heavy metal test(in hair)
Heavy metal toxicity caused by rising pollution levels and the use of chemicals in industry is an alarming threat to our health and the development of our children. High levels of toxic metals deposited in body tissues and subsequently in the brain can cause extensive neurological and developmental damage.
Investment Q3000 / $389
Hair metal analysis is ideal for verifying current exposure to toxic metals. Hair provides important information that can help the clinician with early diagnosis of physiological disorders associated with abnormalities in essential toxic elements and metabolism.
Hair element analysis provides important information which, together with symptoms and other laboratory results, can help the physician with an early diagnosis of physiological disorders associated with alterations in essential and toxic elements of metabolism.
When the protein is synthesized in the hair follicle, the elements are permanently incorporated into the hair without any exchange with other tissues. Hair is an easy sample to acquire because it grows an average of one to two centimeters per month and contains a "temporary record" of metabolic elements and exposure to toxic elements.
Nutrients like magnesium, chromium, zinc, copper, and selenium are mandatory cofactors for hundreds of important enzymes and are also essential for the normal function of vitamins. The levels of these elements in the hair go hand in hand with the levels in the organs and other tissues.
Toxic elements can be 200-300 times more concentrated in hair than in blood or urine. Therefore, hair is the tissue of choice for detecting recent contact with elements such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead, antimony, and mercury.