Hair analysis tests look at the mineral composition of the body, as well as being indicative of energy, metabolism, detoxification ability, thyroid and adrenal levels. It can even be indicative of a future cardio or high blood pressure issues. Minerals have an effect on every process in our body, and each mineral affects the levels of every other mineral. Because of this, it is important to keep these in optimal balance if we want our bodies to be at their best performance levels. Hair is the second most metabolically active tissue in the body, and gives us reliable results as to what is going on in the body.
The most common reason people want to get a hair analysis done is to help support symptoms of “brain fog” or more serious issues such as ADD or ADHD. When toxic metals build up in the brain, they will start attempting to replace other minerals in their day to day processes, which then severely slows and limits these processes. Human brains are not naturally filled with these metals, but because of environmental sources (an example being tap water, or metals used as preservatives in vaccines) they are much more common than they should be.
Another main reason people may need a hair analysis test done is if they are in pain. If metals are building up in the tissues, the important minerals that reduce pain like calcium, magnesium and zinc which supports tissue healing may not be able to do the job they are supposed to do.
Hair analyses also look at the “good” minerals like calcium, magnesium, lithium, sodium, iodine, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, etc. These minerals are used in every enzyme reaction in the body, and if they are out of balance these processes can either happen too slowly or too quickly which sets the body out of balance. The most common reason for deficiencies in these good minerals is the amount of junk food, food additives, and pesticides and overall toxins in our society. Stress also causes these minerals to deplete which reduces detox ability which increases toxicity from metals.
The third largest use for hair analysis is to look at thyroid and adrenal hormone levels. Some people might ask “why not just use a blood test?” Well, the benefit of a hair analysis is that it looks at the stored levels, rather than the levels currently being used. For example if sodium / potassium are very low the person may be experiencing adrenal or thyroid fatigue. If sodium / potassium are high, the person may be experiencing hyper adrenal and / or thyroid function which might not show up in the blood. The blood acts as a form of transport in the body, moving all kinds of things from one place to another. Since it is always in a state of transport, we can never know exactly how much of something is in the body. The hair gives us the “stored” levels, meaning the potential the body has ready to use. Hair also can act as a time-line showing us how levels fluctuate over a period of time.
As you can see, there are many reasons you might say “I need a hair analysis test.” It is highly beneficial in telling a story of your health.
We offer FOUR different hair analysis tests
- Basic $99 – a basic lab report with basic explanation
- Complete $179 – the same as the Basic just with a lot of information about you.
- Extended Analysis $199 – for people wanting to most amount of items tests as far as minerals and metals
- Toxic Elements – $199 – for people wanting to most toxic elements tested for and minerals are not a main concern.
Nutritionally Yours is here so you can overcome health challenges and get on with your life. Hundreds of clients from the Atlanta, GA area and around the world work with Nutritionally Yours. Our programs of health awareness have been so successful that we made our hair analysis testing available via the internet. Our staff is made up of a medical doctor, naturopath, holistic minded nutritionist, and a wonderful customer service team.
If anything in this article hit home for you, we strongly encourage you to do a hair analysis test if only to learn more about your body and what it needs. If you have questions about testing feel free to contact us with any of the below information. We are happy to make protocols for our long distance / online clients based on their test results; we also offer phone and skype consultations.
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Testing Center: store.nurtitionallyyours.net
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Medical disclaimer: Hair Analysis Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All hair test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor.
Myers, Wendy. “13 Reasons To Get A Hair Mineral Analysis Test”. Bulletproof. N.p., 2015. Web. 8 Jan. 2016.
by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC