What the test is about?
Hair element analysis is a valuable and inexpensive screen for physiological excess, deficiency or maldistribution of elements. It is also ideal for checking exposure to toxic heavy metals.
About 0.25grams to 1 gram of hair from the occipital part of the head is collected for testing.
A Metals Hair Test is ideal for checking current exposure to toxic metals. Hair provides important information that can assist the practitioner with an early diagnosis of physiological disorders associated with aberrations in essential and toxic element metabolism.
What are we looking for with the test?
To find any deficiency or maldistribution of elements and present of heavy metals toxicity.
Why would you do the test?
Metal testing is important for measuring toxic metals that can impede or slow (negatively affect) development and normal brain functioning. As a Health index indicator, measuring levels of minerals essential for normal growth and good health.
Living under ever-increasing pollution levels, the presence of toxic metals in the environment is constantly growing. Chemical products, fertilizers, industrial paints, building materials, fish, dental fillings, and vaccines are just some of the sources of heavy metals in everyday life. Toxic metals may normally be present in the body in very low levels, but acute or continuous exposure, as well as metabolic abnormalities can cause accumulation of heavy metals in the body and brain resulting in developmental and neurological damage.