Why use hair?

During the growth phase hair is exposed to the internal environment. As the hair reaches the surface of the skin, its outer layers harden, locking in the minerals and toxic elements accumulated during this period of hair formation.

Mineral concentrations in the hair can provide a reliable indicator of mineral stores in the whole body. If your health, diet or environment has created a mineral imbalance or toxic mineral excess, it will be recorded in the hair. Research has shown that the hair mineral levels reflect stored mineral levels in other body tissues [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10].

Myth: Hair Mineral Analysis is not valid because it doesn’t agree with blood tests for minerals

The reason that these two tests do not always agree is because they are testing on two different levels: hair mineral analysis shows the excretion and storage levels of minerals, whereas blood shows the current levels which fluctuate on a daily basis. Blood is s transport medium and, because its levels are tightly controlled for human health, it needs to maintain balance at all costs – even if this means pulling the elements that it needs from other cells. This explains why blood may say that a person is ‘normal’, but in reality the cells (the most important part!) are starving or (in the case of heavy metals) struggling to survive under a toxic burden.