Why is This Hair Analysis Unique?
Several factors combine to make the ARL hair tissue mineral analysis the best in the industry.
ARL is one of only two laboratories that do not wash the hair at the laboratory. Washing hair samples at the laboratory has shown to erratically wash out the water-soluble elements. This creates less accurate results. In a 2001 study in the Journal of the AMA (Seidel, S. et al., Assessment of Commercial Laboratories Performing Hair Mineral Analysis, JAMA, 285(1) Jan 3:67-72.) the two laboratories that did not wash the hair, of which we were one, showed superb reliability.
Test results are printed on an easy-to-read graph, unlike many of the other laboratories. This is a great benefit for both practitioners and their clients as well. The printed graph includes the mineral results, major mineral ratios and the oxidation type. The test must be ordered by a certified nutritionist and can’t be done by the customer.
ARL offers the only complete individualized test interpretation by the method developed by the late Dr. Paul C. Eck, the ARL founder. This 15-20 page report is unique as it includes information related to one’s metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, immune system, autonomic balance, glandular activity and metabolic trends, a personal dietary supplement program, basic diet recommendations and other information that can be inferred from the test results.
The analysis includes a personalized transition dietary plan based entirely upon the results of one’s hair tissue mineral analysis. This 25 page report includes three transition diets, menu plans and a wealth of information covering food preparation, eating habits, cooking and
other valuable information.
A hair analysis may only be ordered via a qualified Clinical Nutritionist from the lab.