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A Guide to the Charder MA601 Body Composition Analyzer

Charder has come out with a new Body Composition Analyzer, the MA601, which is specifically targeted towards the fitness and health community. This new device aims to track the quality and effectiveness of both fitness and weight management programs. 


Imagine getting a complete analysis of your body in just a few seconds! This new, high-end technology will enable gyms, dieticians, fitness instructors and healthcare professionals to accurately view their client's body composition and then use this information to plan and measure their treatment programmes.

Body composition analysis is a method used to determine the make-up of one’s body i.e. the proportions of body fat, muscle, proteins, minerals and water at one moment. This information, when taken in intervals, can be used to show changes in fat mass, body mass, and body fat percentage. Information like this can help bolster patient care, personal fitness, as well as corporate wellness. It is also gives a more accurate representation of body weight than the commonly used BMI scale.

Results are measured through a non-invasive method called ‘Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis’ (BIA) that works off the fact that the human body is made up of both conductors and non-conductors. For example, fat is a non-conductor while water (which contains a lot of muscle tissue) is a good conductor of electricity. The BIA method sends a small, safe electric current through a subject’s body that then travels through different types of body tissue. As it moves, a level of impedance/resistance is measured in each different tissue. These impedance values are then reworked using clinically validated algorithms, to create estimations of the water, protein minerals, muscle, and fat quantities of that subject.

If you would like to know more about the new Charder MA601 Body Composition Analyzer, please contact the SA Healthcare sales team on 0 21 555 4328 or learn more from the website www.sahcare.co.za!

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