Your Scan Score
WHAT DO YOUR RESULTS MEAN?
WHAT YOUR SCS MEANS
Your Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS) is a convenient and useful indication of the tissue carotenoid concentration and antioxidant status in your body.
Your SCS is reflective of long-term lifestyle habits and is not subject to changes during short periods of hours or days. Scanning every six to eight weeks is ideal to help you determine whether you are consuming an adequate amount of antioxidant-containing nutrients through diet and supplementation.
HOW DO I KNOW MY SUPPLEMENTS ARE WORKING?
The Pharmanex® BioPhotonic Scanner can reveal how your supplements are working. Nu Skin was the first company to develop a noninvasive, fast, and convenient way to measure skin carotenoids and your antioxidant status and help you determine if your supplements are actually working for you.
THE FREE RADICAL PROBLEM
Each day, we are exposed to free radicals. Many physical aging effects are the result of free radical damage. Regardless of how healthy we are, our bodies suffer free radical damage every single day.
When left unchecked, free radical damage to your cells accumulates and can lead to health concerns later in life. In fact, free radical damage can cause premature aging and is considered to be a factor in the deterioration of health over time.
FREE RADICAL DAMAGE
A visual example of free radical damage occurring is when you slice an apple and it turns brown. This natural process is called oxidation. As oxygen interacts with cells of any type—like an apple slice—oxidation occurs.
Antioxidants are your first defense against free radicals. They freely share their electrons and stop the degenerative chain reaction of free radicals. Our bodies naturally generate some antioxidants, but research shows additional sources of antioxidants may provide added protection against a growing onslaught of free radical invaders.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM FREE RADICALS?
To protect yourself from free radicals, you should develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can limit the effects of free radicals on your body with the following:
WHAT ARE CAROTENOIDS?
Carotenoids are an important category of antioxidants. They are primarily responsible for the reds, oranges, and yellows we see in fruits and vegetables. In our bodies, non-carotenoid antioxidants rely on carotenoids to defend and replenish themselves so that they can continue their cell protective work.
“Our understanding of antioxidants and their effect onoverall health has dramatically increased through the use of the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner. Since its inception in 2003, millions of people have been empowered to make better life choices through the personalized feedback they receive from the scanner.”
Joe Chang, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer & Executive Vice President