HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS

What is a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis?

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a safe and non-invasive pathology test. It measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in hair. HTMA is used by doctors, naturopaths and nutritional therapists as a valuable screening tool in everyday and preventative health care.

​​Why Test for Minerals?

Minerals are essential for growth, healing, vitality and wellbeing. They provide structural support in bones and teeth, and they maintain the body’s pH and water balance. Minerals helps regulate nerve activity, muscle contractions, energy production and our enzymes. They are the basic ‘spark plugs’ of life.

​Toxic minerals or heavy metals can be detrimental to health and fertility if found in significant amounts. For example, UK researchers have identified a clear link between high aluminium levels in sperm and reduced fertility

A process called chelation is used by doctors and naturopaths to help the body release this build-up of toxins.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

​​Can't I Get My Minerals From My Diet?

Ideally we should get all the minerals we need from a balanced diet. Unfortunately, today this is rarely possible. Modern farming techniques, fertilisers and depleted soils reduce the mineral content of foods. Environmental pollutants, chemical food additives and stressful lifestyles also have a detrimental effect on our nutritional status.

Many health conditions are aggravated by mineral imbalances and toxic metal excesses, including: fertility, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, hormone imbalances, migraines, learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children, to name just a few.

​​What Toxic Metals Are Tested In A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis?

​Toxic minerals or heavy metals can be detrimental to health and fertility if found in significant amounts. Toxic elements tested include: Artimony, Uranium, Arsenic, beryllium, Mercury, Cadmium, Lead and Aluminium.

A process called chelation is used by doctors and naturopaths to help the body release this build-up of toxins.

"For couples experiencing fertility issues, it can be very beneficial to rule out toxic metal accumulation or low mineral status as factors impeding their conception attempts or inability to carry a pregnancy to full term"

​What You Will Get:

Reliable data on more than 35 nutrient and toxic minerals.

Discovery of nutrient mineral imbalances or toxic mineral excesses that may be affecting your health.

A personalised interpretive test report that assess your current mineral status, highlight areas of concern and recommend dietary changes and supplements for improved health and wellbeing.

Valuable health information often not revealed in standard blood and urine tests.

Safe, scientific, non-invasive pathology test, by an accredited laboratory.

Our Naturopaths at Perth Natural Fertility can recommend the right nutritional & supplement program for you based on your HTMA results to help restore your body's mineral balance and mitigate any heavy metal accumulation.