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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

What exactly is hair analysis?

Your hair contains all the minerals in your body, including nutritional minerals as well as toxic heavy metals.  Hair mineral analysis is a laboratory test that measures this mineral content in the hair.

Not only can your nutritional status be viewed, but we can also learn much about how efficiently your body is working.

Which 28 minerals are tested?

  • Barium

  • Bismuth

  • Boron (extra charge)

  • Calcium

  • Chromium

  • Cobalt

  • Copper

  • Germanium

  • Iron

  • Lithium

  • Magnesium

  • Manganese

  • Molybdenum

  • Nickel
  • Phosphorus
  • Platinum
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Strontium

  • Sulfur

  • Thallium
  • Tin

  • Titanium

  • Tungsten

  • Vanadium

  • Zinc

  • Zirconium

Which toxic elements will it show?

  • Aluminum

  • Arsenic

  • Beryllium

  • Cadmium

  • Lead

  • Mercury 

  • Uranium

  • Antimony (extra charge)

How is this different from blood or urine analysis?

Blood tests give information about your mineral levels at the TIME OF THE TEST only. Testing for minerals in urine measures minerals that are being excreted from your body - not necessarily what has been absorbed as fuel for the body.

Hair analysis results indicate your overall mineral and toxin levels - your ACTUAL storage of levels over a period of time, not just what you ate that day or even that week.

Hair analysis can help you achieve better health.

Progressive health care practitioners are well aware of the vast amount of research linking nutrition to disease. But what serves as good nutrition for one person may not be good for you.

Hair analysis is designed to help you and your health practitioner determine the best nutritional program for you.

Your report will provide you with:

  • Your Metabolic Rate

  • Significant Ratios Between Minerals

  • Recommendations for Supportive Supplements

  • Trends Towards Potential Imbalances such as Allergies, Anxiety or Hypothyroid 

  • Dietary Suggestions

Brown Hair

How is a hair sample collected?

The hair to be collected should be clean and should not be permed, dyed or bleached. It should also be free of any oils, gels, or hair creams on the day of the sample.

The sample is taken from several small areas of your scalp on the back portion of your head.

The total amount needed is about a tablespoon (it sounds like a lot but it's minimal) and will be collected in my office on the day of the appointment.

If scalp hair isn't available, nails and pubic samples can be used as a last resort but may not reflect your most recent mineral patterns.  These tissues grow more slowly and sporadic than scalp hair.

Testing done by Trace Elements, Inc

Your hair sample will be sent to Trace Elements, Inc in Addison, Texas for testing and analysis. 

Since 1984 Trace Elements has been recognized internationally as a leading provider of HTMA laboratory services and nutritional metabolic products for doctors and health professionals of all specialties worldwide.

This service is available only through a licensed health care professional.

You will receive:

  • A copy of the test results (graphic illustration of levels and ratios).

  • A complete individualized evaluation and detailed discussion of your metabolic type, current mineral levels and ratios, and their impact upon body chemistry.

  • Recommendations of specific foods and food groups, along with an explanation of why each food is suggested.

  • Supplement recommendations based upon age, sex, metabolic type, mineral patterns and specific need as seen on the tissue mineral analysis and other accompanying clinical test data.

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