How does the OligoScan work?
The OligoScan utilises Spectrophotometry, an instrument that measures the amount of light emitted by a light source. In this case the light is reflected from the skin, which determines the concentration of minerals and toxic elements in the underlying tissues. From one sample, the OligoScan is able to determine the presence of minerals and toxic elements being mobilised in the tissues of the individual.
Because each mineral has a different wave length of light, Spectrophotometry works by calculating the amount of light absorbed or reflected at a given wave length.
Using the hand cradle, four different areas of skin are measured from the hand to assess the status of minerals and toxic elements currently present in the tissues.
Why do we use it?
Every day we are exposed to toxic metals and other elements in our surrounding environment either through contamination or occupational exposure. Also, nutritional deficiencies are becoming more widespread due to an increase in consumption of highly processed and poor quality foods among other damaging lifestyle practices. Most people have some level of toxic metal burden in their body, which may be dependent on the following:
- The level of exposure to toxic metals during their lifetime, including congenital exposure
- Their ability to eliminate toxins through detoxification channels, e.g. kidney, liver, bowel, skin (perspiration)
- Their mineral intake and status
Benefits of OligoScan vs HTMA
- Results are instant and easy - No waiting
- The scan is taken by hand - No hair sample needed
- Real time analysis of mineral status
- Tells you what toxic elements are being mobilised currently
- Price is comparable to HTMA