A Zinplex Guide: Product Range, Uses & FAQs
Weldricks Pharmacy is proud to be stocking Zinplex products online and in your local pharmacy branches. This guide aims to help you understand what Zinplex offers, the product ranges available and the benefits of incorporating Zinc-based products into your lifestyle.
How Zinplex Started.
Zinplex was born by the founding father of Zinplex, Mr. Ockert Fourie in 1998. Trained as a pharmacist, Ockert, who suffered from cold sores was recommended zinc by his doctor. At that time he could not find any zinc over the counter supplements. Digging deeper, he found many leading articles explaining the health benefits of zinc and was amazed by what he found. He set about froming a company and the idea of a proudly South African zinc supplement was born...
What is Zinplex?
Zinplex is a highly-regulated and certified brand that offers a wide range of zinc-based products to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle in various ways.
What are the benefits of zinc?
Zinc is a micronutrient found in abundance in the human body that is required for a healthy immune function and stabilised blood sugar by playing an important role in processing the nutrients we get from food. Not only that, it is essential for the production and development of healthy cells which help to strengthen the skin, improve the health of your skin and impact how quickly the skin can heal.
What happens if we don’t get enough zinc?
By eating a healthy and balanced diet day-to-day, you should be getting enough zinc, whether you are vegan or non-vegan as it is contained in common foods such as meat, dairy products, nuts, beans, lentils, and spinach.
If, however, your diet lacks zinc or your body suffers from a condition that doesn’t allow it to absorb zinc as effectively, you can develop a zinc deficiency.
There are various symptoms to look out for if you suspect you have a zinc deficiency, including:
- Weight loss
- Becoming ill frequently/poor immune system
- Lack of energy
- Hair loss
- Appetite loss
- Skin rashes
- Erectile dysfunction
- Lack of growth in children or delayed puberty
If you do suspect you have a zinc deficiency or a deficiency to another important mineral, it’s important to visit your GP for professional advice who will advise you on the best treatment. There are, however, supplements, tablets and various other types of products such as the Zinplex range which can help to introduce more zinc into your daily lifestyle.
What are the benefits of Zinplex?
Zinplex’s range of products offers benefits in various aspects that ensure a healthy lifestyle including:
- Skin-strengthening ingredients. Zinc is commonly used to combat and prevent acne due to containing properties that strengthen the skin. Zinc-based products are also used to help fight off and prevent cold sores from forming.
- Immune-boosting properties. Zinc-based products also have immune-enhancing properties due to zinc being crucial in the functioning of the cells responsible for immunity. zinc helps to ensure that your body can develop healthy new cells that can help you to fight off infections and illnesses such as the common cold and flu.
What does Zinplex offer?
Zinplex offers a vast range of products containing zinc, all with the same goal of helping people to introduce a higher amount of zinc into their lifestyle to ensure healthy bodily functioning for both adults and children.
Their product range includes:
- Skincare including creams, masks, moisturisers, treatments, face washes, and acne treatments.
- Healthy lifestyle products including zinc and calcium vitamins and supplements.
- Junior products including baby bum care such as sprays, creams and soap, and vitamin syrups.
- Sports products including anti-chafe creams, cooling gels, warm-up creams and energy tablets.
Who is the Zinplex range suitable for?
Zinplex offers a wide range of products including a range for babies and adults.
Zinplex for infants and young children
The Zinplex Junior range is specifically aimed at babies and mothers that aim to provide babies with the minerals they need for healthy growth and skin. The range includes various products to soothe babies' bums and their junior syrup containing the key, immune-boosting ingredient zinc as well as vitamin C and selenium to help reduce inflammation and help babies to fight infections such as coughs, colds, flu or skin conditions.
Zinplex also offers a baby glycerine soap bar combining zinc and calendula that is suitable for sensitive skin in babies and helps to keep the skin soothed and calm.
Zinplex for adults
Zinplex for adults offers several ranges including skin care, sports products, and vitamins and supplements to support a generally healthy lifestyle.
Zinplex for acne
Zinplex’s range of skincare is popular for combatting acne specifically in those with oily skin, by helping to reduce oiliness while still offering nourishment and moisturising properties. Over time, Zinplex can be beneficial for regulating the oiliness of skin for those that suffer from acne due to their skin type or the overproduction of sebum to keep the skin balanced.
Their skincare range also includes Zinplex Triple tablets which have a high strength of zinc and selenium, a combination that has been shown to help those that suffer from common skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Another range of Zinplex for adults is Zinmag Sport, with the products aimed at helping athletes or those who enjoy regular exercise to do so comfortably. The range includes various products like anti-chafe cream to reduce irritation and moisturise the skin, as well as cool-down and warm-up gels to help look after your muscles pre and post-workout.
Zinplex sport also includes specialised sport tablets containing a combination of minerals and vitamins chosen for their muscle recovery and muscle-building properties.
Zinplex vitamins and supplements
Zinplex offers various multivitamins and supplements to help you incorporate higher levels of certain minerals and vitamins into your diet, with each product offering its own benefits. The Zinplex B Complex tablets, for example, contain a high potency of B-vitamins which can have benefits for concentration levels, energy levels and relieving stress whereas the Zinplex Forte tablets contain vitamin A and zinc, helping to combat problematic skin conditions.
The Zinplex Vitamin and Mineral Energy Gels also act as a way to introduce more vitamins and minerals into your diet, offering support for those with poor diets, poor focus levels, high levels of stress or poor immune systems.
Browse the Zinplex range from Weldricks Pharmacy
Weldricks Pharmacy is proud to stock a vast range of Zinplex products for our customers which you can browse via our website or at your local branch. We offer Zinplex’s Sport, Junior, Skincare and Healthy Lifestyle range so you can find the right product for you.
For more information on the brand or products, get in touch with our team for advice.