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Heavy metal hair test

Extensive research has established that scalp hair element levels are related to human systemic levels. The strength of this relationship varies for specific elements, and many researchers consider hair as the tissue of choice for assessing toxic and several nutrient elements. Environmental pollution is a growing problem which makes all of us vulnerable to toxic metals in our air, water, food and dental restoration.

We are all exposed to toxic elements, such as cigarette smoke (cadmium), anti-perspirants and antacids (aluminium), tap water in some areas (lead), tooth fillings and fish (mercury) and pesticides (arsenic, etc). Toxic elements such as these, accumulate with excessive or continual exposure, or if the liver and detoxification pathways are not functioning well and further accumulation of toxic elements will occur.

Symptoms linked to toxic element exposure:

  • Arsenic: Fatigue, headaches, dermatitis, increased salivation, muscular weakness, loss of hair and nails, pigmentation of skin, anaemia, skin rashes
  • Cadmium: Loss of sense of smell, anaemia, dry scaly skin, hair loss, cancer, hypertension, kidney problems
  • Lead: Children- delayed mental development, hyperactivity, behavioural problems. Children and adults- fatigue, anaemia, metallic taste, loss of appetite, weight loss and headaches, insomnia, nervousness, decreased nerve conduction, possibly motor neuron disorders
  • Mercury: Reduced sense of taste, touch, vision and hearing, metallic taste with increased salivation, fatigue, irritability and excitability, psychoses, mania, numbness or tingling in hands and feet, tremors, lack of coordination, cardiovascular disease

As certain toxic elements can interfere with nutrients in the body, this test also gives information on 23 key minerals including: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium              , Potassium ,Copper, Zinc, Iron .