Some well-known consequences of zinc deficiency are a compromised immune system, skin conditions like dermatitis, increased susceptibility to infection and parasites, and growth failure. Researchers believe that decreased zinc levels might also increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.
Studies have found that zinc levels are often significantly lower in people with conditions like atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, angina, and cardiac ischemia (reduced blood flow to the heart). In one study, a higher rate of cardiac failure was found in patients who were zinc deficient.
Supplementation with zinc has also been shown to protect the heart from injury due to lack of blood supply (ischemia). Zinc is involved in many enzymatic reactions, cellular signaling mechanisms, and other essential functions in the cell.
Low zinc levels are associated with comprised antioxidant defenses that normally protect the heart, leading to a susceptibility to oxidative stress. You may not be getting enough zinc if you are elderly, vegetarian, have digestive problems that affect your absorption of nutrients, or are taking an ACE inhibitor.
High doses of zinc can have negative effects, so work with your doctor to determine the best dosage. 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. Note: This document contains side effect information about zinc sulfate.
Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Zinc. WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug.
Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect: Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives ; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Gastrointestinal side effects of zinc sulfate (the active ingredient contained in Zinc) when taken in large doses have included diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting, usually within 3 to 10 hours of dosing. Respiratory side effects have included losing sense of smell in patients who use nasal sprays containing zinc.
National Institutes of Health “Dietary supplement fact sheet: zinc. National Institutes of Health “Dietary supplement fact sheet: zinc.
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. “It’s difficult to say that something is as toxic for you as smoking a cigarette unless you’re starting to talk about ingesting cyanide or rat poison,” says Erika Sward, assistant vice president of national advocacy for the American Lung Association.
Currently, the warning on Swedish sinus cans says, “This tobacco product damages your health and is addictive.” “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 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.
Areal, G. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, published online Aug. 9, 2011. Edvardsson, I. BMC Public Health, published online Nov. 13, 2012.
Hashemipour, M. Dental Research Journal, published online January-February 2013. Lee, P. Harm Reduction Journal, published online Dec. 6, 2013.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, published online November 2014. Stepson, C. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, published online Oct. 31, 2012.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, published online Nov. 18, 2015. Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, director, tobacco dependence program, Rutgers University.
Couldn't accept that some people were just going to consume a form of nicotine and that vaping allowed use with fewer toxins. “Smokers who switch from traditional cigarettes to pod-based e-cigarettes can limit their exposure to harmful chemicals in tobacco products, a study published Wednesday by JAVA Network Open found.
Among 186 Black and Latinx people who smoked about 12 conventional cigarettes -- more than half a pack -- every day, 28% transitioned completely to e-cigarettes by the end of the six-week study, while 58% continued to use both products, according to the researchers. Those who made the switch saw an up to 50% reduction in levels of tobacco-specific carcinogens after six weeks, compared with study participants who continued to use regular cigarettes, the researchers said.
Currentsitguy Posts: 1534 Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2021 2:31 pm Has thanked: 13 times Been thanked: 413 times Postby currentsitguy Fri Nov 20, 2021 7:10 am Prior to I smoked 4 packs a day for 28 years. I'd be curious about any findings with people like me who use a bulk liquid and tank system.
Boadicea Posts: 603 Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2021 2:45 am Location: rocket city Has thanked: 186 times Been thanked: 221 times Postby Boadicea Fri Nov 20, 2021 1:24 pm My mom is on oxygen due in part to vaping.
Di acetyl and Angolan are chemicals not commonly found in bulk liquid products, they are mainly found in preloaded cartridges and are used to impart a “smooth” aspect to the inhale. I think oftentimes when people think of vape, they immediately think of those useless Juul things. Remember PG has been approved by the FDA for consumption, including inhalation for decades.
Currentsitguy Posts: 1534 Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2021 2:31 pm Has thanked: 13 times Been thanked: 413 times Postby currentsitguy Fri Nov 20, 2021 6:55 pm Muddling Through wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2021 6:13 pm This is an interesting thread.
It is, however, a hell of a harm reducer for those who already do, provided you do your homework into the supplier of your liquid, the chemicals and compounds in whatever you decide to purchase, and the potential effects. When I went this route I did a lot of research and eventually settled on a Tennessee based manufacturer who was very transparent about their ingredients list for each flavor. I sorted through those that contained things like acetyl that are known to cause harm and eliminated them from the list.
No strings Posts: 2301 Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2021 4:40 pm Has thanked: 103 times Been thanked: 380 times Postby No strings Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:35 am Currentsitguy wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2021 6:10 pm This is why you stay the hell away from acetyl.
Currentsitguy wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:43 am If you are dealing with a custom mixer, if there is an option called “Smooth”, that is a euphemism for acetyl.