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Zinc Challenge Liquid

Zinc Challenge Liquid allows you to easily test your body’s zinc levels, as well as provide you with supplemental zinc! Zinc is one of this important trace mineral in your body critical for immune function, building new tissues, wound healing, leaky gut, digestion, insulin sensitivity, the functioning of over 200 enzymes, skin health, and having a healthy pregnancy.

Benefits of Zinc Supplementation
  • Fights Colds and Flu
  • Promotes Healing of Canker Sores and Sore Throat
  • Promote Healing of Skin Wounds, Eczema, Rosacea, Burns, and Other Irritations
  • Helps Control Acne
  • Reduce Tinnitus
  • Treat Eye Problems
  • Helps Control Diabetes
  • Prevents Digestive Problems
  • Helps Prevent Osteoporosis
  • Helps With Hormone-Related Infertility Problems
  • Reduce the Size of an Enlarged Prostate
  • Promotes Healthy Hair
  • Boosts Immune System
Size: 8 ounces liquid
Each two teaspoons (10 ml)contain:
  • Zinc (as Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate) 8 mg

Other Ingredients: Zinc sulfate monohydrate in a base of distilled water.

Suggested dose: If your zinc levels are low as dictated by taste reaction (below), take 1 to 4  Tablespoons per day until you notice a change in taste, and then keep testing weekly or daily. This liquid can be used to test zinc levels OR as a zinc supplement.

Since the Zinc Challenge liquid is a bit expensive to take daily at 4+ Tbsp per day, you may take Zinc Supreme capsules (3 per day with meals) instead to increase your zinc levels and then keep testing your levels with Zinc Challenge Liquid.


Zinc Challenge is non-irradiated, food-grade, vegetarian, and safe. It is stored in an opaque, non-reactive container in order to preserve the integrity of this product. This product does not contain wheat, yeast, soy, gluten, eggs, dairy, corn, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.

Read customer questions and answers about Nutrition Basics on our blog.

How to find out if your zinc levels are low
To perform the test, put about 2 Tablespoons of zinc status liquid into a cup and then into your mouth. Hold it in your mouth for up to 30 seconds to see if a definite taste develops, and then swallow. Depending on the time it took to notice a taste or the strength of the taste, the responses are classified as follows:
  1. No specific taste or other sensation is noticed.
  2. No immediate taste is noticed, but 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 noticed almost immediately and tends to intensify over time.
  4. A strong and unpleasant taste is noted almost immediately.

A reaction in category 1 or 2 suggests a zinc deficiency and a need for zinc supplementation. A reaction of 3 or 4 indicates the patient has adequate zinc levels.

Those who scored 1 or 2 should take Zinc Liquid daily as a supplement (1-2 Tbsp per day) until a strong and immediate taste develops. Keep retesting zinc levels weekly to keep zinc levels optimal.

Neurological Illnesses
A zinc deficiency can be implicated in a wide range of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, dyslexia, acute psychosis, dementia, anorexia nervosa, attention deficit disorder, and depression. Zinc supplementation may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. It is suggested that a zinc deficiency plays a role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.1

Immune Strength
Zinc knocks out colds and other viruses if you catch them early enough. People with AIDS are almost universally deficient in zinc, which makes their already weak immune system weaker. Restoring their supply of zinc, taking doses of up to 100mg daily has been found to be a very important strategy to stabilize their immune function and reducing complications of the disease.2

Zinc is very important because of its ability to balance blood sugar.3 Zinc helps the pancreas manufacture insulin and may protect the receptor sites on all cell membranes that allow the hormone to enter.4

Skin Health
Almost all skin disorders improve with increased zinc supplementation. In doses of 100mg or more, it is especially helpful in treating acne. Some researchers think that acne is caused by a zinc and essential fatty acid deficiency.5

A zinc deficiency can lead to many pregnancy-related problems, including spontaneous abortion, toxemia, growth retardation and delivery problems. Tests show that women given 22mg of zinc daily gave birth to significantly larger birth-weight babies.6

Wound Healing
Zinc has a healing power, which promotes protein synthesis. Applied directly, zinc improves the healing of leg ulcers, according to research. People who get these wounds are likely to have a lower than normal level of zinc.7 Zinc supplementation is a must after a surgical procedure.

1. Robert C. Atkins, Dr. Atkins’ Vita-Nutrient Solution, 1998: 133-134.
2. Mochegiani, E., International Journal of Immunopharmacology, 1995; 7: 719-27.
3. Honnorat, J., et al., Biological Trace Element Research, 1992; 32: 311-16.
4. Faure, P., et al., Biological Trace Element Research, 1992; 32: 305-310.
5. Dreno, B., et al., Acta Dermato-venereologica, 1992; 72: 250-52.
6. Goldenberg, R., et al., Journal of the American Medical Association, 1995; 274: 463-68.
7. Lansdown, A., et al., Lancet, 1996; 347: 706-07.

UPC 87945200039
Manufacturer: DFH

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Customer Reviews
Average Rating on 5 Reviews
(05 stars in 5 rating(s))
5 star rating Works Fine 3/27/2013 Zinc Challenge Liquid by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by PV Gal from West Lafayette.
The product had no taste for me, which indicates I'm low in Zink. Haven't taken the product for very long, but have been in lots of offices with colds, flu, etc. and I haven't gotten sick. Most of the things this is supposed to help with such as immunity, bone strength, etc. are hard to detect whether it is in fact helping. Time will tell.

5 star rating Great product 3/23/2010 Zinc Challenge Liquid by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Jen from Wasilla, Ak.
Whoa was my zinc levels low! Loved this product, saw my constant breakouts clear among other things!

5 star rating Great Product!!! 3/22/2010 Zinc Challenge Liquid by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by mary from Miami / Fl.
It is an excellent product, easy to consume, and in my personal case I saw the results in a couple of weeks: I had a post-surgical wound for 6 months difficult to heal, and after the use of Zinc 4 tab every day, guess what?: My wound is closed. It is excellent for tissue repair.

5 star rating Great way to test deficiency 8/19/2008 Zinc Challenge Liquid by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Lisa from Tx.
I have read that this test is more efficient than other means of testing. I was very pleased with my purchase.

4 star rating Easy Zinc Shot 8/3/2008 Zinc Challenge Liquid by Designs For Health (DFH)4
Reviewed by Nikki from MI.
This is a perfect way to get the Zinc you need without yet another pill. Plus, it''s great to know how much your body needs as you take it!

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