BIA Testing is something we’ve been talking more of lately, as we completed the Metagenics 10 Day Cleanse, but what exactly is it and how can it help you? This invaluable tool for assessing your body’s physiology, and a test that is also used by NASA to monitor the body composition of astronauts in flight, is the ideal starting point for your next big health change or assessment.
Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis or Bioimpedance Analysis (also known as simply BIA) is a simple test that assesses your body composition, measuring your body fat to lean body mass. BIA takes an internal snapshot of your cellular health to communicate how quickly or slowly your body is ageing on the inside. This simple, quick test is a wonderful part of health and nutrition assessment, and we recommend BIA Testing prior to the start of a major cleanse or body transformation.
The BIA Test itself takes no more than five minutes, but there is several protocol points that require attention within the 24 hours preceding the test.
When you arrive at our offices, Katie, our in-house ROHP, will bring you into the treatment room, where you will be required to remove your right sock. She will have you lay on the treatment and will place two electrodes on your right hand and right foot. She then simply runs the Biomarkers 2000 Body Scan Analyzer which takes no more than 5 seconds. An accurate, direct readout of the impedance of your body, which estimates your mass distribution and body water compartments, then prints out from the machine.
BIA Testing is offered at 8 West Cosmetic for free until Jan. 29th, 2017 and you can also get 15% off a Metagenics Clear Change 10 Day Cleanse. Click here to schedule your complimentary BIA Testing with our in-house Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner, Katie.