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We live in a toxin filled environment. From lipstick to your morning coffee, peak hour traffic, pesticides in foods and the stress hormones we produce, toxins are difficult to avoid.

Problems associated with heavy metal and generalized body and liver toxicity include fatigue, muscle weakness or pain, chronically recurring infections, infertility, nausea, allergies and intolerances, multiple chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue syndrome, stress, depression, hormonal imbalances, anaemia, low zinc and other mineral deficiencies, thyroid problems, ADHD and birth defects.

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What is hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA)?

HTMA is a safe and non-invasive pathology test. It measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in hair. HTMA is one of the most valuable screening tools available in preventative health care.

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What are the benefits of having a HTMA test?

  • Safe, scientific, non-invasive pathology test.

  • Reliable data on more than 35 essential minerals, as well as toxic heavy metals, and over 25 important mineral ratios.

  • Valuable health information often not revealed in standard blood and urine tests.

  • Discovery of nutrient mineral imbalances or toxic heavy metal or mineral excesses that may be affecting your health.

  • Personalized patient and practitioner interpretive test reports that assess your current mineral status, highlight areas of concern and recommend dietary changes and supplements for improved health and wellbeing.

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What does a HTMA test for?

Minerals are essential for growth, healing, vitality and wellbeing. They provide structural support in bones and teeth, and they maintain the body’s pH and water balance, nerve activity, muscle contractions, energy production and enzyme reactions. They are the basic ‘spark plugs’ of life.

Ideally we should get all the minerals we need from a balanced diet. Unfortunately, in today’s world, this is rarely possible. Modern farming techniques, fertilisers and depleted soils reduce the mineral content of foods. Environmental pollutants, chemical food additives and stressful lifestyles also have a detrimental effect on our nutritional status.

Many health conditions are aggravated by mineral imbalances and toxic heavy metal excesses, including cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children, to name just a few.

Consequently, we need to test and monitor our nutritional status more than ever.

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