In our ever-evolving journey to help our patients discover their optimal health and wellness, the chiropractors at Turning Point Wellness Center have found a new tool - hair tissue mineral analysis.

You may be wondering - how and why would you want to test or analyze my hair? How could that possibly make a difference in what I do to improve my health?

The answer is actually pretty simple. Human hair can reveal a lot about the inner workings of the body.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) conducted by Analytical Research Labs, Inc. utilizes a sample of hair to measure the levels of 21 minerals and metals found in the body.

With this information, our chiropractic physicians are able to recommend lifestyle modifications, dietary changes and supplement protocol to help patients achieve optimal wellness.

Why Hair Tissue?

Hair analysis provides information about one's metabolic rate, energy levels, and stage of stress.

Furthermore, hair analysis is easier and more effective than a blood test. In fact, minerals in the hair are 10 times higher than in blood. This test provides information on imbalances that routine blood tests can miss.

Just a small sample of hair from the nape of the neck can give your wellness provider valuable insight into imbalances that may be occurring in your body.

Knowing which chemicals are off balance is the most accurate and effective way for your healthcare provider to recommend ways to regulate these minerals and metals and create a healthy balance, and better health, for each patient.


What Does The Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Measure?

Having these substances in the body is not necessarily good or bad. Rather, the levels of each mineral and metal should be regulated to create a harmonious balance for the patient to be healthy and feel their best.

This balance can be reached through lifestyle, diet, or supplements. Most often, a combination of all three regulating factors is used to create balance.

Analytical Research Labs, Inc. provides more information on how each of these minerals and metals affects the body.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis uses a sample of hair to measure the levels of these 21 minerals and toxic metals in the body: 

  • Aluminum
  • Arsenic
  • Boron
  • Cadmium
  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Lithium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Mercury
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc

Interpreting the Results

Once our chiropractors at Turning Point receive your customized results from the lab, we will see you for a consultation. One of our chiropractic physicians will help you interpret the results and make recommendations for you.

We will look at which supplements are likely to help you achieve and maintain mineral equilibrium in your body but we know that this is not the only way to achieve results. We also incorporate diet and lifestyle modifications that will help you regulate your body.

As discussed in our blog, creating this healthful balance makes you feel better and will even boost your immunity to make it easier for you to fight off illness and stay healthier.

At Turning Point Wellness Center in Waterloo and Red Bud, IL, we are dedicated to helping our patients find natural ways to increase their health and wellness.

One of the ways we do this is by recommending dietary supplements to ensure that patients are fueling their bodies with the proper nutrients.


What are supplements?

Dietary supplements are designed to fortify your body with needed vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. These products work in tandem with the foods you eat to provide added nutrition.

Supplements come in many forms and can be used to aid body functions such as gut health, digestion, immunity, energy, sleep, etc. They can also be used to fortify the body to increase bone health, ease headaches, reduce inflammation, keep hair and nails strong, and so much more.

In the past, we’ve had to make recommendations for supplements based on factors such as age, known conditions, and eating habits.

Thanks to advances in science, Turning Point Wellness Center now has a more accurate way to determine which supplements will be best for an individual’s needs.

Fullscript Online Ordering

If supplements are part of your post hair analysis treatment plan, the staff and Turning Point can help get you set up with high quality, safe, and effective dietary supplements.

We stock a wide selection of supplements at both of our locations in Waterloo and Red Bud, IL. These are available to be purchased in the office.

For those who prefer online ordering, we offer convenient ordering through FullScript.

Simply access the FullScript store through our website to receive supplements delivered directly to your door every month. Turning Point patients receive 10% off and free shipping on orders over $50.


The Turning Point in Your Health

We are so pleased to offer hair tissue mineral analysis as yet another way to guide patients on their health and wellness journey.

Whether you are already taking supplements or are interested in adding them to your daily wellness regimen, we highly recommend taking advantage of hair analysis. Even longtime supplement users may be surprised at the results and find it beneficial to adjust their diet and / or supplement use.

To schedule a hair analysis, simply call our offices or speak with your provider at your next regularly scheduled visit.