HTMA Mineral Analysis
WHAT IS IT?
The Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of body using hair sample.
It is a safe and non-invasive test where a small amount of hair is collected and analyzed for the level of nutrients and toxic elements in body tissue.
It is regarded by many health professionals as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care.
This is because minerals are like the spark plugs of the body and are involved in almost all enzyme reactions in the body. The foundation of health lies in adequate mineral intake and ideal mineral ratios. Anything else you do for your health is great, but minerals must be the foundation and priority.
In the words of the late author and noted researcher, Dr. Henry Schroeder, minerals are “more important factors in human nutrition than vitamins. The body can manufacture many vitamins, but it cannot produce necessary trace minerals or get rid of many possible excesses.”
WHAT DOES THE HTMA SHOW US?
The test looks at 37 important trace minerals and toxic heavy metals in the body. Minerals include calcium, sodium, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Heavy metals include uranium, arsenic, lead, and aluminum.
These individual numbers correlate strongly with various symptoms and health issues - such as memory issues, insomnia, fatigue, brain fog, mood issues, exercise intolerance, and more.
Some of the key information the test can show us include:
- Mineral deficiencies and excess
- Heavy metal toxicity
- How fast or slow your metabolism is
- Nervous system imbalance
- Liver and kidney stress
- How well your cells are utilizing thyroid hormone
- Whether or not you have copper toxicity (hint: any woman who has taken birth control of any kind is at risk for copper toxicity, even if it's been years since you were last on it)
- Energy levels and fatigue
- Whether you might have an iodine deficiency
- And much more!
This is information that is not gathered in standard blood tests, and can be a valuable piece of data to support a healthy lifestyle, as well as show you what foods and supplements might be best for your unique body.