Hair analysis is a sophisticated laboratory technique used in preventive medicine for assessing mineral imbalances and metal toxicities in the human body. Utilizing these general diagnostic screening techniques, information regarding the following nutritional minerals and toxic metals can be assessed with greater accuracy than by any other diagnostic method.
Nutritional minerals tested: boron, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, germanium, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, strontium, tin, vanadium, zinc.
Toxic Metals tested: aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury, silver.
Toxic metal accumulations in the body such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury may interfere with proper vitamin and mineral utilization and can induce unfavorable metabolic consequences. For example, neurological and psychomotor dysfunction can be caused from chronic lead intoxication, aluminum overload, and mercury toxicity, hypertension from excessive cadmium stores, lead induced anemia and gout from excessive lead exposure. Toxic metals are a serious problem today contributing to many metabolic disorders and symptoms including fatigue, infections, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. While routine blood tests cannot detect chronic heavy metal poisoning, hair analysis is one of the few methods approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for detecting toxic metals in the body. Hair analysis is the method of choice to analyze these elements in your body. It is simple and easy to do in your own home.