Hair Elements Test – For Hair Metals Anaylsis
The Hair Elements test, also called the Hair Analysis or Hair Metals test is a useful test to evaluate for heavy metal exposure. Heavy metals such as Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel and others all carry a potential toxicity to cause or contribute to poor health. The Hair Elements test also analyzes a variety of minerals too such as Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Sulfur and Molybdenum. The Hair Elements, aka. Hair Analysis does a very good job at correlating levels found in the hair to what would be found in the blood such as Manganese, Molybdenum, Lithium, Selenium, and Sulfur. Therefore, the Hair Elements, aka. Hair Analysis is a comprehensive tool to use in the detection of past heavy metal exposure and imbalances in certain minerals.
Hair testing has a long tradition of detecting more chronic exposure to environmental metals. For example, Lead levels in the hair have been correlated with behavior and learning disorders in children, and generally when the levels are higher the more impairment of brain function there is. Lead is also associated with hyperactivity disorder as well.
Mercury in the hair can be seen in people with accumulation of mercury from various sources such as fish consumption, contaminated water or food, and even vaccines.
Arsenic is often high in individuals who consume a lot of rice or rice products. Arsenic has been used in the past in chicken feed and this is another source of exposure.
Overall, the Hair Elements, aka. Hair Analysis is a useful screening assessment for heavy metal exposure, as well as the accumulative nature of various heavy metals overtime.