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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:

  • Depression
  • Hair Loss
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Thyroid Disturbances
  • Skin Rashes
  • Hyperactivity
  • Prostate
  • Emotional Problems
  • Hypertension
  • Digestive
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes

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.
  • Medications
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Stress
  • Accumulation of toxic metals from the environment, job or hobby.
  • Inheritance of mineral patterns from parents.