Analysis Full Detox including Hair
specimen collection tests are utilized in the assessment, detection,
prevention, and treatment of heavy metal burden, nutritional deficiencies,
gastrointestinal function, hepatic detoxification, metabolic abnormalities,
and diseases of environmental origin. Extensive research established that
scalp hair element levels are related to human systemic levels. The strength
of this relationship varies for specific elements, and many researchers
consider hair as the tissue of choice for toxic and several nutrient
elements. Unlike blood, hair element levels are not regulated by homeostatic
mechanisms. Thus, deviations in hair element levels often appear prior to
overt symptoms and can thereby be a valuable preliminary tool for predicting
the development of physiological abnormalities.
With respect to
its contained elements, hair is essentially an excretory tissue rather than
a functional tissue. Hair element analysis provides important information,
which, can assist the professional to support early suggestions of
physiological disorders, associated with aberrations in essential and toxic
element metabolism and provide the evidence necessary to begin EDTA
As protein is
synthesized in the hair follicle, elements are incorporated permanently into
the hair with no further exchange or equilibration with other tissues. Scalp
hair is easy to sample, and because it grows an average of one to two cm per
month, it contains a “temporal record” of element metabolism and exposure to
elements including magnesium, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium are
obligatory co-factors for hundreds of important enzymes and also are
essential for the normal functions of vitamins. The levels of these elements
in hair are correlated with levels in organs and other tissues.
may be 200-300 times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or
urine. Therefore, hair is the tissue of choice for detection of recent
exposure to elements such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead, antimony, and
mercury. The CDC acknowledges the value of hair mercury levels as a maternal
and infant marker for exposure to neurotoxic methyl-mercury from fish.
vast improvements in technology, instrumentation, and application of
scientific protocols, hair element analysis has become a valuable tool in
providing dependable and useful data for professionals and their clients.
The U.S. Environmental Protection agency stated in a recent report that
“...if hair samples are properly collected and cleaned, and analyzed by the
best analytic methods, using standards and blanks as required, in a clean
and reliable laboratory by experienced personnel, the data are reliable.” (U.S.E.P.A.
is vulnerable to external elemental contamination by means of certain
shampoos, bleaches, dyes, and curing or straightening treatments. Therefore,
the first step in directing the client is to collect pubic hair if these
chemicals are present in the scalp hair so the interpretation of a hair
element report is to rule out sources of external contamination.
analysis is a valuable screen for physiological excess, deficiency or
mal-distribution of elements. It should not be considered a stand-alone
diagnostic test for essential element function, and should be used in
conjunction with client’s medical doctor’s directions for symptoms and or
other laboratory tests prescribed by the doctor.