Learn All About HTMA

(Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis)


"HTMA is the best lab tool to detect copper toxicity and its effect on the broader nutrient mineral pattern that is related to both physical and mental health." ~Dr Malter, PhD

 

"Hair mineral analysis is an established technique and laboratory procedure, and most importantly research to support findings are highly reliable. Hair is a very metabolically active tissue and as it forms, provides a permanent record of activity occurring within the body during its period of growth. The first 3 to 4 cm closest to the scalp can give a good indication of the nutritional and toxic mineral exposure over the previous six to eight weeks. Hair analysis is routinely used in occupational, environmental and natural healthcare as a method of investigation to assist screening and/or diagnosis. As a screening test, it is able to provide indications of imbalances, deficiencies and excesses of many essential and toxic minerals and can provide a comprehensive picture upon which to base the most effective nutritional therapy.”  [Source]

 

 

"[HTMA] may be the most important health test that exists… Only when you and your doctor know for sure your mineral status and important ratios can you adapt your diet, minerals and supplements to work toward proper balance."    ~Dr. Robert Thompson, MD (author of The Calcium Lie)​

The comprehensive FAQ section below is your ultimate guide to many of the most common questions asked about HTMA. 

>> (We also offer our additional article on "HTMA vs Blood" here). <<

Why is Hair Testing a Better Option for Understanding One's Mineral Status?

Why is HTMA Not More Commonly Used?  Is it a Legitimate Test? I've Read Conflicting Things About It.

How Mineral Levels Are Inter-related?

Key Mineral Ratios and What They Tell You About Your Health

Why Choosing the Right Testing Lab and Supplementation Approach is Crucial

Some labs offer a 'Profile 1' and a 'Profile 2'.  What's the Difference, and isn't a Profile 2 Good Enough?

What Are Key Things to Look Out For When Choosing an HTMA Practitioner?

If I Know I Have Toxic Metals, Can't I Just Chelate Them Out?

What Conditions Are Typically Affected By A Mineral Imbalance?

FAQ for the Testing Procedure

Will taking the hair sample affect my beautiful hairstyle?


How much hair do I need to cut?


Can I still do this if I've colored my hair?


What if I live far away?


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