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Trace Mineral Hair Analysis

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center

Acupuncture & Nutrition Counseling located in Shelton, CT

Trace Mineral Hair Analysis

Do You Trust Your Instincts?

Have you ever felt that something in your body was just ‘off’, even though tests came back clear?  You may be spot on with your feelings- it is your body after all, so why not try a different kind of analysis?

Mineral nutrition is critical to health, wellness and vitality. Hair mineral analysis is one of the most sensitive, scientifically-validated forms of mineral assessment. Since the human body prioritizes blood over body tissues, mineral deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity will often appear in hair analysis, but not a blood test.

What is Hair Mineral Analysis?

Providing a mineral blueprint of one's biochemistry, a hair tissue mineral analysis can provide pertinent information about one's metabolic rate, energy levels, and stage of stress.  It basically shows us an exact snapshot of what is truly going on in your body at the time.

A hair tissue mineral analysis is a screening test that measures the mineral content of your hair. However, a hair tissue mineral analysis is much more than a test for minerals.  We offer a lab-performed screening test for the level of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of hair. It is a tissue mineral biopsy that is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive, and extremely accurate. The laboratory Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center has teamed up with uses only the most advanced and sophisticated instrumentation available today to assess mineral levels in parts per million or parts per billion.  

Why Use Hair for this Analysis?

Hair, like all other body tissues, contains minerals that are deposited as the hair grows. Although the hair is dead, the minerals remain as the hair continues to grow out. A sample of hair cut close to the scalp can provide information about the mineral activity in the hair that took place over the past three to four months, depending on how fast or slow your hair grows.

Let’s look at the comparison between hair analysis and a blood test:

Hair mineral analysis reflects tissue status, and tissues/hair can reveal imbalances at an early stage- years before an actual diagnosis is usually found. 

Since the body prioritizes blood over tissues/organs, blood tests will reveal imbalances of the body in the late stages of development- and after preventative healthcare can be the most helpful.  Bloodwork can reveal more biochemistry, and tissue/hair can reveal more physiology and toxicity- so the ideal approach is to use blood tests alongside hair mineral analyses to gain the best information available.  

Knowing ALL the information your body has will give you the best support for your body’s current and future needs!

Want to see what your Trace Hair analysis has to say about your state of health? Call Joe to set up a phone consultation today!


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