Hair & Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)* is a lab test of your hair sample to determine mineral ratios and deficiencies as well as levels of heavy metal toxicity, which can give us huge insights into any metabolic or system dysfunctions you may have. Minerals are fundamental to our cellular make up and involved in all metabolic and molecular processes because cells are made up of molecules and molecules are made up trace minerals/elements. With your HTMA lab results we could determine what is at the core of your health problems and how to balance your overall health as well as specific systems in dysfunction through nutrition and orthomolecular support.
For example, the calcium/phosphorous ratio determined by your hair analysis can help us understand your overall metabolic function, or if you have a fast or slow metabolism and any dysfunction or dysregulation of your overall nervous system. From there, we are able to suggest ways to balance your mineral calcium and phosphorous ratios through nutrition and orthomolecular support.
As another example and in contrast to the above ratio, your sodium/potassium ratio, which is the most critical ratio and most commonly out of balance, can tell us tons about your adrenal, kidney, liver and immune system function as well as your level of vitality or the strength of your overall life-force. Imbalances in this vital ratio can also be corrected with adjustments to diet and lifestyle through recommendations for nutritional and mineral balancing.
HTMA is painless and easy to do. We only use state of the art labs who specialize in HTMA. HTMA is perhaps one of the most cost efficient diagnostic tools out there and offers a way to look deep into the most elemental functions in our systems and to help correct any deficiencies or imbalances you may have.
Our HTMA Service includes the following:
1) Hair & Tissue Mineral Analysis with Trace Elements Inc. or Analytic Research Labs, state of the art labs that measure mineral levels, ratios and heavy metal toxicity. See sample.
2) Analysis of results. See Sample.
3) Recommendations: Get a comprehensive Targeted Functional Nutrition Plan with Nutritional and Mineral Balancing (supplement, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations). See sample.
4) Monthly email follow ups for 3 months.
From Analytical Research Labs, Inc.
"A hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) is a screening test that measures the levels of at least twenty-one minerals and toxic metals present in a sample of hair. Minerals are the ‘spark plugs’ of life and play many important health related roles within the human body. Providing a ‘window into the cells’, hair makes an excellent biopsy material and reveals a clear record of mineral metabolism. Hair, like all other body tissues, contains minerals that are deposited as the hair grows. Although the hair is dead, the minerals remain as the hair continues to grow. The minerals and toxic metals are locked inside the hair during the growth stage as the body uses it for the storage and elimination of minerals.
A hair tissue mineral analysis reflects long term activity as it measures an average of mineral accumulation over a three-month period of time. This is often an advantage as the test results are not influenced by day to day variations in the body chemistry due to stress, diet or other factors. Creating a blueprint of one’s individual biochemistry, a HTMA can assist in identifying mineral patterns which may be associated with stress, blood sugar and carbohydrate imbalances, metabolic rate, biochemical energy production and glandular imbalances. HTMA is Used worldwide to measure environmental contamination with toxic metals in soil, plans and human and animal populations.
Screening tests (like all tests) do have limitations and ideally should be used in conjunction with other other examinations. This test is provided to assist the health care professional in identifying nutritional and toxic elements that play a role in human health. The contents of this analysis are not intended to be diagnostic."
Would you like to look through the "window of your cells' and see your own personal "biochemical blueprint"?