Tin – Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms And Food Sources


What is Tin?

Tin is a trace element found in fresh and canned foods. Amounts found in fresh food is relative to the amount of tin found in the soil where the food is grown. There are still many unknowns about the mineral’s effect on the body, although future research may tell us more..

Uses and Benefits of Tin

  • Supports hair growth and can enhance reflexes.

Deficiency Symptoms of Tin

Tin absorption is poor and it’s not clear how much of the daily intake of 1.5 to 3.5 mg. actually crosses the intestinal lining and enters the blood. Deficiency can cause symmetrical baldness, reduced response to noise.

Toxicity: High intakes of tin might destroy red blood cells.

Rich Food Sources of Tin

Water, air, tin cans, tin foil and soil.

Useful References

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