Metallic taste is a taste disorder known as dysgeusia. It is an abnormal or impaired sense of taste that is often described as persistent metallic, bitter, sour, or other bad taste in the mouth. Metallic taste can develop suddenly or over longer periods of time, and can cause major effects on the taste of foods, leading to changes in appetite and eating habits.
Metallic taste can be caused by both medical and
non-medical conditions. Common causes include:
Medications are also a cause of metallic taste. These medications include:
Sometimes food allergies can cause metallic taste, but even the foods we eat daily may cause bitter taste. These foods include…
Have you ever experienced a ravenous headache, bad breath and a bitter taste in your mouth after drinking alcohol? That is because alcohol is a diuretic, zapping the mouth of saliva, leading to a dry mouth and bitter taste. Saliva acts as a cleaning agent that washes down harmful bacteria and food debris. Without saliva, that bacteria and debris form causing morning breath and “hangover halitosis.”
Additionally, research has been found that the extent to which people detect bitter tastes in food and drinks influences how much alcohol they drink. The study demonstrated that “supertasters” who were more sensitive to bitterness drank less than “nontasters,” who couldn’t detect bitter tastes.
If you notice a recurring metallic taste, try to reduce or eliminate your alcohol consumption. This could aid in relieving your metallic or bitter taste symptoms.
Coffee creates an acidic environment in your mouth that leads to growth and reproduction of bacteria. This acidic environment can also lead to the metallic taste you may experience after drinking coffee.
Have you ever steeped your tea too long and then it tastes like coins? It may be because you released too many tannins while preparing your tea or the tea is stale. To fix a bitter tea taste trying adding a dash of honey or agave syrup.
Fried, greasy, and fatty foods can all cause heartburn, and acid reflux, which can increase the chances of having metallic taste. This prevents the lower esophageal sphincter from fully tightening, creating an opening for the stomach acids to flow upward. Greasy, heavier foods are more difficult to digest, causing the stomach to empty more slowly.
Acidic foods are common triggers of acid reflux, which can increase the chances of having metallic taste. Citrus fruits, juices, tomatoes, pineapple and vinaigrette salad dressings all have high acid content. Eating foods lower in acidic levels will help decrease the amount of acid in your stomach.
Eating large meals can put pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter muscle. When the LES weakens or relaxes it can cause acid to flow back into the esophagus causing a burning pain in the chest, leading to a bitter or metallic taste in the mouth. Being conscious of portion sizes and eating slowly can help prevent these symptoms.
MetaQil Metallic Taste Oral Rinse alleviates metallic taste in the mouth, providing long-lasting comfort and relief.
It is important to understand why you are experiencing metallic taste. Without identifying and treating the underlying condition, metallic taste may not go away. Luckily, there are several home remedies you can try to relieve your metallic taste symptoms:
Make sure to check out our blog “Top 10 Home Remedies to Relieve Metallic Taste” to learn more about getting your taste back!
If you are looking for a simple, natural, and effective metallic taste solutions, MetaQil is your best choice. MetaQil is an innovative oral rinse scientifically designed to help alleviate metallic taste symptoms. Regular use of our innovative rinse cools the mouth, providing long-lasting comfort and fresh breath to those afflicted by taste disorders due to chemotherapy or radiation, medications, GERDs (acid reflux), and other medical conditions. MetaQil helps you return to eating healthy, nutritious foods and improves your quality of life. Our 2 oz. bottle is perfect for traveling or when you are on the go and is TSA approved.
MetaQil is the #1 solution for symptomatic relief of metallic taste. MetaQil’s scientifically designed formula alleviates metallic taste caused by chemotherapy, GERD, and a variety of medications. MetaQil gently cools the mouth and provides instant, long-lasting relief from metallic taste symptoms. It has a mild flavor and does not “sting” the mouth like an every-day mouthwash. Regular use of MetaQil can help patients return to healthy eating and adequate nutrient intake.
For best results, use approximately 5 ml (one teaspoon) of MetaQil®, rinse for 30 seconds, and spit out. MetaQil can be used on an as-needed basis. Use alone or after each time you brush your teeth
Important: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your physician before using MetaQil. Do not use MetaQil if you are taking any medications that are contraindicated with the product. Please consult with your physician if you have any concerns regarding the use of this product. Keep out of reach of children.