Zinc Taste Test
Contents: 100 mL
Zinc Tally was developed by Dr. Bryce Smith of London. Liquid zinc is now recognised as a reliable way to replenish zinc and assess zinc status by virtue of the taste response.
Each 10 mL contains:
Zinc sulfate heptahydrate 59 mg equiv. to elemental zinc 13.5 mg
(in a base of distilled water)
Directions: Hold 10 mL of Zinc Tally in mouth for ten seconds, then swallow solution. Rate taste perception 1 to 4 according to above scale (one level capful contains 4 mL).
If taste is in category 1 to 2 take Zinc Drink until Taste Test shows 3 or 4. and retest with Zinc Tally. Follow by regular use of Metagenics Metazinc, as directed by your Healthcare Professional.
If this result is normal (category 3 to 4), maintain zinc status with Multigenics at 1 or 2 tablets three times a day, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
The most accurate results are obtained when testing baseline taste perception one hour away from food, fluids and cigarettes.
SCREENING TEST FOR ALL PATIENTS
Evaluation: Responses to tasting 10 mL of the solution normally fall into one of the following four categories:
No specific taste or other sensation is noticed, even after the solution has been kept in the mouth for about 10 seconds.
No immediate taste is noted, but after a few seconds a slight taste variously described as ‘dry mineral’, ‘furry’ or ‘sweet’ develops.
A definite, though not strongly unpleasant taste is noted almost immediately and tends to intensify with time.
A strong and unpleasant taste is noted immediately.
Category 1 is the poorest zinc status, while category 4 is optimal.
Note: Once opened keep refrigerated. Discard contents 7 days after opening.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children.
Certain patients experience transient nausea or dizziness on taking Zinc Drink. If so, take with a meal. If nausea still occurs, switch to Metazinc tablets.