What is it and what is it used for?
Minerals are fundamental regulators of the functions and activities our organism performs every day.
Unbalanced diet, abuse of drugs, stress, smoke, pollution and illness can cause deficiencies or excesses, which can cause numerous problems. Therefore it is fundamental to monitor the balance and imbalance of the various minerals, both nutritional and toxic, which could affect our state of health.
The trace mineral analysis, i.e. a hair tissue mineral analysis, enables evaluating the level of essential minerals for health and the main toxic minerals in our body cells in the three/four months prior to the analysis. Unlike blood tests, which photograph the state of the body at the time the sample is taken, the trace mineral analysis measures the average mineral level in the cells over a longer time period.
The measured minerals are:
- Nutrient minerals: silver, boron, calcium, cobalt, chrome, iron, phosphorous, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum nickel, potassium, copper, selenium, sodium, strontium vanadium, zinc.
- Toxic minerals: aluminium antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, mercury, lead.
- Other minerals: barium.
Who should take the test?
Nutritional deficiencies, stress, exposure to environments rich in heavy metals all cause imbalance able to cause varying disorders.
Mineral Evo is recommended for everyone, to evaluate their general state of health and prevent intoxication from heavy metals.
In particular, we recommend this test if:
- You work in a category that lives or works in a polluted environment.
- You have an unbalanced and disorderly diet and lifestyle
- You eat large amounts of conserved foods and foods rich in additives.
- You use lots of drugs and food supplements.
- You have false teeth, implants, devitalisation.
- You have suffered heavy hair loss, have fragile nails and very dry skin.
- You suffer from chronic tiredness (asthenia), have concentration difficulties and are irritable.
- You are pregnant and breastfeeding, and want to evaluate any intoxication from heavy metals and the correct concentration of antagonist metals (calcium, iron, selenium).
- You are in the menopause or suffer from osteoporosis.
- You have micronutrient deficiencies or suffer from eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia).
Where and how to take the test?
The test is performed by analysing a hair sample, and can be requested in analysis laboratories, medical centres, health spas and pharmacies that offer NatrixLab diagnosis services.
Preparing for the test: avoid dyes, colorants, discolorations, permanents and chemical treatments, for at least six weeks before the test.
If there are any alterations in the trace mineral analysis, a special diet, associated with medication if a specialist prescribes, will help reduce any imbalance and improve the general functions of your entire organism.
Repeating the test
We recommend repeating the test after 6 months, after following the right treatment and changing your eating habits To monitor treatment or a pathology, we recommend repeating the test according to your doctor’s instructions.
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