Hair Mineral Analysis Test Kit
FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE ANY MINERAL DEFICIENCIES OR IF YOUR BODY IS TOXIC THROUGH YOUR HAIR STRANDS.
Mineral deficiencies are by far the most common cause of hair loss. It can lead to thinning hair, hair breakage, and dry hair. Hair Elements Hair Analysis Testing by Trace Elements Labs establishes that scalp hair element levels are related to human systemic levels. The strength of this relationship varies for specific elements, and many researchers consider hair as the tissue of choice for toxic heavy metals and several nutrient elements.
Unlike blood, hair element levels are not regulated by homeostatic mechanisms. Thus, deviations in hair element levels often appear prior to overt symptoms and can thereby be a valuable preliminary tool for predicting the development of physiological abnormalities.
Some conditions affected by mineral deficiencies
- Hair loss
- Dental Problems
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Hair Loss
- Poor Nails
- Hormone Imbalance
- Learning Difficulties
- Muscle Cramps
- Mood Swings
- Poor Memory
- Thyroid Disorders
- Cardiac Conditions
With respect to its contained elements, hair is essentially an excretory tissue rather than a functional tissue. Hair element analysis provides important information which, in conjunction with symptoms and other laboratory values, can assist the physician with an early diagnosis of physiological disorders associated with aberrations in essential and toxic element metabolism.
As protein is synthesized in the hair follicle, elements are incorporated permanently into the hair with no further exchange or equilibration with other tissues. Scalp hair is easy to sample, and because it grows an average of one to two cm per month, it contains a “temporal record” of element metabolism and exposure to toxic elements.
Nutrient elements including magnesium, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium are obligatory co-factors for hundreds of important enzymes and also are essential for the normal functions of vitamins. The levels of these elements in hair are correlated with levels in organs and other tissues.
Toxic elements may be 200-300 times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or urine. Therefore, hair is the tissue of choice for detection of recent exposure to elements such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead, antimony, and mercury. The CDC acknowledges the value of hair mercury levels as a maternal and infant marker for exposure to neurotoxic methyl-mercury from fish.
Through recent vast improvements in technology, instrumentation, and application of scientific protocols, hair element analysis has become a valuable tool in providing dependable and useful data for physicians and their patients. The U.S. Environmental Protection agency stated in a recent report that “…if hair samples are properly collected and cleaned, and analyzed by the best analytic methods, using standards and blanks as required, in a clean and reliable laboratory by experienced personnel, the data are reliable.” (U.S.E.P.A. 600/4-79-049)
Hair element analysis is a valuable and inexpensive screen for physiological excess, deficiency or mal-distribution of elements. It should not be considered a stand-alone diagnostic test for essential element function, and should be used in conjunction with patient symptoms and other laboratory tests.
- Iron has a direct correlation with hair tensile strength and elasticity. Low iron can keep hair in the shedding phase for a longer period of time (telogen stage) and impair the hairs ability to grow (anagen stage).
- Calcium, besides being an important factor in bone development and maintenance, is also vital to heart and muscle function, and nerve conductivity.
- Zinc is influential in sexual function, immune system, hair growth, tissue aging and digestive function.
- Magnesium can affect cardiovascular function, blood pressure, and areas of mental health, and poor memory.
- Lead attaches to blood and is often deposited in bones, the brain, adrenal and thyroid glands, and the liver.
- Nickel is contained in car exhaust, cigarette smoke, and industrial waste.
- Mercury can be found in dental fillings, shellfish, large fish, paints, tattoo dyes, ceramics, and electrical relays.
Hair Mineral Analysis includes consultation with detailed results of test and recommendations to correct mineral imbalances and toxicity. Upon receipt of your payment we will mail you the Hair Mineral Analysis kit. Simply follow the directions and mail it in to us and you will receive the results within 1-2 weeks. We provide a secure payment facility utilizing PayPal and your credit card for convenience. Your personal details will be handled with the utmost confidentiality, and will not be disclosed to any person/organization for any reason.