Hair Analysis Testing

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2.5 billion people worldwide suffer from severe vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  The World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have described this as “the hidden hunger.”

What Causes Mineral Deficiency?

The body can manufacture many vitamins, but it cannot produce necessary trace minerals or get rid of many possible excesses.

Hair mineral analyses are screening tests only and do not diagnose disease.  However, a properly interpreted hair analysis can reveal various mineral imbalances that indicate a tendency for various conditions. A hair mineral analysis provides a picture of body chemistry including:

What Will I Receive From my Hair Analysis Test?

Is Hair Analysis Testing Supported by Science?


A hair tissue mineral analysis is considered a standard test used around the world for the biological monitoring of trace elements and toxic metals in humans and animals’ species. The same technology is used for soil testing and testing of rock samples to detect mineral levels, which is E.P.A. recognized for the assessment of toxic metals. 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 out. A sample of hair cut close to the scalp provides information about the mineral activity in the hair that took place over the past three to four months, depending on the rate of hair growth.

Hair tissue mineral analysis is supported by an impressive body of literature in a variety of respected national and international scientific publications. Over the past fifteen years, hair mineral testing has been extensive. Each year in the United States alone, federally licensed clinical laboratories perform over 150,000 hair mineral assays for health care professionals interested in an additional screening aid for a comprehensive Client evaluation. This does not take into consideration the thousands of subjects used in numerous continuing research studies conducted by private and government research agencies.

How much Hair is Required for a Hair Analysis?

You really won’t miss it, as the hair is taken from the back of the head.  The amount of hair required for a hair analysis is about a heaping teaspoon full. However, your hair analysis kit includes a “hair scale” so you can make certain you are submitting the proper amount of hair. 

How can Vitamin Requirements be Determined from a Mineral Test?

Minerals interact not only with each other but also with vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Minerals influence each of these factors, and they, in turn, influence mineral status. Minerals act as enzyme activators, and vitamins are synergistic to minerals as coenzymes. It is extremely rare that a mineral disturbance develops without a corresponding disturbance in the synergistic vitamin(s). It is also rare for a disturbance in the utilization or activity of a vitamin to occur without affecting a synergistic mineral(s). This is why it is so valuable to see your mineral levels!

Take a Look at Just a Few Examples:


·       Vitamin C helps iron absorption and reduces copper retention

·       Boron and iron influence the status of vitamin B2

·       Vitamin B2 affects the relationship between calcium and magnesium

·       Vitamin B1 enhances sodium retention

·       B12 enhances iron and cobalt absorption

·       Vitamin A enhances the utilization of zinc, while antagonizing vitamins D and E.

·       Protein intake will affect zinc status, etc.

·       Zinc is involved in the production, storage and secretion of insulin and is necessary for growth hormones.

·       Magnesium is required for normal muscular function, especially the heart. A deficiency has been associated with an increased incidence of heart attacks, anxiety and nervousness. Potassium is critical for normal nutrient transport into the cell. A deficiency can result in muscular weakness, depression and lethargy. Excess sodium is associated with hypertension, but adequate amounts are required for normal health

 In the words of the late author and noted researcher, Dr. Henry Schroeder, trace elements (minerals) are “…more important factors in human nutrition than vitamins

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