There are always misconceptions about things that sometimes never seem to die. One such misconception that we have seen is the claim that ZYN nicotine pouches contain fiberglass.
But is there any truth to this statement or is it just a good old misconception? Let’s have a closer look.
Understanding the Claim of ZYN containing fiberglass
ZYN is today one of the most popular nicotine pouch brands on the market. It is also one of the first. The claim that ZYN has fiberglass is a misconception that is not only related to ZYN but essentially all nicotine pouches.
The short answer is no, nicotine pouches do not contain nicotine pouches.
It’s hard to say where this misconception stems from but one explanation we have seen is that the purpose of fiberglass is to create little cuts in the lip which allows for better and faster absorption of nicotine. But of course, there is no truth to this.
The reason for this is that if ZYN would use fiberglass, it would negatively impact the user experience. If every user got cuts under the lips after using ZYN, it would cause issues and complaints. Moreover, there’s no need for ZYN nicotine pouches to contain fiberglass because the nicotine is absorbed rapidly and effectively anyway.
You could suspect that one of the reasons for this misconception is that if you look closer at the pouch, the actual cover looks a bit similar to how fiberglass looks. That said, the pouches that ZYN uses are made of plant fiber and not fiberglass.
Examining Zyn’s Ingredients
In addition to the actual pouch, there may be other ingredients that are misunderstood as glass fiber.
ZYN has the following ingredient:
- Nicotine salt (Nicotine bitartrate dihydrate)
- Stabilizers (Hydroxypropyl cellulose)
- Fillers (Micro crystalline cellulose, maltitol, and gum arabic)
- pH adjusters (Sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate)
- Sweeteners (Acesulfame K)
If you open a nicotine pouch, you may notice that it looks like the contents have ”crystals” in them which can further spark the belief that they contain fiber glass. But as we have outlined from the ingredient list above, you can see that there is no glass fiber in ZYN or any other nicotine pouch.