Hair Mineral Analysis
Hair Mineral Analysis gives a long term reading that is unaffected by recent meals, activities such as exercise, or emotional states. Toxic metals rarely remain in the blood or urine for long, but often deposit in the hair where they can be measured over a three month period.
When mineral deficiencies occur, toxic metals often replace these vital minerals in the body. Various mineral imbalances are revealed by hair analysis. An affordable, non-invasive Hair Mineral Analysis can help practitioners establish a nutritional profile to be used by the patient to guide in the development of an effective wellness and nutritional balancing regimen.
Mineral Imbalances & Hair Analysis
Minerals in the body are involved in almost all enzyme reactions, metabolic activity, and detoxification cycles. They are vital for the effective absorption and proper function of nutrients and vitamins. Our bodies cannot utilize vitamins and other nutrients without a correct balance of minerals, even in trace amounts. Improper mineral balance has been linked to chronic fatigue, weight gain/loss, headaches, depression, osteoporosis, and malabsorption.
Watch a quick video on how to properly take hair samples.
Various mineral imbalances as revealed in the hair analysis indicate metabolic dysfunctions before any physical symptoms manifest. An affordable, non-invasive Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) can help establish a nutritional profile to be used to guide the development of effective wellness and nutritional balancing protocols.
HMA is a screening test that measures the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. With correct testing and interpretation, one can construct a complete metabolic profile of the human body.
Hair is an excellent biopsy material. It is easy to sample, easily preserved, and transported, represents a soft tissue of the body, and is a storage and eliminative tissue. As hair grows it forms a permanent record of the body’s nutritional deficiencies or excesses.
Results You and Your Clients Can Understand
After analysis, you will receive a detailed report detailing nutritional assessment and risk factors based on the sample provided. Customized results will measure 15 toxic elements and 25 nutritional elements and are documented in an easy to read report, tabulated against similar control groups based on age/gender similarities.
Best results are obtained when hair has not been treated. Dandruff shampoos containing zinc (Head & Shoulders), selenium (Selsun Blue) and lead (Grecian Formula) or other medicated shampoos/conditioners should not be used prior to taking a sample. If hair is very short, clean thinning shears may be used.
Minerals screened include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, zinc manganese, selenium, iron, and cobalt.
Toxic metal screening includes lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and aluminum.
This information, along with dietary and nutritional evaluations, will provide the data needed for a nutritional balancing program to establish and maintain optimal levels of wellness.
By correcting tissue mineral levels and ratios with proper diet, supplementary nutrients and lifestyle modifications, many physical and behavioral health conditions can be prevented or reversed.
For a deeper dive into hair mineral analysis, watch the recording of our two related webinars via the links: May 2021. October 2020.