The Evolt 360 body scanner is a highly advanced device that provides comprehensive details on your overall health, including fat and muscle composition as well as a comparison of your biological age to your chronological age and level of fitness. This machine utilizes non-invasive electrical pulses to create a digital map of the body, allowing users to assess various aspects and make the appropriate changes to their exercise and diet regimes. Healthcare professionals can also use this information as a valuable tool for tracking patients’ health in one of the most time-effective ways possible.
If you are interested in learning more about how a body scan can benefit you, the team at Swan Medical in Los Gatos can assist you in arranging a meeting with Dr. Peter Castillo or Remy Paille, Nurse Practitioner. Please reach out to us by calling (925) 905-9922 or by requesting a consultation through our contact page. We also offer free virtual consultations to find out if our products and services may be suited to fit your needs. Our professional and skilled staff is here to provide you with the highest level of care throughout your medical and/or fitness journey.
- 1 About the Evolt 360 Body Scanner
- 2 More Insight with Evolt 360
- 3 Personal Consultation
- 4 How the Body Scan Works
- 5 Why Choose Evolt 360?
- 6 Cost of the Evolt 360 Body Scanner in Los Gatos, CA
- 7 FAQ
- 8 References
About the Evolt 360 Body Scanner
The Evolt 360 is a type of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) device. This means that it administers a low-level electrical current throughout the body, not radiation. In 1985, Henry Lukaski, Ph.D. was one of the first researchers to utilize BIA to identify the amount of fat-free mass in adults. (1) Since then, BIA devices have become more sophisticated and capable of accurately identifying more and more aspects of body composition.
When Evolt 360’s current flows through the body, it is able to report on over a dozen aspects of your health and provide you with several guidelines for reaching optimal health. Your personalized map will give you a detailed understanding of:
- Total body weight: Your total weight in pounds or kilograms.
- Lean body mass: Your overall total lean body mass- everything excluding fat.
- Skeletal muscle mass: Measures the total mass of all muscle attached to bone.
- Minerals: All mineral content found in bones.
- Protein: Measures the amount of nitrogen in your body, an indicator of healthy protein synthesis in the muscles. A healthy amount of nitrogen is consumed through an adequate amount of dietary protein. (2)
- Total body water: Indicates your level of hydration
- Segmental analysis: Identifies the composition of lean and fat mass in each of the 5 sections of the body- arms, legs, and the trunk.
- Total fat mass: The calculated total of subcutaneous fat (beneath the skin) and visceral fat (surrounds the organs)
- Body balance: A precise measurement of the ratios of lean body mass between each of the 5 sections of the body.
- Body fat percentage: A measurement of total fat as a percentage.
- Visceral fat level: The amount of fat that surrounds the organs; this fat is not visible from the outside, but it has a significant effect on health.
- Visceral fat areas: The concentrations of visceral fat in various areas of the body.
- Waist-to-hip ratio: This ratio is determined by dividing the waist circumference by the hip circumference.
- Extracellular water: The amount of water found outside of the body’s cells. A ratio is determined by dividing this level by total body water.
- Abdominal circumference: The physical distance measured around the midsection.
- Basal metabolic rate (BMR): The energy required to maintain normal bodily functions at rest.
- Total energy expenditure (TEE): A calculation needed to determine the amount of calories required in one’s diet.
- Body fat guidelines: An estimation of how much body fat you will need to lose to achieve a healthy amount. If you are already in the recommended range, the device will show N/A
- BIO Age: A rough estimate of what age your body reflects. People with higher amounts of visceral fat and fat buildup around the midsection may have an older BIO age than their actual age.
- Fitness score: An overall fitness score is calculated out of 100. It takes lean body mass, fat distribution and mass, and total weight into consideration.
- New approximate calorie intake: The device will calculate how many calories you’ll need to reach your weight goals.
More Insight with Evolt 360
People who wish to gain insight into the inner workings of their biology and physiological makeup can attain a reading from Evolt 360. This body scanner is especially useful for those who are looking to make effective changes to their diet for the purpose of weight loss or muscle gain. This device is designed for patients who want to maintain accurate readings of their health without solely relying on one-dimensional information such as body weight. However, Evolt isn’t recommended for those with a pacemaker and/or metal components and pregnant women.
When you’re seeking a complete and personalized approach to your health assessment, Swan Medical is here to help with its state-of-the-art technology. Led by Dr. Peter Castillo and Remy Paille, Nurse Practitioner, our practice offers an individualized diagnostic procedure like no other.
If you’re looking to gain more insight into your biological map under the guidance and interpretation of a medical professional, call our location in Los Gatos at (925) 905-9922 or fill out our contact form online. After using this diagnostic tool, we can help you come up with an individualized treatment plan to get you on the right track toward longevity and well-being.
How the Body Scan Works
The machine features a platform that you stand on and two handpieces that you hold onto while the scan is in session. Prior to the scanning itself, you will be asked to create an Evolt 360 profile. This profile will contain vital information such as your age, height, sex, activity level, the type of exercise you participate in, and body type. This page on the screen will also record your name, general location, and your general fitness/health goals. For many patients, their goal is fat loss and/or muscle gain. After the device has this information, you’ll be asked to remove your shoes and jewelry and hold the two handpieces at your sides, slightly away from your body.
Within just a few seconds, the Evolt 360 will scan and provide you with dozens of unique readings related to your body composition. Your results will be available on your personal Evolt 360 app or you’ll be able to conveniently review your results from one printed page.
To achieve the most accurate results on the Evolt 360 it is recommended that you do not consume alcohol within 24-48 hours prior to your scan. Preferably do not consume caffeine, pre-workout drinks or diuretics prior to scanning. Maintain an adequate level of hydration prior to scanning and do not scan after strenuous exercise as these may skew the results.
Evolt 360 Active App
If you decide to continue with Evolt 360 evaluations at Swan Medical, you will be able to track your health progress via the Evolt 360 Active App from the convenience of your smartphone or computer. With the app, you’ll be able to benefit from uniquely formulated macronutrient recommendations– the amount of carbs, fats, and protein you should consume for optimal health. It will also provide you with supplement recommendations to get you to feel and operate at your best. Under the guidance of a medical professional, these tools available on the app can be a valuable guide in the right direction.
Why Choose Evolt 360?
In summary, here are all the benefits you can expect from the Evolt 360 experience:
- You’ll gain a complete understanding of your body composition- body weight is only a small part of the larger picture of your overall health.
- It will provide you with nutritional and exercise guidelines for your body type and age.
- It can be paired with an engaging and user-friendly app.
- It is 100% non-invasive.
- The scan itself only takes a few seconds.
- It organizes your health calculations onto 1 page for easy comprehension.
Cost of the Evolt 360 Body Scanner in Los Gatos, CA
At Swan Medical, we prioritize transparency and ensure that our patients have a comprehensive understanding of the costs associated with the Evolt 360. Some patients are satisfied with just one report, while others are seeking routine body scans for the purpose of tracking the long-term state of their health. At your consultation, your provider will give you an accurate estimate for your specific needs.
Can Evolt 360 replace the need for blood tests?
Though Evolt can reveal a lot of information regarding your body composition, it is not able to evaluate the function of your organs- only blood tests can accomplish this. Blood tests are still a very necessary diagnostic tool and should not be replaced by any body-scanning device.
How often should I get an Evolt 360 body scan?
The frequency of your scans should be based on your unique health goals. For those who want to reach very specific training and nutrition goals, you should consider a follow-up scan every 4 to 6 weeks.
Is Evolt 360 safe to use frequently?
Absolutely. Evolt uses low-level electrical pulses, not radiation. Therefore, you’ll be able to undergo body scans as often as you would like.
Can medications affect the results of an Evolt 360 scan?
Yes, certain medications can affect your metabolism and your body’s hydration levels, so it’s important to take that into consideration. To get a better understanding of how your medications or supplements are affecting your results, you should review your results with a doctor. They may prescribe changes to your current medications in order to help you reach the personal fitness goals you have in mind.
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- Weiner, I. David, et al. “Urea and Ammonia Metabolism and the Control of Renal Nitrogen Excretion.” Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol. 10, no. 8, 30 July 2014, pp. 1444–1458, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4527031/, https://doi.org/10.2215/cjn.10311013.