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How much Nicotine is in a ZYN Pouch?

How much Nicotine is in a ZYN Pouch?

The use of nicotine pouches has grown immensely in popularity in recent years as a smokeless, tobacco-free alternative to traditional nicotine products. One such product is Zyn, which offers a convenient and discreet way for consumers to consume nicotine.  As one of the first brands on the tobacco-free nicotine pouch market, ZYN has become one of the most popular brands.

In this article, we will delve into the nicotine content of Zyn pouches and discuss the factors that may influence this amount.

ZYN Nicotine strengths

ZYN has a wide selection of nicotine strengths to cater to everyone’s taste and preferences. In addition, ZYN also has mini and slim formats and the different classifications tend to vary between the formats. For example, an ”extra strong” mini pouch doesn’t contain the same amount of nicotine as an ”extra strong” slim pouch. This has to do with several different factos that we will go more into detail about further on.

But it’s important to note that nicotine content is not the only factor that affects the nicotine experience. Since ZYN’s mini format come as a mini dry format, they are almost completely dry, unlike the slim format which is slightly moist. Since moist nicotine pouches deliver nicotine quicker and give a more intense nicotine experience, they may contain a lower level of nicotine but still deliver the same nicotine experience as a dry pouch that contains more nicotine. 

ZYN Mini Super Strong

ZYN Mini Super Strong is classified as a 5/5 on the scale. It has a nicotine content of 15,59 mg/g which translates to 9 mg of nicotine per pouch.

  • Nicotine per pouch: 9 mg
  • Nicotine per gram: 15,59 mg/g
  • Nicotine content: 1.55 %

ZYN Mini 3mg

ZYN Mini is classified as a 2/4 on the scale and has a ”normal” nicotine strength. ZYN Mini 3mg contains 3mg of nicotine per pouch which translates to 7,5 mg/g.

  • Nicotine per pouch: 3mg
  • Nicotine per gram: 7.5mg/g
  • Nicotine content: 0.75 %

ZYN Mini Extra Strong

ZYN Mini Extra Strong is classified as a 4/4 on the scale and contains 6mg per pouch. This translates to a nicotine strength of 15 mg/g.

  • Nicotine per pouch: 6mg
  • Nicotine per gram: 15mg/g
  • Nicotine content: 1.5 %

ZYN Slim Strong

ZYN Slim Strong is classified as a 3/4 on the scale and has a nicotine content of 9 mg per pouch. This translates to a nicotine content of 12 mg/g or 1.1 %.

  • Nicotine per pouch: 9mg
  • Nicotine per gram: 12 mg/g
  • Nicotine content: 1.1 %.

ZYN Slim

ZYN Slim is classified as a 2/4 on the scale and contains 6.5 mg of nicotine per pouch or 8mg/g.

  • Nicotine per pouch: 6.5mg
  • Nicotine per gram: 8mg/g
  • Nicotine content: 0.8 %

ZYN Slim Extra Strong

ZYN Slim Extra Strong is classified as a 4/4 on the scale and contains 11 mg of nicotine per pouch or 14 mg/g.

  • Nicotine per pouch: 11mg
  • Nicotine per gram: 14mg/g
  • Nicotine content: 1.4 %

Factors Affecting Nicotine Absorption

As discussed briefly earlier, the nicotine experience depends on several factors and not the nicotine strength alone. This is why it is important to take other things into considerations when choosing your ZYN nicotine strengths.

The actual amount of nicotine absorbed by the body can be influenced by several factors, such as:

Individual Differences

Each person’s body reacts differently to nicotine, which means that the rate and extent of absorption can vary. Factors like metabolism, body weight, and genetic predisposition can all influence how much nicotine is absorbed.

Duration of Use

The length of time a pouch is kept in the mouth can also impact nicotine absorption. The longer the pouch remains in contact with the oral mucosa, the more nicotine will be absorbed.

Saliva Production

Saliva production plays a crucial role in the absorption of nicotine from Zyn pouches. The nicotine is dissolved in saliva and then absorbed through the oral mucosa. Factors such as hydration levels and individual variations in saliva production can impact the amount of nicotine absorbed.

Oral pH

The pH level in the mouth can influence nicotine absorption. A more acidic environment can reduce nicotine absorption, while a more alkaline environment can increase it.

pH of the nicotine pouch

The pH of the nicotine pouch will affect how efficiently nicotine is absorbed when used. A more acidic pouch can reduce the nicotine absorption whilst a more alkaline pouch can increase it.


The more moist a nicotine pouch, the faster nicotine will be absorbed in the blood. This is why ZYN’s mini dry pouches generally contain more nicotine since they are almost completely dry.


Flavor can affect the perceived nicotine strength of a pouch. For example, a chilly mini flavor can cause a more intense experience that makes you perceive the nicotine strength as stronger. 

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