Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Mineral balancing and what it means for your health

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is a window to your cells’ mineral content and could be crucial to understanding your body’s imbalances. 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.

A Record of Health

Your body requires many essential electrolytes and trace minerals to maintain homeostasis. These are essentially the ‘spark plugs’ of your body. Balance in mineral intake is very important. Deficiencies of some minerals may create excesses of others, and vice-versa. The availability and usability of minerals in your body has a huge impact on how well your body is going to function. However, heavy metals can cause havoc in the body.

Toxic heavy metals are found in our daily lives from our soil to food supplies, cosmetics, air pollutants, environmental toxicants, pesticides, prescription drugs, and copper pipes are just some examples. These minerals have no known physiological or biological function in the human body and are known to be very harmful. Improper tissue mineral levels can cause many physical and behavioural health conditions. With the correct testing and interpretation, one can construct a comprehensive metabolic profile of the body.

A Measurement Tool

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is a screening tool to measure the levels of minerals and toxic metals in the body. Minerals screened include electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus) and trace minerals (copper, zinc, manganese, selenium, iron, chromium, molybdenum, lithium, cobalt) and toxic metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, aluminum, antimony, barium, beryllium).

This information, along with dietary and nutritional evaluations, will provide the basis 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.

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