“With the vaping ban you’re seeing an increase in depression, alcohol use, cannabis use, and nicotine replacement therapies such as ZEN pouches.” 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. This mineral also aids the body’s immune system by helping fight infection and assisting with wound healing.
It is possible to get enough zinc from commonly eaten foods, including oysters, beef, beans and peanuts. The recommended daily allowance for zinc in males over the age of 14 is 11 milligrams per day.
Adults should keep supplemental zinc intake below 40 milligrams daily, unless directed by a physician to take more, according to MedlinePlus. Jaundice, or a yellowing of the eyes and skin, may occur if the zinc damages the liver.
In addition to supplements, cold medications and food, items such as paint, dye and diaper ointments can contain zinc. Additional symptoms that may occur with zinc poisoning include low blood pressure, no urine production, shortness of breath, convulsions and shock.
A person experiencing adverse reactions from taking zinc supplements should see a health care professional. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should check with a doctor before taking zinc supplements to ensure the health and safety of the baby.
Zinc supplements, when used improperly, have extremely dangerous side effects. Zinc is a tricky vitamin because it is vital to your health and well-being, but it is also detrimental if it is over-used or under-used.
The longer you “overdose” on zinc, the worse your side effects will be. It seems unfair, but too much zinc can actually cancel out your smart nutritional choices and block your body from reaping the benefits.
The most important vitamins and minerals that will not metabolize when you have too much zinc in your system are iron, copper, and magnesium. Zinc toxicity also lowers your body’s immunity and good cholesterol levels.
They easily take away my cravings but to they cause oral cancer because I am trying to quit the nicotine game all together. Sinus is a pasteurized, air-cured, smokeless and spotless tobacco, usually found in pouches.
It will not cause oral cancer or gum disease, and the minimal saliva byproduct can be safely swallowed. Sinus -- pronounced “noose,” like “loose” -- is a smokeless, moist powder tobacco pouch from Sweden that you place under your top lip.
“Compared to cigarette smoking, the use of sinus is probably less harmful,” says Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, director of the tobacco dependence program at Rutgers University. “I’d rather have a person do nothing, but of tobacco products, it’s down on the lower end” of the harm scale, says Eric Garrison, assistant director of health promotion at the College of William & Mary.
“They’re not risk-free, but they’ve drastically reduced their risk by switching to sinus.” Without sinus, the argument goes, those people might still be smoking. While the Swedish have limited the number of chemicals that can be in their sinus products, such as tobacco-specific nitrosamines, the U.S. has no such rules.
The number of people using smokeless tobacco has remained about the same for the last few decades. Quitting this habit has the same unpleasant side effects as when you stop smoking, including headaches and nausea.
Smokeless tobacco products also deliver more nicotine and nitrosamines than cigarettes, although sinus generally has lower levels of nitrosamines than other smokeless products. Pancreatic cancer rates are higher in sinus users, although still low overall, and not every study shows that link.
Smokeless tobacco users in general are more likely than other people to get cancers of the cheeks and gum. One of the big problems with sinus, Sward says, is that it keeps people smoking who might otherwise quit.
At the most harmful end of the spectrum are tobacco products you burn. At the least harmful end are medicinal nicotine products, such as patches and gum.
Sinus falls into the middle: safer than cigarettes but not as safe as nicotine gum. They’re addictive, and they affect the cardiovascular system and increase the risk of cancer.
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