Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)
The mineral analysis of hair reflects the mineral & heavy metal deposition in the tissues over the previous 3 months. The mineral levels & imbalanced ratios can give insight into the way the body is dealing with stress. Mineral imbalances also give insight into the cause of energy deficits and direct us in how to resolve energy crisis issues.
Blood is a transport medium, used to moved various nutrients and wastes from place to place. Many nutrient levels are maintained in tight parameters within the blood stream. So when levels begin to drop, nutrients are pulled from the tissues to maintain appropriate levels in the blood. In this instance, blood testing is not an accurate reflection of tissues levels of minerals or heavy metals.
Hair mineral analysis gives an insight into the mineral & heavy metal levels in the tissues. These levels often change well before imbalances can be picked up from blood work. Many times patients are told that their blood work looks normal, however hair mineral analysis will pick up the issues that explain their symptoms.
It is important to note that it does not indicate the total mineral load in the body.