A Hair Mineral Analysis is a cost effective, non-invasive test in which a sample of your hair is taken and sent to a laboratory so that they can measure its mineral content. It’s great way to get a complete look at your overall health. The minerals in your body and their levels determine how you function at a cellular level. They are the pages in your book and can reveal mysteries about your health that diagnostic tests can’t pin point.
Our bodies cannot utilize vitamins and other nutrients properly without a correct balance of minerals. Therefore proper mineral balance is essential to avoid chronic fatigue, weight gain/loss, headaches, depression, osteoporosis and much more. Mineral imbalances have also been linked to oxidative stress that can lead to some forms of cancers and other serious disease and illnesses.
A Hair Mineral Analysis allows you to utilize your hair to work on your health. It can show health issues and body chemistry before your symptoms manifest. The analysis will give you a place to begin and a plan to improve.
Benefits of Hair Mineral Analysis
You may have heard minerals are good for you, but very few understand the importance of ratios and balancing. A Hair Mineral Analysis can provide the explanations you need to balance your health and resolve health issues before they manifest further.
Hair is an excellent biopsy material as it is easy to sample, easily preserved and easy to transport. As hair grows it forms a permanent record of the body’s nutritional deficiencies or excesses. This record allows us to see what is happening on a cellular level.
With correct testing and interpretation, your practitioner can construct a complete metabolic profile of the human body. By correcting both mineral levels and ratios many physical and behavioural health conditions can be prevented or reversed.
Elevated readings can have different meanings depending upon:
- The symptomotolgy of the patient
- The elevated concentration of the mineral in question
- Whether a specific treatment, regimen or diet is being followed
- Relationships to other elemental readings
A very high reading may represent a toxic amount of the mineral in the hair, and/or in the body tissues in general. In the case of a toxic metal, any deposition or accumulation in the hair indicates some degree of toxicity.
High levels of toxic metals inhibit the body’s ability to process and assimilate specific nutritional elements that are essential to good health and have a proven link to many types of diseases.
Hair vs. Blood Analysis
Our blood is considered the ‘highway” within our bodies, its purpose is to help transport the various nutrients to our cells. A blood test is an excellent way to determine what is happening at that very moment during the transportation phase. It is ideal when you are monitoring changes in body. A blood test will change depending on nutritional intake, activity levels and more. What it cannot tell us is what is happening at a cellular level.
An example of this is a blood sugar test. The blood test will measure sugar (glucose) moving in the blood at the time of the test. A Hair Mineral Analysis will show the sugar (glucose) imbalance at the cellular level. You could have symptoms of hypoglycemia however your blood test results come back normal and your Hair Mineral Analysis will show the imbalance and the need for improvement.
With a Hair Mineral Analysis we are utilizing the history of your hair to tell us about your body, as your hair grows it provides a blueprint of the activity in your body at a cellular level. The activity you do or the nutrition you take in on a day to day basis won’t have an impact. Therefore a Hair Mineral Analysis is not useful in an emergency situation however it is very useful for detecting long term patterns and providing information before symptoms manifest themselves.
What Can a Hair Mineral Analysis reveal?
*A Hair Mineral Analysis does not diagnosis it is a screening test utilized for prevention.
Health problems that may be associated with mineral imbalances or toxic metal excesses
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Anxiety & dpression
- Digestive disorders
- Carbohydrate Tolerance & Blood Sugar imbalances
- Chemotherapy recovery
- Energy levels
- Headaches including migraines
- Hair loss
- Heart failure
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Illness recovery
- Inability to lose weight
- Learning Disabilities
- Lethargy or weakness
- Liver & kidney stress
- Metabolic rate (fast or slow)
- Muscle weakness
- Nervous system imbalance
- Thyroid funtion
Hair Collection Protocol
Contemplating on having a Hair Mineral Analysis completed? The process is simple, it can be done on location in a matter of a minute or two however if you are out of town we can direct you on how to collect it yourself and send it in to us. Please click here in order to have one us get back to you on the necessary steps.