The minerals found in food are vital for your general well-being and growth. They maintain your body’s pH level and water balance, and provide structural support to your bones and teeth. They also maintain your body’s energy production, muscle contractions, and enzyme reactions.
However, modern life, farming techniques, and environmental pollutants have had a negative effect on the mineral content of our foods and our absorption of these minerals.
Mineral imbalances and an excess of toxic metals in your body can lead to many health conditions such as:
- Muscular skeletal conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
We conduct nutritional tests through hair mineral analysis.
Hair Mineral Analysis
Your hair contains minerals and metals, which can accumulate over long periods of time. Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) is an invaluable screening tool in both every day and preventive health care. The test is done with a hair sample.
It is a safe, non-invasive test that measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrients and toxic metals found in hair, and provides an analysis of your cellular activity and nutrient metabolism.
The analysis also detects whether you have an excess of, or if you are deficient in vital minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc, and iron. It can also identify any over-exposures to toxic metals such as aluminium, lead, arsenic, and mercury.
Heavy metals toxicity can be caused by exposure to pollution, chemicals, and poisons. These metals accumulate in your body’s tissue and can cause significant developmental damage and neurological damage.
Heavy metal toxicities can also lead to numerous health conditions including those affecting the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, muscle, skeletal, skin and nervous systems.
The 17 minerals tested are:
Boron, Calcium, Copper, Chromium, Cobalt, Iron, Germanium, Iodine, Lithium, Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Selenium, Strontium, Vanadium, Tungsten, and Zinc.
The 18 toxic metals tested are:
Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Lead, Nickel, Mercury, Palladium, Platinum, Silver, Thallium, Tin, Titanium, Uranium, and Zirconium.
Vitamins, Minerals, and Antioxidants Test
A simple blood test can measure a number of trace elements, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in your body to provide valuable information on your nutritional and biochemical status.
Toxic Metals Analysis
Toxic Metal Analysis can be performed using specimens of urine or blood. Toxic metal accumulation from chronic dietary, environmental and/or industrial exposure is common and the symptoms are similar to many other health conditions, e.g. fatigue, nausea, insomnia, impaired mental function, nervousness, and damage to vital organs.
Are you getting the nutrients your body needs? Our hair mineral analysis will give you the answers you need. Contact us today at 1300 009 355 (1300 00 WELL) to book your appointment with our Natural Medicine Practitioner.