Antioxidant Reading

Are YOU adequately protected? 

Antioxidants are your first line of defense against invaders known as free radicals. These invaders can damage cells and tissues, contributing to diseases, a weakened immune system, and premature aging. Antioxidants can protect cells from this damage by neutralizing the attack.

The Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is a cutting-edge device developed by The National Institute of Health that uses light to measure carotenoid levels in your skin painlessly. Carotenoids are important antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables (and are responsible for the rainbow of colors!). Antioxidant readings using the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner can immediately determine your level of protection against free radicals and help you make necessary changes to your diet or lifestyle.

Tablet with a machine

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I a candidate for an antioxidant reading?

Yes! The biophotonic hand scanner is suitable for all ages and skin types.

What can I expect during an antioxidant reading?

During an antioxidant reading, you simply place either palm on the scanner’s low-energy blue light. It is similar to the technology used in a pulse oximeter (the little finger device used in hospitals!). The scan takes only a few seconds, is painless, and is safe. You will receive your Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS) in less than a minute.

What will I learn from my antioxidant reading?

Your Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS) provides insight into the number of guards you have protecting your castle! The score can range from 10,000-89,000+. A score between 10,000-29,000 indicates a low level of protection, a score between 30,000-49,000 indicates a moderate level, and a score of 50,000-89,000 or above shows a high level of antioxidant protection.

Factors that can affect your carotenoid score include:

  • Dietary habits 
  • Supplement intake (quantity AND quality!)
  • Lifestyle (sleep, stress, exercise)
  • Body composition

Once you receive your SCS, you and your PrescribeDNA pharmacist can discuss how these factors relate to your case and make a plan to optimize your overall health.

Schedule an antioxidant reading today to learn more about how you can protect yourself against free radical damage!

Ready To Get Started?

We have made it easy to request your first appointment with our pharmacists.