Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis


What Is Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis?

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is an analytical test that measures the levels of 20 or more essential minerals and toxic metals in the hair. It is a safe and non-invasive test that reflects the level of nutrient and toxic elements in body tissue.

Hair analysis provides a mineral blueprint of one’s unique biochemistry. It is regarded as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) United States

Tissue Mineral Biopsy Test

HTMA is a tissue mineral biopsy that provides a reading of the minerals deposited in the cells of the hair. It provides a lot of information about cellular metabolism that is not revealed in blood and urine tests.

Standard Scientific Test

HTMA is considered a standard test used around the world for the biological monitoring of trace elements and toxic metals in humans and animals. Hair is used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in determining toxic metal exposure.

Scientific Basis For Nutritional Balancing

Hair mineral analysis reveals a person’s biochemistry and metabolic type. This allows the correct diet and supplement program to be determined.

What Is Tested in Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis?

At Health Balancing, we use hair tissue mineral analysis performed by Analytical Research Labs (ARL) in the United States. ARL uses the most advanced and sophisticated instrumentation available today, the Perkin Elmer Elan 9000 ICP Mass Spectrometer to assess mineral levels in parts per million or parts per billion.

21 Elements tested

  • Nutritional Elements: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Chromium, Selenium, Phosphorus
  • Toxic Elements: Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, Lead, Aluminum
  • Additional Elements: Boron, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Lithium, Nickel
  • Mineral Ratios: Calcium/Magnesium, Calcium/Potassium, Sodium/Magnesium, Sodium/Potassium, Zinc/Copper, Calcium/Phosphorous
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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis – Measure Minerals United States

Why Measure Minerals?

Minerals are the “sparkplugs” of life. 

They are needed for millions of enzymes as co-factors, facilitators, inhibitors and as part of the enzymes themselves. As a result, they have a great deal to do with the health of our bodies. By analyzing mineral imbalances in the body, one can learn a lot about the causes and correction of hundreds of common physical and mental health conditions.

Health problems that may be associated with mineral imbalances or toxic metal excess

  • Autism
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Arthritis
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches including migraines
  • Hair loss
  • Heart failure
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Infertility and Miscarriage
  • Insomnia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Lethargy or weakness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
  • Parkinson’s disease

Why not use blood or urine instead?

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis identifies individual nutritional needs and toxic element burdens not revealed in blood and urine tests. This is because nutritional physiology takes place at the cellular level, not within the blood or any other location. Hair analysis inexpensively provides information directly about cellular activity. Below are reasons why we use hair analysis.

Blood moves nutrients in or out of tissue cells to create homeostasis. For example, when the body is deficient in calcium, the blood borrows from the bone to keep the levels up. Hence the blood test can show normal calcium levels even though there is a deficiency. This explains why many people have normal blood tests even when they are quite ill.   Blood results can be a late indicator of a problem. Urine analysis is also of limited value for indicating what the body is utilising and storing.  

On the other hand, hair is a safe place for the body to unload excess minerals away from the vital organs. Elevated or deficient mineral levels show up earlier and more dramatically in hair than in other body tissue. Concentrations of most elements in the hair are significantly higher than that found in the blood and other tissues.

Blood or urine shows an instantaneous snapshot of what is happening in the body. Blood and urine readings can vary from minute to minute depending on a person’s activity. 

On the other hand, hair samples can give long term metabolic readings and show us where metabolic patterns are deviating from normal over a period of time. 

What can a hair mineral analysis reveal?

  • Reasons for health symptoms
  • Mineral deficiencies
  • Dietary problems
  • Metabolic rate
  • Energy and vitality level
  • Psychological/emotional assessment
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Cellular energy levels
  • Glucose tolerance
  • Kidney and liver stress
  • Adrenal and thyroid activity
  • Trends for over 30 health conditions
  • Which foods and nutritional supplements are right for you

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis – Heavy Metals Test United States
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis – Heavy Metals Test United States

What Do I Do With The Results?

With your hair test, you can receive recommendations for the correct diet and nutritional supplements via a nutritional balancing program. By balancing the major mineral ratios in a hair test, nutritional balancing is able to restore the body to an optimal state of health through a process of deep healing.

Due to the mathematical precision of hair tests, we are able to recommend the correct supplement dosage and food proportions. Adults, children and even pet animals can experience greater wellbeing and increased energy with a nutritional balancing program.

You can balance your body chemistry precisely with HTMA

Hair analysis opens up a whole new vista for the solving of your particular health problem by recognising your biochemical individually. With hair tissue mineral analysis, you no longer have to play guessing games with your health

Start your journey to real health with a nutritional balancing program determined by hair mineral analysis.