Hair Elements analysis provides information regarding recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals, especially methyl-mercury and arsenic, and time-averaged status of specific nutrient elements. 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 toxic elements. Toxic elements may be 200 to 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 neuro-toxic methyl-mercury from fish.
Nutrient 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.
After your heavy metals testing, metals can be detoxed in a variety of ways. Some include chelation through an IV using EDTA which is available at both of our Miami locations.
Toxic Heavy Metals in your system can significantly be effecting your health and well-being. Our heavy metals test is used for testing on a variety of areas. Turn around time for test results is usually about 7 days. Please see below:
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