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December 6, 2004

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Pharmanex, aNuSkin Enterprises company, developed the worlds first immediate andnon-invasive method of measuring carotenoid antioxidants in human tissue,according to the company. The Pharmanex® BioPhotonic Scanner works by simplyplacing the palm of the hand in front of a low energy blue light laser.

When the purified blue light laser strikes the palm of thehand, it is slightly shifted toward a green light due to the chemical makeup ofthe carotenoid antioxidant molecules. When a persons antioxidant levels are measured, the amountof reflected green light is gathered and assessed to produce a numeric reading,the Skin Carotenoid Score. This number correlates with levels ofcarotenoids in the diet, blood and tissues. Since the Scanner measures the majorcarotenoid antioxidants, the Skin Carotenoid Score is an important indicator ofthe bodys overall antioxidant defense system. More information is availableonline (www.pharmanexscanner.com).

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