SPRAVATO An Alternative For Treatment-Resistant Depression

An Alternative For Treatment-Resistant Depression- SPRAVATO

Spravato Brochure

SPRAVATO™ is the only NMDA receptor antagonist approved in conjunction with an oral antidepressant for treatment-resistant depression. It contains esketamine, an alternative for treatment-resistant depression, and is a schedule III-controlled substance, related to ketamine, an anesthetic that also has been studied to help in the treatment of depression.

What Is Treatment-Resistant Depression?

The depression is considered resistant to treatment after failing to respond to two trials of antidepressants. About 30 percent of the patients suffering from depression do not respond to the standard treatments. Ketamine and esketamine are similar but not identical. They are enantiomers, meaning that their chemical structures are mirror images of each other. Both can be used as anesthetics but esketamine has more potency acting on the brain receptors.

Research On Ketamine And Esketamine

Ketamine IV has been extensively studied and there are numerous clinics throughout the US offering ketamine IV as a treatment for depression even though it does not have an FDA approval. The administration is done over a period of 40 minutes, at a subanesthetic dose.  We prefer to use Eskatemine Spravato because of its improved safety and FDA endorsement.

Administration Of Esketamine And Possible Side Effects

Esketamine can be administered intranasally, it is FDA approved and has less potential for dissociation and hopefully will be covered soon by the insurance carriers, has less potential for dissociation and hopefully will be covered soon by the insurance carriers. Because esketamine, like ketamine, has abuse potential, there are very strict rules related to its administration. It must be done in the doctor’s office, under direct supervision, followed by a period of two hours of observation. Following the administration, dissociative episodes can happen; therefore, the patient should not engage in driving or operating any machinery. The most common side effects are feeling dissociated from one’s body, dizziness, nausea, sedation, vertigo, anxiety, increased blood pressure, vomiting and feeling drunk.

Learn More

If you’d like to learn more about SPRAVATO for treatment-resistant depression and esketamine- call us to set up an appointment at 713-426-3100. If you’d like a brochure click here.

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How To Check Your Antioxidant Levels

Are You Getting Enough Antioxidants? How To Check Your Antioxidant Levels

Check Your Antioxidant Levels


Why is knowing Your Antioxidant Level Important?

According to Dr. Richard Cutler, Director of Anti-Aging Research, National Institute of Health

“The amount of antioxidants that you maintain in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live.”

Also, the Journal of American Medical Association, reported in their June 19th, 2002 publication that “Low levels of antioxidant vitamins may increase the risk of several chronic diseases.”


How Can People Check Their Antioxidant Level Affordably, Safely and Accurately?

Using the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner, anyone can get an immediate indication of their overall antioxidant levels.

The BioPhotonic Scanner is based on Nobel Prize winning science and is the only patented instrument that conducts a live, non-invasive, carotenoid level measurement in living tissue and provides an immediate personal antioxidant assessment in 30 seconds.


What Do You Do Once You Know Your Score?

Once your know your antioxidant level you can make informed decisions on any improvements in your diet and lifestyle.  Knowing your score can also help you make educated decisions on which supplements might be recommended that can improve your antioxidant levels.


How does the Scanner Measure Antioxidant Levels?

The Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is the world’s first measuring tool that gives you a Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS)—immediate evidence of carotenoid antioxidant activity in your body. When you place the palm of your hand in front of the scanner’s safe, low-energy, blue light, you will obtain a reading within seconds,  of your skin’s carotenoid antioxidant levels. This gives you your Skin Carotenoid Scores (SCS).  This SCS score has been scientifically correlated to one’s overall antioxidant status.

Accordingly, the technology behind of the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner,  is based on an optical method known as the Resonant Raman Spectroscopy, which has been used for many years in research laboratories.

Using optical signals at the skin surface, the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner measures carotenoid levels in human tissue. These signals identify the unique molecular structure of carotenoids, allowing their measurement without interference by other molecular substances and providing the person being measured with their own score (SCS).


Got a Minute?

In less than a minute you can find out if your lifestyle, diet and any supplements you are taking provide you the antioxidant protection you need for maintaining good health.


What Does The Scanning Process Look Like?

Administering the scanning process involves having you simply place the palm of your hand in front of the Scanner’s safe, low-energy blue light. You will then obtain an immediate reading of the carotenoid antioxidant levels in your skin. This is your Skin Carotenoid Score.


Why Is It Important For Everyone To Have Their Carotenoid Levels Scanned?

By measuring the stable level of carotenoid antioxidants in your skin and generating your Skin Carotenoid Score, the Scanner provides a more accurate and reliable biomarker of your overall antioxidant health status than other methods of measuring antioxidants. Getting your Skin Carotenoid Score makes you aware of the antioxidant levels in your body. Knowing this score gives you important information which can motivate you to improve your overall antioxidant health.

If you are interested in getting your carotenoid levels scanned just ask one of our staff and we can refer you to a registered scanner or simply search by your zip code here


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