This scan is able to test for 13 heavy metal toxins and over 20 minerals. This non-invasive scan is able to do this because every chemical compound absorbs, emits or reflects light (electromagnetic radiation) over a certain wavelength. The more the sample is concentrated, the more it absorbs the light within the limits of proportionality expressed in the law Beer-Lambert. Spectrophotometry is used in many domains: chemistry, pharmacy, environment, the food-processing industry, biology, medical /clinical, material/chemical engineering and clinical applications and many others. In the clinical applications, spectrophotometry is used to examine blood or tissues for clinical diagnosis
It’s important to test for heavy metals and minerals because a toxic load of metals has the potential to block or limit hormonal functions, and mineral deficiencies have an impact on all chronic disease states.
Transported by the pollution of the air, the earth and water (ground waters and sea water), heavy metals pollute the human body either directly by contact or indirectly through the food chain. Some of these substances are also in the products we typically use, such as skin and hair care.
Additionally, scientific studies have revealed the depletion of nutrients in our food (accompanied with an increase of food additives which cause various problems in the body), which makes testing for mineral deficiencies even more important.
While some labs rely on a hair analysis (a test that is also capable of measuring metal and mineral loads) we believe a complete scan to be a more accurate test. One of the main reasons for this is that a hair analysis is only able to provide your practitioner with a summary from three months ago of what’s excreted, whereas a spectrophotometry scan focuses on what’s happening in your tissues right now!
By examining the amounts of heavy metals and minerals currently in your system, your practitioner is able to find problematic areas and create treatment plans based on your individual system.