La Belle Vie Laboratory, Hair Mineral Analysis Laboratory


Why Balancing Minerals is Important?

Mineral Balance is vital to maintaining health.
Minerals (also referred to as trace elements) prevents imbalance of biochemistry at the cell level. Imbalance of biochemistry is the cause of many symptoms of illness.

Minerals in Your Body

Due to advancement of analytical technology during the last 30 years, we now know that the human body is built with 54 elements. As the chart indicates, 96.7% is made up of 4 elements and 3.3% is made up of 50 elements. In the past, nutritionist and health practitioners mostly ignored these trace elements. Today's technology makes it possible to measure 26 minerals with only 0.2 g of hair. The low cost and easy method enabled health practitioners to understand the relations between many health deficiencies and minerals and make sound recommendations.

The Significance of Balanced Minerals

According to Dr. Williams, former chairman of biochemistry institute, essential proteins, minerals and vitamins must work together to form a well-balanced nutritional chain of life. Any single mineral deficiency will disrupt the total activity where that particular mineral is involved.

The following chart is a representative example of symptoms you may experience when the mineral ratio in your body is off balance.

Mineral Ratios Symptoms for higher than ideal ratio Symptoms for lower than ideal ratio
Sodium (Na)/ Potassium (K) bronchial asthma, nephrosis, fatigue, high blood pressure, weak muscle adrenal deficiency
Potassium (K)/ Iron (Fe) anemia muscle fatigue
Calcium (Ca)/ Magnesium (Mg) neurosis, hypersensitivity, arteriosclerosis, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes fatigue, osteoporosis, muscle convulsion, indigestion
Calcium (Ca)/ Iron (Fe) anemia (due to excess calcium)  
Calcium (Ca)/ Copper (Cu) anemia, arthrosis (due to low level copper) neurosis
Calcium (Ca)/ Zinc (Zn) arteriosclerosis, diabetes, prostatitis, infertility osteoporosis
Calcium (Ca)/ Phosphorus (P) Ideal ratio is 1:1  
Iron (Fe)/ Copper (Cu) anemia (due to low level copper) anemia (due to low level iron)
Copper (Cu)/ Molybdenum (Mo) Cu and Mo are particularly susceptible to a balanced ratio in order to function  
Zinc (Zn)/ Manganese (Mn) low blood pressure, diabetes arteriosclerosis, infertility, diabetes
Zinc (Zn)/ Iron (Fe) anemia (caused by lack of iron), nutrition absorption deficiency, white spot appears on nails wound becomes difficult to heal
Zinc (Zn)/ Copper (Cu) anemia caused by lack of Cu or excess Zn  
Zinc (Zn)/ Selenium (Se) Se & Zn are antagonistic, therefore, must be balanced to function effectively  
Selenium (Se)/ Mercury (Hg) Se prevents cell destruction caused by toxic metals such as Hg or Cu increase occurrence of cancer, heart disease
Phosphorus (P)/Aluminum (Al) hyperphosphatemia aluminum deposit in kidney

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