Update: 01 December 2015

Balancing Essential Nutrient Minerals

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

Your body has about 4 trillion cells, and 60-70% of those cells replace themselves every 6 months. Each cell contains a nucleus. The nucleus contains most of the cell's genetic material (DNA). Each strand of DNA requires about 45 different minerals to replicate itself correctly. If you do not provide the essential minerals required to support fundamental biological processes — your body begins to degenerate.
Mineral Wheel

Nutrient Interrelationships

Essential nutrient 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.

A hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (h)TMA is a noninvasive medical test that provides comprehensive information about key nutrient mineral levels and ratios, metabolic status, and toxicity. The (h)TMA 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.

Benefits of Mineral Analysis

Most medical tests focus on identifying the cause of a very specific clinical symptom. 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 clinically relevant information about your health status overall. With hTMA data, a qualified clinician can make recommendations for a corrective nutritional approach to improve general health, support safe detoxification and resolve confusing or complex 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 shows levels and ratios of key toxic elements (e.g., copper toxicity). hTMA is used worldwide for biomonitoring. Recommended by the EPA for heavy-metal toxicological screening.
  3. hTMA can be used to improve immune function.
  4. hTMA can determine if your diet is providing adequate nutrition to support your unique metabolic profile.
  5. hTMA can identify the underlying cause of a health problem and a direct corrective protocol to balance biochemistry.
  6. hTMA can be used to enhance athletic and intellectual performance (maximize physical and cognitive function).
  7. 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.

How to get started

This website is a free, non-commercial resource for information about the science of (h)TMA and related topics. If you are interested in hTMA, we recommend that you work with a qualified practitioner.

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