Hair Tests Instead of Blood Tests
Blood tests will not reflect the actual levels of stored tissue and cellular levels of metals and minerals as compared to hair testing.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is much more accurate and reliable method of testing. Hair testing will show the precise tissue levels of minerals and heavy metal toxins as compared to blood tests. Hair testing is affordable, easy to do at home and is non-invasive. HTMA is available for all ages from infants to children, teens and adults.
The blood is designed to be the body’s system for transporting nutrients. Therefore it will always try to maintain a homeostatic blood environment, while the body absorbs the toxins internally to tissues, thus altering essential mineral balances.
Hair Tests Provides These Benefits Compared to Blood Tests
- Hair testing is an affordable, simple and non-invasive test that can be done at home for all ages.
- Mineral levels are accurately detected in hair as compared to in the blood.
- Hair results are reliable. They do not change hourly or daily like blood does.
- Blood serum testing can be misleading because excess minerals and heavy metals are not stored in the blood, they are stored in tissues and inside the cells.
- The body deposits excess minerals and dangerous heavy metals in other tissue areas of the body. As hair is formed it is exposed to blood and intracellular fluids and the hair shaft hardens it preserves this information of what is really happening in the body.
- Hair remains stable for testing for months or even years later.
How Do Blood Tests Differ From Hair Test Results?
- Calcium Levels: When blood calcium drops, calcium is removed from bone to replenish the blood – meaning the blood calcium can appear within normal range even though bones are being demineralized and osteoporosis is developing.
- Copper Levels: A blood test for copper can indicate a healthy level of copper, even though in a hair test copper toxicity is present.
- Lead Levels: Lead exposure is moved into soft tissues and cells and can not be detected in blood 40 days after acute lead exposure. While the lead would NOT show up in a blood test, it’s still in the body and will show up on the HTMA.
- Magnesium and Potassium Levels: The loss of magnesium or potassium can still be occurring at the cellular level,even when the blood shows normal or high.
- Red Blood Cell (RBC): In reality this test for magnesium makes no sense because only 1% of the body’s magnesium shows up in the blood. The vast majority of magnesium is inside the cells. This means that someone can be very depleted of magnesium before it even shows up in a blood test.
Toxic and Heavy Metals Do Not Stay In The Blood
- Any toxic amounts of a mineral or heavy metals that accumulate in the bod do not stay in the blood and are removed quickly. Urine tests will show some of this excess through excretion.
- Most of the excess of minerals or heavy metals will be stored, in a bio-unavailable form that the body can’t use in the cells and tissues.
- Hair testing will show the actual levels of stored minerals or toxic metals in the body.
- In general, most medical doctors are not trained in hair testing nor do they have a clear understanding of the connection mineral imbalances and heavy metals that can be shown in hair tests. Therefore, most doctors do not do hair test, are not trained in using HTMA and do not understand how to interpret them.
- Most doctors rely on blood tests instead of even using hair testing and many types of health issues related to copper toxicity are missed while clients suffer.