Hair Mineral Analysis

A Hair Tissues Mineral Analysis is the minimum recommended standard test in my clinic and is part of standard treatment.

What is a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis?

This is an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of hair. Over 35 nutrients and toxic metals including 26 important mineral ratios are tested and reported on. It is a non-intrusive screening of your health and measures your body’s stored mineral status. It can highlight potential health problems including Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes, Hyperactivity, Learning Difficulties, Insomnia, Stress, Thyroids disorders to name a few.

Minerals are essential for almost all of the metabolic functions in the body. Preferably, we should get all our mineral, vitamins and other important nutrients from our diet, however that is rarely possible now due to modern farming techniques, fertilisers and depleted soils.

In addition, environmental toxins, stressful lifestyles, chemical food additives, improper eating habits, medication use, genetics/individual factors and prolonged nutritional supplement use are also impacting and depleting our nutrient status which then in turn can contribute to a variety of health concerns.

Hair is a great body tissue to analyse, as the minerals are keratinized into the growing hair shaft and encased, creating a permanent record of your metabolic activity and exposure to toxic elements. Research has shown that hair tissue reflects mineral status in other body tissues.

While a non-intrusive test, a hair sample needs to be collected. Thais usually done from the back of your head.

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Hair Collection for testing Q & A:

How do I take a hair tissue sample?
Please watch the video on how to take a sample here:

Taking a hair sample is quick and easy if you follow these instructions:

  • Cut hair with clean stainless steel scissors. Thinning scissors can be used on short hair.
  • To make the sample less conspicuous, cut small amounts of hair from the nape of the neck and/or several other locations on the back of the scalp.
  • Cut hair as close to the scalp as possible.
  • If the sampled hair is less than 4cm long, keep all of it for testing. If the hair is longer than this, cut off and keep the 4cm of hair that was growing closest to the scalp (discard the excess).
  • Place the hair sample in the envelope provided, or in a clean, clearly labelled envelope or sachet.

Please provide clean, well-rinsed, untreated and non-coloured hair. If hair is treated or coloured, wait six to eight weeks and take a sample from the freshly grown untreated hair.

How much hair?

The laboratory requires half of one gram (0.5 gm) or about one tablespoon of hair. You can use the hair sample envelope to weight this amount of hair; instructions are printed on the envelope.

What kind of hair?

Head hair from the back of the head is recommended for testing. Freshly grown hair cut from close to the scalp reflects the body’s most recent metabolic activity.

If head hair is not available, pubic hair can be used. If there is no hair, clean fingernail clippings can be tested. These alternative tissue samples can be used to monitor toxic mineral levels but may not always provide nutrient mineral data that is as reliable as head hair.

Do not mix different types of tissue samples, eg. do not mix head hair with pubic hair.

Would you like to know more?

How I can help to get your health back on track
Why not call me for a free discovery call on 0400 428 891 or book it here