What exactly is hair analysis?

Your hair contains all the minerals present in your body, including nutritional minerals as well as toxic heavy metals.  Hair mineral analysis is a laboratory test that measures this mineral content in the hair.  In most cases, the test results reflect how much of these elements are in your tissues and provide a vivid picture of your internal environment.  With this information, a world of metabolic events can be interpreted.  Not only can your nutritional status be viewed, but we can also learn much about how efficiently your body is working.

Trace Elements (TEI) is a leading worldwide laboratory.  After hundreds of thousands of hair analyses, Trace Elements has developed a unique ability to interpret hair analysis results, which are detailed for you in your TEI Hair Analysis Report.

How can hair analysis help me achieve better health?

If we consider that diet is what we consume and nutrition is what we retain, then we can see that discovering what your body needs when it needs it is a valuable tool in creating health.  After 30 years of research, hair analysis has emerged as the most practical method of testing for mineral balance in your body.  This valuable tool indicates which supplements you need and which ones you should avoid.  And it’s no secret doctors of almost every specialty as well as nutritionists and dietitians routinely use hair analysis.  Progressive health care providers are now well aware of the vast amount of research linking nutrition to disease.  But what serves as good nutrition for one person may not be good for you.  Your Hair Analysis Report is designed to help you and your health practitioner determine the best nutritional program for you.

Along with your hair analysis from TEI, you receive a unique, in-depth report on your test results.  Above and beyond the usual information about individual mineral levels, you will get explanations regarding your most significant mineral readings and their interrelationships – your mineral balance.  you will also learn your metabolic type – whether you are a Fast Metabolizer or a Slow Metabolizer.  And in addition to a list of recommended supplementation, you will learn what foods you should emphasize adn those to avoid that will further assist you to balance your minerals. 

(all information and images provided by Trace Elements Inc.)