Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a quantitative test that measures the mineral composition of hair, (precise to parts per million). It is a safe and non-invasive test that reflects the level of nutrients and toxic elements in body tissue.
It is regarded by many integrative doctors, naturopaths, nutritional therapists and vets as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care.
The test can screen for:
Minerals are essential to health. They are the building blocks of life. Your body cannot make substances like proteins, hormones, antibodies, digestive juices and acids without them. Each nutritional mineral is essential for health and incorporated into molecules and compounds needed to keep our body functioning. A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis will test for the following nutritional elements:
Boron (Available at additional cost)
Your Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis also tests for 14 additional elements. Research suggests they are involved in digestive function, mood, kidney health, insulin sensitivity, skin health, antibacterial function and the metabolism of other minerals. Although there is less research for these elements, high levels still indicate potential toxicity and may interfere with nutritional elements and so act like toxic elements. And many additional elements are found in the manufacturing industry or in certain trades.
Toxic Elements do not belong in the body as they have no known biological function. These will impact the absorption, retention, utilization and metabolic function of nutritional elements. These elements are antagonistic to nutritional elements and will displace them.
Antimony (Available at additional cost)