Lab - Tissue Mineral (Hair) Analysis
Benefits At a Glance
- Identify mineral deficiencies
- Many health conditions are related to mineral deficiencies
This test shows your mineral levels and ratios. You will receive a chart that identifies and graphically describes the results of the test. We will also provide you with a thorough interpretative work-up that lists trends, provides a detailed explanation of the results, along with vitamin and mineral supplement recommendations, and compares significant mineral ratios.
*Price includes practitioner interpretation of lab results and a dietary, lifestyle, and therapeutic action plan.
Trace mineral analysis is a test that measures the mineral content of your hair. The mineral content of the hair reflects the mineral content of the body's tissues. If a mineral deficiency or excess or excess exists in the hair, it usually indicates a mineral deficiency or excess within the body or bio-unavailability.
Examples: If your hair reveals an elevated calcium level two or three times normal, then your calcium level within the body may be elevated also. If this is the case, a strong tendency exists for arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to calcium plaques).
If your calcium is low, then a tendency exists toward osteoporosis (demineralization of bone), increased tendency to bone fractures, dental caries, periodontal disease, muscle cramps, etc.
Various mineral imbalances, as revealed by hair analysis frequently lead to metabolic dysfunctions before any symptoms manifest.