Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)
A safe accurate non-invasive test for preventative health care
HTMA measures the mineral composition of your hair. HTMA testing is safe, accurate and non-invasive and measures levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in body tissue. Among professionals this method of testing is regarded as one of the most valuable screening tools available in preventative health care.
Minerals are needed for our bodies to work properly. Minerals in our diet are essential for building strong bones, teeth, blood, skin, hair, nerve function, muscle and metabolic processes that turn food into energy.
INBALANCES & TOXINS
We are all exposed to toxic metals through air, cookware, water pipes, food, environmental toxins, make up, cleaners and even tattoos. A healthy body can successfully eliminate excess metals, someone who exercises regularly, has a healthy diet and lifestyle where detoxification can naturally occur. However with a person with a compromised immune system the metals can accumulate and build up in tissues causing health issues and disease.
HOW CAN INBALANCE OF MINERALS AFFECT ME?
Many conditions we suffer from come from mineral imbalances and toxic excesses. Ranging from short-term problems like depression, headaches, low energy and insomnia to long-term conditions such as hair loss, heart problems, infertility, breathing difficulties, cholesterol levels to name a few.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT METAL TOXICITY?
We recommend a hair mineral test to get the mineral levels analysed. As hair is a soft tissue it can provide a permanent record of activity that occurs within the body. It can show inbalances , excesses and deficiencies of essential minerals and toxic metals. From this we can provide a nutritional program individually based on your analysis.
HTMA should ideally be done every 2-4 months so diet, supplements and lifestyle can be adapted accordlingly.
Do you have any common symptoms of mineral deficiency?
- Regular digestive issues like constipation
- Headaches and migraine
- Slow metabolism causing weight gain
- Appetite loss and stomach pain
- Over or under active thyroid
- Feeling constantly bloated
- Feeling constantly tired
- Muscles keep cramping
- Inability to lose weight
- Hair falling out
If you answered ‘yes’ to more than one of these symptoms we recommend HTMA