Essential Nutrients

Do you know which nutrients your body needs? Do you know the levels of all your essential nutrients, and are you really getting the right ones?

Essential nutrients are those nutrients derived from food that the body is unable to manufacture on its own. The hair analysis tests for 22 essential nutrients necessary for the body to maintain health. Essential nutrients are mandatory to sustain human life, and include, of the following, at least:

  • Eight amino acids
  • Thirteen vitamins
  • Fifteen minerals
  • Certain specific fatty acids
  • Water
  • Carbohydrates

    Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. The most essential amino acids are:

    • L-isoleucine
    • L-leucine
    • L-valine
    • L-methionine
    • L-threonine
    • L-phenylalanine
    • L-tryptophan

    Essential vitamins are broken up into two groups:

    • Fat-soluble
    • Water soluble

    The most essential fat-soluble vitamins include:

    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin D
    • Vitamin E
    • Vitamin K

    The most essential water-soluble vitamins are:

    • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
    • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
    • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
    • Vitamin B3 (niacin)
    • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
    • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
    • Vitamin B12
    • Folic acid
    • Biotin

    The primary essential minerals include:

    • Calcium
    • Magnesium
    • Phosphorus
    • Iron
    • Zinc
    • Copper
    • Manganese
    • Iodine
    • Chromium
    • Potassium
    • Sodium
    • Trace elements

    The hair analysis can identify what nutrients you are high or low in. It’s a good way to know exactly which nutrients you need.

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    Dr. Hull's Hair Test is $180 USD which includes a lab report and her detailed interpretation with nutrition recommendations.

    About Dr. Janet Starr Hull

    Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has been offering the hair analysis service since 1995. She is the leading expert in environmental toxicology and holistic health and nutrition. Dr. Hull is the first nutritionist to offer the hair analysis through the internet. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.