Hair Mineral Test

Importance of Hair Mineral 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, and the body cannot use vitamins and other nutrients without a correct balance of minerals. Proper mineral balance is essential to avoid chronic fatigue, weight gain/loss, headaches, depression and osteoporosis. Mineral imbalances can also be linked to oxidative stress that can lead to some cancers.

Today’s North American diet has become devoid of adequate quantities of essential minerals. When mineral deficiencies occur, toxic metals often replace these vital minerals in the body. The presence of toxic metals in the body has been implicated in the onset of chronic ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease, ADD/ADHD, diabetes, autism and Parkinson’s disease as well as infertility and miscarriage. The addition of essential minerals can expel toxic metals. Various mineral imbalances, as revealed by hair analysis, frequently lead to metabolic dysfunctions before any physical symptoms manifest.

Hair Mineral Analysis

Hair Mineral Analysis is a screening test to measure the levels of up to 40 essential minerals and toxic metals. Hair is an excellent biopsy material. It is easy to collect, preserve and transport. As hair grows it forms a permanent record of the body’s nutritional deficiencies or excesses.

Minerals screened include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, selenium, iron and cobalt.

Elevated readings can have different meanings depending upon:
1. Present symptoms
2. The elevated mineral in question
3. Whether a specific treatment, regiment or diet is being followed
4. Relationships to other elemental readings

Toxic metal screening includes lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel and aluminum. High levels of toxic metals inhibit the body’s ability to process and assimilate specific nutritional elements that are essential to good health. The presence of high levels has been shown to be linked to many different diseases.

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.

Health problems often associated with mineral imbalances or toxic metal excesses:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Arthritis, Arteriosclerosis
  • Attention deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Heart failure
  • Infertility and miscarriage
  • Insomnia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Lethargy or weakness
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Weight control

The Hair Mineral Analysis

is based on the well accepted technology of Inductively Coupled Plasma Source Mass Spectroscopy. Calibration of the method has been carried out using at least two internationally recognized standards (N.I.S.T.) for each element and is validated by analysis of Certified Reference Material. Standardization of the instrumentation is carried out under rigorously controlled conditions. Quality assurance procedures have been developed to document the quality of the method.

Advantages of Hair Mineral Analysis

Hair is like a memory stick and reflects the body’s burden over time. Hair analysis gives a long-term reading that is unaffected by recent meals, activities such as exercise, or emotional states.Hair that is no more than 1.5 inches from the scalp will indicate what has happened in the last 3 months. The further away from the scalp, the longer thetimeframe. Hair cut shoulder length will indicate 3 – 4 years ago.

Blood will indicate what has happened in the last couple of days and is affected by what is eaten.

Urine shows what is leaving the body through the kidneys and not what is stored. Urine will also not show what is low or the ratios.

Personalized Hair Analysis Report

Every client receives a personalized hair analysis report that includes 25 nutritional and 15 toxic elements along with the significant mineral ratios. The report will contain interpretative information on the toxic elements that are present, the structural elements that are involved in the formation of bone, teeth and connective tissue, the electrolytes in relationship to hormone action and an evaluation of endocrine function.