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Vancouver, BC

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Asportek Zinc Tester

Asportek Zinc Tester provides a simple two-teaspoon taste test method for evaluating zinc reserves in your body.

Researchers, led by Dr. Derrick Bryce-Smith of the University of Reading in England, have discovered that a specially prepared solution of Zinc sulfate, when taken orally, can be used to determine the status of zinc, using the activity of Gustine, a zinc dependent enzyme in saliva.

In their studies (published in The Lancet in 1985) they showed that when administering 10 ml of the zinc sulfate solution, a lack of taste or perception of delayed taste reveals a state of zinc deficiency while an immediate perception of the taste of the solution indicates that the person has a normal zinc intake. Subsequent studies have shown that this test is reliable and reproducible.

The Asportek formula provides the consumer with a simple and inexpensive screening method to determine the need for zinc. By using the Zinc tester to determine one’s zinc requirements and by carrying out a new test after 30 days of supplementation, one can, not only determine their zinc requirements, but also assess if the zinc supplements taken as part of a program are properly absorbed.

Wheat Free, Egg Free, Dairy Product Free, Without Colouring, and Without Artificial Flavour.




  • Quickly assess the status of zinc in your body

Usage Instructions

Put 10ml of Asportek Zinc Tester in the mouth, keep for about 10 seconds and then swallow. A lack of taste or a delayed taste perception suggests a possible zinc insufficiency. An immediate taste perception suggests zinc status may be adequate.

Depending on taste results, percentages of zinc are revealed.

  • Water Taste: 0%
  • Dry Taste: 5-10%
  • Metallic Taste: 20-40%
  • Wet Cardboard Taster: 60-80%
  • Rotten Egg Taste: 100%

Key Ingredients

  • Zinc (Zinc Sulfate) 1mg

Per teaspoon (5ml).

Other Ingredients



Vanilla, Chocolate


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