Zinplex: Uses, How It Works, Dosage, Side Effects

Zinplex Mineral Supplement is formulated with a range of special, skin-strengthening ingredients to help combat pimples, acne, eczema and cold sores. Its immune boosting properties can even help combat colds and flu.

Each tablet of Zinplex contains:

Zinc picolinate (equivalent to 8.3 mg elemental zinc) – 39.6 mg: Zinc is an essential micronutrient that is crucial to almost every aspect of your health. It’s second only to iron as the most abundant trace mineral in your body. Research shows that this mineral may enhance immune function, stabilize blood sugar levels, and help keep your skin, eyes, and heart healthy.

Selenium AAC 2% (equivalent to 20 µg elemental selenium)- 1 mg: Selenium plays an important role in the health of your immune system. This antioxidant helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity. Studies have demonstrated that increased blood levels of selenium are associated with enhanced immune response. On the other hand, deficiency has been shown to harm immune cell function and may lead to a slower immune response. Selenium may prevent aging of the skin. It also slows the aging process.

Zinplex may assist in maintaining good health and is beneficial during incidents of cold sores, colds and flu. Can assist with pimples and acne.

How do zinc and selenium affect immune function?

Zinc and selenium work great together, working with what is known in biology as a synergistic effect. The synergistic effect is when the interaction between chemical substances cause an effect that is greater than the sum of the individual effect of any of the substances.

First, zinc promotes immunity through direct and indirect antioxidants mechanisms, as it is crucial for the development and correct functioning of cells that are responsible for the body’s immunity such as macrophages, large cells found in the tissues or as white blood cells when an infection occurs. When you are in deficiency of zinc, your body isn’t able to produce healthy new cells, leading to a lower immune system thanks to a lower amount of cells fighting viruses and infections. Additionally, zinc deficiency not only compromises immunity but also shifts the immune system towards an inflammatory state.

Then we have selenium, which works as an important antioxidant in the body, reducing inflammation and enhancing immunity, and it also prevents the mutation of viruses and the appearance and new high-pathogenic strains. Although a selenium deficiency is rare and mostly seen in patients over 60 years old, it is important to make sure to get a proper intake and that the body correctly absorbs it if you don’t want to lose the immune benefits of it.

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How to use Zinplex

Children dosage: 6-8 years – 1 tablet daily. 9-13 years – 1-2 tablets daily.

Adult dosage: Take 3 tablets daily. Or as prescribed by a doctor or healthcare professional.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra Zinplex to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of selenium can be fatal. Taking in too much zinc can also be harmful and it may cause a range of symptoms, including nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), an excessive intake of zinc can cause zinc toxicity.

Storage instructions

Store at or below 25 degrees C, in a cool dry place. Keep the container tightly closed.

How long does Zinplex take to work?

From the moment you start taking Zinplex supplements, your body will begin the process of repairing the damage that deficiency in this mineral has caused. The road to recovery, however, may be long. It’s going to take between 6 weeks and 3 months to correct most nutritional deficiencies.

What are the possible side effects of Zinplex?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Long term use of high selenium and Zinc doses can lead to dangerous side effects. Stop taking Zinplex and call your doctor at once if you have:

•          nausea, vomiting;

•          lack of energy, feeling irritable or very tired

•          hair loss, mild rash, brittle or painful fingernails, or white streaks on the nails;

•          tremors, feeling light-headed;

•          muscle tenderness;

•          flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);

•          metallic taste, bad breath, strong body odor; or

•          easy bruising or bleeding.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings: This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use. Keep out of reach of children.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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