Minerals and trace elements

"Our daily bread" is composed of two nutritional groups: the macro nutrients such as Carbohydrates, fat, protein, fiber and micronutrients such as vitamins, phytonutrients, and minerals, including the trace elements.

Minerals play a vital role in our metabolism. They are necessary for our healthy growth and are the building material for bones and teeth. Minerals are important constituents of enzymes and hormones. They act in the blood, tissues and cells. Children, pregnant women and the elderly need more minerals.

Macro elements are sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and chlorine. These are needed in grams or milligrams per day and are supplied from our food. Trace elements, however, are virtually all metals in low amounts. They are needed to our body in milligrams or micrograms and the source of them are our food. While all the major elements are essential for specific physiological functions, only few trace elements such as Iron, fluorine, chromium, iodine, cobalt, copper, manganese, selenium, zinc, nickel, etc. are essential.

Several trace elements are not necessary for the body. Others are toxic in high amount and they include: aluminum, lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic. These may be often found in high concentrations in vegetables, fruits, seafood, and in the organ meats of cattle and wild animals. If we want to protect us from the toxic metals it is advisable to eat minimum amount of organ meat.

The requirement for minerals is dependent on its association with the overall metabolism, the various life processes and the nature of the food taken. In general, a healthy body is adequately supplied with minerals and trace elements by a good diet with mixed vegetable and animal foods. The 4000 biochemical reactions in our body need the essential macro and trace elements.

Incorrect or poor diet upsets the metabolism and thus brings forth a number of health complaints also.

ICP-MS technique was used for the determination of the elements and this is the best available method for multielement analysis.

The following elements are determined:

The toxic elements are:

• Aluminium
• Antimony
• Arsenic
• Barium
• Beryllium
• Bismuth
• Cadmium
• Lead
• Mercury
• Platinum
• Thallium
• Thorium
• Uranium
• Nickel
• Silver
• Tin
• Titanium

The essential elements are:

• Calcium
• Magnesium
• Sodium
• Potassium
• Copper
• Zinc
• Manganese
• Chromium
• Vanadium
• Molybdenum
• Boron
• Iodine
• Lithium
• phosphorus
• Selenium
• Strontium
• Sulphur
• Cobalt
• Iron
• Germanium
• Rubidium
• Zirconium
• Nickel

The blood tests indicate the current situation of the elements present in the blood or blood plasma. The levels are low in blood usually when the entire reserve is used up. The hair values, however, give much more information about the situation in the past few weeks or months.

The important reasons for hair mineral analysis include:

• Heavy metals - such as mercury, cadmium, lead etc.
• An unbalanced supply of essential elements of industrially produced food
• An unbalanced diet or malnutrition ...
• Illness-related shifts ...

A proper analysis and interpretation can provide many information about the health and metabolism. A personalized diet plan can put your metabolism back in order.

It can also be precisely used to recommend the right food supplements if necessary.

If you order for a hair mineral analysis and individual diet plan after payment a sampling kit with instructions and the questionnaire are sent. According to that cut your hair and send to us along with the filled questionnaire.

Price: On request
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