Research has shown that hair, more than blood or urine, closely reflects the minerals the body is accumulating, particularly in cases of toxic metal exposure (often the hair will indicate toxicity when the blood or urine does not). Hair is the second most metabolically active tissue in the body (second only to bone marrow) and trace elements in particular are accumulated in hair at concentrations that are generally 10-50 times higher than those present in blood or urine.
Hair analysis is more indicative of the levels of nutritional minerals and toxic elements contained in body tissues because it measures the actual deposition of elements in tissue over an average of a 3 month period. On the other hand, blood or urine analysis is more of a “snapshot” of the chemicals contained in the body at an instant in time.
How much does the test cost?
The Hair Heavy Metal & Mineral Analysis costs $160.
Turnaround time for test results is 2 weeks.
What does the analysis report look like?
To view a sample report, click here.
What toxic elements & heavy metals are tested for?
Abundant Life Family Chiropractic offers Hair Heavy Metal & Mineral Analysis as a testing tool for patients interested in determining their nutritional, mineral and toxic metal tissue status. Naturopathic treatment can address potential nutrient deficiencies and/or tissue toxicities and these can be monitored with further hair analyses.