommended by the traditional medical establishment, that everyone eat a healthy diet and take supplementation. So the question now is not “Should I supplement?” but rather, “What supplement should I be taking?”
After a careful and detailed review of the many supplements and companies who make them, I would like to recommend the Pharmanex brand called “LifePak Nano” as the first line of treatment necessary to improve your score.
This product is the only product I know of that actually guarantees your score will improve after 60 days on their supplement or you get your money back.
Additionally, Pharmanex is a research company that has over 150 full time scientists on staff that do nothing but work day in and day out to make sure that the quality, amount and absorbability of the nutrients provided in their LifePak Nano supplements meet or exceed every known quality and safety standard in the industry.
Depending on what your initial score is, the LifePak Nano tends to increase your score by 65 to 150%. If the combination of LifePak Nano and additional fruits and vegetables do not raise your score sufficiently, I may recommend certain other additional supplements to do so, but the majority of you should be able to reach the near 40,000 score with the LifePak Nano alone.
The price of the LifePak Nano supplement is about $100 a month, but you will receive $20 back in reward points each month that can be used toward the purchase of more vitamins, so the actual cost is around $80 per month or $2.67 per day. If you stay on the LifePak Nano for more than a year, you will receive $30 back in reward points each month thereafter.
I am aware that—on first glance—this may seem like an expensive supplement.
But, when you think of what you may spend a day on junk food, sodas, Starbucks or fast food, I urge you to consider the true value of being able to elevate your level of health so dramatically and so relatively simply.
The nutritional value in LifePak Nano is the equivalent of eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and other vital nutrients, even if your diet is less than perfect. It’s not a substitute for a healthy diet, but it goes a long way towards providing you with the level of excellent cellular nutrition that will keep you healthy and your body strong.
I cannot emphasize strongly enough that your long-term health and well-being may be at significant risk if you do not have enough antioxidants on board to combat excess free radicals.
Having a score of 40,000 or higher, along with moderate exercise and more fruits and vegetables will protect the your health greater than any other factor I can think of.
You are certainly free to try whatever brand of nutritional supplements you like, however, the final ultimate test will be your skin carotenoid score.
I know many of you have been sold on a nutritional product as the very best out there and you are free to try that product, but with the advent of the BioPhotonic Scanner, there is no more guessing and no more hype: it either gets your score to 40,000 or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, you need something else to do the job.
Please feel free to contact me at 949.502.5656 if you would like to get a BioPhotonic Scanner score or if you would like to order the LifePak Nano multivatiamin/multimineral supplement.
I want to assure you that when you order through my office, there is no retail mark-up on the LifePak Nano and you are getting the very lowest price available anywhere. If you decide to go with the Pharmanex LifePak Nano, just call the office and leave your ordering information with my nurse Cathy.
When you use the LifePak Nano, you are really getting more than a nutritional supplement, you are also getting a program of supplementation and monitoring, because with each month of LifePak Nano, you get a free BioPhotonic Scanner certificate that allows me to rescan you monthly, without charging the $20 retail cost of the scan.
When you consider the value of always knowing that your nutritional protection is adequate, this is an exceptional value.
We all know that prevention is the very best medicine. Now with the ease and accuracy of the BioPhotonic Scanner, you can measure your results and monitor you monthly Skin Carotenoid Score to make certain that you are getting the very best nutritional protection and prevention necessary.