Update: 30 July 2016

Balancing Essential Nutrient Minerals

Health begins at the cellular level. Healthy cellular function relies on having the proper levels and ratios of essential minerals. hTMA provides the information needed to assess and improve cellular function.

Essential minerals are required for proper growth, development and many important physiological functions. Your body cannot synthesize these minerals, so they must be obtained from your diet.

Your body has an estimated 4 trillion cells, and 60-70% of those cells replace themselves every 6 months. That means roughly 15 billion cells in your body replace themselves each day. Every cell contains a nucleus housing your DNA. And each strand of DNA requires approximately 45 different minerals to replicate itself correctly. These nurient minerals are essential for overall health maintenance. If your diet does not provide the key minerals required to support fundamental biological processes, your body begins to degenerate.

Mineral Wheel

Nutrient Interrelationships

Tissue Mineral Analysis (hTMA)

A hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (hTMA) is a noninvasive medical test that provides comprehensive information about key nutrient mineral levels and ratios, metabolic status, and toxicity. The hTMA lab report can be used to correct the levels and ratios of essential minerals, thus improving cellular function (e.g., the transmembrane potential). When individual cells are working properly, health improves.

Medical tests usually focus on identifying the cause of a specific clinical symptom or set of symptoms. Typically, the test result will be used to determine a pharmaceutical therapy or surgical intervention. In contrast, hTMA is a multipurpose medical screen that provides comprehensive information about your overall health status. With hTMA data, a qualified clinician can make recommendations for a corrective nutritional approach to improve general health, support safe detoxification, and help to resolve confusing or complex clinical symptoms.

  1. hTMA is an affordable multipurpose medical screen. Lab results provide baseline information about your health, and early detection of trends toward disease (predictive medicine).
  2. The hTMA lab report also reveals your levels and ratios of key toxic elements (e.g., copper toxicity). hTMA is used worldwide for biomonitoring and is recommended by the EPA for heavy-metal toxicological screening.
  3. hTMA takes the guesswork out of taking nutritional supplements. Identify which supplements are helping, and which may be doing harm. You save money, and gain the most benefit from your supplement strategy.
  4. hTMA can be used to enhance athletic and intellectual performance (maximize physical and cognitive function).

Nutritional Balancing.org is a non-commercial resource with information about the science of hTMA. If you are interested in hTMA for yourself we recommend that you work with a qualified practitioner.

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