Some serious side effects of Poli-Grip include neuropathy, zinc poisoning, hyperzincemia and hypocupremia. Other harmful effects include loss of balance, anemia, muscle weakness, severe body pains and lethargy.
Excessive zinc in the body leads to zinc poisoning or hyperzincemia. Zinc toxicity occurs when the body has abnormally high concentration of zinc. Some signs of hyperzincemia include numbness, a burning sensation, facial weakness, difficulty in coordination and unexplained tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms.
Excessive usage of Poli-Grip leads to depletion of copper, a condition known as hypocupremia. Copper depletion results in abnormally low levels of copper in the blood, causing neuropathy, neurological damage, and serious health complications. Indicators of hypocupremia include dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain.
Neuropathy results from excess zinc reserves in the body and can cause diabetes, permanent disability or even death. Neurological problems can trigger permanent nerve damage, potentially confining a Poli-Grip user to a wheelchair. Symptoms that indicate deteriorating nerves include tingling and numbness in legs, feet, hands or arms, extreme and unexplained pain, reduction of mobility strength, loss of balance, and reduced walking strides. Other neurological problems include multiple sclerosis, bone marrow failure syndromes, anemia, dysesthesias, and paresthesias. Patients may also suffer from potential nerve diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and demyelinating syndrome.