Now you can find out whether your favorite supplements, cosmetics, superfoods, drinking water, garden soil, or even hair contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium or arsenic. With lab instrument sensitivity in the low-ppb (parts per billion) range, our ICP-MS tests can pick up almost any trace amount of toxic elements or heavy metals.
Heavy metals have recently been found in some unexpected places--including USDA certified organic products, some non-GMO foods, vitamins, superfoods, and other supplements. Even growing your own food isn't foolproof; heavy metals from industrial contamination can find their way into plants, fruits, and vegetables.
Neither the FDA nor the USDA have set any limits on the heavy metals in foods or supplements, organic or otherwise, so unless your foods are lab-verified from a trusted source, you have no way of knowing how much lead, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum, copper, and even tungsten you could be consuming.
Hair composition testing is similar to heavy metals testing, but it's designed specifically to test human hair. Take a sample of your hair and mail it back to us in the provided vial. Within ten days of receiving your sample, we'll send an electronic report including an analysis of the heavy metals, elements, and other contaminants your sample contains. Hair composition testing can give you an idea of the heavy metals and elements you've been exposed to, so you can consult with your physician to plan accordingly. (We can also test the hair of your pets.)
You can have almost anything tested, though there are a few exceptions. Most commonly tested items include:
Vitamins and supplements
Raw food materials
Organic materials like grass or leaves
We do not test bodily fluids, explosives, chemical solvents, recreational drugs, or anything that's considered highly toxic or prohibited by law. If you're in doubt as to whether your sample can be tested, give us a call before ordering your test kit.