Update: 11 February 2016
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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