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Mineral Test (Zinc Taste Test)

Mineral Test (Zinc Taste Test)

Zinc Taste Test provides a quick and reliable clinical test for the assessment of zinc status in your body. Zinc is the most used mineral in the body as it participates n over 300 biochemical reactions making things work. It helps to make neurotransmitters, collagen, immune system, gastrointestinal tissues, hormones and the list goes on. Assessing zinc status can be difficult, as most of the body’s zinc stores are in the bones. Hair analysis, levels in sweat, blood serum or white blood cells all require considerable (and costly) laboratory work

How reliable is this test?

Studies have demonstrated this taste test to be reliable and reproducible. By using the oral Zinc Taste Test to determine the need for zinc, and retesting after 30 days of supplementation, one can not only determine zinc requirements, but also monitor the patient to be sure they are properly absorbing their zinc.

Numerous research studies have found that sub-optimal levels of zinc are very common at all ages, especially in the elderly. An Australian study found that 85% of women and 65% of men do not receive the RDA for zinc in their diets.

How is the test evaluated?

Based on the response to tasting 10 ml of the solution your MNMC Naturopath will advise your level of deficiency and replete your zinc stores with a highly absorbed and effective zinc supplement. Zinc deficiency can also reflect that other minerals may also be low. Your MNMC Naturopath may discuss with you other test to assess your overall mineral status and stores in your body such as the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis.

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