Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) is an analytical test which measures the mineral content of the hair. The sampled hair, obtained by cutting the first inch and one-half of growth closest to the scalp at the nape of the neck, is prepared in a licensed clinical laboratory through a series of chemical and high temperature digestive procedures. Testing is then performed using highly sophisticated detection equipment and methods to achieve the most accurate and precise results.
Hair is ideal tissue for sampling and testing. It is easily and painlessly obtained plus there are limited special handling requirements. Clinical results have shown that a sample of hair can give an indication of mineral status and toxic metal accumulation following long term or even acute exposure. A hair tissue mineral analysis reveals a unique metabolic world: intracellular activity, which cannot be seen through most other tests. This provides a blueprint of the biochemistry occurring during the period of hair growth and development.
The hair mineral analysis tests show harmful toxic substances, nutrient deficiency, and trace minerals. Trace minerals are vital for normal health which the body can’t produce or regulate by itself.
- 15 Nutritional Elements: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron, manganese, chromium, selenium, boron, cobalt, molybdenum, sulfur
- 8 Toxic Elements: Antimony, uranium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lead, aluminum
- 14 Additional Elements: germanium, barium, bismuth, rubidium, lithium, nickel, platinum, thallium, vanadium, strontium, tin, titanium, tungsten, zirconium
You will receive a booklet with graphs and an explanation of the evaluation along with your metabolic type. A complete guide of dietary suggestions for your metabolic type, foods to avoid and foods to incorporate into your diet. A separate booklet helps you to understand and read the results with FAQ.
On the submittal form you select 5 of the most predominant symptoms or health risks.
Please refrain from coloring your hair for 6-8 weeks prior to the collection.