Hair Mineral Analysis
Hair Mineral Analysis is screening test to measure the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. With correct testing and interpretation, one can construct a comprehensive metabolic profile of the human body.
Benefits of Hair Mineral Analysis
Hair is an excellent biopsy material. It is easy to sample, easily preserved and transported, represents a soft tissue of the body, and is a storage and eliminative tissue. As hair grows it forms a permanent record of the body’s nutritional deficiencies or excesses.
This information, along with dietary and nutritional evaluations, will provide the basis for a nutritional balancing program to establish and maintain optimal levels of wellness. By correcting tissue mineral levels and ratios with proper diet, supplementary nutrients and lifestyle modifications, many physical and behavioral health conditions can be prevented or reversed.
Minerals screened include electrolytes – calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus and trace minerals – copper, manganese, chromium, selenium, iron, molybdenum, cobalt, and zinc.
Elevated readings can have different meanings depending upon:
1. The symptomatology of the patient
2. The elevated concentration of the mineral in question
3. Whether a specific treatment, regimen or diet is being followed
4. Relationships to other elemental readings
Toxic metal screening includes lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and aluminum. A very high reading may represent a toxic amount of the mineral in the hair, and/or in the body tissues in general. In the case of a toxic metal, any deposition or accumulation in the hair indicates some degree of toxicity.
High levels of toxic metals inhibit the body’s ability to process and assimilate specific nutritional elements that are essential to good health and have a proven link to many types of diseases.
Hair Collection Protocol
Hair that has been dyed, bleached, straightened or otherwise chemically treated is vulnerable to contamination or removal of hair mineral content. Best results are obtained when hair has not been treated.
Dandruff shampoos containing zinc (Head & Shoulders), selenium (Selsun Blue) and lead (Grecian Formula) or other medicated shampoos/conditioners should not be used prior to taking a sample.
If hair is very short, clean thinning shears may be used. Hair from the head is preferred, however, pubic hair can also be used, but is best reserved for situations where head hair is unavailable. Do not combine head and pubic hair.
1.Wash hands and ensure scissors are clean and in good condition.
2.Collect hair samples from the nape of the neck.
3. Cut hair as close to the scalp as possible. It is best if small amounts are cut from four to six areas.
4. Save only new hair growth, about 2.5 cm from the scalp.
5. 1 gram or approximately 1 Tablespoon is sufficient for analysis.
6. Seal tightly in a zip-lock bag.
7. Label the bag and complete sample submittal form.
Some of Health Problems that Maybe Associated with Mineral Imbalance or Toxic Metal Excesses
- Anxiety and depression
- Digestive Disorders
- Headaches including Migraines
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Hair loss
- Infertility and Miscarriage
- Inability to lose weight
To book for hair mineral analysis test, Live blood initial or Nutrition & live blood assessments with Sabine are recommended!