What exactly is
reflects all the minerals present in your
body. In most cases, it also reflects
how much of these elements are in your
tissues. Results from hair mineral
analysis provide a vivid picture of your
internal environment. With this
information a world of metabolic events can
be interpreted. Not only your
nutritional status can be viewed, but we can
also learn much about how efficiently your
body is working.
How can hair
analysis help me achieve better health?
If we consider
that diet is what we consume and nutrition
is what we retain, then we can see that
discovering what your body needs when it
needs is a valuable tool in creating health.
After 30 years of research, hair analysis
has emerged as the most practical method of
testing for mineral balance in your body.
This valuable tool indicates which
supplements you need and which ones you
should avoid. Your hair analysis
report is designed to help you and your
health practitioner determine the best
nutritional program for you.
How do I know
that my results are reliable?
With a properly
obtained sample, hair analysis is extremely
reliable. Highly sophisticated
instruments and software programs allow for
extensive quality control.
How are the
results of the hair analysis interpreted?
chemical breakdown analysis your test sample
is interpreted evaluating several hundred
factors such as nutritional mineral levels,
heavy metals and metabolic categorization.
Your individual TEI Hair Analysis Report
emerges complete with graphs and
accompanying explanations as well as a
technical report for your health care
professional. You may learn a lot
about your body as well as your overall
health possibly including answers you have
been seeking for years.
contamination - hair dyes and soaps - won't
these affect my results?
hair treatments can contaminate scalp hair
such as dyes that contain lead acetate,
bleaching processes that artificially affect
calcium and medicated shampoos that contain
zinc or selenium. However, only the
individual element(s) is affected and with
our extensive ability for interpreting and
comparing results these effects can be
What does a hair
analysis test consist of?
provide a sample of your hair. This
hair should come from several areas of your
scalp and the back portion of your head.
You simply part the hair and cut as close to
the head as possible. Cut away any
excess hair from the sample leaving about 1
to 1 1/2 inches of the root end. The
total hair needed is about a tablespoon.
If you cannot send scalp hair, nails and
pubic hair samples can be used. Be
aware that the results may not reflect your
most recent mineral balance because these
tissues grow more slowly than scalp hair.
Your sample is then sent to a lab where it
is prepared for testing using several
specialized procedures developed by Trace
Elements Inc. (TEI). The sample is
placed in multiple test tubes and then
special acids are added to begin the
chemical "breakdown" of the hair sample.
The acids combine with the high temperature
environment that allows separation of the
elements contained in the hair protein.
Once the hair is completely "digested" only
the mineral salts remain. These
minerals are placed in solution and are then
analyzed by highly sensitive and specialized
How do I arrange
a hair mineral analysis?
Mora at Excel Sports to arrange a TEI Hair