Hair Mineral Analysis (Basic)
Hair mineral analysis is a great way to resolve many health problems, this is because hair contains a good measure of your essential minerals and the toxic metal content found in the hair reflects the toxic metal load of your body. By taking a hair mineral analysis you can get a good understanding of your current nutritional status and find out just how toxic you are in terms of heavy metals.
About the Hair Mineral Analysis Home Test
The hair mineral analysis (HMA) test is a simple hair test that can be done at your home or at the office, it only take minutes to complete, a small sample of your hair is taken and is then sent to the laboratory in the express post bag provided.
*The hair mineral analysis test kit contains:
- A full set of instructions
- Hair sample kit
- Express Post overnight return delivery to laboratory
- Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 10 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone so you’ll know exactly what you need to do if the results come back positive to heavy metals or nutritional problems.
*Please note, if you are ordering from outside of Australia you will be provided with forms, instructions and be required to post your sample to us using the address provided. this will significantly speed up the process.
What does the hair mineral analysis (basic) look at?
The HMA (basic) tests for 8 essential minerals and 8 toxic metals, these include:
More about hair mineral analysis
Hair can contain minerals and metals that can accumulate over long periods of time. A wide range of metals and minerals can be measured in one sample to provide status of cellular activity and nutrient metabolism. Every physiological function in the body is catalysed by minerals which makes this test so important.
Since the structure of hair remains unchanged, the minerals are fixed in the hair and levels in hair do not significantly change once that portion of hair has grown. The analysis accurately provides concentrations of minerals that have accumulated in the hair tissue over the hair growth period, approximately one to three months.
Heavy metal toxicity can be caused by exposure to pollution, chemicals, poisons the work place, the water and the food supply. It is a growing threat to the population as metals deposit in body tissues leading to significant developmental and neurological damage. Heavy metal toxicities can also lead to numerous health conditions including those affecting the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, muscle, skeletal, skin and nervous systems.
Which hair can I get tested?
Any hair group can be used for testing these include head hair, chest hair and pubic hair.
Who benefits from a hair mineral analysis?
Everybody can benefit greatly from a hair mineral analysis including children, this is because toxic metal exposure and essential mineral imbalances are one of the biggest problems most people face today. Here are some common conditions associated with hair mineral imbalances and toxic metal exposure:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Auto immune disease
- Immune dysfunction
- Muscular skeletal conditions
- Metabolic syndrome
- Skin conditions
- Immune and inflammatory condition
- Mental health disorders
- Chronic disease
Does hair mineral analysis really work?
Yes, hair analysis is used by governments, scientific and medical authorities and has been for decades, hair analysis is also often used in forensic science and continues to be a scientifically valid way to evaluate many different things about an individual.
Have any questions about this test? Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.