Mineral Analysis

Mineral analysis is essential to check nutritional balance. Both deficiencies and toxicities provide key information for yourt treatment.

Mineral analysis can be done in two ways - via the hair for children under 12 years, and Oligoscan (Spectrophotometry testing)

Chldren over 13 years and adults can choose cutting-edge technology testing with an Oligoscan test, which provides in-consultation results online. (Cost: $95.00)

For children 12 years and under, Hair Mineral Analysis is used to assess nutritional status. This includes nutrient minerals that need to be present in adequate amounts, like calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and so on. Mineral relationships with vitamins can also be identified, so some vitamin deficiencies can be recognised as well.

Using a sample of head hair, Hair Mineral analysis also reveals the presence of toxic minerals like arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminium and others. Results also show how the presence of toxic metals affects other nutrients. For example, nutritional elements like iron and calcium may be present in good amounts in the body, but their uptake is compromised if toxic metals are present,

This simple test removes the guesswork about your nutrition and enables really individualised treatment. It is accurate and non-invasive.

How hair mineral analysis works:

Minerals are incorporated into the hair as a result of long-term metabolic activity, so they are more stable than minerals circulating in the blood. Where blood tests show mineral levels at the time of testing only, minerals in hair give a longer-term picture. One hair sample provides many months of prescribing information.

Sending off a sample: A small sample of head hair is sent to the USA. Results are usually available within three weeks. Cost: AUD $120

Follow-up assessments are recommended at 3, 6, or 12-month intervals, depending on the seriousness of your health problem.


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