The Zinplex Story

Zinplex is a proudly South African company founded in 1998 by Mr. Ockert Fourie. He was a trained pharmacist, a man with a vision, and a passion for a healthy lifestyle. He decided to investigate the importance of supplementation after his doctor prescribed him zinc for the treatment of cold sores.  He became aware of the importance of zinc as a daily health tablet through his own experience and after the publication of leading medical articles.

These articles published in the 90’s described the essential use of zinc supplementation for the wellbeing of adults and children. Zinc has been found to help improve conditions such as cold sores, pimples, acne, eczema and support the immune system. Selenium aids in the absorption of zinc in the body and from these essential health needs, Zinplex was born.

Herman Fourie, his son, and current CEO did a vast amount of research alongside his wife, a trained nutritionist, on the benefits of zinc picolinate supplementation. The first batch of Zinplex 60’s tablets were successfully manufactured in 1998.

Herman and his wife started working full time at Zinplex in 2003 and since then, the company has seen immense growth. Currently there are more than 32 products in the range. The future of the company is bright, and we will continue supplying South Africa with market-leading zinc products at an affordable price because Zinplex means to us, a healthier way of life.

We have the pleasure of having our brand present in the United Kingdom, Cuba, Namibia, Botswana, eSwatini and Lesotho.

The Zinplex warehouse is a fully registered SAHPRA facility and is licensed to operate as a Wholesaler of Scheduled Medicines.

Our business caters for and operates in the following areas of expertise:

  • Immune Boosting Zinc based products for infants, children, and adults.
  • Baby Bum Cream and Sprays for infant and toddler nappy rash.
  • Zinc based tablets and a full range of facial products for the treatment of pimples and acne in teenagers, adolescents, and the more mature person.
  • Up-market Sports supplement range for the treatment and control of muscle cramps and muscle recovery.

We are excited about our future. We believe in quality products at affordable prices for all South Africans and we will continue to adhere to this mandate!