Hair mineral Analysis is an analytical test which measures the mineral content of your hair, directly with a licensed clinical lab. Hair is ideal because it can be cut easily and painlessly and sent to the lab without special handling requirements. A properly obtained sample can give an indication of mineral status and toxic metal accumulation following long term or even acute exposure, whereas the blood or most other tests cannot reveal a unique metabolic world, a blueprint.
Here is an example of what occurs in the body:
- Thirty to 40 days following an acute exposure, elevated serum levels of lead may be undetectable. This is due to the body removing the lead from the serum as a protective measure and depositing the metal into such tissues as the liver, bones, teeth and hair.
- Nutrient loss from the body can become so advanced that severe health conditions can develop without any appreciable changes noted in those same nutrient levels in a blood test.
- Symptoms of elemental deficiency can be present long before low levels can be detected in the serum.
- Excess sodium is associated with hypertension, but adequate amounts are required for normal health.
It is you in the strands of hair, nails, bones and liver.
Trace minerals are essential in countless metabolic functions in all phases of the life process. Diet, stress, medications, pollution, nutritional supplements, and inherited patterns are all factors to take into consideration with a mineral imbalance.
After hundreds of thousands of hair analysis, Trace Elements have created a unique system of interpreting hair mineral analysis results. Each test report will provide the clinician with the most complete and comprehensive evaluation and discussion of significant mineral levels, ratios and toxic metals as tested in the hair. Included is a listing of individual foods and food groups that the doctor can recommend to eat or avoid in accordance with food allergy indicators and individualized metabolic requirements.
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