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  • This test may be used to evaluate zinc status
  • Responses to tasting 10 mL of the solution normally fall into one of the following four categories
    • 1) No specific taste or other sensation is noticed, even after the solution has been kept in the mouth for about 10 seconds
    • 2) No immediate taste is noted, after a few seconds, a slight taste variously described as 'dry mineral', 'furry' or 'sweet' develops
    • 3) A definite, though not strongly unpleasant taste is noted almost immediately and tends to intensify with time
    • 4) A strong and unpleasant taste is noted immediately
  • Category 1 is the poorest zinc status, while category 4 is optimal

Dosage & warnings

2 metric teaspoons (10 mL) per test, taste in the mouth for 10 seconds then swallow
If taste is in category 1 or 2: 5 mL (1 metric teaspoon) 3 times daily until taste description of category 3 or 4 is noted

Only take as directed.


Zinc sulphate
equiv. Zinc
59 mg
13.5 mg


This product is listed with the TGA - AustL 16456. The TGA publishes product info, including excipients under the "Other ingredients" subheading (not typically listed on the product label). Download the TGA public summary below.