What is the BioPhotonic Scanner?

What is the BioPhotonic Scanner?

The Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is a unique tool that non-invasively measures carotenoids levels in skin tissues using the long-accepted science of Raman Spectroscopy. By simply placing the palm of your hand in front of the Scanner’s low-energy blue light, you will obtain your Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS) within seconds.

 

Carotenoids are organic pigments found in fruits and vegetables that are primarily responsible for giving them their red, orange and yellow colours. The more colourful fruits and vegetables you eat, the more carotenoids you give to your body, the higher your SCS will be.

 

Examples of carotenoïds:

 

Beta-carotene

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Lutein

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Lycopene

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History at a glance

 

The BioPhotonic Scanner has been developed by scientific researchers at a top U.S research university in 2003 and was first released under the version we called the S1.  Learn more about how the Scanner has evolved over the years by watching this retrospective video:

S1-Scanner

S1 version

S2-Classic scanner

S2 version

S3-Scanner

S3 version


How does the Scanner measure carotenoids?

 

The BioPhotonic Scanner uses the long-accepted science of Raman Spectroscopy.

Discover how it works by viewing the slide show below:

 

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