Hair Element Analysis
Do you remember the Periodic Table of the Elements from your school days? Among the elements on the table are chemicals that are essential nutrients for our bodies, as well as those that are toxic. Good health depends on having optimal levels of nutritional elements, while minimizing the toxic ones.
Examples of healthy nutrient elements include potassium for healthy heart function, and calcium and magnesium for bone development. Other elements, particularly those known as “heavy metals” (this includes lead and mercury) are highly toxic even in small quantities because they replace essential elements and interfere with biological processes. Toxic elements can create an imbalance in essential elements or directly trigger health problems including:
Hair element analysis is an easy and inexpensive way to measure the levels of these elements in your body. The hair root is in constant contact with blood vessels, allowing nutritional and toxic elements to enter the hair shaft continually as the hair grows.
Restoring the optimal balance of elements typically involves using supplements that chelate or bind up toxic elements so that they can be safely eliminated. In more serious cases of imbalance, supplementing with IV therapy may be recommended.