A hair analysis or HTMA is a simple no needles needed test you can do at home!
Your hair contains all the minerals that are present in your body, as well as any toxic heavy metals.
Hair analysis is a lab test that measures the mineral content in the hair to look at many patterns including thyroid, hormone and adrenal function.
Minerals are like are our spark plugs and when they are out of balance we will have metabolic dysfunction. A hair analysis is not a diagnostic tool but a tool for prevention and will see imbalances long before a blood test.
Have you been feeling stressed, tired, or overwhelmed? It could be a sign your nervous system is out of balance. Minerals include electrolytes the body needs for energy which help to buffer stress. Chronic stress depletes our mineral reserves. A hair test looks at a deeper tissue level to assess adrenal function and how your body is able to deal with stress.
The total amount needed is around a tablespoon.
Collect clean hair that has not been colored in the last 4-6 weeks. The hair should come from the back of the head. It is best to use several areas. Simply part the hair and cut as close to the scalp as possible. Cut away excess hair from the sample leaving about 1-1.5 inches of the root only. This will look at the last 3 months of mineral status, heavy metal toxicity and metabolic function.
Improper diet, excess intake of refined carbs, sugar or restrictive diets. Medications, birth control pills, stress, toxic metals or taking vitamins that are bio-unavailable to your body.
Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Chromium, Seleniu, Phosphorus, and Iron
Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, and Aluminum.
Metabolic function is measured by Mixed, Slow or Fast Oxidization using the CA/K ratio which is the adrenal ratio and the Na/Mg ratio which is the thyroid ratio.
Oxidation is the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
This is the rate at which nutrients are converted into energy.
Your oxidation rate is influenced by genetics, diet, age and lifestyle.
Knowing your oxidation rate will help us create the optimal plan to support your metabolism for energy