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Analysis of hair tissue is a non-invasive method (unlike the chelation challenge test) for determining which toxic heavy metals are present in the body. In addition, it can also measure the levels of essential minerals in the body, such as calcium, magnesium and zinc, as well as important mineral ratios.
Too little or too much of any of these essential minerals can have an adverse affect on the human body and it’s ability to recover.
Hair analysis testing is worth doing because a surprising number of people diagnosed with incurable chronic health conditions actually turn out to have a heavy metal problem. Heavy metal problems can be corrected using a safe detoxification program.
Hair testing allows the underlying problem to be identified and the chronic health condition often disappears with proper detoxification. For more information on the benefits of hair analysis testing, click here.
Introducing the Basic Hair Analysis Test by Trace Elements, Inc.
We offer a Basic Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (Profile 1) test (previously available only through doctors) for only $84 (subtract $3 if you opt for the printed copy only). This is the most affordable and accurate hair analysis available.
The Basic Hair Analysis (Profile 1) is ideal for those do-it-yourself individuals who are wanting to measure the levels of toxic metals and mineral ratios in their hair tissue as a way to monitor their nutritional status and/or detoxification progress.
The Basic Hair Analysis does not include an interpretation of results from the lab or dietary and supplement recommendations as provided in the Comprehensive Hair Analysis Report, which we also offer.
For more information on the Comprehensive Hair Analysis (Profile 2), please click here.
The multi-element assay of hair (36 elements) is performed by a federally licensed clinical laboratory called Trace Elements, Inc., who have been in business since 1984. (Please note that Trace Elements is a separate company from us, Evenbetternow, LLC). Trace Elements do not sell the hair analysis test to the public directly.
The hair sample is prepared through a series of chemical and high temperature digestive procedures. Testing is then performed using highly sophisticated detection equipment and methods to achieve the most accurate and precise results.
Your 2 page basic report from the laboratory will include the following:
Copy of test results showing a computerized bar graph illustration of high, low and reference range levels of the 36 elements listed below, including 8 heavy toxic metals.
Bar graph results of 7 significant essential mineral ratios.
Bar graph depicting low and acceptable ranges for 9 toxic mineral to metal ratios.
Calculated values for 11 additional ratios.
Brief explanation of the importance of each graph.
Unlike some labs that test for hair minerals, Trace Elements, Inc. does not wash the hair at the lab. Washing the hair removes some of the loosely bound minerals and can reduce some mineral readings by 50% or more. Their analysis report details graph results for 8 toxic metals, 15 nutritional minerals, 15 additional elements, 7 significant mineral ratios, and 9 toxic metal ratios.
Interpretation of Results
Please Note: Evenbetternow® does not do clinical interpretations of results. The Basic Hair Analysis measures the elements tested for without a personalized explanation of results as they pertain to your metabolic type. There's no need to pay extra for an interpretation of your results, especially if you are just tracking on your own the levels of heavy metals and essential minerals in your body. This is why we are able to offer this test at such an affordable price.
However, if you do need further interpretation of your results, and want to work with a qualified physician, we have two medical advisers which we can refer you to. One is Rick Malter, Ph.D who authored the excellent book "The Strands of Health", which is a complete guide to understanding hair tissue mineral analysis. He worked with Dr. Watts, the founder of Trace Elements, Inc. over 30 years ago. The cost for his additional review of your hair analysis is $95. We highly recommend you read his book "The Strands of Health" before he does a further evaluation of your report.
The other medical advisor is a licensed naturapathic physician who studied under Dr. Malter and is a renowned expert in interpreting the Trace Elements tissue analysis reports. His client base is worldwide, and includes patients in 44 countries.The cost for his services is $197 for people who have already had their HTMA done through us. The price for this service includes the initial consultation, treatment plan, and 3 months of email support.
We also have a licensed acupuncturist and classical Chinese Medicine practitioner that we can refer you to who charges $75/hr for a consultation and interpretation of the Trace Elements analysis when purchased through us. The wait time to book a consult with this person will be shorter. They can also do canine and equine hair analysis interpretations.
If you choose not to use either of the above, we suggest you take your report (along with your doctor's copy) to your naturopathic doctor or other healthcare practitioner for further guidance.
We recommend this hair tissue analysis as the most thorough and comprehensive way of charting your detoxification process and getting a detailed blueprint of your nutritional metabolic activity.
"I ordered a hair tissue analysis online, and paid the extra $3 to receive an email of the results (well worth it). This has been the best money I have spent in reference to finding out more about my health. I learned more from this analysis than I have from years of blood and urine tests and doctor visits. Tissue analysis is far more accurate than blood and urine. I would highly recommend this test to anyone. I'm definitely posting a recommendation on my Facebook page, and plan to make verbal and email recommendations to family and friends. Thank you so very much for giving me a clear picture. The truth is in the tissues."- Barbara P., Nashville, TN
8 Toxic Heavy Metal Elements: Antimony, uranium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum. These heavy metals are well-known for their interference upon normal biochemical function and causing numerous imbalances in the body.
15 Essential Minerals: Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron, manganese, chromium, selenium, boron, cobalt, molybdenum, and sulfur. These nutrients play significant roles in such metabolic processes such as muscular activity, endocrine function, reproduction, skeletal integrity, and overall development.
Also includes 15 Additional Elements including: Germanium, barium, bismuth, rubidium, lithium, nickel, platinum, thallium, vanadium, strontium, tin, titanium, tungsten and zirconium. All mineral/metal levels are reported in milligrams percent (milligrams per one-hundred grams of hair). One milligram percent (mg%) is equal to ten parts per million (ppm).
6 Significant Mineral Ratios: Ca/P, Na/K, Ca/K, Zn/Cu, Na/Mg, Ca/Mg, Fe/Cu. If the relationship between certain minerals in the body is disturbed, normal biological functions and metabolic activity can be adversely affected.
9 Toxic Mineral/Metal Ratios: Ca/Pb, Fe/Pb, Fe/Hg, Se/Hg, Zn/Cd, An/Hg, S/Hg, S/Cd, S/Pb. Individuals with elevated toxic levels may not always exhibit clinical symptoms associated with those particular toxic minerals. However, research has shown that toxic minerals/metals can also produce an antagonistic effect on various essential minerals, leading to disturbances in their metabolic utilization.
Also included are 11 Additional Ratios: Ca/Sr, Cr/V, Cu/Mo, Fe/Co, K/Co, K/Li, Mg/B, S/Cu, Se/Tl, Se/Sn, Zn/Sn
A calculated comparison of two elements to each other is called a ratio. To calculate a ratio value, the first mineral level is divided by the second mineral level.
Reference Ranges: Generally speaking, the reference ranges in the report should be considered as guidelines for comparison with the reported test values. These reference ranges have been statistically established from studying an international population of "healthy individuals". The reference ranges should not be considered as absolute limits for determining deficiency, toxicity or acceptance.
View Sample Report: To view a Sample Report illustrating the bar graph results for the above elements, please click here.
Each report illustrates levels for 15 nutritional elements, 8 toxic heavy metals, 15 additional elements, 7 significant ratios, 9 toxic ratios, and 11 additional ratios.
What are the steps to receiving my report?
Once you place an order for the hair analysis with us, we send you the hair sample kit with complete instructions on how to take the hair sample. The kit is mailed via USPS Priority Mail (within USA only).
The kit includes a lab submittal form with envelope, cardboard scale to ensure enough hair is collected (about 1 heaping teaspoon), and complete instructions on how to take the hair sample. If you would like to view the instructions in advance, please click here.
You then send the hair sample to the lab, and the lab sends us the results in a hard bound copy, which we then ship via USPS First Class Mail to you. (Reports for international customers are mailed via First Class Mail International).
If you added the email copy service to your order, we forward you the email results as soon as we get them form Trace Elements, Inc. Generally speaking, you will receive the email copy several days before receiving the hard copy.
Please Note: In most cases, the turnaround time to receive your hair analysis results from the time you place the order with us is 2-4 weeks.
Also Note: If you are ordering a hair analysis for anyone other than yourself, including in your own family, it is very important that you include their name, address and phone number in the "Comments" section of the shopping cart, so that we can match your order to their name and ship the report directly to them.
The price charged by health care professionals for this very same analysis is usually $100 and up. Our price for the Basic Hair Tissue Analysis by Trace Elements, Inc. is only $84.00 (includes printed and electronic copy of results).
If you opt for just the printed copy save $3.00. Please choose your option by clicking on the radio button below or above.
For individuals wanting a more comprehensive report that includes an interpretation of your results with respect to your metabolic type, as well as dietary and supplement recommendations we offer the Comprehensive Hair Analysis Report.
Price includes mailing of the hair analysis submittal form/kit to you and the report from the lab once it is sent to us.
More Customer Feedback:
"Our family (nine children) has found many helpful things on your site. The most significant is your Comprehensive Hair Analysis. We have begun using it on the most serious health issues in our family and have found it to be very useful in getting to the root of our health problems. No significant toxic levels of heavy metals have been found, but the hair analysis is a life saver in addressing some of the emotional health issues we have. Thank you!"
- Marvin L., Howell, MI
Helpful Link: For Frequently Asked Questions about the Hair Tissue Analysis, please click here.
Note Regarding Treated Hair:
If you chemically treat your hair with perms or hair dyes, wait 6 weeks after the last treatment before taking a hair sample. (If you do submit a hair sample that has been treated, please indicate that on the submittal form and know that the results will show an artificially higher amount of lead and aluminum.)
Alternatively, pubic hair may be used, but the results are not as current, since pubic hair grows slower than hair on the head. Also the best sample is taken up to the first 1.5 inches from the roots. If you take the hair sample from more than the first 1.5 inches from the scalp, it will not be accurate.
Alert To New York State Residents: Due to current New York State regulations, we are unable to process samples collected from residents of New York at this time. Please call 520-877-2637 for more information on this.
Also Please Note: Due to exclusive distribution agreements, we cannot accept Hair Analysis orders originating from the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Equador, Finland, Guatemala, Honk Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.
Visitors from these countries need to purchase the test from a distributor in their region. Please contact Trace Elements, Inc. for further information.
If after receiving your hair analysis kit you change your mind and want a refund, simply return the original signed submittal form and a copy of your invoice within 30 Days to our address Evenbetternow, LLC 1870 W Prince Rd., Suite #26, Tucson, AZ 85705-2964, and we will refund you your full amount.
Please Note: We cannot offer refunds once you have submitted your hair sample to the lab.
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We also offer a pet hair analysis for dogs and horses.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure
or prevent any disease. Nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another.