Mineral & Toxic Element Test Kit
Aquarian Laboratories Mineral & Toxic Element test. Using a sample of your hair, the Mineral & Toxic Element Test will accurately measure "2 levels" of Minerals and Toxic elements. The first level (Level 1) is included in the cost of this test kit and measures 11 minerals and 5 toxic elements. The Level 1 test includes boron, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, zinc, as well as the toxic elements aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, lead & mercury. The hair sample will be sent to a laboratory for analysis. The Level 2 test costs an extra AUS$110 and includes 21 minerals and 15 toxic elements. You can choose to have either of these tests (Level 1 or Level 2) using this test kit.
Size1 Test kit
With the Self Test Mineral & Toxic element test kit, you can test (with a sample of your hair) up to 21 minerals and up to 15 toxic elements.
Mercury and other heavy metal toxicities can arise from prolonged exposure to environmental contamination and can cause a range of symptoms, from headaches to muscle pains, tremors, dizziness, depression and general neurological problems, among others.
A lack of these beneficial minerals or too higher levels of the toxic elements can contribute to symptoms such as hair loss, weight gain, brittle nails or those with white spots on the fingernails, lack of sexual function, low immunity, foggy or cloudy brain, liver problems, allergies, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, diabetes, migraines, insomnia, muscle pain, digestive dysfunction, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, food lost it's taste & skin problems.
Once you have received your hair analysis test, you will then know which of these you are lacking or which you are too high in. With this information, you can then target these elements and work at increasing these beneficial minerals or chelating and eliminating the toxic elements.
How to take the hair sample. For best results wash hair with Johnsons No more tears Baby Shampoo for 7 days in a row, before taking the hair sample. Do not take a sample of hair if you have bleached, permed or dyed your hair within 6-8 weeks. If you have been using anti dandruff shampoo, swap to the Johnsons No more tears shampoo for at least 2 weeks before taking your hair sample.
On the day of the sample taking, do not use any hair care products that could alter or taint your sample, apart from the No more tears shampoo.
Pin long hair back and separate sections at the back of the head. You need to take about 7 thin hair samples, cut as close to the scalp as possible. Cut each sample approximately 2.5cm to 4cm from the proximal or root end of the hair and discard the distal or tip end of the hair sample.
Please be aware that only the hair closest to the scalp is useful for hair analysis.
Do not send the straggly distal end of the hair sample. If using thinning shears, place these next to the scalp to collect your sample.
Pubic hair can be used, if there is no alternative; however this needs to be new growth, not old.
Once you have cut your sample, put a pencil on the table and then place the card (provided in the test kit box) on the pencil, as shown on the card. This card is now your measure, to ensure you send in enough hair for your test.
Place your hair in the area as specified on the card. When the card tips up, your sample size is adequate - .5grams.
Fill your details in on the card provided and put your hair sample into the plastic bag provided and post in the provided envelope. The results take approx. 3-4 weeks, once the test has been received at the laboratory in Australia.
Essential nutrients are the cornerstone of virtually every major metabolic process that is important for growth, vitality and well being. A good mineral balance will help you achieve optimum nutrition, and can also help alleviate a number of conditions. If allowed to go unnoticed, mineral deficiencies, imbalances or toxicities can seriously affect your health.
With hair analysis you can identify the source of health related problems, in a way that other tests fail to identify. If the information is used as part of a program to achieve optimal nutrition then it is the most effective way of determining your mineral status.
If the test is used as a personal diagnostic test because you have a particular condition or ailment and you believe that it may be associated with some mineral imbalance or toxicity (including mercury or other heavy metal toxicity), then the test results will give you the information you need.
A good mineral balance can add vitality to your life, and hair analysis is the perfect tool to help you attain a natural balance. It could make all the difference between living an unhealthy and lethargic existence or enjoying a healthy lifestyle, secure in the knowledge that your mineral status is working at optimal efficiency for peak performance and vitality. This is the best test kit available today one that will give you results.
Heavy metal toxicity can arise by prolonged exposure to environmental contamination and can cause a range of symptoms, from headaches to muscle pains, tremors, dizziness, depression and general neurological problems, among others. Mercury toxicity can arise from drinking contaminated tap water or even a high consumption of fish with high mercury content or from leaching from dental fillings. Lead toxicity can easily arise by prolonged exposure to exhaust fumes, arsenic toxicity or arsenic poisoning could comes from the arsenic present in some paints and in industrial waste, cadmium toxicity from cigarette smoke.
Hair analysis is a reliable method for measuring mineral and trace element levels in the human body as well as for testing for the presence of toxic materials. Since hair grows more slowly, the test results are substantially more meaningful than examinations of blood or urine that may show merely the conditions of the day that the sample is collected.
The collection of a sample for hair analysis is very simple and absolutely painless. On the basis of the results, you can decide for yourself whether and in what form supplementation of health care advice may be appropriate.
With this test kit, you can measure "2 levels" of Minerals and Toxic elements. The first level (Level 1) is included in the cost of this test kit and measures 11 minerals and 5 toxic elements. The Level 1 test includes boron, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, zinc, as well as the toxic elements aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, lead & mercury.
The Level 2 test costs an extra AUS$110 and includes 21 minerals and 15 toxic elements and includes the 21 minerals barium, boron, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, strontium, sulfur, vanadium, zinc and zirconium. As well as 15 toxic elements aluminium, antimony, arsenic, beryllium, bismuth, cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel, platinum, thallium, thorium, tin and tingsten.
You can choose to have either of these tests (Level 1 or Level 2) using this test kit. The fee for this test kit pays for the Level 1 test (11 minerals and 5 toxic elements)
Self Test Mineral & Toxic Element Test Kit contains instructions on how to take your sample, an information booklet on Hair Analysis for Mineral and Toxic elements, a pre paid post pack, your personal detail form & hair collection bag.
Keep out of reach of Children.