Mineral Hair Analysis
What does hair Analysis Reveal?
Trace mineral analysis is a test that measures the mineral content of your hair. The 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 within the body or bio-unavailability.
Examples: If your hair reveals an elevated calcium level two or three times normal, then your calcium level within the body may be elevated also. If this is the case, a strong tendency exists for arteriosclerosis aka. hardening of the arteries due to calcium plaques.
If your calcium level is low, then a tendency exists toward osteoporosis (demineralization of bone), increased tendency to bone fractures, dental caries, periodontal disease, muscle cramps, etc.
Various mineral imbalances, as revealed by hair analysis frequently lead to metabolic dysfunctions before any symptoms become manifest.
Other conditions which may result or be aggravated by a mineral imbalance are:
- Hair loss
- Thyroid Disturbance
- DiabetesDigestive Disorders
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Cardiovascular Diseas
- Skin Rashes
Why test for minerals?
Minerals are the “sparkplugs” of life. They are involved in almost all enzyme reactions within the body. Without enzyme activity, life ceases to exist. A trace mineral analysis is preventive as well as useful as a screening tool.
Who needs hair analysis?
Anyone who is found ill and no explanation can be found, or when the cause seems to be found but the therapy is not wholly effective. Hair analysis opens up a whole new vista for solving your own particular problem by recognizing your biochemical individuality. Even if you are not experiencing a severe problem, abnormal changes in body chemistry and nutritional deficiencies may result in early, subtle changes in the body such as:
- White spots in fingernails- indicate a possible zinc deficiency
- Longitudinal ridging in nails- indicates iron deficiency
- Brittle hair and nails- calcium and copper imbalance
- Deep groves across nails- calcium deficiency
- Stretch marks- zinc deficiency
- Lack of growth- zinc deficiency
- Mood swings- possible toxic metal accumulation such as lead, mercury or cadmium.
- Forgetfulness, brain fog- heavy metal toxicity
These indicators are early signs of metabolic disturbances and may lead to serious problems if left unchecked.
Common Causes of a Mineral Imbalance
- Improper diet: such as excessive intake of refined carbohydrates and sugars, strict vegetarian diets, or other exclusive diets.
- Taking vitamins and minerals which are not compatible with your current body chemistry
- Birth Control Pills
- Accumulation of toxic metals from the environment, job, or hobby
- Inheritance of mineral patterns from parents
How much does it cost?
For your first consultation, the lab analysis fee and the follow up visit for report of findings and recommendations the total cost is $377.00. to be paid at time of consultation.
Source: Analytical Research Labs Inc.