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Do you ever wonder if you are getting the right nutrients? Are you missing some vital minerals which are impacting your health?

Posted by Cynthia Sillars

1246 Days Ago


Why test for minerals, and how do they play a part in our health?

We all aim to eat our 5 a day, stick to wholegrains and eat a healthy amount of oily fish and lean meats. But making sure you have the right level of zinc, calcium, selenium, potassium, chromium, niacin, thiamine… the list goes on, is impossible by any other means. There is a way to show us how well our body is functioning on an intracellular level without requiring invasive medical tests - through testing our hair. Your hair can actually reveal a lot about your inner health.

Vital Minerals Therapy with hair mineral analysis offers a simple way of checking your body’s mineral levels and toxins from a simple analysis of a hair sample. It is a clinically proven laboratory test, using a sample of hair sent to a specialist laboratory in the US which examines over 50,000 samples a year. It is a unique perspective on your health that would otherwise be hidden. This highly revealing test offers incredible value for money. The Hair Mineral Analysis can help show up any hidden deficiencies before they cause problems and provide information leads to simple adjustments in your diet or taking a supplement regime to bring back health. Vital Mineral Therapy can make a big difference to your overall health. A hair analysis test will also show whether you have accumulated any toxic metals, for example mercury, or lead or perhaps aluminium.

Measuring the mineral content of your hair gives you a wealth of information about your levels of nutrients and their ratios and whether you are unknowingly storing harmful substances in your body. Your comprehensive report following your hair analysis test will include:

  • Your body’s level of nutrient minerals and toxic metals
  • A list of recommended foods and those to avoid
  • An analysis of your body’s needs at this time
  • Metabolic assessment - how are you digesting your food?
  • Supplement recommendations

Hair Mineral Analysis is suitable for everyone but is of particular benefit for:

  • People with bowel problems and digestive problems
  • Women with low energy (tired all the time)
  • Couples wishing to conceive
  • Children
  • The over 50's age group

Fertility in both men and women is a moveable feast largely affected at any point in time by the individual’s current nutritional status and toxic environmental load, including chemicals of any sort, heavy metals, infections (including parasites), allergies and ‘voluntary social poisons’ (like caffeine, cigarettes and alcohol). Couples seeking help in conceiving find a detoxification programme very beneficial for several months before attempting to conceive.

Hair Mineral Analysis Explained

The hair sample can be easily and painlessly obtained by a few simple snips rather than an invasive blood test. Most people won’t even notice that it has been done. For an ideal sample and to allow for the most accurate results, take the hair sample from the first inch and a half of growth closest to the scalp or at the nape of the neck. This also makes it simple and easy when testing children.

Once the sample arrives at the laboratory it is prepared for testing by several specialised procedures and then the sample is placed in multiple test tubes. Special acids are then added that begin the breakdown or “digestion” of the hair. These acids combined with a high temperature environment will allow the separation of the elements contained within your hair protein. Once your hair is completely “digested” only the mineral salts remain. After being put into solution, the minerals are then analysed by highly sensitive and specialised instruments. 

The laboratory has been providing laboratory test services for health care providers world-wide since 1984. Clinical results have shown that a properly obtained sample can give an indication of mineral status and toxic metal accumulation following long term or acute exposure. Please contact Cynthia on 07599520406 for more information. If I can't answer the 'phone straight away please leave a message.

A Proviso

The Hair Mineral Analysis test is not intended to be diagnostic and simply reflects long term metabolic activity over a three month period of time creating a blueprint of each individual’s biochemistry in order to identify sandrenal stress, thyroid insufficiency, blood sugar and carbohydrate imbalances, your metabolic rate and mineral imbalances.

Cynthia Sillars

Article written by Cynthia Sillars - Darlington

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