I have a metal taste in my mouth what is it

Normal nutrition makes that we enjoy a variety of tastes so that we can eat deliciously. When you are not eating your mouth feels nice, moist and has no intense smell. Due to disorders or diseases it can change giving you a metal taste in your mouth. What are the different reasons why you have a metal taste in your mouth?


Sensitivity or excessive intake

If you eat a lot of nutrition with high concentration of metals, then it is logical that you can taste it. Normal food however will have a less outstanding concentration that it won’t be recognizable. You eat a specific type of nutrition and it tastes just like how you expect it to be. It is possible that your body has become sensitive for certain elements or metal particles within food. Possibly it can be an allergy triggering this additional disorder. It is a sign that the body requires less metal particles intake. Good example is eating in aluminum pre-pact food or in aluminum pans prepared food. Small metal particles can remain in the food after which you eat it. Metals usually aren't transported out of the body by urine or feces. These metals will accumulate in several parts of the body giving unexplainable disorders. It is important to remove these elements from the body by for instance Quantintox. It stimulates the removal of metals and toxins from the body. If you have had a overdoses metals then “chelation therapy” can help. 



In your throat, nose, tongue, sinuses or gullet bleedings can occur, for instance due to an inflammation. It makes that a small amount of blood can come inside the throat or mouth and can dry up. Blood consists of blood plates making blood to solidify or clot more easily so that wounds can heal more quickly. Another part are the red blood cells consisting hemoglobin. It has the capacity to carry oxygen so that muscles and organs receive enough of it to work. To be able to couple oxygen to hemoglobin iron and magnesium particles are needed. Dried blood occurring with blisters, tooth infection can give a specific iron or metal taste. Strictly speaking little bleedings aren't harmful for the body because it has self-healing qualities. If you have constant bleedings then it is important to go to your general practitioner.



For the treatment of disorders or diseases medicines are prescribed in order to make you better again. Medications normally are artificially made tablets or pills consisting of chemical mixtures. The heavier these medicines are the more influence they have on the body. Not everybody reacts in the same way on these pills. It can influence the taste heavily so that water can taste like metal.


Tonsil stones 

The tonsils in your throat of nose protect the body from unwanted substances or bacteria. It is a barrier of the resistance so that invaders are being neutralized. Behind the tonsils are crypts releasing waste substances of the bodily resistance. It regularly occurs that this secretion sticks to food. Together with mucus, oil and cell remnants it can harden into small white or yellowish stones. These are tonsil stones and can be half a centimeter in diameter. Normally these stones will come lose and are swallowed (without noticing it) or spitted out. Disadvantage is that it attracts bacteria, has a bad smell and influences your taste.


Black hairy tongue

Most common with the elderly is having a growing yellow till black stain or spot at the back of the tongue. The person has bad mount hygiene and sometimes a badly fitting denture. Insufficient tooth-brushing and a dry mouth also go with this. Enough saliva is important for having a healthy mouth whereby bacteria are neutralized. Next to that fungi can take the upper hand growing forwards from the back of the tongue. It gives a very strange feeling at the tongue and unusual sensation in the mouth. Food can stick more easily at the hairy tongue resulting in a worse hygiene situation. Usage of Corsodyl can help to improve it, but also changing toothpaste.


Bad inner cleaning of body

The liver, spleen as kidneys are essential cleaners within the body. The spleen and liver primarily remove old blood remnants and dead cells from the blood and cleaning it. It is removed through the gallbladder. At the spleen, liver and gall-ways problems can occur so that blood waste such as bilirubin accumulates in the body. Typically it results in white feces and dark smelly urine. It also makes the skin chance color so that it looks yellow. High concentration of old blood cells results in a high metal particles value which affects the taste palate. If the kidneys don’t work properly then waste substances can also accumulate in the body giving the same effect.


Phantom taste

Sometimes the taste can be disordered so that we taste something that isn't there. The taste receptors send incorrect signals to the brain so that we interpret it wrong. This is called a phantom taste and can influence any kind of taste sensation. This condition can also be due to a mental disorder or growing fears. The anxiety of taking in specific substances can lead to the situation that you taste something which others don’t taste. 



When a person has terminal cancer then cancer cells will affect the skeleton. Acidity is very high when having cancer and will be counteracted with calcium from the bones. Hormones such as parat-hormone and calcitonin will be imbalanced extracting even more calcium. The blood will be saturated with calcium giving the patient a very full feeling. It leads to a strange taste, dizziness, nausea and also not wanting to eat. The person will come in the last stage of life with growing confusion or unconsciousness. For doctors hypercalcemia is a sign that they cannot help the patient anymore except giving palliative medication and aftercare.