Hair Analysis and Metals Testing

Why is testing important?

Toxic metals, such as mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium, and arsenic, can affect normal development, neurological functioning, proper vitamin and mineral utilization and overall health. Today, with increasing pollution levels, the presence of toxic metals in the environment is constantly growing. Chemical products, pesticides, household products, dental fillings, water, and food are just some of the possible sources of heavy metals in everyday life. Toxic metals may normally be present in the body in very low levels, but continuous exposure or metabolic abnormalities can cause accumulation of heavy metals in body tissues, and subsequently in the brain. Many symptoms of heavy metals poisoning are identical to symptoms of neurological and psychiatric disorders, therefore, it is difficult or impossible to identify their cause without expert laboratory testing.

It is equally important to measure levels of minerals, which play an essential part in physiological reactions within body tissues. These reactions include receiving and absorbing nutrients, transforming energy and eliminating toxins, among many others. Toxic overload and metabolic imbalances can cause mineral depletion.

Hair testing benefits

~  Ideal for initial evaluation due to easy sample collection, accuracy and  affordability

~  Hair follicles are well supplied by blood vessels, which transport metals to body tissues immediately after exposure. Toxic elements are incorporated and stored for several years in hair proteins. Hair is in essence a living biopsy specimen.

~  Provides exact ratios between nutrients and toxic metals.

~  Results show levels of 38 toxic and essential elements, and comes with an individual interpretation.

Recommended for disorders including:

 

  • Autism & Developmental Disorders
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Mood swings
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Dermatitis, Eczema, Acne
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorders

 

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