Hair Mineral Analysis:
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. 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.
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.