Hair Mineral Analysis Test

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Hair has the unique ability to concentrate toxic heavy metals and essential minerals making hair analysis a useful screening tool.

Unlike blood and urine, hair acts as a storage depot for elements. Numerous papers discuss the accuracy and efficacy of hair mineral testing, particularly for toxic metals such as mercury.

An E.P.A. study concluded that hair is a “meaningful and representative tissue for biological monitoring of most of the toxic metals.” At the same time, hair testing should be regarded as a “screen”, since levels may also reflect external contamination (shampoos etc.).

Hair analysis is a simple, non-invasive and inexpensive way of testing for nutrient/toxic interactions. Studies confirm that long term exposure to toxic elements/minerals can progressively impair various enzymatic and neurologic processes, leading to a variety of health conditions. Systems affected by toxic element accumulation include

  • Cardiovascular
  • Fertility
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurological
  • Urological

Toxic Elements that are measured:

  • Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Aluminium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium
  • Potassium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Chromium, Selenium, Phosphorous, Nickel, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Lithium, Boron

How to complete hair mineral analysis test:

  • Please CLICK HERE to download a Hair Mineral Analysis form to complete.
  • Print the form and fill in your details.
  • Add a 25g sample of your hair (1 heaped tablespoon) and if have colour-treated hair including highlights, make sure to go in at the nape of the neck to take your sample.
  • Put hair sample in a little envelope/small plastic bag and include this sample with your fully completed hair Mineral Analysis form and post off to Biolab in the UK (address on your form)
  • Either pay online through paypal or IBAN
  • Mary will contact you once results are back which normally takes 2 week from when Biolab receive your sample
  • Options available for Hair Mineral Analysis include test only or test plus full nutritional consultation and analysis.  Consultation can be completed in person or by phone or SKYPE.

Download/Open a Full Sample Report 

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