Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • How to Take Better Care of Your Health with Hair Mineral Test Analysis

    An optimal health is the result of mineral balance in one’s body. Let’s be more precise; we all know that our body is a chemical combination of different minerals and elements and the amount of every element in our body is defined. If we’re suffering from any mineral deficiency or have excess of it which can lead to mineral imbalance, our body becomes weak and fragile and is prone to different disorders and diseases.

    A hair mineral analysis test affirms any sort of mineral deficiency in one’s body and also reveals any heavy metal toxicity in the body. It also acknowledges and explains the causes of many health symptoms and diseases whose actual reasons are largely due to nutritional deficiencies, mineral imbalances or heavy metal & chemical contamination in our blood.

    Although hair is dead, it works as the dumping place of all metabolites in the body once the food and other ingestions are processed by the body and hence can help you track the accurate amount of metals and minerals present in your body. These toxic metals can hinder the absorption of other vital minerals and can have a negative impact on the body’s metabolic rate. Apart from the toxic minerals, levels of other ordinary minerals can also be detected with the help of hair mineral test and can help you & your physician to detect any problem with glucose absorption in your body and also to confirm the correct functioning of thyroid and adrenal glands.

  • The Working Mechanism of Hair Follicle Drug Testing

    Hair follicle test is primarily performed to detect any usage of illicit drugs (cocaine, heroin, Meth, etc.) in the individuals’ bodies. If you’re a victim of drug abuse or are addicted to drugs your chances of passing this drug test are slim to none. This forensic toxicology test can identify the consumption of drugs for past 5 to 90 days.

    Even though, hair follicle testing is a newer methodology as compared to urine test and other mechanisms, it’s still gaining popularity due to the considerable and voluminous look-back duration it offers. While urine test can only detect drug ingestion and alcohol consumption for about a week, hair follicle test can be used to diagnose any repeated, continual or binge usage over an extended period of time.

    As hair follicles are the dead cells in our body, waste out of the metabolism is accumulated there and that’s the reason once the drugs have been processed by the human body, the bloodstream inserts its metabolites in the hair follicles. That’s why the hair sample is taken from as close to the scalp as possible. The interesting part is if a person doesn’t have enough head hair, his body hair can also be used for the purpose. Nevertheless, as body hair is replaced in almost a year, the drug particles can be detected for up to even one year after the drug has left the blood stream which can be quite confusing.