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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

We live in a toxin-filled environment. From lipstick to pesticides in foods and the stress hormones we produce, toxins are difficult to avoid.  There are many problems that can arise due to heavy metal toxicity, including:  fatigue, muscle weakness or pain, chronically recurring infections, infertility, nausea, allergies and intolerances, multiple chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue syndrome, stress, depression, hormonal imbalances, anemia, low zinc and other mineral deficiencies, thyroid problems, ADHD and birth defects.

Trace Mineral Analysis is a test which measures the mineral content of your hair.  Mineral content of the hair reflects the mineral content of the body's tissues.  If a mineral deficiency or excess exists in the hair, it usually indicates a mineral deficiency or excess in the body, or bio-unavailability.

Why Test for Minerals?

Trace Mineral Analysis is a test which measures the mineral content of your hair.  Mineral content of the hair reflects the mineral content of the body's tissues.  If a mineral deficiency or excess exists in the hair, it usually indicates a mineral deficiency or excess in the body, or bio-unavailability.

Mineral Blueprint

Providing a mineral blueprint of one's biochemistry, a hair tissue mineral analysis can provide pertinent information about one's metabolic rate, energy levels, and stage of stress.

A hair tissue mineral analysis performed by Analytical Research Labs, Inc., is a screening test for the level of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of hair. It is a tissue mineral biopsy that is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive and extremely accurate. Our laboratory uses only the most advanced and sophisticated instrumentation available today, the Perkin Elmer ICP-MS nexION 2000B Mass Spectrometer to assess mineral levels in parts per million or parts per billion.

A hair tissue mineral analysis is considered a standard test used around the world for the biological monitoring of trace elements and toxic metals in humans and animals species. The same technology is used for soil testing and testing of rock samples to detect mineral levels.

Hair, like all other body tissues, contains minerals that are deposited as the hair grows. Although the hair is dead, the minerals remain as the hair continues to grow out. A sample of hair cut close to the scalp provides information about the mineral activity in the hair that took place over the past three to four months, depending on the rate of hair growth.

Conditions Caused or Aggravated by a Mineral Imbalance

  • Arthritis

  • Depression

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Hyperactivity

  • Headaches

  • Hypertension

  • Thyroid Disturbance

  • Hair Loss

  • Obesity

  • Digestive Disturbance

  • Diabetes

  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Skin Rashes

  • Emotional Issues

  • Allergies

  • Anemia

  • Prostate Disorders

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.

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.

Minerals screened include electrolytes - calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus and trace minerals - copper, manganese, chromium, selenium, iron, molybdenum, lithium, cobalt,and zinc.

Elevated readings can have different meanings depending upon:

  1. The symptomotolgy of the patient

  2. The elevated concentration of the mineral in question

  3. Whether a specific treatment, regimen or diet is being followed

  4. Relationships to other elemental readings

Toxic metal screening includes lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and aluminum.

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.

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Trace Mineral Hair Analysis

& Two Consultations

 Regular Price $225

Special Rate $180

(Sale runs September 14 - October 13, 2021)