Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) is a safe, non-invasive test that measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrients and toxic metals found in hair. HMA can detect whether there is an excess or deficiency of nutrients and minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc and iron. It can also identify over-exposure to toxic metals such as aluminium, lead, arsenic and mercury. HMA is an invaluable screening tool in both every day and preventive health care.
Why should you have this test?
If you feel uncertain as to what you might be lacking in your diet and also uncertain about the level of toxicity in your body then this test is for you.
What does the test involve?
This test requires only a small sample of hair for analysis, which once tested provides a comprehensive take home report outlining your metabolic type, foods to avoid, foods that may increase or contribute to poor nutrient status and your levels of heavy metal toxicity. This test provides a reading of the minerals deposited in the cells and spaces between hairs over a 2-3 month period.
Your Naturopath will outline dietary changes and nutrients that are suitable for you to take that will enhance the body’s clearance of heavy metals and improve your nutritional mineral ratios.