Vitamins power your cells. Did you know that only activated vitamins can deliver the fuel consumed by your cells? The more energy you use, the more vitamins and minerals you need. Vitamins also activate the most critical enzyme reactions in the body. Without this activity, life would cease to exist. They ensure the proper functioning of digestion, hormones, acid/alkaline balance, nerve conduction, muscle activity, detoxification, and cell synthesis & repair.
The Sun generates the vitamins in plants and animals we eat. Green plants transform sunlight into energized vitamins & minerals that are transferred to anything eating those plants. If anything disrupts that chain, our food supply is compromised and our bodies can become unbalanced, even if we think we have a healthy diet.
Your health depends on key mineral levels inside cells, as intracellular minerals activate vitamins & enzymes inside cells. Blood tests measure levels outside cells (extracellular), and the two are often not related. For example, most magnesium is stored in cells, whereas less than 2% is stored in blood, so blood is not a good indicator.
On the other hand, hair minerals reveal key information on mineral, vitamin, and overall enzyme balances inside your cells, and a clear window into cell health, metabolic activity and type, glandular and hormonal activity, nutrient levels, and any ongoing toxic metal exposures.
You can have a “normal” blood test and still have hidden cellular vitamin, mineral, or nutrient imbalances that are revealed in a hair test, as levels of nutrient in cells and blood are different. Hair testing measures mineral levels and ratios inside cells that directly affect related vitamin and metabolic activities within the cell.
Particular conditions are associated with particular balances of minerals. Adjusting those minerals and their associated vitamin levels is often the most critical factor to restoring metabolic balance and full health.
Since the body needs to keep the blood pure and uncontaminated, as a protective measure, it works to quickly remove toxic heavy metals and store them deeply within cells, including hair. This is why someone can have a “normal” blood test and still have a heavy metal toxicity. By acting as a receptacle for heavy metals over a period of weeks & months, a hair test will effectively pick up any ongoing metal toxicity - even when exposures are sporadic.
Blood tests are subject to minute to minute fluctuations based on activity, emotions, and food eaten most recently. Our hair testing provides a long-term record of nutrient and toxin intakes affecting your vitamin & mineral balances and overall metabolic activity.
Hair samples are pain-free, easy to collect, only require a very small amount of hair, and don’t require any special storage or transport methods like refrigeration. They arrive at the lab without any fear of spoiling or damage.
First developed for doctors, patients and pro athletes, our comprehensive online analysis is combined with gold standard hair testing to cross-reference 350+ biomarkers, symptoms, and lifestyle data points. It has been clinically proven for over 15 years and generates highly-effective targeted vitamin, mineral, nutrient and lifestyle programs.
This complex data processing initially took 2-4 weeks and cost $10,000-20,000. But it got results… for 90+% of patients and 100% of athletes.
Now fully automated, our 12,000 line algorithm takes seconds to process your questionnaire and test results, reducing the cost of your Personal Nutritional Assessment to $129, and making improving your health affordable.
Our pioneering metabolic research has helped produce the most natural, bio-available combinations of nutrients required to address imbalances and biochemical toxicities determined through metabolic testing.
Our proven formulations are based on decades of Paragon’s clinical metabolic testing and analysis with naturopaths & doctors on medical patients and athletes.
For more than 25 years Paragon research and nutritional interventions have helped improve health, and set records in Olympic and professional sport. Our formulations & recommendations are based on decades of metabolic testing and analysis with naturopaths, doctors and athletes. Don’t just take our word for it… see what our clients have to say about us.Show me
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