Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Hair Analysis: Detecting the Condition of Your Health

    Hair analysis is a valuable tool for detecting the state of medical condition of a person. The minerals present in hair can adjudicate the mental and physical state of the person being analyzed. The cell functioning depends upon the nutrients and minerals levels present in the human body. The minerals are taken in the form of drugs, energy drinks and beverages can make our Biochemistry chaotic resulting in adversely affected health. This biochemistry can be balanced out using the results of the analysis.

    We are exposed to metals so much that each one of us has metals in our bodies. The important thing is to detect the amount that will not cause any harm. Hair analysis not only determines the toxic mineral level in a body but also helps to restore the right balance by detoxification and right intake of minerals. A specific nutrient-enriched diet can be planned and harm-causing minerals can be avoided once a person is aware of his mineral body proportion.

    It is imperative to choose a trusted laboratory for hair analysis test as most of them do not have validated techniques, if chosen a validated lab then the accuracy of the hair analysis test cannot be obfuscated.

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  • Hair Follicle Test: A Method of Detecting Drugs Consumed

    Hair follicle test is an examination for identifying the drugs consumed by the tested person. The timeline for drug consumption can stretch from past 5 to 90 days which basically means if the subject being tested would have consumed the drugs in past 90 days, he can be easily detected.

    It is an advanced way for forensic toxicological testing for the repeated drugs use. The hairs from the scalps are used mainly for this testing but also body hair can be used if the person does not have scalp hair.

    When a human body processes the drugs, hair follicles absorb the metabolites of that consumption through the Blood veins. These absorbed molecules are detected during this test. It can make detection up to a consumption done 90 days ago but factors such as growth rate of one’s hair also make the difference. The hairs are cut nearest possible to the scalp with an approximate length of 1.5 inches amounting to 40 milligrams of hair.

    For the longer period of time, the hair follicle test is more effective than the urinal testing for drugs detection. The drugs such as Marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy can be detected with the help of this test.

    There are some myths associated with hair follicle tests such as the use of various shampoos and second-hand smoke can beat it. These myths need to be dispelled. This test is gaining wide popularity and hair tests are being used for detecting other diseases too on a wide scale.