The 7 Reasons Why You Experience a Metallic Taste in Your Mouth
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so let’s talk about the seven causes of a metallic taste in your mouth what could it be number one let’s say you’re on chemotherapy that will do it because of all the chemicals in your body number two medications especially antibiotics there’s so many different chemicals and medication and that’s usually the elephant in the room if you’re taking a lot of medications and you have this metallic taste chances are it’s the medications routine pregnancy and I’ll tell you why in a minute alright number four synthetic vitamins okay when you buy a vitamin from a druggist or not a health food store but a drugstore chances are they’re going to be synthetic like 90% of all vitamins out there are made synthetically so you have the synthetic version of a vitamin and then you have the minerals which are not coming from actual food they’re called elemental and when you take those you could actually have a metallic taste in your mouth I don’t recommend synthetic vitamins unless you’re doing some short-term cleanse or detox for various purposes number five you have too many heavy metals from certain maybe fish at your consuming shark swordfish Marlin and tuna are all high in heavy metals like mercury cadmium things like that now I know some of you are going wait a second I consumed tuna make sure you do the light tuna skipjack okay not the albacore in the can okay be better off doing the salmon in the can but tuna has three times the mercury as some of the other fish now there is mercury and other fish even like salmon but these other fish are high in selenium and selenium is part of an enzyme to help detoxify mercury and other heavy metals so selenium is a very vital mineral in keeping these heavy metals at bay certain cookware that you’re using aluminum pans let’s say for example you’re cooking in iron skillets I would recommend reevaluate what you cook in and make sure it doesn’t have something that is harmful tap water is loaded with a lot of chemicals not just chlorine and fluoride but heavy metals as well as other chemicals and even medications okay so get a good filter to actually get rid of that stuff pesticides because you’re not consuming organic food you’re just doing regular food that has pesticides insecticides and those are going to be loaded with chemicals that actually can get in your body and you can actually taste them however the biggest reason for a metallic taste in your mouth is a zinc deficiency now if you’re severely deficient in zinc you’re gonna lose all your taste okay and smell but if you have a marginal or subclinical deficiency of zinc you can really alter your taste to the point where you’re tasting a metallic taste and also chemotherapy depletes your zinc certain medications chelate or block the zinc and pregnancy as well so a lot of times if a woman is pregnant and she’s not eating the right foods she’s going to be deficient in certain things because the demand from the fetus is pulling all these nutrients out so it’s very easy to become deficient if she’s not consuming the right foods or she’s consuming too many carbohydrates or refined sugars she needs to consume seafood very very important now if you want more information on how to get more zinc in your body as far as the foods I put a link down below thanks for watching if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos
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In this video, I talk about the 7 causes of a metallic taste in the mouth.
Nobody wants to taste metal in their mouth. So, what’s causing this metallic taste? There are a few different reasons you might be experiencing this. But, when you can pinpoint the cause, it will be easier to find a solution.
The biggest reason for experiencing a metallic taste in the mouth is a zinc deficiency. If you’re severely zinc deficient, you could actually lose all of your taste and smell.
But, if you have a marginal or subclinical deficiency of zinc, you may wind up with a metallic taste in your mouth. Some of these other causes like chemotherapy, certain medications, and pregnancy can also cause you to experience a zinc deficiency.
A metallic taste in the mouth is sometimes associated with pregnancy or pregnancy signs. This is because often if a woman is pregnant, and she isn’t eating the right foods, she is going to become deficient in certain things like zinc.
It’s very easy for a pregnant woman to become deficient if she’s not eating the right foods, or if she’s consuming too many carbohydrates or refined sugars. What she really needs to be consuming is a lot of seafood.
We’re going to dive into these 7 reasons why you may experience a metallic taste in your mouth:
1. Chemotherapy – All of the chemicals in the body
2. Medications – Especially antibiotics
4. Synthetic Vitamins – I don’t recommend these except under certain circumstances
5. Heavy Metals From certain fish (shark, swordfish, marlin, and tuna), cookware, tap water
6. Pesticides – Consume organic food
7. Zinc Deficiency – The biggest reason for a metallic taste
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