Hair mineral analysis (HMA) is asafe, non-invasive test that measures the levels and comparative ratios ofnutrients and toxic metals found in hair. Hair mineral analysis can detectwhether there is an excess or deficiency of vital nutrient minerals such ascalcium, potassium, zinc and iron. It can also identify over-exposure to toxicmetals such as aluminum, lead, arsenic and mercury. HMA is an invaluablescreening tool in both every day and preventive health care.
This test provides a reading ofthe minerals deposited in the cells and interstitial spaces of the hair over a2-3 month period. It does not provide an assessment of the mineral content ofother tissues of the body. However, testing the hair can allow one to infer whatis occurring in other tissues.
What is HairTissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)?
HTMA is a safe and non-invasivepathology test. It measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient andtoxic minerals found in hair.
HTMA is regarded by many doctors,naturopaths and nutritional therapists as one of the most valuable screeningtools available in everyday and preventative health care.
Why test for minerals?
Minerals are essential for growth,healing, vitality and wellbeing. They provide structural support in bones andteeth, and they maintain the body’s pH and water balance, nerve activity,muscle contractions, energy production and enzyme reactions. They are the basic‘spark plugs’ of life.
Ideally we should get all theminerals we need from a balanced diet. Unfortunately today this is rarelypossible. Modern farming techniques, fertilisers and depleted soils reduce themineral content of foods. Environmental pollutants, chemical food additives andstressful lifestyles also have a detrimental effect on our nutritional status.
Many health conditions areaggravated by mineral imbalances and toxic metal excesses, includingcardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines,learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children, to name just a few.
Consequently, we need to test andmonitor our nutritional status more than ever.
Benefits of HTMA
- Safe, scientific, non-invasive pathology test.
- Reliable data on more than 35 nutrient and toxicminerals, and over 25 important mineral ratios.
- Valuable health information often not revealed instandard blood and urine tests.
- Discovery of nutrient mineral imbalances or toxicmineral excesses that may be affecting your health.
- Personalised patient and doctor interpretive testreports that assess your current mineral status, highlight areas of concern andrecommend dietary changes and supplements for improved health and wellbeing.
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