By Jeannie Lieb
Posted on October 7th, 2015 in General
I received the Hair Mineral Analysis results for Elegance yesterday. It is very revealing. She is over the top in Fe(Iron), Li(Lithium) and Al (Aluminum). She is below normal for Ca(Calcium), P(Phosphorus), Mg(Magnesium), Mo(Molybendum) and Se(Selenium).
The low Se is not uncommon in the US. Even when the USGS Soil Selenium Map shows adequate soil selenium levels. I’ve zoomed the map in on the Eastern Central States. To see Frederick County’s level (where Elegance has lived most of her life) move your pointer up to north east Maryland.
It is very enlightening to read the comments about her analysis and note how vitamins and minerals all interact with each other. Her analysis is a case in point about the need to balance what our horses eat. Excess in one area can cause a deficiency in another and the opposite is true too. Here is a a look at how only a few of the major and trace minerals interact with each other: