Tin is considered to be an essential trace element for some animals, but it has not been declared essential for humans. It is found in many major organs in concentrations similar to other vital minerals. It is found in the prostate which normally does not store other trace elements. Tin is particularly important for supporting the adrenals.
Tin deficiency can cause low adrenals, which may lead to depression, fatigue, breathing difficulties, or asthma. Only foods grown in mineral-rich soil will contain tin. Eating wild-grown or organic foods offers the best chance of avoiding deficiencies in trace minerals such as tin.
Tin toxicity was once more common due to poor food storage practices using tin containers. Symptoms of toxicity include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramping. There are no known long-term negative health consequences of tin toxicity.
Health Benefits of Tin
|Antiparasitic||Has been used in some countries to treat intestinal parasites.|
|Hair||May prevent or reverse male pattern baldness.|
|Mood||Has been used to treat depression, fatigue, and moodiness, particularly when many other treatments have failed.|
|Sleep Cycle||May help treat some cases of insomnia.|
Food Sources of Tin