Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) offers you a blue print of the biochemistry in your body and its functions.

Hair Tissue Mineral AnalysisHair analysis is the most reliable method to measure the mineral, trace element levels and Metal toxicity. It test for the presence of the greatest range of toxic materials.  It is painless, quick and accurate.

Since hair grows slowly, the test results are substantially more meaningful than examinations of blood or urine, that may show merely the conditions of that day that the sample is collected.  A hair tissue mineral analysis reveals a unique metabolic world, intracellular activity, which cannot be seen through many other tests.

The causes of many problems as ADHA, insomnia, allergies, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, concentration deficit, pain, anxiety, depression, weight gain, weight loss, arthritis and other illnesses are often not uncovered by common medical tests.  Many conditions can be explained only when the presence of toxic materials as mercury, lead, arsenic can be demonstrated.

Toxic metals can contribute to learning disabilities in children.

Minerals nutrients and trace elements are needed by the body in both the correct amounts and the correct proportions.  It does little good, and can be destructive, to take mineral nutrients and trace element supplements as calcium, magnesium, selenium, without knowing exact internal levels and balance of minerals and trace elements.

Excessive mineral intake can negate the beneficial effects of vitamins and minerals, for example:

  • Zinc can reduce the beneficial effects of vitamin D.
  • Calcium can reduce the beneficial effects of vitamin A.
  • Vitamin C can reduce the beneficial effects of copper.
  • Vitamin D can cause a deficiency of magnesium.

Examples:

  • Thirty to forty 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 measures and depositing the metal into such tissues as the liver, bones, teeth and hair.
  • Calcium loss from the body can become so advanced that severe osteoporosis can develop without any appreciable changes noting the calcium levels in the blood test.
  • Symptoms of iron deficiency can be present long before low iron levels can be detected in the serum.

What causes Mineral Imbalance?

Diet- Improper diet through high intake of refined and processed foods, alcohol, and fad diets can lead to chemical imbalance.

Stress- Physical or emotional stress can deplete the body of many nutrients, while also reducing the capability to absorb and utilize many nutrients.

Medication- Both prescription and over-the-counter medications can deplete the body store of the nutrient minerals and/or increase the levels of toxic metals-for example: diuretics, antacids, and aspirin.

Pollution- We are continually exposed to a variety of toxic metal source- such as: cigarette smoke, hair dyes, hydrogenated oils, antiperspirants, copper and aluminum cookware, dental amalgams.

Nutritional Supplement- Taking the incorrect type of supplements or improper amounts of nutritional supplement can produce many mineral excess and/or deficiencies contributing to an overall biochemical imbalance.

Inherited Patterns- A predisposed towards mineral imbalances, deficiencies and excesses can be inherited from parents.

Essential Mineral Nutrients:
Calcium (Ca) Magnesium (Mg) Sodium (Na) Potassium (K)
Copper (Cu) Zinc (Zn) Phosphorus (P) Iron (Fe)
Manganese (Mn) Chromium (Cr) Selenium (Se) Boron (B)
Cobalt (Co) Molybdenum (Mo) Sulphur (S)
Toxic Minerals/ Heavy Metals:
Antimony (Sb) Uranium (U) Arsenic (As) Beryllium (Be)
Mercury (Hg) Cadmium (Cd) Lead (Pb) Aluminium (Al)
Additional Mineral Nutrients/ Trace Elements:
Germanium (Ge) Barium (Ba) Bismuth (Bi) Rubidium (Rb)
Lithium (Li) Nickel (Ni) Platinum (Pt) Thallium (Ti)
Iodine (I) Vanadium (V) Strontium (Sr) Tn (Sn)
Titanium (Ti) Tungsten (W) Zirconium (Zr)

 

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