Antioxidant Level Testing is Available for Our Patients

Antioxidant Testing The Woman's Group Gynecologist TampaAntioxidant Biophotonic Testing at The Woman’s Group Tampa can give you the info you may be missing to help you stay young and healthy!

Do you know how well your body is prepared to fight aging, disease and cancer? Antioxidant Level Testing with our Pharmanex Biophotonic Scanner is now available.

Scientists now understand that free radicals in the body cause aging, disease and cancer. The fighting force against these free radicals is antioxidants and are part of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Many of us try to eat the right foods and even supplement our diets with vitamins and minerals as insurance.

But do we really know if we are protected enough?

The Woman’s Group can measure how well equipped you are to fight the damage that comes from free radicals. With a very simple test involving a light scan of the palm of your hand, you can know your score. As you make changes in your diet, lifestyle and use supplements, you can repeat the test to see if you have improved.

The test only takes a few minutes. Simply mention at check out that you would like to be tested and we will do it during your visit or schedule for a time that is more convenient for you. The test is simple and painless. You only need to put the palm of your hand on the device and your level of antioxidants will be measured. Our test technician will give you a score card, explain your score to you and offer ways to improve it.

What is Free Radical Damage?

A visual example of free radical damage can be seen when you cut an apple in half and leave the two halves exposed to the air. In a short time, they will turn brown. If you brush lemon juice on each, they will retain the original color. This happens because lemon juice is rich in antioxidants and prevents the free radical damage from occurring. Antioxidants are our body’s defense against free radicals and freely share their electrons to stop the degenerative reaction that would otherwise occur.

Where do Free Radicals Come From?

We are constantly exposed to unstable molecules that “scavenge” electrons from our body’s healthy molecules. Many diseases and the physical effects of aging are the result of free radical damage. Exposure to free radical activity is a natural part of life. However, there are steps that we can take to minimize the damage.

How do I protect myself from Free Radical Damage?

Through a healthful lifestyle and the avoidance of aggravating factors, we can minimize free radical damage. Our recommendations are:

• Avoid pollution and other toxins

• Don’t smoke and avoid second-hand smoke

• Limit exposure to the sun and use sunblock

• Eat a balanced diet

• Consume 5-10 servings of deeply-colored fruits and vegetables each day

• Take a well-formulated nutritional supplement every day

A diet that is rich in antioxidants is our best defense. Carotenoids are an important category of antioxidants. A high level of carotenoids in our body is indicative of the body’s ability to fight free radicals.

The Woman’s Group Tampa is more than just a gynecology office. We care about your complete health! Your gynecologist or physician can answer questions about this testing during your next scheduled visit. To ask for Antioxidant Level Testing today or to make an appointment for any service, please call 813-347-4080 or make your appointment online today!