Hair Mineral Analysis
April 28, 2014
Good health depends in part on having adequate amounts of essential nutritional elements, and low levels of toxic elements. Hair element analysis shows nutrient status (essential elements) and toxic element exposure.
Essential elements are essential because they are needed to maintain health. For example, potassium and sodium are essential for proper heart function, while calcium and magnesium are essential for bone development.
Toxic elements usually cause damage by taking the place of essential elements and interfering with their usual function. For example, lead can take the place of calcium in bone, making bone more porous and less sturdy.
Why Get Hair Element Analysis?
Hair element analysis is an easy and inexpensive way to assess your levels of essential and toxic elements. Less than one gram of hair is needed to test for 45 essential and toxic elements. The lab provides a custom interpretation that explains the patterns of element levels in hair. Your Naturopathic Doctor will explain what these results mean for you, how they are related to your current concerns, what you can to to encourage healthy release of the toxic elements and how you can achieve balance in the essential elements.