Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis


Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a test that measures the mineral and heavy metal composition of the hair. The hair typically reflects the body’s level of mineral content and so can be used to assess mineral balance and toxic overload.

Over 35 different nutrients and toxic minerals are evaluated with each test. The root of the hair below the skin surface is a living matrix of cells and as the hair grows, minerals are keratinised into the growing hair shaft, creating a record of metabolic mineral activity and toxic exposure.

Mineral concentrations in the hair provide a reliable indicator of stores in the whole body, whereas blood tests can only tell us the circulating concentrations of minerals.

Your hair test report will not only give you readings of your current mineral and heavy metal levels but also some important ratios of certain minerals and toxic metals.  These ratios can provide us with information about metabolic activity and biological function.

HTMA is a non-invasive screening tool to help us evaluate mineral depletions or toxic metal overloads and can be used to help in conditions such as:

Blood sugar Imbalance

Levels of the minerals chromium and zinc can have an influence on insulin production and blood sugar levels

Mood swings

Assessment of minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium can give us information about energy levels and metabolic function which may be having an influence on mood.


Ratios between minerals such as sodium/potassium, calcium/potassium and calcium/magnesium can help determine metabolic function and provide information on how best to correct energy levels. Iron levels and the ratio of iron to other minerals are important considerations here.

Muscular/bone & joint problems

Important mineral ratios can show us if bones are susceptible to calcium or magnesium loss, or if zinc and copper levels are having an influence on joint inflammation.
Information about metabolic function lets us understand if there is increased or decreased bone turn over.

Headache or Migraine

Determining your metabolic type can give us information about possible underlying factors that may be contributing to these symptoms. High iron levels may be associated with headache/migraine and low magnesium levels may also be a contributing factor.

Learning difficulties

Heavy metals have long been associated with learning difficulties, such metals as lead, mercury and arsenic as well as toxic levels of copper can influence brain function.


Metabolic function along with levels of potassium, magnesium and heavy metals can provide information that helps us balance energy levels and mood.

Hormonal Issues

Levels of the minerals magnesium, zinc, potassium and copper can have an influence on mood levels at certain times in the female hormonal cycle, the ration between copper and zinc levels are especially important.

Since HTMA tests for minerals, you can not do this test if your hair is dyed, because dye contains too many chemicals.

Elements Tested

Nutritional Minerals: Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfur, Zinc

Toxic Elements: Aluminium, Arsenic, Beryllium Cadmium, lead, Mercury, Uranium

Additional Elements: Barium, Bismuth, Germanium, Lithium, Nickel, Platinum, Rubidium, Strontium, Thallium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Vanadium, Zirconium

Nutritional Ratios: The ration between important nutritional minerals Calcium/Phosphorus, Sodium/Potassium, Calcium/Potassium, Zinc/Copper, Sodium/Magnesium, Calcium/Magnesium, Iron/Copper

Toxic Ratios: The ration between heavy metals and important minerals    Calcium/Lead, Iron/Lead, Iron/Mercury, Selenium/Mercury, Zinc/Cadmium, Zinc/Mercury, Selenium/Mercury, Selenium/Cadmium, Selenium/Lead

Metabolic Typing: Sympathetic Nervous system dominance, Parasympathetic Nervous system dominance

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