MetaQil® Frequently Asked Questions
What is metallic taste?
A metallic taste in the mouth is a type of taste disorder known medically as dysgeusia. This unpleasant taste can develop suddenly or over longer periods of time. The sense of taste is controlled by the taste buds and olfactory sensory neurons. Olfactory sensory neurons are responsible for the sense of smell. The nerve endings transfer information from taste buds and olfactory sensory neurons to the brain, which then identifies specific tastes. Many things can affect this complex system and, in turn, cause a metallic, bitter or unpleasant taste in the mouth.
What causes a metallic taste?
Medication, chemotherapy and radiation, sinus issues, central nervous system disorders, food allergies, middle ear surgery, oral health, and chemical exposures.
How does MetaQil® work?
MetaQil has GRAS-listed ingredients including essential oils which are scientifically proven to comfort taste disorders. These ingredients mask any bitter, unpleasant or metallic taste within the mouth.
What are the ingredients in MetaQil®?
Purified water, polysorbate 20, xylitol, sodium citrate, polyox WSR N12K, menthone glycerin acetal, spearmint oil, vitamin E, peppermint oil, citric acid, monk fruit extract.
How to use MetaQil®?
Use approximately 5 ml (one tablespoon) of MetaQil Oral Rinse, rinse for 30 seconds. You may use MetaQil up to 3 times a day depending on your needs. Use alone or after each time you brush your teeth.
Who typically has a taste disorder?
There are many reasons one may have a taste disorder, some of these reasons include:
- People undergoing cancer treatment with chemotherapy or radiation
- Someone taking prescription drugs that cause dry mouth
- A person who may have an upper respiratory infection
- Someone experiencing dementia
- Those who have been exposed to chemicals like mercury and lead
- Anyone experiencing infections caused by poor oral hygiene
What are the problems associated with metallic taste?
Taste disorders in unhealthy patients can cause an aversion to foods, therefore affecting their ability to maintain optimal health. This leads to a reduced level of muscle mass, body function, and overall quality of life. Additionally, this can cause a reduced ability to differentiate substances, resulting in increased intake of salt and sugar, potentially resulting in chronic diseases such as heart failure and diabetes.
Will I have a taste disorder forever?
Unpleasant, bitter or metallic taste issues usually disappear with the medical conditions causing it, but on occasions it can be long lasting.