What is zinc oxide tape?

Some of you might have heard about zinc oxide ways back in chemistry class or might have stumbled upon the term in a pharmacy or drug store.

Zinc oxide is a chemical compound of zinc and oxygen. It is often used in medicine for skin and wound treatment due to its antiseptic properties.

Zinc oxide tape is a firm and rigid tape with one adhesive side. It is commonly used by athletes to prevent sports injuries, immobilise joints, prevent blisters on sensitive areas and many more. One of its attributes it, that adheres excellently to the skin, which allows an even better stabilisation of weak joints, particularly wrists, ankles and fingers. Some people use it to stick it on areas prone to rubbing to protect or prevent blisters and bruises.

What are the benefits of zinc oxide tape?

The benefits are numerous when it comes to zinc oxide tape:

# Zinc oxide, the ancient healer

It is assumed that zinc oxide is used for over 3000 years to treat skin wounds. Nowadays, zinc oxide is used to accelerate wound healing, especially on skin and soft tissue. Zinc promotes a faster regrow of the skin, through enhancing blood flow and pulling new cells towards the wound.

# Zinc oxide and the absorbing effect

Zinc oxide tends to dry out weeping sores. It has an astringent effect on the skin, shrinks pores and absorbs excess fluids from the surface. Therefore it is a very useful tool to ease bruises and blisters and even prevent sensitive areas like heels and toes from them when applied in advance.

# Antiseptic and antibacterial

Another great benefit of using zinc oxide tape is its antiseptic and antibacterial effect on wounds, bruises and blisters. It does not only promote new skin growth and fluid absorption. It additionally helps to destroy bacterial cell membranes through its nanoparticular properties.

# Zinc oxide tape prevents movement in weak joints

Due to its rigid and firm attributes, it promotes stability in weak joints when applied correctly. It is commonly used among athletes and physiotherapists to give extra support to vulnerable body parts. It can also be used to immobilise a joint to prevent pain when undertaking sports and exercise.

# Protects skin and reduces swelling and bruising

When applied correctly, the zinc oxide tape can reduce swelling through compression.

# Protects vulnerable body parts from injury

Taping and strapping weak body parts such as wrists, ankles, fingers and other joints with a Meglio Zinc Oxide Tape can protect and perfectly support those areas from being injured. The stability provided allows you to perform your exercises safely and reliably.

# Durable and long-lasting

The Meglio zinc oxide tape is suitable for strapping over long periods. It tolerates water and humid circumstances. It is designed to be durable and to ensure safe exercising.

How to apply zinc oxide tape?

Skin preparation

Meglio zinc oxide tape is most adhesive on clean, washed skin. Make sure to remove all excess oils, creams and ideally hair.

Unwind and tear tape

The zinc oxide tape is hasslefree to tear off, almost like a very thick paper. The best way to apply is to unwind the tape as you roll it over the needed areas and then tear or cut it off.

Apply tape

The rigid tape is not stretchable. Therefore it is crucial to apply it not too tight to ensure sufficient blood circulation in targeted areas. Press and rub the tape as you stick it to the skin. The adhesive is most effective when reaching body temperature.

It has shown to be adequate to work with the tape strip-by-strip, which means if you want to stabilise a joint: go around once, tear/cut it off, go around, tear/cut it off.

Caution with sensitive skin

Even though the zinc oxide tape has excellent properties to heal skin wounds, it should be handled with care on sensitive and damaged skin, as the removing might cause some irritation. Please refer to a professional if you feel the tape might irritate.

The Meglio zinc oxide tape is suitable for professional athletes, hikers, sports lovers, physiotherapists and countless more. Due to its antiseptic and stabilising properties, it is commonly used to assist in wound healing, joint stabilisation, prevent injuries and limit bruises and blisters. Nothing can stop your love for movement.

Exercise at home

Meglio are excited to announce that they have appointed Compete PR to manage their PR and communications for 2020, with a creative brief that involves gaining quality media coverage for the Meglio brand.

Barry Keane, Meglio CEO says, “Meglio are increasingly finding that we feature in online publications, in magazines, or even on TV. Therefore, it is clear that the time is right for Meglio to work with a PR & Press agency as 2020 brings a huge amount of new product launches, events, brand campaigns, and even a packed international race schedule for Team Meglio. The partnership with Compete PR has arrived at an important time for us and we look forward to developing our PR & Press network through Kate and her team.

Barry Keane

Meglio Ltd, Chief Executive Officer


Compete PR was founded in 2012 by Kate Allan, cycling, running and endurance sports PR specialist. Kate has worked with a number of brands in the industry, developing an impressive portfolio of experience over the years.

Kate says, ‘It’s an absolute pleasure to be working with Meglio, a brand that I already know well through using their products and a bunch of mutual sporting connections. Young, dynamic and ambitious – it’s been a lot of fun getting to know the Meglio team already, and I’m excited to see what we can bring to the table over 2020.

For all Meglio media enquiries, contact Kate at kate@competepr.com.

Kate Allan,

Founder of Compete PR

Exciting Times Ahead For Meglio & Compete PR !

Health, Wellbeing & Digital Growth Plans

Meglio is now firmly on the path to being regarded as the brand of choice for premium physiotherapy and wellness products globally. Meglio now trades internationally, across multiple countries and currencies. When I took Meglio to the investment market, it was very reassuring, yet unsurprising that the market also identified the scale of the opportunity for a powerful brand like Meglio.

Ethics are always top of the list for Meglio, therefore it was imperative that our chosen funding partner not only shared our company vision, but also shared our ethical values. FSE Group and Ian stood out from the start on a number of levels and together I am excited that Meglio will continue to expand across the Health & Wellbeing industry.

Barry Keane

Meglio Ltd, Chief Executive Officer

We are excited to be funding the expansion of a company that is dedicated to improving users health, fitness and wellbeing. Barry and his team have moulded Meglio into a leading global physiotherapy brand, with major clients including the NHS. We were immediately impressed with the companies vision, their extensive range of premium products and how through their passion and knowledge they are revolutionising the health and fitness sector. We are delighted to add Meglio to our portfolio of companies supported by the Thames Valley Berkshire Funding Escalator and wish them all the success for the future.

Ian Baker,

The FSE Group, Senior Fund Manager

We’re Looking Forward To An Exciting 2020. Onwards & Upwards For Everyone At Team Meglio!