Hair Mineral Analysis
A Phoenix Rising Wellness Institute is happy to announce that we now provide Hair Mineral Analysis Collection for our patients and clients on-site since October 2020.
What is Hair Tissue Analysis?
Hair Mineral Analysis is screening test to measure the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. With correct testing and interpretation, one can construct a comprehensive metabolic profile of the human body. (Source: CanAlt Health Laboratories)
What are the Benefits of Hair Tissue Analysis?
Hair is an excellent biopsy material. It is easy to sample, easily preserved and transported, represents a soft tissue of the body, and is a storage and eliminative tissue. As hair grows it forms a permanent record of the body’s nutritional deficiencies or excesses.
This information, along with dietary and nutritional evaluations, will provide the basis for a nutritional balancing program to establish and maintain optimal levels of wellness. By correcting tissue mineral levels and ratios with proper diet, supplementary nutrients and lifestyle modifications, many physical and behavioral health conditions can be prevented or reversed.
Minerals screened include electrolytes - calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus and trace minerals - copper, manganese, chromium, selenium, iron, molybdenum, lithium, cobalt,and zinc. (Source: CanAlt Health Laboratories)
What is the Hair Collection Protocol?
Hair that has been dyed, bleached, straightened or otherwise chemically treated is vulnerable to contamination or removal of hair mineral content. Best results are obtained when hair has not been treated.
Dandruff shampoos containing zinc (Head & Shoulders), selenium (Selsun Blue) and lead (Grecian Formula) or other medicated shampoos/conditioners should not be used prior to taking a sample.
If hair is very short, clean thinning shears may be used.
Hair from the head is preferred, however, pubic hair can also be used, but is best reserved for situations where head hair is unavailable. Do not combine head and pubic hair.
- Wash hands and ensure scissors are clean and in good condition.
- Collect hair samples from the nape of the neck.
- Cut hair as close to the scalp as possible. It is best if small amounts are cut from four to six areas.
- Save only new hair growth, about 2.5 cm from the scalp.
- 1 gram or approximately 1 Tablespoon is sufficient for analysis.
- Seal tightly in a zip-lock bag.
- Label the bag and complete sample submittal form.
(Source: CanAlt Health Laboratories)
What does the Initial Appointment for Hair Collection involve?
Your initial Appointment will require the removal of your hair or you can bring your hair sample in a sterile package, either provided or a new resealable zip lock bag. Your Acquisition Form will be filled out with your information and then submitted to the Laboratory.
How long does it take for results?
TEST RESULTS are usually available within 7 to 10 days.
What Follows when results are in?
We reschedule an appointment within the first few weeks to discuss the results and review the Hair Mineral Analysis Report.
The followup appointment can be done either on the phone, in person or via email, as preferred. This followup appointment is at no cost to the Client.