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Please Note: Due to exclusive distribution agreements, we cannot accept Hair Analysis orders originating from the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Equador, Finland, Guatemala, Honk Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.
Visitors from these countries need to purchase the test from a distributor in their region. Please contact Trace Elements, Inc. @ http://www.traceelements.com/CompanyInfo/contact.aspx for further information.
Alert To New York State Visitors: Due to current New York State regulations (NY Public Health Law Section 574), we are unable to process samples collected from residents of New York at this time. Therefore, we regret we cannot accept orders with a NY State billing or shipping address. Please call us at 520-877-2637 for more information on this.
Analysis of hair tissue is a non-invasive method (unlike the chelation challenge test) for determining which toxic heavy metals are present in the body. In addition, it can also measure the levels of essential minerals in the body, such as calcium, magnesium and zinc, as well as important mineral ratios. Too little or too much of any of these essential minerals can have an adverse affect on the human body and it’s ability to recover.
Hair analysis testing is worth doing because a surprising number of people diagnosed with incurable chronic health conditions actually turn out to have a heavy metal problem. Heavy metal problems can be corrected using a safe detoxification program. Hair testing allows the underlying problem to be identified and the chronic health condition often disappears with proper detoxification.
We offer a comprehensive Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis test (previously available only through doctors) for only $115. This is the most affordable, detailed and accurate hair analysis available. The standard cost for this type of detailed analysis is normally $150 and up.
The multi-element assay of hair (36 elements) is performed by a federally licensed clinical laboratory called Trace Elements, Inc., who have been in business since 1984. (Please note that Trace Elements is a separate company from us, Evenbetternow, LLC. We are a key distributor for Trace Elements, since they do not sell the hair analysis test to the public directly).
The hair sample is prepared through a series of chemical and high temperature digestive procedures. Testing is then performed using highly sophisticated detection equipment and methods to achieve the most accurate and precise results.
Your 10-15 page comprehensive report from the laboratory will include the following:
- Copy of test results showing a computerized bar graph illustration of high, low and reference range levels of the elements listed below. Also graphic illustration of important mineral ratios.
- A complete individualized evaluation and detailed discussion of the patient's metabolic type, current mineral levels and ratios, and their impact upon body chemistry.
- Recommendations of specific foods and food groups, along with an explanation of why each food is suggested.
- Supplement recommendations based upon age, sex, metabolic type, mineral patterns and specific need as seen on the tissue mineral analysis and other accompanying clinical test data.
Unlike some labs that test for hair minerals, Trace Elements, Inc. does not wash the hair at the lab. Washing the hair removes some of the loosely bound minerals and can reduce some mineral readings by 50% or more. Their comprehensive analysis report details graph results for 8 toxic metals, 15 nutritional minerals, 15 additional elements, 7 significant mineral ratios, and 9 toxic metal ratios.
Please Note: Evenbetternow® does not do clinical interpretations of results. The Trace Elements lab outlines in detail (in the report you receive) an explanation of the results as it pertains to your metabolic type. There's no need to pay extra for an interpretation of your results, especially if you are just tracking on your own the levels of heavy metals and essential minerals in your body. This is why we are able to offer this comprehensive test at such an affordable price.
However, if you do need further interpretation of your results, and want to work with a qualified physician, we have a medical adviser which we can refer you to. Our associate doctor is a licensed naturopathic physician who is an expert in interpreting the Trace Elements tissue analysis reports. This doctor is a highly skilled interpreter of mineral balancing, whose client base is worldwide, and includes patients in 44 countries.
The cost for our medical adviser's services is $197 for people who have already had their HTMA done through us. The price for this service includes the initial consultation, treatment plan, and 3 months of email support.
If you choose not to use our medical adviser, we suggest you take your report (along with your doctor's copy) to your naturopathic doctor or other healthcare practitioner for further guidance.
We recommend this hair tissue analysis as the most thorough and comprehensive way of charting your detoxification process and getting a detailed blueprint of your nutritional metabolic activity.
"I ordered a hair tissue analysis online, and paid the extra $3 to receive an email of the results (well worth it). This has been the best $100 I have spent in reference to finding out more about my health. I learned more from this analysis than I have from years of blood and urine tests and doctor visits. Tissue analysis is far more accurate than blood and urine. I would highly recommend this test to anyone. I'm definitely posting a recommendation on my Facebook page, and plan to make verbal and email recommendations to family and friends. Thank you so very much for giving me a clear picture. The truth is in the tissues."
- Barbara P., Nashville, TN
8 Toxic Heavy Metal Elements: Antimony, uranium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum. These heavy metals are well-known for their interference upon normal biochemical function and causing numerous imbalances in the body.
15 Essential Minerals: Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron, manganese, chromium, selenium, boron, cobalt, molybdenum, and sulfur. These nutrients play significant roles in such metabolic processes such as muscular activity, endocrine function, reproduction, skeletal integrity, and overall development.
Also includes 15 Additional Elements including: Germanium, barium, bismuth, rubidium, lithium, nickel, platinum, thallium, vanadium, strontium, tin, titanium, tungsten and zirconium. All mineral/metal levels are reported in milligrams percent (milligrams per one-hundred grams of hair). One milligram percent (mg%) is equal to ten parts per million (ppm).
6 Significant Mineral Ratios: Ca/P, Na/K, Ca/K, Zn/Cu, Na/Mg, Ca/Mg, Fe/Cu. If the relationship between certain minerals in the body is disturbed, normal biological functions and metabolic activity can be adversely affected.
9 Toxic Mineral/Metal Ratios: Ca/Pb, Fe/Pb, Fe/Hg, Se/Hg, Zn/Cd, An/Hg, S/Hg, S/Cd, S/Pb. Individuals with elevated toxic levels may not always exhibit clinical symptoms associated with those particular toxic minerals. However, research has shown that toxic minerals/metals can also produce an antagonistic effect on various essential minerals, leading to disturbances in their metabolic utilization.
Also included are 11 Additional Ratios: Ca/Sr, Cr/V, Cu/Mo, Fe/Co, K/Co, K/Li, Mg/B, S/Cu, Se/Tl, Se/Sn, Zn/Sn
A calculated comparison of two elements to each other is called a ratio. To calculate a ratio value, the first mineral level is divided by the second mineral level.
Reference Ranges: Generally speaking, the reference ranges in the report should be considered as guidelines for comparison with the reported test values. These reference ranges have been statistically established from studying an international population of "healthy individuals". The reference ranges should not be considered as absolute limits for determining deficiency, toxicity or acceptance.
What are the steps to receiving my report?
Once you place an order for the hair analysis with us, we send you the hair sample kit with complete instructions on how to take the hair sample. The kit is mailed in a plain brown envelope via First Class Mail (therefore there is no tracking number given). The kit includes a lab submittal form with envelope, cardboard scale to ensure enough hair is collected (about 1 heaping teaspoon), and complete instructions on how to take the hair sample.
You then send the hair sample to the lab, and the lab sends us the results in a hard bound copy, which we then ship via First Class mail to you. (Reports for international customers are mailed via First Class Mail International). If you added the email copy service to your order, we forward you the email results as soon as we get them form Trace Elements, Inc. Generally speaking, you will receive the email copy several days before receiving the hard copy.
Please Note: In most cases, the turnaround time to receive your hair analysis results from the time you place the order with us is 2-3 weeks.
International customers please note: Due to a change in policy, your hair samples must be mailed to us first, and we then forward your sample to the lab. Exceptions are residents of Canada, United Kingdom and Mexico.
The price charged by health care professionals for this very same analysis is usually $150 and up; some as high as $600, including those offered by other websites online. Our price for the comprehensive Hair Tissue Analysis by Trace Elements, Inc. is only $115.00.
If you purchase 2 or more hair analysis at the same time you save 10%.
Price includes 15 page detailed report plus mailing of the hair analysis submittal form/kit to you and the report from the lab once it is sent to us.
More Customer Feedback:
"Our family (nine children) has found many helpful things on your site. The most significant is your Comprehensive Hair Analysis. We have begun using it on the most serious health issues in our family and have found it to be very useful in getting to the root of our health problems. No significant toxic levels of heavy metals have been found, but the hair analysis is a life saver in addressing some of the emotional health issues we have. Thank you!"
- Marvin L., Howell, MI
Helpful Link: For Frequently Asked Questions about the Comprehensive Hair Tissue Analysis, please click here.
Please Note: If you chemically treat your hair with perms or hair dyes, wait 6 weeks after the last treatment before taking a hair sample. (If you do submit a hair sample that has been treated, please indicate that on the submittal form and know that the results will show an artificially higher amount of lead and aluminum.) Alternatively, pubic hair may be used, but the results are not as current, since pubic hair grows slower than hair on the head. Also the best sample is taken up to the first 1.5 inches from the roots. If you take the hair sample from more than the first 1.5 inches from the scalp, it will not be accurate.
Please Also Note: If you are ordering a hair analysis for anyone other than yourself, including in your own family, it is very important that you include their name, address and phone number in the "Comments" section of the shopping cart, so that we can match your order to their name and ship the report directly to them.
Alert To New York State Customers: Due to current New York State regulations, we are unable to process samples collected from residents of New York at this time. Please call 520-877-2637 for more information on this.
Retesting: We now offer a retest
for those who have ordered a Trace Elements hair analysis from us previously (does not apply to analyses received through a doctor or other distributor). The cost is $94.00
. The retest report will show a comparative analysis with your previous Trace Elements
test results. If you would like to purchase a retest hair analysis
, please click here
. We also offer hair analysis for dogs
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