Your hair contains all the
minerals present in your body. In most cases, it also reflects how much of these
elements are in your tissues. Results from hair mineral analysis provide a vivid
picture of your internal environment. Not only can your nutritional status be
viewed, but we can also learn much about how efficiently your body is working.
If we consider that diet is what we consume and nutrition is what we retain,
then we can see that discovering what your body needs when it needs it is a
valuable tool in creating health.
After hundreds of thousands of hair analyses and 30 years
of research, hair analysis has emerged as the most practical method of testing
for mineral balance in your body. This valuable tool indicated which supplements
you need and which ones you should avoid. And its no secret doctors of almost
every specialty as well as nutritionists and dietitians routinely use hair
analysis. Progressive health care providers are now well aware of the vast
amount of research linking nutrition to disease. But what serves as good
nutrition for one person may not be good for you. Your Hair Analysis Report is
designed to help you and your health practitioner determine the best nutritional
program for you. With a properly obtained sample, hair analysis is extremely
accurate. Highly sophisticated instruments and software programs allow for
extensive quality control.
Hair is formed in the dermis from a cluster of matrix cells
that make up the follicle. During the growth phase, metabolic activity is
greatly increased, exposing the hair to the internal metabolic environment. This
includes the extracellular fluids, circulating blood, and lymph. As the hair
reaches the surface of the skin, its outer layers harden, locking in the
metabolic products accumulated during this period of hair formation. Hair is the
second most metabolically active tissue and by the very nature of its formation
as a biological sample, may provide a permanent record of metabolic activity
occurring within the body during its period of growth.
Investigators in Japan, Germany, Sweden, Canada, and the
United States have shown that concentrations of elements in the hair provide an
accurate and permanent record A close correlation was noted between trace
elements levels in the hair and internal organs.