What is a hair tissue mineral analysis
Hair, like all other body tissues, contains minerals that are deposited as the hair grows. Although the hair is dead, the minerals remain as the hair continues to grow out. A sample of hair cut close to the scalp provides information about the mineral activity in the hair that took place over the past three to four months, depending on the rate of hair growth.
A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) performed is a screening test for the level of 21 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of hair. It is a tissue mineral biopsy that is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive and extremely accurate. This screening test can also be used to reduce the guesswork involved when recommending nutritional supplements and dietary modifications.Providing a mineral blueprint of one’s biochemistry, a hair tissue mineral analysis can provide pertinent information about your metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity.
A hair mineral analysis is considered a standard test used around the world for the biological monitoring of trace elements and toxic metals in humans and animals species. The same technology is used for soil testing and testing of rock samples to detect mineral levels.
For special reasons our Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is the best that can be obtained nowadays. We use one of the laboratories that do not wash the hair samples for analysis. We learned that this water-soluble elements can be washed away into and out of the hair. As a result, inaccurate results are obtained. In 2001, a publication appeared in the Journal of the AMA (Seidel, S. et al, Assessment of Commercial Laboratories Performing Hair Mineral Analysis, JAMA, 285 (1) Jan. 3: 67-72.). The two laboratories that did not wash the hair samples showed the best results in the comparative test.
Our laboratory uses quality procedures. These include the use of checks at the start, during the analysis and at the end of the analysis. The laboratory performs a second analysis of the hair sample if analysis results are obtained which are not expected, and values are found that are beyond the normal range. It is therefore important that sufficient material submitted.
The results are displayed in readable statements. This allows the therapist and the client a great user experience. The list contains the mineral quantities key ratios and the rate of oxidation (burning rate).
We provide the mineral analysis with the associated extensive interpretation of 15-20 pages representing the major mineral levels, and the proportions displays. This information includes an explanation of the metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate sensitivity, immune, adrenal and thyroid status, metabolic trends and basic diet advice. In addition, the report contains can make a recommendation for the use of specially developed supplements that metabolic processes in the body back into balance.
De HTMA analysis for Professionals can be ordered by therapists when they are registered on this site as Health Professional. This version contains a full detailed explanation of the analysis and advice. Please contact us for more information and to get access to the product in the webshop.
The HTMA analysis can also be ordered by consumers who like to know more about their health status and vitality, and are not visiting a therapist or a doctor. The report will be available and can be downloaded from you account. We will explain to you the outcome of the analysis in a video call for free. If you would like to visit a specialized therapist or doctor after this explanation, we are happy to redirect you to one of our experts in our network.
HTMA for animals
Sometimes we receive requests for a HTMA on animals. This is possible, but please realize, we only will report the data as such, as an interpretation as done for humans is not possible. The outcome only serves as a means to have an idea about the mineral and heavy metal concentrations in the animal. Please contact us by email if you have an interest in performing an HTMA for animals.
You can send the animal hair sample in a sealed envelop to us with the following form included: