The refining of cereal grains, a major dietary staple in the UK, has been shown to remove up to 90% of the available zinc content of these foods. This, combined with the trend to eat less animal derived protein, is likely to be one of the reasons why a staggering one out of three adults in the Uk receives less than the Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI) of this mineral.
Zincatest is a simple non-invasive test, which gives an indication of zinc status. Zincatest can also be given as a zinc supplement as is especiallu suitable for those who find capsules or tablets difficult to swallow.
Use as a food supplement - take one 5ml spoonful in water or juice.
As a test of zinc status - mix 5ml of Zincatest with 50ml of water and swirl one teaspoon of the diluted mixture in the mouth for ten seconds. The resulting taste sensation provides an indication of zinc status:
Tastes like water - low zinc status
Slightly dry, furry mineral like taste - marginally low
Definite taste which intensifies with time - marginally positive
Strong unpleasant taste noticed immediately - positive
Caution : Affects absorption of Copper, Iron, Antibiotic and Steroidal Drugs