Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
“Your hair follicle specimen yields the “nutrition-necessary” insights for both how nutrients are retained and used by the body and what is pushed out after the cells have used this nutrition.”
Here are actual tests results (2014): Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis – Advanced Bio Cell
One of the major findings in the test that relates to Depression is: CALCIUM (Ca)
“The tissue calcium level is significantly higher than normal. This does not necessarily indicate that there is too much calcium, but rather the calcium is not being utilized properly.
CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ELEVATED TISSUE CALCIUM
Over 90% of the calcium in the body is stored in the bones and teeth. This reserve of calcium can be drawn upon by the body as the need arises. However, if the calcium is not being properly utilized, it may accumulate in tissue other than the bones and teeth. If this metabolic pattern has been present over a long period of time excess accumulation may contribute to:
* Joint Stiffness – If calcium accumulates in ligamentous structures surrounding the joints, stiffness may develop. This may be noticed especially in the mornings or after being in one position for an extended period. Stiffness may also be aggravated by cold weather. This type of stiffness will often improve after exercise or a warming-up movement.
* Changes in Skin and Hair Texture – Calcium accumulation in soft tissues such as the skin will have a dehydrating effect. This can contribute to dry skin and wrinkling. Changes in hair texture as well as brittle nails may also develop.
* Low Energy Levels – Calcium is considered a sedative mineral and when found to be excessive in the body is usually associated with decreased metabolism and energy levels.
Other conditions for a woman of this age group with this calcium profile may include fatigue, muscle cramps, insomnia, depression and anemia.
SOME FACTORS THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO HIGH CALCIUM LEVELS
There are a number of factors that are related to improper calcium utilization and which may lead to elevated tissue levels, even if dietary calcium intake is low.
* Endocrine – Low thyroid and adrenal activity in conjunction with a relative increase in parathyroid function can contribute to an excessive deposition of tissue calcium.
* Nutritional – Inadequate protein intake, excessive sugar and refined carbohydrate intake, high vitamin D intake, and increased requirements of other vitamins and minerals, such as; vitamin E and phosphorus.”
Please mention KnowMental to Advanced Bio Cell as a reference in your interest in Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis. They offer a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis test kit for $299 (pricing based in 2014).
Call: 310.550.6767 http://www.advancedbiocell.com
“All Hair Mineral Analysis is done by medically approved nutrition testing laboratories and includes:
– Medical Nutrition test
– Digital measurement of foundational minerals and toxic metals
– Complete Report of nutrition body chemistry & metabolic function
– Specific pharmaceutical-grade vitamin program design
– Personal food plan
– Phone consultation for report review
– On-going support, guidance and education”