Tin is considered a trace mineral, or micromineral. It is found in small amounts in our body and is believed to play a part in our overall health and bodily processes. Tin is found in human tissues and in the greatest amounts in the supra-renal glands, liver, brain, spleen, and thyroid gland. Amounts found in fresh food is relative to the amount of tin found in the soil where the food is grown. There are still many unknowns about the mineral’s effect on the body, although future research may tell us more. In a two year study with humans, tin appeared to show some positive benefits for depression, fatigue, pain, skin problems, and digestion. The average concentrations of tin in the body is the same range as cobalt, iodine,chromium, and selenium, which are known vital nutrients.
Tin supports the adrenals,and iodine supports the thyroid, with both subsequently affecting cardiac output: Tin + adrenals control the left side, and iodine + thyroid control the right side cell receptors . In addition to low Vitamin C and/or Vitamin B1, low tinis a common nutritional cause of low adrenals, which can lead to left-sided cardiac insufficiency.While fatigue or depression may be experienced with cardiac insufficiency of either side, breathing difficultiesor asthma are more common with left-sided cardiac insufficiency, and swelling of hands and feet is morecommon with right-sided cardiac insufficiency, regardless of the cause.
Function and Benefits of Tin
- Supports hair growth and can enhance reflexes.
- For possible anti-cancer properties
- May help treat some cases of insomnia.
- Has been used to treat depression, fatigue, and moodiness, particularly when many other treatments have failed.
- Has been used in some countries to treat intestinal parasites.
Deficiency Symptoms of Tin
- Tin absorption is poor and it’s not clear how much of the daily intake of 1.5 to 3.5 mg. actually crosses the intestinal lining and enters the blood.
- Deficiency can cause symmetrical baldness, reduced response to noise.
- 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 is associated with Iodine the same way as calcium is associated with magnesium.
- In one research it was proven that tin can help with depression though the condition is usually associated with imbalance in levels of lithium, magnesium, copper, sodium, manganese and certain vitamins. Only in case where cause for depression doesn’t lie in low thyroid, low blood pressure, low adrenals and chemical imbalance, tin can relieve the condition.
Natural food sources of Tin
- Vegetables and fruits (amount contained may vary according to soil in region grown)
- Herbal Sources of tin (in the highest to lowest order) include doggrass, juniper, bilberry, milk thistle, dulse,lady slipper, althea, valerian, Irish moss, nettle, barberry, yarrow, blessed thistle, yellow dock,kelp, licorice, devils claw, pennyroyal, and senna.
- Iodine : The essential trace element that is essential for the normal growth and development. (blissreturned.wordpress.com)