Hair Mineral Analysis
What is a Tissue Mineral Analysis?
- A test that measures the mineral content of your hair.
- 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.
- Hair analysis allows a correct program of diet and supplementation to be designed for each individual’s specific needs.
Why Test for Minerals?
- Minerals are involved in almost all enzyme reactions within the body.
- Abnormal changes in body chemistry and nutritional deficiencies may result in early, subtle change in the body.
- For example, white spots in the fingernails may indicate a possible ZINC DEFICIENCY.
- Longitudinal ridging in the nails may indicate a possible IRON DEFICIENCY.
- Brittle hair and nails may indicates a possible CALCIUM and COPPER imbalance.
- Deep grooves across the nails indicates a possible CALCIUM DEFICIENCY.
- Stretch marks – possible ZINC DEFICIENCY.
- Lack of growth – possible ZINC DEFICIENCY.
- Mood swings – possible TOXIC METAL accumulation such as LEAD, MERCURY, or CADMIUM.
Conditions which may Result or be Aggravated by Mineral Imbalance Are:
- Hair Loss
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Thyroid Disturbances
- Skin Rashes
- Emotional Problems
Common Causes of 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.