As hair is being formed, prior to extrusion from the scalp, it is exposed to the blood, lymph and intracellular fluids. During this time, it accumulates constituents present in the internal environment, particularly minerals. As the cortex of the hair shaft hardens and protrudes from the scalp, the evidence of this internal metabolic environment is preserved as a convenient record.
A hair sample, when properly obtained, analyzed, and interpreted, acts as an excellent screening tool for complex nutrient interrelationships within the body and provides specific information about one’s metabolic and nutritional status. This includes the effects of diet, nutritional supplementation, stress, toxic metal exposure, and even inherited mineral patterns.
The Hair Mineral Analysis Evaluates:
- Digestion and Assimilation of Nutrients
- Presence of leaky gut or dysbiosis
- Overall Thyroid and Adrenal Function
- Blood Sugar Regulation
- Internal Stress Response
- Heavy Metal Toxicity