2-5% of the oxygen we breathe is converted into free radicals
I have been asked, How does measuring skin carotenoids predict antioxidant status? I like to use an analogy of deer hunting to explain. If I am a hunter, I can not track every deer in a herd; instead, I will tag one deer in order to learn the movement of the entire herd. This is the same case with measuring carotenoids; we track carotenoids as a biomarker, which helps us learn about other antioxidants in the body.
Let’s talk about teenage nutrition for a minute: The teen years are not only a challenge for parents, but also have nutritionists worrying. The rapid growth and maturation create high nutritional demands. At the same time, teens have notoriously poor eating habits, and this usually results in numerous nutritional deficits that can impair healthy growth and development. Let’s take a look at the most important nutritional demands of teenagers.
Finally, LifePak ® is a highly convenient and comprehensive product. It has many more benefits than these 7 popular supplements together, and ultimately costs a lot less too. If you go into a health food store and try to match LifePak’s composition with individual products, you can easily spend more than $200/month, and you still will not achieve the balance and quality of LifePak.
<ul><li>Free radicals are unstable molecules that harm the body’s cells and DNA every second </li></ul><ul><li>Antioxidants are stable molecules that have one or more extra electron to donate, they neutralize free radicals. </li></ul>FREE RADICALS – HARM YOUR HEALTH ANTIOXIDANTS – NEUTRALIZE FREE RADICALS Every cell is attacked by free radicals 70,000 times each day
Where do Free Radicals come from? Air Sunlight Stress Alcohol Radiation Emissions Pollution Smoking Your lifestyle matters!
Scientists now believe free radicals are causal factors in nearly every known disease and contribute to the aging process Cancer Cataract Diabetes Arthritis Alzheimers Cardiovascular Diseases Nervous System A Aging Antioxidants “catch” free radicals before they can hurt us
What does the Scanner measure ? Carotenoid molecules shift blue laser light color to green: from 473 nm to 510 nm Raman Spectroscopy Sir C. V. Raman, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1930 “ The ability to measure is the basis of science” In only 2 minutes the scanner measures your carotenoid antioxidant levels - non invasively !
Can I trust the biophotonic Scanner technology ? June 2005
What Does Your Result Mean? 9 to 13 servings a day !
THE NUTRITIONAL DILEMMA <ul><li>“… low levels of the antioxidant vitamins (vitamins A, E, and C) may increase risk for several chronic diseases. Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. … </li></ul><ul><li>It appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements.” </li></ul><ul><li>Robert H. Fletcher, MD, MSc; Kathleen M. Fairfield, MD, Dr.PH , Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of the American Medical Association June 19th. 2002; 287: 3127-3129 </li></ul>Deficits Nutritional Demands Nutritional Supply Children, Teenagers, Adults all face… What type of health do you want to have? Optimal Good Average Bad
LifePak - Optimal Health Disease and Sickness Recommended Daily Intake Optimal Daily Intake
What is LifePak? <ul><li>A comprehensive nutritional wellness program delivering the optimum amounts of all essential and generally beneficial nutrients for long-term health and well-being. </li></ul>> <ul><ul><li>Addresses nutrient deficiencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Cardiovascular benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Complete bone nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Promotes healthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>immune function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Maintains normal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blood sugar metabolism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Protects against the symptoms of aging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7. Raises your antioxidant defenses </li></ul></ul>Health benefits Multi Vitamin Vitamin E 300 IU Calcium & Magnesium Chromium 200 mcg Multi Carotenes Vitamin C 500 mg Multi Flavonoid
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