The Seca mBCA 525 measurement represents a completely new type of body composition analysis measurement. It is one of a kind in terms of function and performance and is trusted by the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University. The 8-point Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis uses a unique measuring system that measures all of the required parameters, such as fat mass, muscle mass, and body water.
Bioelectrical impedance analysis works by sending a small electrical current into a person and measuring the opposition of that current (impedance) as it travels throughout the body’s water. Electrodes are placed on each hand and foot, and a measuring mat lies over your lap. After 5 minutes of lying on your back, the analysis is started. The segments of the body measured are the right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg, right half of the body, left half of the body, and torso. Once impedance is measured, body composition analysis is complete.
measurements and results provided to you immediately
Body Composition Chart (BCC)
It may seem simple to differentiate between a malnourished or obese individual. However, an extremely thin patient can have a lot of body fat while a seemingly overweight patient can have high muscle mass. The clearly arranged results provide you with immediate information about your body composition. Often times this allows you to make better decisions about your nutrition, treatment modalities, weight loss, and/or muscle-building programs. We recommend a series of measurements 3-4 times per year to enable your progress and therapy to be reliably monitored and controlled.
Fat mass / fat-free mass / visceral fat
The fat mass and fat-free mass can be quickly, reliably, and precisely recorded only by means of a Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis measurement. It helps to determine and monitor the correct nutritional status and therapy. The amount of visceral fat can also be precisely determined, which is otherwise possible only through time-consuming imaging procedures. This enables an estimate of the risks to your heart and metabolism.
Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA)
The BIVA forms an important diagnostic basis for nutritional medicine. The measuring point provides information about the state of hydration and the body cell mass, which provides a good overview of the general state of health and nutrition. This makes it possible to detect whether there is a lack of nutrition or if additional vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes are necessary.
Total body water, intracellular water, and extracellular water are measured separately. This supports the detection of edemas, the improved evaluation of weight increase or decrease and it helps to detect whether or not you are properly hydrated.
Skeletal muscle mass
The values for the torso and extremities are provided individually and displayed in your results graphics. Increasing and maintaining muscle mass plays a key role in nutritional medicine because it helps to burn fat and positively influences the body's energy.
Studies* verify that a high phase angle shows a good condition of the cells and their functions. A very low phase angle is measured in the case of poor nutrition and cancer patients. It is very valuable and a good parameter for the current state of your health.
What makes the seca mBCA 525 the best
The gold standard for measuring body composition consists of a 4 compartment method. The 4 compartments measured are Fat Mass, Total Body Water, Bone Mass, and Residual Muscle Mass. The seca mBCA is validated to be 98% accurate to the 4 compartment method. Many other devices only measure 2 or 3 compartments and don't give a complete analysis of body composition. The seca mBCA 525 can also calculate segmental muscle tissue in each limb and torso to a 97% accuracy and separate water into extra and intracellular fluid volumes for total body hydration status. The results of all the parameters measured are presented separately on a clearly organized 2-page printout that can be printed or emailed to you. The results are also saved for future comparison readings. Click here for a sample reading printout!
Arizona Body Composition Analysis
Call 480-839-4131 to schedule your body composition analysis consultation with one of our licensed physicians. During the consultation, the physician will go over the details of how the analysis works and what to expect. Results are provided to the patient immediately; there is also the option to have it emailed.
We are here to help each patient improve or maintain their body composition and provide a variety of programs and therapies designed to help each person achieve their goals!
Transformyou is constantly providing specials. Call 480-839-4131 for details about current pricing and specials. We offer single readings as well as packages of 3 and 5 readings.