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Tin, Stannous

Tin is a heavy metal.
Tin is not considered an essential nutrient for humans.
Tin intake is dependent on food stored in tin cans.

Therapeutic Range: 25mg - 250mg

Estimated daily intake of tin from food and water (excluding canned food) is 1mg - 3mg per day.

Low Levels / Deficiency:

Fatigue, depression, low cardiac output (left), low adrenals, shortness of breath, asthma, headaches, insomnia. - In animals, low tin results in poor growth, alopecia / bilateral hair loss, hearing loss, and reduced feeding efficiency,

High levels / Overdose / Toxicity / Negative Side Effects:

Skin rash, stomach complaints, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, palpitations,




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