Scientists are aware of the relationship between minerals trace elements and health.
Hair Mineral Analysis is conducted by scientists employing sophisticated laboratory techniques to test for the presence of these and other minerals and toxic metals in human hair samples.
The Society lists UK experts in this field – see below.
The Purpose of Hair Mineral Analysis
This procedure is in popular usage in the America’s. Scientists are aware of a relationship between minerals, trace elements and health and HMA (Hair Mineral Analysis) employs techniques to test for the presence of these and other minerals and toxic metals in human hair samples. Hair mineral analysis is a screening test, which measures the mineral content of hair and therefore the body’s tissues. A mineral abnormality within the hair usually indicates a similar abnormality within the body.
Nutritional physiology takes place at cellular level, not within blood or other location. Is what you eat reaching your body cells. Tissue mineral analysis provides information regarding cellular activity and nutritional metabolism.
Mineral levels are locked into formed hair shafts, so analysis identifies concentrations that have accumulated in the hair during the preceding twelve – sixteen weeks.
Toxic and nutrient elements may be thus identified and measured. The process is not considered a stand-alone diagnosis and should be used in conjunction with other laboratory tests (e.g. blood and urine).
Hair analysis indicates individual deficiencies or excesses and the presence of toxic metals. The test highlights any biological antagonism that exists between certain nutrients. Vitamins cannot function or be assimilated without the aid of minerals. The body cannot manufacture minerals.
Every living cell depends on minerals for proper function and structure. composition of body fluids, blood, bone, nerve function, muscle tone including that of the cardiovascular system.
Approximately seventeen minerals are essential in human nutrition. Minerals function as co-enzymes, enabling the body to perform its functions, including energy production, growth, and healing.
Enzyme activities involve minerals, which are essential for the proper utilization of vitamins and other nutrients.
Minerals coexist with vitamins. Some B-complex vitamins are absorbed only when combined with phosphorus.
Vitamin C greatly increases the absorption of iron.
Calcium absorption requires vitamin D.
Zinc assists in the release of vitamin A from the liver.
Some minerals part of vitamins: Vitamin B1 contains sulphur and B12 contains cobalt.
Minerals are naturally occurring elements.
Rock formations consist of mineral salts. Rock and stone are gradually broken down into tiny fragments by erosion. Soil is teeming with microbes that utilize tiny crystals of mineral salts, which are then passed from the soil to plants. Herbivorous animals eat the plants. We obtain these minerals by consuming plants or herbivorous animals.
Minerals are stored primarily in the body’s bone and muscle tissue; it is possible to develop mineral toxicity if excessive quantities are consumed. No one mineral can function without affecting others.
© Prof. Stephen Hunt MTTS – 2007
Cobham Health & Fitness
Stephen Hunt (Professor – World Mugendo University) MTTS
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