A revolutionary method to detect, in real time, intracellular levels of essential minerals, trace elements, and heavy metals using spectrophotometry.
This non-invasive technique produces immediate test results. The technology is an invaluable screening tool for measuring actual tissue levels, located 4mm into the dermis, providing an intracellular snapshot of one's health.
Developed in France after decades of research, the Oligoscan is a sophisticated test that is simple to administer. After collecting specific essential information including height, weight, age, and blood type, readings are taken using a spectrophotometer device at four different locations from the person’s non-dominant hand. The collected data is then transmitted to the Oligoscan servers, where it is analyzed against a vast database. You and your doctor can then immediately view the results.
A SIMPLE AND QUICK MEASUREMENT IN 3 STEPS :
Fill out the Patient Information
Take Measurements Using the Device on the Hand Epidermis
Record with the Results Appears on Your Computer
The record provided allows for the detection of trace elements and mineral deficiencies as well as toxic heavy metals in the body. The Oligoscan is now used by health professionals in many countries as a solution whenever a quick and accurate analysis of the level of trace elements, minerals and toxic metals is needed.
The Oligoscan utilizes spectrophotometry to measure trace elements and heavy metals existing within tissue, calibrated specifically for a specific area of the body.
Spectrophotometry is a quantitative analytical methodology, which consists of measuring the absorption level or the optical density of a specific chemical or mineral substance.
The Power of Light
The basic principle is that every type of compound, regardless if it is chemical or mineral based, absorbs, emits, or reflects light (Electromagnetic radiation) over a certain specific range of wavelengths. The more the sample is concentrated, the more it absorbs the light within the limits of proportionality expressed in Beer-Lambert’s law.
Spectrophotometry technology itself is not new and is used across several domains including, chemistry, pharmacy, environment, food-processing, biology, medical/clinical industries, material/chemical engineering, clinical applications, and many others. NASA uses spectrophotometry to understand the contents of distant stars and planets.
In the clinical applications, spectrophotometry is used to examine blood or tissues for clinical diagnosis.
What’s unique about the Oligoscan is that the technology & program has been specifically adapted to be used on people.
“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency”
- Dr. Linus Pauling, Stanford University; winner of 2 Nobel Prizes
Every life supporting system in your body depends on one of more minerals to function properly. Minerals are required for:
- Protein synthesis
- Enzyme function
- Immune response
- Thyroid hormone synthesis, hormone function and energy production
- Red blood cell production and oxygen transport
- Antioxidant protection
- Glutathione production and detoxification
- Vitamin Utilization
99% of the American population are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any of these important minerals may results in disease. Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins, or upon precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume.
Chronic low energy, aches, pains, recurrent colds, moodiness and sleep disturbances are common signs of disturbed wellness. Elderly Americans are especially vulnerable to mineral deficients. One study showed that 85% of nursing home residents are malnourished and depleted in key minerals and vitamins.
COMPARISON TO TRADITIONAL TESTING
Blood tests measure circulating levels of minerals and metals, while urine and hair tests measure what the body is excreting. The Oligoscan is unique in that it measures the levels of minerals and metals inside your cells, specifically in the peripheral tissue of one’s hand, 4mm in depth.
For example, a urine test for heavy metals showed high levels of lead and mercury. A chelating agent, which binds to heavy metals was used. Different chelating agents are more selective for specific metals. In this case, the test results showered higher lead in the urine because of the chelating agent used. The Oligoscan showed both of these metals high in the tissues with mercury levels more elevated than levels of lead. The Oligoscan provides a more accurate picture of what was occurring in the tissues, indicating that the mercury was more of a problem than the lead levels.
Another example is seen in someone with high calcium in their hair analysis. On the Oligoscan, the same patient may show a deficiency of intracellular calcium as they are not utilizing their calcium.
A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Blood tests are complementary and in many cases will also be performed to better understand the patients overall health.
Together with urine, fecal, hair, and blood measurements, the Oligoscan results transforms the information you have, analogous to a 2 dimensional picture and turns it into a 3 dimensional holographic projection within which you can now practically interact.
For a health care provider, it allows you to know the most efficient supplementation that would maximize the nutritional benefits for your patients. In the case of heavy metal toxicity, you can prescribe chelating techniques, supplements, and/or lifestyle changes. The data is invaluable and makes for precise treatment and prevented, which can be monitored over time. Test results show mineral status, key mineral ratios, heavy metal levels, mobilization of those metals and overall oxidative stress
• Instant Mineral & Heavy Metal Analysis
• Web Application & Operating System Compatibility
• Personal and secure remote access to server
The negative health impact of heavy metals is demonstrated by numerous studies published by research institutions including the WHO, FAO and other organizations.
The massive exposure to these toxic agents becomes a real public danger. Transported by the pollution in the air, the earth and water, heavy metals pollute the human body directly by contact and indirectly though the food chain.
Some of these substances are also found in products, which are frequently in contact with the body. The institutions for sanitary issues consider that there are almost no more places in the world that are not concerned by this problem.
The elimination of these toxic metals from the body is a major challenge. Furthermore, scientific studies alert us of the dramatic depletion of nutrients in food, accompanied with an increase of food additives which cause various problems in the body.
An individualized supplementation regimen favors the optimized functioning of the body and represents, in this context of the decreased nutritional density and quality of food, a main advantage to stay healthy.
Concerning the measuring method of the Oligoscan, spectrophotometry is used in numerous scientific and industrial processes. Comparative studies of the Oligoscan test results with traditional biological analysis show a correlation in the expected standards.
How do The Oligoscan results compare with other Laboratory tests?
In short, not at all. The Oligoscan measures intracellularly, allowing one to observe what happens in the muscle or in the venous blood, extracted from muscular tissue, therefore giving an estimate of the intra-tissular bioavailability.
Blood tests show metals, which have circulated recently. Metals are dumped within a few days from the blood stream into the peripheral tissues and can eventually be stored in deeper organ tissues. High blood levels of toxic elements are therefore, usually only evident after an acute, not chronic, exposure, to that element or its byproduct. The amount of minerals and trace elements is kept fairly constant in blood. Many people with muscle cramps often have a normal magnesium level in serum, or measured in the red blood cells. The Oligoscan in these cases show a magnesium deficiency.
Urinalysis shows to what extent the body can excrete metals. In a normal spontaneous urine sample almost nothing is excreted. Only after the body is provoked are increased metal concentrations found in the urine. This is done with a challenge or provocation test for toxic heavy metals. This is a valuable test that shows in what amount metals are present in the extracellular environment. Because the Oligoscan measures intracellularly, the challenge/provocation test and the Oligoscan are completely complementary.
A hair analysis shows which metals were present during the last few weeks or months, subject to external factors (hair dyes, products, etc). But if a body cannot detoxify well, lower amounts of metals will be found in hair. This is called false-negative results.
While blood, urine, or hair analysis can take weeks, the Oligoscan provides results immediately.
How is the measurement done?
The actual measurement with the Oligoscan is very simple. After entering the necessary patient’s data, the Oligoscan takes four measurements on the palm of the hand. The light beam (spectrophotometry) will determine the intensity of the electromagnetic signals of the 43 elements. Thereafter, the results are sent to the secure Oligoscan server and become available after 20 seconds.
On Page 1, you will find the results of 21 minerals and trace elements and 7 key Vitamins, including a global overview of deficits and surpluses,
On Page 2, you will find the results of the 15 toxic heavy metals, including the global metal intoxication and the extent to which the sulfoconjugation of the liver is blocked. That is a function of the liver in order to neutralize toxins. The ratios of four major pairs are calculated: Ca/Mg, Ca/P, K/Na and Cu/Zn. In percentages, the degree of oxidative damage versus protection is calculated (oxidation versus anti oxidation).
On Page 3 (Optional), the degree of acidity (acidosis) and the preposition to diabetes and allergies are listed. Finally, ten functions are analyzed based on the vales of all elements, such as enzyme activity and the cardiovascular system.
How can the results be provided so quickly?
The Oligoscan is connected with a USB cable to a computer that must have an internet connection. The measurement with the Oligoscan is done by means of a light beam (spectrophotometry). Nothing is faster than light and the connection to our Server with which your computer is communicating with is as fast as normal Internet traffic. The results are known within a minute after entering the patient’s information.
The OligoScan device has been validated by our scientific team with an important series of comparative tests in regard to clinical symptoms among the patients. In addition, there were relevant correlations with other measurement methods observed.
Some scientific references:
The mineral intake
Effects of thirty elements on bone metabolism
Zinc in gut-brain interaction in autism and neurological disorders
Magnesium in Prevention and Therapy
Cancer-vitamins-minerals: Complex relation
Bone and Nutrition. A novel function of phosphorus
Recommendations for Manganese Supplementation to Adult Patients Receiving Long-Term Home Parenteral Nutrition
Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride
Toxicity, mechanism and health effects of some heavy metals
Biomedical implications of heavy metals induced imbalances in redox systems
Perspectives in endocrine toxicity of heavy metals
The Epigenetic Effects of Prenatal Cadmium Exposure
Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in aluminium neurotoxicity and its amelioration
Mechanisms of cadmium carcinogenicity in the gastrointestinal tract
Insight into the oxidative stress induced by lead and/or cadmium in blood, liver and kidneys
The Impact of Non-Enzymatic Reactions and Enzyme Promiscuity on Cellular Metabolism during (Oxidative) Stress Conditions
Oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage and diabetic retinopathy
The impact of base excision DNA repair in age-related neurodegenerative diseases
A mitochondrial superoxide theory for oxidative stress diseases and aging
Inflammation, oxidative stress and renin angiotensin system in atherosclerosis
The Role of Oxidative Damage in the Pathogenesis and Progression of Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia