Zinc Sufficiency

Zinc Sufficiency Test

Highlight: A very simple test for overall zinc status.

Functional Assessment of: zinc status in which the patient is given an oral sample of 0.2% Zinc Sulphate solution.  If the patient experiences no taste, there is a zinc deficiency; zinc status is normal if there is a bitter taste.
Results correlate well with Hair Analysis results.

Indicated For: Individuals who wish to optimize their immunity, health & longevity

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Many health conditions can be related to deficient zinc levels, such as:

  • Low immunity
  • Low libido and sperm count
  • Low adrenal function
  • Early tooth decay
  • Poor development
  • Low thyroid activity

The British 1988 Pharmacopoeia considers the Zinc Tally test a good way of testing one’s zinc status. The test fluid consisting of a 0.1 % solution of zinc sulphate in distilled water and can detect zinc deficiency in the body. The zinc solution may also be used as a zinc supplement in the case of zinc deficiency.

Zinc deficiency Signs and Symptoms:

  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Frequent colds and flu
  • Premature gray hair
  • White marks on nails
  • Dry or cracked skin and lips
  • Fungal skin infections
  • Macular degeneration
  • Eyes sensitive to sunlight
  • Enlarged prostate (BPH) or prostatitis
  • Diabetes or hypoglycemia
  • Low sperm count, impotence

Fee Schedule:

Individually: 40

Consult: 98 ( For existing reviVelife™ patients who have already had a new patient visit)

New Patient Appointment: 249

(It is recommended to have a new patient appointment or a consult to integrate your results for your optimal health plan)

Patient Preparation:

You must not eat, drink, or smoke less than one hour before the test.

Then take the equivalent of 10ml of the fluid and rinse your mouth for 10 seconds, after which you can either swallow or spit it out.

No flavour or “like water” => zinc deficiency.

A unpleasant flavour may be described as either “dry”, “metallic”, or “sweet” => No zinc deficiency.

In cases with amalgam dental fillings in the mouth disposing a fair amount of mercury, the zinc test may not be accurate. The zinc liquid might cause a nasty, metallic taste in the mouth in spite of the zinc deficiency in the body.