ZEN contains nicotine, flavors, sweeteners, pH adjusters and fillers. You can always find the complete ingredient list for each product here or on the bottom label of the can.
ZEN is produced in Sweden at Swedish Match factories. ZEN contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance and should only be used by people over 18 years of age.
People with any type of heart problem, such as irregular heartbeat or angina, should therefore avoid all types of nicotine products, including ZEN. Swedish Match has done laboratory tests showing that ZEN does not discolor enamel.
However, as with most things, it cannot be completely ruled out that there may be a small risk that ZEN may cause discoloration of teeth. We cannot give health related advice at an individual level, we recommend that you discuss this with your dentist.
For the freshest possible experience, enjoy ZEN any time before the “best before” date printed on the bottom of every can. There's no risk or harm in using ZEN after the “best before” date, but the flavor and nicotine experience might be reduced.
ZEN should be stored at normal room temperature and humidity. The amount of sweetener in the ZEN depends on the flavoring.
Neither the sweetener Acesulfam K (E950) nor the nicotine in our products affects blood sugar levels, but we recommend consulting your doctor before using ZEN. The lid on the top of the can is for storing used pouches if you are not able to throw them in a trash can.
The nicotine bags should be disposed of in your normal household waste. The sachet paper contains a binder that is not completely biodegradable and therefore cannot be recycled.
While ZEN nicotine pouches aren’t intended to be swallowed, the nicotine and other food-grade ingredients found in ZEN are not harmful to adults if consumed in small quantities. The product has a somewhat elevated pH level which may cause a burning sensation.
Commonly reported side effects of nicotine include: nasal mucosa irritation. Other side effects include: arthralgia, nausea and vomiting, and mild headache.
Some side effects of nicotine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine.
Applies to nicotine: compounding powder, inhalation device, nasal spray, oral transmucosal gum, oral transmucosal lozenge, transdermal film extended release Oral Formulations: The most commonly reported side effects were cough and irritation of the throat and mouth.