Landmark Clinical Study on Scanner presented at FASEB 2006

PROVO-Utah,april 17,2006-Your mother was right;All that solid advice mixed with hours of nervous nagging-eat your vegetables,don’t smoke,don’t eat junk,wear sunscreen,don’t srtess.What if your mother had a “did-you-follow-your-mother’s-advice” lie detector test?How would you have fared as a child?How would you fare as an adult?
A landmark study conducted in collaboration with three major US universities to test skin carotenoid levels as an indicator of the overal antioxidant network was presented at the annual meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology(FASEB) in San Francisko California earlier this month.Pharmanex scientists collaborated with three major universitias on this grounbreaking recearch which studied over 300 healthy subjects.The study results show that a consumer-friendly tool called the BioPhotonic scanner provides a good indicator of fruit and vegetable intake,antioxidant nutrition,and oxidative stress,making it an accurate way to measure overall antioxidant health in the body.This easy-to-use tool gives instant results and is non-invasive-requiring neither bodily fluids,tissue samples,nor a laboratory.
The Pharmanex BioPhotonic scanner provides a personalized,scientifically validated measurement of how diet and supplementation is protecting the a person’s cells and overal nutritional health.This portable instrument measures carotenoids as a biomarcer for antioxidant health.Carotenoids are powerfull antioxidants found in abundance in many fruits and vegetables,and they protect the body at the cellular level against the effects of aging and the enviroment.The Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner non-invasively measures the carotenoid level in the skin of your palm using a safe blue light and a technology called Raman spectroscopy.By consistenly tracking carotenoid antioxidant levels in the body consumers are equipped with the knowledge to maintain a lifestyle and nutrition habits that will help boost antioxidand levels and maintain proper nutrition and health.
The Science Behind the Study.
The study presennted at FASEB showd highly significant correlation between skin carotenoids(with the biophotonic scanner)and other blood antoixidants such as vitamins C and E in addition,a highly significant inverse correlation between skin carotenoids and oxidative stress(free radical damage)was observed.Togesether these results confirm that the Pharmanex Biophotonic scanner is the best non-invasive indicator of overall antioxidant status in the body.as well as a good indicator of oveall oxidative stress.
In addition,the study demonstrated that skin carotenoids as measured by scanner are conveniant non-invasible indicator of average fruit and vegetable consumption.Previously,blood carotenoids had been viewed as the gold standard indicator of fruit and vegetable intake.The results also confirmed proir research showing strong corelaton between skin and blood carotenoids and the Biophotonic scanner test is as reliable as blood measurements.
“In my career in science,it is not often that a study produces such spectacular and astounding results”,said Pharmanex president and CSO,Dr, Joe Chang.
“We have proven that Biophotonic scanner is the best non-invasive indicator of your body’s overall antioxidant protection and not just carotenoid status.This technology shows that skin carotenoids correlate with overall antioxidant status,oxidative stress,and fruit and vegetable intake”
Measurement of blood antioxidants typicaly involvse invasive blood sampling,extraction and analysis of carotenoids,vitamin E and/or vitamin C by high performanse liquid chromatography(HPLC).Blood antioxidant analysis is not practical for use outside the clinic since it is invasive,time-consuming,expensive,and the blood levels are confounded by multiple factors,such as antioxidant consumption from recent meals


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