Who Should Take the Mineralife Hair Analysis Test?
- Are you concerned about your health and nutritional status?
- Have you tried multiple supplement programs with little or no improvements?
- Do you show common signs of mineral deficiency, such as fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, thinning hair, muscle cramps, or digestive issues?
- Do you want to take the guesswork out of your nutritional program?
- Are you concerned about metabolism, weight loss or weight gain?
- Do you want to jump start your health?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then now is a great time to consider taking the mineral hair analysis test.
(Test not available in the state of New York)
What Will I Learn From My Hair Analysis Test?
The relationships between minerals in your body are extremely important for optimal body function. These relationships, or ratios, can provide an understanding of how well your body performs – both physically and cognitively.
Your results will document your levels for each mineral tested and will provide insight into how they compare with recommended standard ranges for each element.
Mineral levels and ratios discovered through the hair mineral analysis test provide actionable insight for:
- Nutritional deficiencies, excesses and imbalances
- Inflammatory tendencies
- Endocrine function
- Metabolic profile
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Dietary recommendations to optimize metabolic function
- Suggestions supplementation to improve overall health.
Your easy to understand results summary provides unique insight into your nutritional biochemistry and recommendations are specifically designed according to your metabolic type, age, sex and mineral status.
How It Works
STEP 1 – ORDER
Your Mineral Hair Analysis Kit will be sent to you containing everything you need to get started, including the hair scale, intake form, collection sample envelop, submission box and prepaid, addressed label.
STEP 2 – SAMPLE
Wash your hair and collect your sample following the simple, step-by-step instructions printed on the box or watch the instructional video to get started on collecting your sample. Send in your sample to our testing facility. Analysis takes 2-4 weeks for assessment.
STEP 3 – DISCOVER
Once your hair analysis is complete, you’ll receive an email with your results, including an easy to understand summary of your results as well as the full multi-page report. We’ll help you gain insights about nutrition, dietary recommendations, supplements and more.
Why Should You Test Mineral Levels?
Minerals are the fundamental building blocks of life. Minerals are essential for virtually every metabolic reaction within the body from the breakdown of food and the production of energy, to the formation of new cells for hair, blood and other tissue, from the contraction of muscles to the electrical transmission along nerve cells. Understanding the mineral levels within your body provides a road map to your health.
Why Hair Analysis instead of Blood, Saliva or Urine?
Blood, urine and saliva undergo a natural filtration process within the body on a daily basis. As a result, essential mineral and nutrient levels are equivalent to a snapshot in time providing nutrient levels and metabolic data from within only a few days.
However, hair is excretory tissue produced with the body’s metabolic elimination of essential and nonessential minerals and other elements. With the average rate of hair growth, mineral hair testing detects levels from the last 3+ months providing more robust insight into nutrient levels and metabolic patterns over time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does it take to receive the results?
A: 4-6 weeks for the results from when you mail the test to the lab.
Q: Is it easy for a layman to read the results on ones own?
A: Yes! We provide a clear, easy to understand summary with graphs to explain results and important findings. In addition, you’ll receive the full formal report that can be shared with your health care provider.
Q: How much hair must you cut off?
A: Approximately 1 large teaspoon full. Hair should be 1-1.5 inches long and taken close to the scalp. We recommend taking it from a few areas of your head as shown in the diagram. This will help minimize any visual issues.
Q: What minerals are tested?
Mineralife’s Hair Analysis Test assesses 36 individual elements and assesses 27 important relationship between various minerals.
The minerals tested include Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese, Chromium, Selenium, Cobalt, Germanium, Molybdenum, Sulfur, Uranium, Arsenic, Beryllium, Mercury, Cadmium, Lead, Aluminum, Barium, Bismuth, Rubidium, Lithium, Nickel, Platinum, Thallium, Vanadium, Strontium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten and Zirconium.
Q: Will this test tell me if I have low iron levels?
A: Yes! Iron is one of the elements tested. In addition, it will tell if there are any mineral imbalance between Iron and other elements such as Copper that may contribute to low iron absorption levels.
Q: Will the test diagnose issues?
Hair Mineral Analysis testing is for self-educational and informational purposes only and in no way is intended as medical counseling or medical advice concerning any medical condition, disorder or disease. None of the services, information, statements or products discussed have been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Q: Can I find out if my thyroid is functioning properly through this test?
A: The test may identify deficiencies or imbalances that may cause issues in thyroid function or hormone secretion directly related to thyroid function. In addition, the identified metabolic profile may identify if you have propensity toward thyroid issues. It will not diagnose a problem. Diagnosis of a specific thyroid issue can only by identified by a physician.
Q: Is the testing lab certified?
A: Yes! The testing facility is licensed at both the federal and state level as a clinical laboratory.