Heavy metals test are DMPS challenge test for mercury, hair toxic metals analysis and blood test.
A tissue mineral analysis or hair analysis provides a unique reading of heavy metal and mineral levels in the cells over a two to three month period. It takes into consideration that toxins are stored in the tissues of the body, not in the blood. Blood test not accurate due to fluctuation of the level. For instance, you can have normal copper levels in the blood, but high copper levels in the tissues. Our hair is formed from clusters of specialized cells that make up the hair follicle.
Hair reflects quite accurate assessment because heavy metals will be deposited by the cells of the hair root from the metals that passing through in the blood. During the growth phase, the hair is exposed to the internal environment such as blood, lymph and extra-cellular fluids. As the hair continues to grow and reaches the surface of the skin, its outer layers harden, locking in the metabolic products accumulated during the period of formation.
This biological process provides a blueprint and lasting record of metal content and nutritional metabolic activity that has occurred during this time, when performed to exacting standards and interpreted correctly, it may be used as a screening aid for determining mineral deficiencies, excesses or imbalances, and of course the levels of toxic metals and toxic ratios. Read more.
16 essential minerals and 14 toxic heavy metals are tested. Treatment plan can be executed whether to chelate with EDTA, DMPS or DMSA or other forms of chelating agents.
A hair analysis can determine which essential minerals your body is needing more of and which toxic elements it needs to eliminate. It also provides valuable insight into your metabolism and what dietary changes would be most helpful for you in your recovery.