We employ multiple testing and screening tools in our office in order to provide the most thorough and in depth picture of what is happening nutritionally inside your body. Hair Analysis is one of our most popular testing procedures due to the convenience and the affordability. We use Analytical Research Labs to test our hair samples due to their advanced technology and dependability.
Providing a mineral blueprint of one’s biochemistry, a hair tissue mineral analysis can provide pertinent information about your metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity.
A hair tissue mineral analysis performed by Analytical Research Labs, Inc., is a screening test for the level of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of hair. It is a tissue mineral biopsy that is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive and extremely accurate. Our laboratory uses only the most advanced and sophisticated instrumentation available today, the Perkin Elmer Elan 9000 ICP Mass Spectrometer to assess mineral levels in parts per million or parts per billion.
A hair tissue mineral analysis is considered a standard test used around the world for the biological monitoring of trace elements and toxic metals in humans and animals species. The same technology is used for soil testing and testing of rock samples to detect mineral levels.
Hair, like all other body tissues, contains minerals that are deposited as the hair grows. Although the hair is dead, the minerals remain as the hair continues to grow out. A sample of hair cut close to the scalp provides information about the mineral activity in the hair that took place over the past three to four months, depending on the rate of hair growth.
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to see if Hair Analysis would be a viable option for you or your family.
Upon receipt of the results of your Hair Analysis, the doctors at Lifetime Family Wellness Center will evaluate your results and recommend an appropriate nutritional plan of care to address any concerns.