Hair Mineral & Toxin Analysis (HMT) – FMD

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Hair Mineral & Toxin Analysis (HMT)

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Hair Mineral Analysis Test is one of the best proven and effective way to check your health and the health of your loved ones. Based on 29 elements, the results of this test reveal imbalances of mineral and toxin in the body. This test also shows two person relationships with each other better than any other methods.

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1. Please let us know one day prior to taking the sample so that we can try and arrange the pickup next day.

2. Pickup of the sample may take 24-48 working hours depending on the location. The quality of the sample will not be compromised since it’s a dry sample. We try our best to arrange the pickup as soon as possible. In case it doesn’t happen or take time, you are requested to courier the same.

3. You may be required to take a printout of pickup label in case the label sent by us is more than 7 days old or we need to arrange pickup by different couriers.

It is a complimentary service.

HAIR MINERAL AND TOXIN ANALYSIS (HMTA)

This is a proven and effective method for diagnosing your health and the health of your loved ones. Based on 29 elements, the results of this test will show imbalances in the body, and changes in elements and their interrelationships better than other methods.

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Why HMTA instead of a urine or blood test?

Hair Mineral Analysis Test (HMTA) gives the most-reliable results on the body’s mineral content, because the results of this test determine imbalances in the body and changes of elements and their interrelationships much more reliably than blood or urine tests.
Determining the amount of elements using a blood test doesn’t show their amounts in the whole body. The blood has mechanisms that equalise the amount of elements in the serum at the expense of their reserves in tissues. This means that despite a seemingly correct concentration of elements in the blood, their amount in the body may be insufficient. Elemental hair analysis is different – It shows the actual quantities of the elements in the body, drawing the most-indicative picture of their excesses and shortages.

Regain Control of Your Hormones: Understanding Hashimoto's Disease Through Hair Elemental Analysis in India

Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder leading to hypothyroidism, has been a growing concern in India, where lifestyle changes and environmental factors contribute to its prevalence. LifelineDiag introduces a pioneering approach to understanding and managing this condition through hair mineral analysis, a non-invasive diagnostic tool that offers a wealth of information about your body’s mineral balance and toxic metal accumulation.

Why Hair Mineral Analysis?

Hair is a long-term record of the body’s nutritional and toxic metal levels. In India, with its diverse diet and exposure to varied environmental conditions, understanding individual nutritional status is crucial. Hair mineral analysis can detect imbalances that may influence thyroid function, providing insights that are not always apparent in blood tests.

The Indian Context

In India, dietary patterns vary significantly across regions, directly impacting mineral intake. For example, iodine deficiency is more common in inland areas away from the sea, where seafood, a rich source of iodine, is less consumed. Conversely, exposure to heavy metals like lead and arsenic can be higher in industrial areas, affecting thyroid health.

How Can Hair Mineral Analysis Help with Hashimoto’s Disease?

Our Commitment

At FMD, we are committed to providing our Indian clients with personalized health insights. Our hair mineral analysis is not just a test; it’s a step towards a healthier life, with the support of our expert team who understand the unique health challenges faced in India.

EXPERTS RECOMMENDATIONS

“Why do I choose EHA testing? I specialize in the diagnosis and therapy of intestinal microflora disorders in children on the autism spectrum, autoimmune diseases, and allergic conditions, including atopic dermatitis. This is a very specific patient group, hence a highly individualized approach to each of them is necessary. EHA testing allows for this, as it indicates the levels of elements essential for proper body functioning, including toxic element burdens, over a period of several months. I am an advocate for using high-quality, non-invasive methods, and EHA is the perfect solution to my needs and an effective tool in my work. The ratios of various elements indicating the nutritional status of the body, often significantly exceeding the norms for heavy metal burdens, all have a significant impact on the overall health condition and the effectiveness of implemented therapies.”

M.D. Anna Romaniuk

“The Elemental Hair Analysis (EHA) test, conducted by Lifeline Diag laboratory, is an extremely useful tool in the daily work of a dietitian. It enables the proper balancing of a diet therapy plan based on the examined mineral ratios, as well as the comprehensive selection of supplements necessary for the optimal functioning of the body. Hair elemental analysis also allows for tracking the burden of nine heavy metals, which often are the causative factor of many body dysfunctions. The EHA test is a noteworthy complement to routine laboratory diagnostics in a dietitian’s office.”

Monika Gackowska

“Hair elemental analysis is of great added value in my medical practice. Frequently detected burdens of heavy metals and aluminum influence my decisions regarding the choice of appropriate therapies that I use for my patients. It’s much safer to implement mineralization leading to balance than to do so blindly. This is a very important tool for me, both for control and for assessing health status.”

MD Dorota Mieszczak Woszczyna

CUSTOMERS RECOMMENDATIONS

Certainly! Here are three sample patient recommendations for hair elemental analysis:

1. **Recommendation from a Parent of a Child with Allergies**

“As a parent of a child who has struggled with allergies and digestive issues, I highly recommend the hair elemental analysis. This test has been a breakthrough for us. It identified specific heavy metal burdens that were affecting my child’s health. Based on these results, our doctor could tailor a specific treatment and dietary plan, leading to noticeable improvements in my child’s well-being. It’s a non-invasive and informative tool that I believe can help many families dealing with similar health challenges.”

2. **Feedback from an Adult with Chronic Fatigue**

“I had been suffering from chronic fatigue and unexplained health issues for years. After undergoing the hair elemental analysis, I finally got some answers. The test revealed high levels of certain metals that were likely contributing to my symptoms. With this information, my healthcare provider was able to recommend targeted dietary changes and supplements. The difference in my energy levels and overall health since making these changes has been remarkable. I strongly recommend this test to anyone experiencing unexplained health issues.”

3. **Testimonial from an Athlete Focused on Optimal Performance**

“As a professional athlete, optimizing my health and performance is crucial. The hair elemental analysis provided me with detailed insights into my body’s mineral balance and exposure to heavy metals. This information has been invaluable for fine-tuning my nutrition and supplementation regime. Since adjusting my diet based on the analysis, I’ve noticed improvements in my performance, recovery times, and general health. I recommend this test to any athlete who is serious about maintaining peak physical condition.”

What you will learn from (HMTA)?

  • The results of the hair mineral analysis will tell you not only about the concentrations of dietary and toxic elements in your body, but also about their mutual ratios.
  • Elements can work together or compete against each other. Therefore, an excess or deficiency of one element changes the amount of others. Based on the ratios between elements, you can evaluate metabolic activity and the correct functioning of physiological processes.
  • Changes in element ratios are reflected in the functioning of the body’s subsystems, such as, for example, the nervous, digestive and endocrine systems. Based on the (HMTA) result, you can determine changes in the functioning of these subsystems.
  • The results of the Hair Analysis enable you to evaluate any imbalances that may, in turn, lead to many serious diseases
The test determines the level of 29 elements in the body

The test diagnose or identify the level of 29 elements in the body, as well as their interrelationships. It helps detect many health problems and tendencies to fall ill. A Hair Test will inform you about the concentration of both nutrient and toxic minerals. In this report you can find:

Who should do an Hair Mineral and Toxin Analysis Test (HMTA)?

Elemental Hair Mineral Analysis is the best diagnostic method for all those who:

THE IMPACT OF RAPID URBANIZATION ON HEALTH – Insights from Hair Mineral Analysis in India

As an Indian resident, I’ve experienced firsthand the rapid urbanization occurring across the country. Our cityscapes have been reshaped by skyscrapers, our roads bristle with traffic, and our lifestyle has undergone a complete overhaul in the last few decades. While this progress has brought many benefits, it has also been linked to some adverse health impacts. One way we can gauge these impacts is through the use of hair mineral analysis.

A LANDSCAPE ALTERED

Since the liberalization of the economy in the 1990s, India has seen unprecedented urban growth. According to the United Nations, India’s urban population is projected to reach 600 million by 2031, nearly twice as much as in 2001. This has led to significant lifestyle changes, influencing dietary habits, physical activity, and stress levels.

URBANIZATION AND HEALTH

Urbanization’s impact on health is complex. On the one hand, urban dwellers often have better access to healthcare services, and there’s typically a lower risk of infectious diseases compared to rural areas. On the other hand, the urban environment can encourage sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diets, and higher stress levels – all risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

THE ROLE OF HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS

Hair mineral analysis provides an opportunity to understand the physiological impacts of these lifestyle changes. This technique involves the analysis of a small sample of hair to measure its content of specific minerals and toxic metals.

Research in other parts of the world has shown links between hair mineral content and various health conditions. For example, high levels of toxic metals in hair have been associated with cognitive decline, while deficiencies of essential minerals may be indicative of malnutrition.

THE INDIAN SCENARIO

In India, the use of hair mineral analysis is relatively nascent, but its potential is immense. A study published in 2017 by Prasad et al., investigated the levels of toxic heavy metals in hair samples of urban and rural population in Rajasthan4. The study revealed a significantly higher burden of heavy metals in the urban population, particularly lead and mercury. These toxins are linked to a variety of health problems, including neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease.

THE WAY FORWARD

In light of the rapid urbanization, it is crucial to better understand and address its potential health impacts. Hair mineral analysis could be an effective tool in this quest, offering insights into the physiological effects of changing lifestyles and environments.

Monitoring the health of urban populations through non-invasive methods such as hair analysis, along with public health interventions targeted at promoting healthy lifestyles, could play a significant role in the nation’s health in the coming decades.

In conclusion, as our country continues to urbanize at a breathtaking pace, we must ensure that our health doesn’t become the price of progress. Embracing innovative approaches like hair mineral analysis can help us understand and navigate the challenges ahead.

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Sample Collection

Sample collection will be done from home

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Sample Processing

Sample is processed at Central Lab of our Trusted Partners.

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Online Reporting

Reports are accessible online.

FAQ's Hair Minerals and Toxins Analysis

Hair mineral analysis is the analysis of hair tissue to determine its chemical content. On average, human hair grows at a rate of about 1cm per month; therefore the analysis of a 3- 4cm cut sample represents what that growing hair has absorbed over the last 3-4 month period unaffected by short term fluctuations in the nutrient intake of the subject. The growing hair follicle is richly supplied with blood vessels, and the blood that bathes the follicle is the transport medium for both essential and potentially toxic elements. As these elements reach hair follicles, they are then incorporated into the growing hair protein. Unlike other body tissues, hair is a metabolic end product that incorporates elements into its structure while growing. As hair approaches the skin surface, it undergoes a hardening process known as keratinisation, and the elements accumulated during its formation are sealed into the protein structure of the hair. Because of the exposure of hair follicles to the blood supply during growth, element concentrations of the hair reflect concentrations in other body tissues.

Elemental hair analysis test gives a picture of the:

  1. Elemental deficiencies and imbalances. 
  2. It can be used to determine whether your metabolism is fast/mixed/slow. 
  3. Toxic heavy metal levels and the underlying reason 
  4. Function of adrenal glands
  5. Function of thyroid glands
  6. Level of antioxidant protection

Do not shampoo and wash your hair before sample collection for hair. Since hair treatments, such as colorants and highlights, are mineral-based, patients are advised to wait for twelve weeks before submitting hair samples for analysis if one of these treatments has been used.

After booking our hair mineral analysis test from the official website of Functional Medicine Diagnostics – FMD, the kit is sent to your registered address. Fill the information sheet in the kit and collect samples preferably from the centre of your scalp. Cut 40 to 50 hair strands from the base of your scalp and do not pluck the hair out of the root. Put the sample and the form in a pouch and ship the kit to the address mentioned in the instructions.

Through the elemental hair analysis test we obtain 3 group of results

  1. Level of individual elements 
  2. Information on heavy metal loading
  3. Ratio of elements

Before hair testing, samples are repeatedly washed in the Functional Medicine Diagnostic laboratory with a deionized detergent and dried before weighing. Analysis is performed via inductively coupled plasma with mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) utilizing collision/reaction cell methods coupled with ion-molecule chemistry, a reliable new method for interference reduction. Quality control of the analysis is carried out by repeat re-analysis of pooled hair extracts.

Several health problems are associated with chronic and acute heavy metal exposure and imbalance in essential and trace elements, including neurological problems, developmental delays, cancer, liver and kidney problems, learning disabilities, lower IQs, heart disease, diabetes, birth defects, and more. If you are someone suffering from unexplained chronic fatigue, digestive issues, aching joints, impaired blood sugar retention; or mental disorders like depression, impaired memory, getting a hair mineral and toxin analysis test done will give you a more root cause related solution. 

  • Chromium (Cr) 
  • Potassium (K) 
  • Phosphorus (P) 
  • Germanium (Ge) 
  • Magnesium (Mg) 
  • Iodine (I)
  • Cobalt (Co) 
  • Silicon (Si) 
  • Lithium (Li) 
  • Manganese (Mn) 
  • Copper (Cu) 
  • Molybdenum (Mo) 
  • Selenium (Se) 
  • Sulfur (S)
  • Sodium (Na) 
  • Silver (Ag) 
  • Vanadium (V) 
  • Calcium (Ca) 
  • Iron (Fe)

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