What is Hair mineral analysis?
Hair mineral analysis can reveal heavy metal exposure and various mineral imbalances that can be useful in identifying underlying cause for various conditions.
Blood, Urine and Hair. What is the difference?
Blood, Urine and Hair are all valid sites for mineral analysis, and while the testing process is the same, the significance of a test result will need to be interpreted accordingly to the test site.
Blood mineral analysis reflects mineral concentration in circulating blood stream which can fluctuate throughout the day. This sample reflects immediate and acute exposure. Circulating minerals are generally stored or eliminated after 72hrs in the blood.
Urine mineral analysis is useful in the assessment of the body’s ability to eliminate or excrete essential and toxic elements. This sample is useful in monitoring treatment progress and chelation efficacy.
In the event where the body is unable to eliminate minerals and heavy metals, it is then stored in body fat, tissue and hair. This makes hair the ideal sample to show an overall mineral and heavy metal exposure for up to a month.