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ALTA Mental Health provides a groundbreaking method for testing the intracellular levels of heavy metals, minerals, and trace elements using a compatible Spectrophotometer Device

The test measures 44 elements, including 21 minerals, 14 heavy metals, and vitamins A, B6, B9, B12, C, D, and E. It is a non-invasive procedure that measures the intracellular uptake of these elements through the tissue, including muscle and small capillaries, at a depth of 4mm through the skin.


To conduct the test, the following information is required: Date of Birth, Gender, Blood Type, Height, and Weight.

This information helps provide a comprehensive analysis of the individual's intracellular levels and enables tailored treatment and supplementation based on the results.

What is OligoScan?

Oligoscan is a non-invasive procedure that quickly and precisely analyzes the trace elements and heavy metals in your body. It uses high-frequency light spectrophotometry to detect deficiencies in 20 essential minerals and trace elements, as well as the presence of 14 toxic heavy metals. The procedure is safe for everyone, including pregnant women, and only requires four photos taken from different points on the palm of your hand. As a result you will receive a comprehensive report, which can be used to tailor treatment and supplements based on your individual needs.



The OligoScan is part of OligoScan System based in Europe and classified as a nutritional assessment only!

OligoScan, Oligoscan int'l and their Global partners, their employees, distributors and representatives acknowledge that thee OligoScan assessment is not a diagnostic test and the reported results are NOT intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or health condition. Always first consult your doctor before applying, changing or stating any new programs, products, advice, suggestions or lifestyle changes; which of course you do at your own risk and no express or implied warranty as to the outcome or results of the OligoScan System, the OligoScan assessment and other OligoScan products and services given.

Why do such an examination?

The analysis allows high accuracy, quickly and comfortably for the patient to identify the deficiency of essential minerals and trace elements and the level of toxins and heavy metals in the body.

Develop the most correct and effective diet therapy plan for each patient. They are also a modern diagnostic tool that helps identify a problem before it leads to health problems. One test determines levels of the following health biomarkers:

21 Essential Minerals and Trace Elements, 

14 heavy (toxic) metals,

7 essential vitamins, balances of essential minerals in the body: calcium-magnesium, calcium-phosphorus, potassium-sodium, copper-zinc, level of oxidative stress in the body. 

Mineral deficiency or excess and their interactions help assess general condition of the body and metabolism.

In addition, OligoScan allows you to determine the body’s tendency to acidosis, intestinal absorption problems, hormonal disorders, predisposition to allergies, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, the state of the immune system and cognitive function.

How It Works

The OligoScan technology utilizes spectrophotometry to obtain results on the amount of trace elements and heavy metals exist within tissue, calibrated specifically for a specific area of the body.

This is a quantitative analytical methodology, which consists in measuring the absorbance level or the optical density of a specific chemical or mineral substance.

The basic principle is that every type of compound, regardless if it is chemical or mineral based, absorbs, emits or reflects light (electromagnetic radiation) over a certain specific range of wavelengths.

The more the sample is concentrated, the more it absorbs the light within the limits of proportionality expressed in the law Beer-Lambert.

The spectrophotometry is used in many domains: chemistry, pharmacy, environment, 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.

How Will Results Be Used

The OligoScan is different from tests such as blood, urine, and hair analysis because it measures the levels of minerals and metals inside your cells, while other tests measure circulating levels or what the body is excreting. This means that the OligoScan provides a more accurate picture of what is happening in the tissues. For example, it can show higher levels of specific metals like mercury compared to lead, even if a urine test only shows higher lead levels due to the chelating agent used. Another difference is that the OligoScan can reveal deficiencies of intracellular minerals, like calcium, that may not be detected in other tests. Blood tests are still complementary and may be performed for a more comprehensive understanding of overall health. As for the frequency of OligoScan, it can be done immediately to assess the levels of essential minerals, trace minerals, toxic heavy metals, and oxidative stress. Follow-up scans can be done 6-12 weeks later to monitor the progress of the treatment protocol.

How Do I Get Started

To get started as part of treatment, sign up for a consultation and baseline assessment, or if you’ve already started, ask your practitioner about how to incorporate OligoScan Test into your plan.

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