Hair Mineral & Toxic Elements Test
Hair is an excretory tissue that is composed of water, protein, minerals and heavy metals. It’s composition provides a good picture of essential and potentially toxic elements in the body. The Hair Mineral & Toxic Elements analysis is a non invasive diagnostic tool which highlights the presence of minerals and toxic elements in the body within the last few months.
Toxic Elements in the Hair Mineral Test:
We live in a very toxic world, full of organic and man-made chemicals that penetrates to the body on a daily basis. These chemicals penetrate the body through air, water, food, medications and domestic household products. The most common toxic elements in the humans are: mercury, lead, cadmium, nickel and arsenic. High levels of heavy metals are associated with multiple disorders in the body. Accumulated heavy metals especially affect the nervous system and brain. Also most of them have a carcinogenic effect when ongoing toxic exposure occurs.
In terms of detecting body toxicity, the relevant contaminants may be up to 300 times more concentrated in hair compared to blood or urine analysis. For this simple reason hair is a natural and most efficient choice for determining exposure to dangerous elements.
Hair Mineral Analysis includes 16 different heavy metals.
The food we eat now has less nutrient value and it is specifically lower in mineral density. Together with an unbalanced lifestyle this leads to premature ageing and early age onset of chronic disease such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and cancer. This test includes the following mineral elements:
The Hair Mineral & Toxic Elements Analysis looks at 22 trace minerals.
Prerequisites for the Hair Mineral Test:
Hair Mineral Analysis represents a reliable, valuable and cost effective way of screening for both body toxicity and mineral levels. This test is a valuable tool to complement patient’s overall symptoms, history and personal experiences.
However the accuracy of hair element analysis does have one pre-requisite. Hair itself is highly vulnerable to external contamination that is routinely introduced through the application of commercial products.
Consequently, it is necessary to dismiss or minimise such external contributing factors beforehand.
Please note: this test is not intended to be solely diagnostic, instead it should be used as a screening tool to complement the health assessment.
For this non invasive test you will need 0.25g of natural non dyed hair. It is recommended not to use conditioner and wash your hair with natural shampoo.
To buy the test please contact Nadiya Clinical Nutritionist – Tunbridge Wells.