Email Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org to use the biophotonic scanner to measure the anti-oxidant or micronutrients in your body or for doctors to understand the baseline nutritional values of each patient.
Five years ago my scanned values was 55,000 and now it is 45,000. Now, I know that I need to take care of my body, with whole foods, exercise, sleep, de-stressed lifestyle and supplementation with AgeLOC vitality and AgeLOC youth to bring my body back to a state with higher levels of anti-oxidants as defenses against aging.
A historical appreciation of the relationship of carotenoids with total body antioxidant status (and, thus, resistance to oxidative stress) can be found in the following papers:
Carotenoids can quench highly reactive singlet oxygen, and can also block free radical-mediated reactions.
Carotenoids by themselves are potent antioxidants, able to absorb 20 free radical hits before being destroyed.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin were found to support a protective role in delaying chronic disease.
Correlation between carotenoid levels and other classic antioxidants was established by Peng and colleagues in their Nutrition and Cancer article.
They evaluated the levels of seven carotenoids, two retinoids, and two tocopherols measured in plasma and buccal mucosal cells, as well as skin samples from 96 healthy subjects. The data clearly showed a correlation between the levels of micronutrients in plasma as well as skin. Their conclusion was that “the status of these micronutrients in the …. skin may be estimated from their plasma concentrations.” (The reverse, obviously also applies.) Notably, the skin carotenoids were determined with a microplane harvesting of a skin specimen that was then submitted for HPLC analysis – a process far more painful than the painless Biophotonic scanner. The scanner was not available at the time of this study.
• In a different paper, Sies and colleagues (2004) clearly identified carotenoids as one of the dietary antioxidants [thus, part of the “antioxidant network”] along with vitamins E and C, polyphenols, and other micronutrients (specifically Selenium as an example).49
• Svilaas and colleagues found that levels of carotenoids are actually predictive of levels of other, more conventionally thought of, antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E.50 In their study of 2,670 adults they found that the ability of carotenoids to predict serum levels of other…