What will hair mineral testing actually test?
The detailed reports you will receive provide you with accurate scientific data of the mineral content of your body:
- Essential Minerals play a key role in muscular activity, reproduction, hormone production, bone integrity, essential for the normal functions of vitamins & overall development.
- Toxic Minerals or “Heavy Metals” when accumulated over time pose serious health concerns. Toxic elements may be 200-300 times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or urine making hair the tissue of choice for detecting recent exposure to heavy metals. Persons with elevated toxic levels do not always exhibit clinical symptoms associated with those particular toxic minerals, hence can go on for years unchecked.
- Ratios are a comparison between two Essential Minerals. It is more often than not, that the real problem lies here. For example a person diagnosed with osteoporosis will be advised to take calcium however the body will not necessarily deposit this in the bone if the Calcium:Magnesium Ratio is not right!
How do we ascertain toxic heavy metals and mineral levels: Our analysis is presented as a bar graph that contains low range, acceptable range and high range that is clear to see. This reading is expressed in parts per million and is obtained by ICP mass spectrometry.
Below are illustrations of the sample reports:
What is Tested?
The list of essential mineral content that will be tested are as follows:
Essential Nutritional Minerals.
|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)|
Additional Trace Minerals
|Germanium (Ge)||Barium (Ba)||Bismuth (Bi)||Rubidium (Rb)|
|Lithium (Li)||Nickel (Ni)||Platinum (Pt)||Thallium (Tl)|
|Tin (Sn)||Vanadium (V)||Strontium (Sr)|
|Titanium (Ti)||Tungsten (W)||Zirconium (Zr)|
Toxic Heavy Metals
|Mercury (Hg)||Lead (Pb)||Arsenic (As)||Beryllium (Be)|
|Aluminium (Al)||Cadmium (Cd)||Uranium (U)||Antimony (Sb)|
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