A.S. Chemical Laboratories - Hair Mineral Analysis

The Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis determines the content of a wide range of minerals in our hair. The hair mineral level is related to that of the body’s tissues. If a mineral deficiency or excess is found in our hair, then it indicates the same problem with body. More importantly, hair holds its mineral content as it grows and thus truly reflects our body’s condition in an extended period of time, e.g. a few months.

Taking calcium as an example. If our hair reveals an elevated calcium level, two or three times normal, then our body probably has extra amount of this element. Then there is a strong tendency toward arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to calcium plaque.) On the other hand, if our level of calcium is low, then there is a tendency toward osteoporosis (demineralization of the bone), as well as bone fractures, dental cavities, periodontal disease and muscle cramps.

Therefore, hair analysis, as a screening test, can reveal mineral imbalances before serious symptoms start. This allows the doctors and patients to take preventive and corrective actions.

Mineral imbalance can cause or aggravate numerous health problems, including:

  • Anemia
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Skin Problems
  • Digestive Disturbances
  • Emotional Problems
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Prostate Disorders
  • Thyroid Disturbances

Important Mineral Facts:

  • Mercury toxicity can be fatal to unborn fetus.
  • Arthritis pain can be caused by lead, cadmium, or mercury poisoning.
  • Taking too much of any one vitamin or mineral can be harmful.
  • Hair analysis is the most efficient in determining what mineral supplement you need.
  • Adolescent acne can be caused by lead, or copper poisoning, as well as a zinc deficiency.
  • Hyperactive children often have too much lead in their systems.
  • Magnesium supplements may prevent brain damage of alcoholics.
  • The male prostate gland contains more zinc than any other organ in the body. Because of this, adequate zinc levels are important for male potency.
  • Zinc deficiency can retard bone development and produce malformed sex organs.
  • Diuretics, often prescribed for patients with high blood pressure and heart trouble, can decrease your potassium supply.
  • High levels of copper and iron in the body tissue can cause migraine headaches, and even schizophrenia.
  • Adequate zinc intake helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Lead toxicity is linked to multiple sclerosis.
  • Chromium, magnesium, manganese and vitamin B6 deficiency are related to diabetes.
  • Vitamin C, the B Complex, zinc and manganese are being used to treat schizophrenia.
  • Vitamin B2, folic acid, vitamin E, zinc and chromium are important for users of birth control pills.
  • Magnesium deficiency is related to epilepsy, leukemia, heart disease and kidney disorders.
  • 1 out of every 5 women in North America have iron-poor blood and may be suffering from iron deficiency anemia.
  • Women's pre-menstrual headaches are often caused by too much copper in their system.
  • Beryllium, lead, cadmium, nickel and arsenic poisoning can cause cancer.
  • The mineral lithium is being used to alleviate many of the problems associated with manic depressive illness.