Hair Mineral Analysis is a screening test to measure the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. With correct testing and interpretation, one can construct a complete metabolic profile of the human body.

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Hair is an excellent biopsy material. It is easy to sample, easily preserved and transported, represents a tissue of the body and is the storage and eliminative tissue. As hair grows it forms a permanent record of the body’s nutritional deficiencies or excesses.

Minerals screened include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, manganese, selenium, iron, cobalt, sulphur, silicon, boron, chromium, nickel, vanadium and molybdenium.

These nutrients play significant role in many metabolic processes such as muscular activity, endocrine function, reproduction, skeletal integrity and overall development.

Toxic metal screening includes lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, aluminum, antimony, barium and beryllium.

These heavy metals are well known for their interference upon normal biochemical function and causing numerous imbalances in the body.

A very high reading may represent a toxic amount of the mineral in the hair and in the body tissues in general. In the case of a toxic metal, any deposition or accumulation in the hair indicates some degree of toxicity.

High levels of toxic metals inhibit the body’s ability to process and assimilate specific nutritional elements that are essential to good health and have a proven link to many types of diseases.

Test also includes 15 significant Ratios. Ratio is a calculated comparison of two elements to each other. If the relationship between certain minerals in the body is disturbed, normal biological functions and metabolic activity can be adversely affected.

We can go over in details the result of your test and explain how the levels measured relate to your metabolic rate, stress and energy level. We can make further recommendations on diet and supplementation that is specific to your needs for improving your mineral balancing and any nutritional deficiencies.


How to collect Hair Sample

Hair that has been dyed, bleached, straightened or otherwise chemically treated is vulnerable to contamination or removal of hair mineral content. Best results are obtained when hair has not been treated.

Dandruff shampoos containing zinc (Head & Shoulders), selenium (Selsun Blue) and lead (Grecian Formula) or other medicated shampoos/conditioners should not be used prior to taking a sample.

If hair is very short, clean thinning shears may be used.

Hair from the head is preferred, however, pubic hair can also be used, but is best reserved for situations where head hair is unavailable. Do not combine head and pubic hair.

  1. Wash hands and ensure scissors are clean and in good condition.
  2. Collect hair samples from the nape of the neck.
  3. Cut hair as close to the scalp as possible. It is best if small amounts are cut from four to six areas.
  4. Save only new hair growth, about 2.5 cm from the scalp.
  5. 1 gram or approximately 1 Tablespoon is sufficient for analysis.
  6. Seal tightly in a zip-lock bag.
  7. Label the bag and complete Sample Submittal Form (Download 2.8 Mb) where indicate age, weight, how tall you are, your name, last name, e-mail.
  8. Send it to the lab (

    CanAlt Health Laboratories
    CONCORD, ON, L4K 4E5

Profile Hair Analysis comes to our Centre from Lab with a full written report. We do a personalized review and recommendations to help you further understand the results of your test and the evaluation provided by the lab.

Shipping time

Your hair sample delivery time (may vary depending on the country of origin) + 3-4 days for Lab analysis. After this we will send you detailed report to your email, which was used to make the payment.

Additional councelling is possible, use our Contact Form or call us by (416) 268-8721 and (416) 450-2902.

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The following instructions will be sent to your email after payment.

CAD 150.00

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