→ Determining hair analysis minerals is like time lapse photography whereas blood is like a snapshot. Think of hair as a biopsy of the body’s tissue which contains the minerals incorporated during its development. This is why we do hair testing for health; to determine nutritional deficiencies.
→ Hair is a reflection of body storage sites (cells, tissues, organs) for minerals. Blood mineral levels are the last place to show depletion because the wisdom of the body keeps mineral levels in the blood controlled because these ‘electrolytes’ are so important to the heart’s electrical charge.
→ Electrolyte (mineral) levels in the blood are controlled at all costs to the rest of the body because of their importance to the heart’s electrical charge. HTMA shows depletion in the tissue storage sites early on.
→ Toxic metals will only remain in the blood for a matter of days after exposure due to their potential hazard. The body knows to store them away or sequester them wherever possible such as in the liver, kidneys or thyroid.
→ Since hair is used to excrete toxic metals, this is an excellent place to look for them even long after exposure.
→ While blood shows which minerals are being transported at the moment, where are they going? Hair is a storage tissue and is reflective of what is going on in other storage sites for minerals.