WHAT IS TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS (HAIR ANALYSIS)
Hair mineral analysis is an analytical test that measures the mineral and toxin content of the hair. As the constituents of the hair are determined by the entry of substances from external sources and from substances that enter it from the blood stream, hair makes an ideal medium for analysis.
Hair is used as one of the tissues of choice by the United States Environmental Protection agency in determining toxic metal exposure with the following summary:
“The milk, urine, saliva and sweat measure the component that is absorbed but excreted. The blood measures the component absorbed and temporarily in circulation before excretion and/or storage. The hair, nails and teeth are tissues in which trace minerals are sequestered and/or stored.”
Since the structure of hair remains unchanged, the minerals are fixed in the hair. The levels in hair are not subject to change once that portion of hair has grown, so the analysis accurately provides concentrations of minerals that have accumulated in the hair tissue over the hair growth period, approximately one to three months.
Mineral content of the hair reflects the mineral content of the body’s tissues. If a mineral deficiency or excess exits in the hair, it usually indicates a mineral deficiency or excess within the body as well. Human head hair is a recording filament that can reflect metabolic changes of many elements over long periods of time and therefore can furnish a print out of post nutritional events.
Tissue mineral analysis is unique in that it inexpensively provides information directly about cellular activity, which is the main site of nutritional metabolism. As important as vitamins are, they can do nothing for the body without proper mineral intake. Vitamins cannot function and are unable to be assimilated without the aid of minerals. Though the body can synthesize some vitamins, it cannot manufacture a single mineral.
WHAT DO WE TEST FOR? (40 ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS)
26 nutrient elements 14 toxic elements
NUTRIENT AND OTHER ELEMENTS INCLUDE:
TOXIC ELEMENTS INCLUDE