Free Radical Damage happening all the time.
Each day we are exposed to free radicals—unstable molecules that steal or “scavenge” electrons from other molecules. Exposure to free radical activity is a natural part of life, but in today’s world it’s possible to become overexposed and experience greater consequences of free radical damage. Environmental pollution, unbalanced diets, preservatives and additives in food, physical and mental stress introduce free radicals to your body. When left unchecked, free radical damage to your cells accumulates and can lead to serious health concerns later in life.
A good example of free radical damage is an apple that has been exposed to the air. If you cover one half of the exposed apple with lemon juice (lemons contain the antioxidant vitamin C) it is protected from oxidative damage (a.k.a. free radical damage) and does not darken. The half that doesn’t have any protection turns brown, which indicates oxidation, or free radical damage— that ultimately causes the apple to decay.
Just as free radicals are responsible for the decay of an apple, free radicals are also responsible for damage to tissues and cells in our bodies. Just as antioxidants are able to protect an apple from oxidation by free radicals, antioxidants can lend protection in our bodies.
Antioxidants donate or receive one extra electron to neutralize free radicals and stop the aging effects of free radical oxidation.
Antioxidants are abundant in fruits and vegetables. They are often responsible for the bright colors we see in produce, including reds, purples, yellows, and oranges. A healthy diet is imperative to delivering antioxidants to our tissues— however the eating habits of many people do not allow for adequate intake of antioxidants. Research suggests additional sources of antioxidants may provide added protection against increased free radical exposure.
Carotenoids are an important category of antioxidants. They are primarily responsible for the reds, oranges, and yellows we see in fruits and vegetables. They are present in all plant life, and have been the focus of intense research to determine their importance in human health. In our bodies non-carotenoid antioxidants rely on carotenoids to defend and replenish themselves, so that they can continue their cell-protective work. Therefore, a high level of carotenoids in the antioxidant defense network suggests that there are also high levels of other antioxidants. The research concludes that skin carotenoid levels measured with the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner correlate with, and are a good indication of, the body’s overall antioxidant defense system.
The technology of the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is based on an optical method known as Resonance Raman Spectroscopy, which has been used for many years in research laboratories. Only recently has Raman Spectroscopy been adapted to the biological sciences.
Sir C. V. Raman, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his discovery of Raman Light Scattering.
You Are What You Eat
Antioxidants from the foods you consume become the building blocks of your cells and tissues. The greater your consumption of antioxidant-containing fruits and vegetables, the higher the concentration found in your tissues.
The BioPhotonic Scanner measures the concentration of antioxidant carotenoids found in the tissues of your hand, as an indicator of antioxidant status.
What does the carotenoid scores mean?
Dietary habits, lifestyle, supplementation, and genetics can each affect scanner scores. The chart below provides general parameters* that are typically associated with low, mid-range, and high scores.
Scanner scores have also been found to correlate inversely with negative lifestyle factors associated with increased exposure to free radicals.
In other words, if you:
- Smoke (including second-hand smoke)
- Eat a poor diet
- Have excess body fat
—the more likely your scanner score will be in the low range. Vice versa, the more frequently you eat a healthy diet, and live an active lifestyle— the more likely your scanner score will be in the high range.
Factors That Influence Your Score
Raise your antioxidant defense
Nothing replaces the need for a healthy diet; you should always strive to eat 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables each day. But life is hectic; LifePak can provide nutrition insurance that you are getting the antioxidant-nutrients you need.
LifePak’s Proven Science—The Measurable Difference
There are more than 200,000 published studies on the antioxidants in LifePak and nearly 800,000 published studies on its comprehensive list of 59+ ingredients. Furthermore, LifePak has been subjected to several clinical studies that have demonstrated specific antioxidant and cardiovascular benefits from regular and consistent use of LifePak. Pharmanex’s extensive testing procedures and quality control processes guarantee a highly efficacious product.
LifePak improves the foundation of your daily health by supplying the body with more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals for optimal health and energy. The 2005 USDA diet guidelines point to some persistent nutrient deficiencies (vitamins B12 and D for elderly, iron for pregnancy, etc.) and the USDA has issued the following recommendation:
LifePak & few other Pharmanex supplements are listed in Physician Desk Reference
“…efforts are warranted to promote increased dietary intakes of vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber by children and adults and to promote increased dietary intakes of vitamins A and C by adults.”
LifePak provides health benefits that are the result of millions of hours of research and development throughout the world.
• Corrects nutritional deficiencies
• Targets nutritional needs at the cellular level with optimal amounts of nutrients essential for vigor and vitality
• Gives superior anti-aging benefits and cell protection by providing the body with important antioxidants and phytonutrients such as alpha-lipoic acid and catechins
• Improves and supports your antioxidant defense network with powerful antioxidants
• Supplies a comprehensive blend of nutrients to support and enhance a healthy cardiovascular system
• Provides comprehensive bone nutrition support
• Promotes healthy immune system function and support
• Supports normal blood sugar metabolism
• Offers anti-aging benefits including longevity and wellness
• Helps maintain healthy eyesight
• Promotes healthy teeth and gums
• Supports weight management efforts
• Encourages optimal skin function and protection
• Enhances energy metabolism
• Helps maintain mental performance
Did You Know?
• The DNA in each cell of your body receives 70,000 free radical hits per day.
• Today, people are living 30 years longer than a century ago.
• Almost 80% of females do not get the recommended daily amount of calcium.
• More than 9.8 billion LifePak capsules and tablets have been sold since 1992.
Take the contents of one LifePak sachet with your morning and evening meals (2 sachets/day).