Analysis

Hair Mineral Analysis

£89.00

Your hair contains every single mineral that exists in your body. These include not only nutritional minerals, but also toxic heavy metals. This Hair Mineral Analysis provides an accurate gauge for both nutrient deficiencies (vital for hair health and strength) and toxic exposure. It tests for pervasive and potentially damaging toxins like aluminium, lead, mercury and calcium, as well as looking for minerals including zinc, calcium and magnesium. A vital test to give key indicators if you are suffering from fragile, thinning or breaking hair as well as hair loss or lack of hair density.
My Hair Doctor partners with Medichecks to provide a comprehensive, health check system.

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.



Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

This test is designed for anyone looking to establish any nutritional deficiencies or toxic exposure in the body. As well as this the test will highlight areas of your body that may be underperforming causing hair deficiencies.

Minerals

Calcium
Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and one of the most important. The body needs it to build and repair bones and teeth, help nerves and muscles to function, blood to clot and also help the heart to work. Vitamin D is essential to absorb calcium.

The majority of calcium in the body is stored in bone, the rest is found in the blood. If the calcium result is abnormal, a corrected calcium calculation is carried out to aid further investigation.

Magnesium

Prosphorus

Sodium
Sodium is both an electrolyte and a mineral. It helps regulate the water and electrolyte balance of the body and is important in the operation of nerves and muscles. Sodium levels in the blood are regulated by the kidneys.

Excess sodium in the blood is often due to dehydration but can also indicate that the kidneys are not working properly.

Too little sodium is often caused by fluid retention (oedema) or reflects loss due to vomiting, diarrhoea or excessive sweating.

Potassium
Potassium is essential in regulating how the heart beats. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells and influences how nerves and muscles communicate.

Raised potassium can be caused by over-supplementation but is also a sign of kidney failure as the kidneys fail to remove excess potassium from the blood.

Low potassium can be caused by dehydration, excessive sweating, diarrhoea and eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.

Iron
This test measures how much iron is in your blood with the aim of identifying iron deficiency anaemia or iron overload syndrome (haemochromatosis).

The symptoms of too much or too little iron can be similar - fatigue, muscle weakness, moodiness and difficulty concentrating.

A raised result can mean that you have iron overload syndrome, an inherited condition where your body stores too much iron, or that you are over-supplementing or that you have a liver condition.

A low result can mean that you are anaemic or are suffering from gastro-intestinal blood loss (or other blood loss). Anaemia is also very common in pregnant women.

Copper

Zinc

Chromium

Manganese

Selenium

Cobalt

Cobalt

Toxic Metals

Aluminium

Arsenic

Cadmium

Lead

Mercury

Nickel

Hair Element Ratios

Calcium / Magnesium

Calcium / Phosphorus

Sodium / Potassium

Zinc / Copper

Zinc / Lead

Zinc / Cadmium

Selenium / Cadmium

Selenium / Mercury

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