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What is an HTMA?

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is a state-of-the-art nutritional test that offers a wealth of information about our current state of health. 

In this test, a sample of scalp hair is sent to a lab for evaluation of its mineral content. The results offer a fascinating window into the mineral composition of your tissue. 

The test has been available since the 1970s, though mineral testing via atomic absorption spectroscopy was developed over 75 years ago. 

Why choose HTMA?

Minerals are the foundation of human health

Minerals are the spark plugs of the body. They are needed for enzymes & enzymatic activity, hormone production, the stress response, digestion, nervous system function and much more! Important minerals like calcium, sodium, potassium & magnesium play crucial roles in human health. 


Accurate analysis over time

While blood tests provide a snapshot in time of some key nutritional markers, HTMA provides a picture of cellular mineral content over the last 3-4 months of your life. This enables closer monitoring & a more accurate analysis of your nutritional status.  


Detection of heavy metal toxicity 

HTMA tests for common heavy metals in the system like mercury, lead, cadmium & arsenic, which may be causing or contributing to your symptoms. 


Easy to test & retest

HTMA is affordable & samples are easy to collect, which means we can use this test again and again to closely monitor progress & inform your health protocol. 


Get in Touch

Book a call to discuss whether HTMA would be a good option for you. 

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