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Is it Safe to Swallow Saliva from Nicotine Pouches?

For years, scientists have explored the many ways we can use nicotine without the harmful effects of smoking. After growing in popularity in Scandinavia, oral nicotine pouches are making their way further afield and growing in popularity globally.

ZYN pouches provide a clean nicotine hit without the tobacco, giving you a purer and more refined nicotine experience.

Before trying a nicotine pouch, it’s important to understand exactly how it’s going to interact with your body – especially when you’re going to leave it in your mouth for a long time. So, to make sure you fully understand what you’re doing when using ZYN, we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions to explain the nutritional information contained in a pouch:

What is ZYN?

ZYN is one of the best ways to enjoy nicotine, without the risks associated with smoking tobacco.
ZYN comes in a small white pouch that is placed under your top lip for up to an hour, during which you’ll experience a continuous release of nicotine. This means you’ll never again have to step outside and miss the moments that count.

What are ZYN nicotine pouches made from?

The pouches are made from plant fibres that release nicotine slowly and in the most comfortable way. They also come in a variety of different flavours for you to choose from.

ZYN pouches are purpose-built to sit comfortably in your mouth, but if you have any concerns about adversely reacting to ZYN, please consult your physician.

What’s in nicotine pouches?

Along with the nicotine salt needed for your hit, ZYN contains only food-grade approved ingredients. For a full breakdown of ZYN’s content, see below:

  • Nicotine salts
  • Stabilisers
  • Fillers
  • pH balancers
  • Sweeteners
  • Food flavourings

For our ZYN product safety information in full, see here.

Can you swallow spit from ZYN nicotine pouches?

It isn’t harmful in small quantities for adults to consume the food-grade ingredients that are found within ZYN pouches or the saliva from using ZYN nicotine pouches.

We do however stress the importance of not overusing nicotine pouches. Please stick to one at a time and consult your doctor if you’re unsure if ZYN is going to be completely safe for you.

Can I use ZYN if I have gum disease?

As we are not medical health practitioners ourselves, any health-related advice at an individual level must be gained from a conversation directly with your dentist.

Does ZYN contain lactose?

No, ZYN pouches do not contain any lactose.

Does ZYN have an expiration date?

Our pouches do not have a set date of expiry – but the flavourings used will diminish in strength over time.

To get maximum pleasure out of your favourite flavoured ZYN pouches, use them shortly after purchasing.

Are ZYN nicotine pouches gluten-free?

ZYN pouches contain microscopic levels of gluten. If you are hypersensitive to gluten, consult a trained medical professional before using ZYN.

Does ZYN contain sodium?

In one ZYN, you’ll find less than 10mg of sodium or less than 0.5% of your daily recommended value based on a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet.

Does ZYN contain carbohydrates?

Less than 1% of your daily recommended carbohydrate allowance is contained in a ZYN pouch – based on a daily recommended value of a 2,000-calorie per day diet.

How many calories are in a ZYN pouch?

Each ZYN pouch contains under 1 calorie per serving.

What happens if you swallow a ZYN pouch?

If you’ve accidentally swallowed a ZYN pouch, there is absolutely no reason to panic. ZYN is specially made to be absorbed while sitting in your mouth, so nicotine will be absorbed in your stomach at a much lower level if ingested.

Simply put, ZYN pouches have a very similar chemical composition to the products used in chewing gum. The pouches are not designed to be ingested, but accidentally swallowing one pouch shouldn’t be a cause for concern.

Although it must be stressed, these should not be consumed regularly as our pouches are not designed to be broken down in the body’s digestive system. If you have been swallowing ZYN pouches regularly, please consult your doctor immediately.

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of exactly what is contained within a ZYN pouch and feel more comfortable about what you’re using. If you’re interested in seeing if ZYN is the right alternative to smoking for you, try out a free sample here.

To learn more about ZYN, how’s it made and where it comes from, take a read through our blogs.

How are ZYN Nicotine Pouches Made?

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How are ZYN Nicotine Pouches Made?

A straightforward explanation of how ZYN nicotine pouches are made and what ingredients they contain.

2021-10-20 13:02:48By ZYN



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