Biophotonic Antioxidant Scanner
To measure tissue antioxidant levels, all nutritionists use the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Antioxidant scanner using raman spectroscopy (infrared blue light). The Biophotonic Antioxidant Scan is a non-invasive test. You must first wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. You cannot have any lotion on your hands while taking the test. Place your right hand over the low-level light. In a few minutes, it gives you a cumulative score of 18 different antioxidant pigments including lycopene, beta carotene and lutein. This helps us further evaluate your nutritional status. The Antioxidant Scanner was developed at the University of Utah. Dr. Julie Conner had one of the first scanners in Connecticut as of October 2003.