Understanding Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)

Hair is a soft tissue.  Just like other soft tissue, hair is built from minerals: therefore, hair accurately shows mineral balances in the body.

Testing the minerals in hair is a complex process and can help spot mineral issues like deficiencies or imbalances.

HTMA is a useful tool for you and your healthcare provider to understand how your diet, stress, and exposure to toxins affect your mineral levels. It gives a long-term view that other tests might miss.

Minerals are extremely important for your health. They help with things like cell function, immune response, and even DNA. Many factors like diet, genetics, and stress can affect how well your body absorbs these minerals. It's rare to have just one deficiency; often, there are several imbalances that can lead to health problems.

The test results and report aren't meant to diagnose issues on their own. They're extra information for your health professional to consider. The lab that did the tests follows strict procedures set by the government, and the interpretations are based on research by experts.

In essence, HTMA is a valuable tool to understand your body's mineral balance, but it's an essential piece of the puzzle that you can use to help keep you healthy.

External link opens in new tab or windowHere’s an example of what you will receive in YOUR HTMA (click here)