The OligoScan machine is cutting edge portable spectrometer connecting directly to the computer that offers a comprehensive non-invasive test of heavy metals, trace elements, minerals and vitamins.
OligoScan uses spectrophotometry the absorbance or optical density of a chemical substance, it can verify the concentration of an element in the skin by measuring the amount of light produced by a light source reflected by the skin.
What does the OIlgoscan test measure?
Essential data needed to perform the test is your gender, birth date, height, weight, and your blood group (O, A, B, AB -rhesus factor is not required) so your reference ranges can be correctly calibrated by the Oligoscan. (Blood group testing is available as an add on if needed.)
The Oligoscan is a precise analysis of actual mineral, vitamin and heavy metal levels in the tissues with the results coming back in less than 20 seconds.
OligoScan is a painless measurement of 4 points on the palm on your hand, no need for blood or hair samples.
Blood metal tests will only show acute poisoning, as blood needs to maintain homeostasis so will filter the metals out in to tissues or fat cells. When the body is unable to excrete these metals naturally, due to our detoxication pathways being unable do deal with the overall toxic load these metals will be stored in our bones or organs which may then start to cause problems.
Hair mineral testing differs as it is mostly showing us of heavy metals and mineral excretion over the last month. Often if a person is having issues with their detoxification pathways this result will not show all the metals present.
Minerals and vitamins (micronutrients and macronutrients) are extremely important for our bodies to function at optimum levels.
Deficiencies in minerals and trace elementals play a major role in illness today such as tiredness, poor performance, decreased concentration, vulnerability to stress, anxiety or depression etc.
Our diets are sadly lacking in these vital nutrients today which is often overlooked when searching for the root cause of illness, therefore it is important having the ability to monitor mineral levels in the body to be able to provide support for disease and health management.
Heavy Metal toxicity can negatively impact our health. Treatment plans will be based on individual test reports of the levels of toxicity, minerals and case history symptoms this may involve life style changes, nutritional supplements and working on detoxification pathways.