Your Hair Analysis Report gives you accurate information on one of the most critical factors to determine your level of health - nutrient and toxic mineral levels and their ratios to each other.
A Hair Analysis Report Nutrient Minerals shows the balance of your nutrient minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and salt - as well as trace minerals such as selenium, boron and manganese.
The nutrient minerals tested in your Trace Elements Hair Analysis report are: Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Phosphorus (P), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Chromium (Cr), Selenium (Se), Boron (B), Cobalt (Co), Molybdenum (Mo) and Sulfur (S).
The measurement of each mineral is finely calibrated - so it can be accurately compared with all the other minerals.
Below, I explain to you why just supplementing with minerals that show up as low is not necessarily the right thing. The Trace Elements Hair Analysis program is very finely tuned to help you attain significant improvement in Metabolic Balance.
The ratios between - the relationships of - various minerals can at times be MORE important than having too much or too little of a single element!
Did you know that there are 2 types of mineral deficiency?
Absolute mineral deficiency: This is what most people think of as mineral deficiency; it is due to decreased absorption and retention, of simply not getting enough in the diet.
Relative mineral deficiency: Did you know that even if you have enough of one particular mineral, you can have a relative deficiency of it?
This happens when another mineral is too high in relation to that mineral. For example, you may have a normal amount of Magnesium - but when you have an excessively high reading of Calcium - it is considered that you have a relative deficiency of Magnesium in relation to the Calcium.
Future health problems can arise from such an imbalance, as noted in this quote by Dr. David Watts in the Trace Elements Newsletter...
"In the presence of a relative magnesium deficiency, calcium will deposit in soft tissue...Bone calcification will not necessarily be enhanced." - Dr. David Watts - from Trace Elements Newsletter, Vol 5, Jan/Feb 1991 Number 1 - 'Osteoporosis Contraindications of Vitamin D and Calcium'
In addition to measuring single minerals, a Trace Elements Hair Analysis report shows you the ratios that need to be adjusted.
Looking at the individual minerals in the Hair Analysis report, we typically would think, 'Oh, my magnesium is too high, but yet they're recommending I take a significant amount of magnesium.
Likely, if you look at the mineral to the left of that, Calcium - that is much higher than the Magnesium. A high Calcium to Magnesium ratio often indicates a tendency toward calculus - calcium deposits in the wrong places in the body. This can take the form of kidney stones, gallstones, arteriosclerosis, joint problems, prostate stones, muscle stiffness and more.
Can you see how important the mineral ratios are, by this example?
It frequently is the case that balancing a ratio is SO important that you may find among the recommended supplements a mineral that is shown on your chart as being more than sufficient - even on the high side.
The reason for this is that you need more of that mineral to balance another. For example, if you have excess magnesium, but your calcium is much higher and out of balance with the magnesium, you may find magnesium among the recommended supplements.
This is the wisdom of the Trace Elements Hair Analysis program. It goes beyond just reflexively increasing minerals that are low and instead seeks to provide a profound shift toward improvement in our whole Metabolic Balance!
Did you know that just ONE imbalance, such as your copper/zinc ratio can affect your hormone relationships, enzyme reactions and many other processes in your body?
Copper and zinc levels respond to - AND affect - the estrogen/progesterone balance of both men and women, for example. Copper tends to be higher in the presence of more estrogen; zinc tends to be high in the presence of higher progesterone. Conversely, more copper will tend to increase the body's estrogen level and more zinc tends to increase progesterone production.
High copper is associated with a creative dreamer type personality and zinc with intellectual dominance.
Just these two minerals affect many other processes in your body, such as the integrity of your muscle and connective tissues. A whole book can be written on copper/zinc ratios!
Trace Elements Hair Analysis reports are supported by a research background covering over a million hair samples, in addition to much other research.
So you see, your Hair Analysis report has a great depth of knowledge behind it, AND a great deal of important information that gives you EXACTLY the right diet and nutrition recommendations for YOU as an individual.
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