By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Scarlett Eriksen
Did you know just from everyday life we pick up certain metals that are injurious to us? Numerous metals can be found in our bodies, and there is an easy way to find these metals and correct them before symptoms of heavy metal toxicity start to affect our daily lives. Some of the metals that show up in hair testing are aluminum, mercury, cadmium, tin, and nickel. These metals can make us very sick and cause serious health issues. You can order your hair analysis for heavy metals directly from us!
Aluminum is one of the heavy metals that can be found by doing a hair analysis. Aluminum is all over the environment, and almost everyone has too much aluminum in their system. Toxic Aluminum symptoms include flatulence, headaches, colic, dryness of skin and mucous membranes in the early stages and as the exposure worsens symptoms include paralytic muscular conditions, loss of memory and confusion.
Mercury levels in the tissues of the body can also be found by doing a hair analysis for heavy metals. “Mercury has a longer half-life in hair, so it can be useful for evaluating exposures that occurred months earlier” (1). Mercury can be ingested, inhaled, and can even enter into the body through skin contact. Symptoms of mercury poisoning can include mood swings, nervousness, irritability, insomnia, headache, abnormal sensations, muscle twitching, and weakness.
Cadmium is a heavy metal that can also be found by doing a hair analysis for heavy metals. Cadmium is incredibly toxic and is everywhere in our environment. We are exposed to cadmium from our food, water, air and the environment in which we live. “When one is nutritionally deficient in calcium, iron, protein, and/or zinc, cadmium is absorbed by the body to fill these ‘nutritional gaps'”(2). The symptoms of exposure to this heavy metal include abdominal pain, ages the skin, alopecia, anemia, arthritis, and cramps.
We offer 4 types of hair analysis for heavy metals.
Basic – you receive a simple printout of your levels
Complete – MOST POPULAR – you receive a 20+ page guidebook with your test results, a diet based on your results and what your levels mean.
Extended: Tests for the most minerals and some heavy metals. You receive a protocol and a 2-7 page guideline about your results.
Toxic Elements: When you are ONLY concerned about toxins like heavy metals. You receive a protocol and a 2-7 page guideline about your results.
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