Tabit® Plant Tannin

Tabit is an herbal preparation that supports stomach health in times of stomach upset. Tabit may help support return to normal bowel movements*.

  • Tabit contains a powerful tannin: the extracts of wild rhubarb root or Canaigre. It is complexed with Zinc and with Proline and Hydroxyproline amino acids*.

    Tabit is available in bottles of 30 vegetarian capsules.
  • Tabit is available to adults and children above 4 years of age. Tabit works in the same manner as Tanalbit. Like Tanalbit it is non-toxic with the occasional minimal side effect of temporary constipation. If this occurs, reduction in dosage is suggested.

    Tabit may support normal bowel movements and can be used for occasional, e.g. sudden onset, or with other therapies under medical supervision. It is suggested for individuals for whom Viracin and Tanalbit are not successful*.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Tabit

    1. What are Tannins?
    2. Are Tannins safe? Is Tabit non-toxic?
    3. Does Tabit affect beneficial bacteria? Will it deplete minerals?
    4. Are there contraindications for Tabit? What about Herxheimer reactions (die-off)?
    5. Should I use Tanalbit or Viracin? When should I use them together?


    What are Tannins?

    Plant tannins are water soluble, polyphenolic compounds. They are categorized as either hydrolyzable or condensed. Tannins have astringent and antioxidant-activity properties and are renowned for their protective qualities. Plant tannins give the bitter taste to black teas and are a significant component of Redwood Tree bark, giving it its distinct red color. The reason why redwood tree bark is so popular for use in outdoor decks and outdoor furniture is that it is preserved by its high tannin content.
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    Are Tannins safe?

    Yes. Tabit contains condensed tannins. These condensed tannins actually have remarkable antioxidant activity properties and are not absorbed by the body which means that they work on the lining of the GI to help in its repair. Tannins taken as a dietary supplement, drunk as teas or in wine, eaten in fruits or food have been shown to exhibit significant antioxidant activity.

    The condensed tannins used in Tabit inflict minimal if any effect on the absorption of minerals. Intensive Nutrition suggests that individuals with GI upset take a multivitamin supplement while on a Tabit program.

    Tabit is non-toxic and can safely be taken by a variety of individuals.
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    Does Tabit affect beneficial bacteria? Will it deplete minerals?

    We suggest using a probiotic and multivitamin to support beneficial bacteria growth and healthy mineral balance.
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    Are there contraindications for Tabit? What about side effects?

    Occasionally individuals may experience temporary constipation after taking Tabit for a long period of time. To avoid constipation, increase water intake while taking Tabit and consider taking a Magnesium supplement (see our MagC Vitamin C Antixoidant and Magnesium Formula). Sometimes tannins may cause nausea or upset stomach. To prevent this, take Tabit with a small, protein snack.

    Tannins, the active ingredients in Tabit, may interfere with the absorption or efficacy of some medications. They may also not be recommended for individuals with significant nutrient deficiencies or individuals with chronic maladies or under physician supervision for serious ailments. Please consult with your health professional prior to introducing Tabit. There are some known contraindications for tannins (general) and medications. Please click on the Ingredients tab for additional information.

    Questions? Please email Olivia Melaugh, our CIO and product support guru, at askolivia@intensivenutrition.com
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    Should I use Tanalbit or Viracin? When should I use them together? How about Tabit?

    Tanalbit, Viracin and Tabit rely on the astringent and antioxidant activity of plant tannins. Each contain different tannin extracts which themselves behave differently. As Tanalbit contains casein, its action is more comprehensive, that is, it can travel to the large intestine and colon. Viracin might be an alternative if milk allergy or sensitivity is an issue. A third and potent alternative is Tabit. Tabit does not contain casein but works more quickly to help support healthy bowel movements and a return to health bowel formation.

    When to use Tanalbit
    • For comprehensive target of GI upset
    • Suggested as a detoxification agent and for food sensitivities

    When to use Viracin
    • Support for health bacteria balance in the GI
    • May support immune system
    • Suggested when casein not tolerated (see Tanalbit) and can be used to support detoxification

    When to use Tabit
    • Temporary loose stool
    • Traveller’s upset stomach
    • Indigestion or upset stomach
    • When Tanalbit or Viracin do not work

    If you have a more detailed question, please email our nutrition guru, Olivia Melaugh, at askolivia@intensivenutrition.com for help.

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  • SUPPLEMENT FACTS

    Serving size: 2 capsules

    Capsules per bottle: 30 vegetarian capsules

    Active ingredients: 500 mg, including Wild Rhubarb root extract (canaigre Rumex hymenosepalus) complexed with Zinc 13mg, L-Proline 4 mg

    Inert Ingredients: Silica, Glycol

    Allergen Statement: This formula is free of yeast, soy, egg, gluten, wheat, milk, starch, nut (tree, peanut, etc.) artificial colors or preservatives.

    Interactions/Precautions:

    Tannins may interfere with the absorption/effectiveness of alkaline or steroidal medications. Avoid tannins when using Atropine, Cardec DM, Codeine, Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine, Lomotil/Lonox, Loop Diuretics, Spironolactone, Theophylline/Aminophylli, Thiazide Diuretics, Triamterene. This is not an exhaustive list. ALWAYS check with your physician BEFORE taking Tabit or other supplements.

    Because tannins are astringents, Tabit may cause temporary constipation. If this occurs, use Magnesium/Vitamin C Supplement and increase water intake by at least 3 glasses of water (8 oz. each). Tabit is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers. It is not recommended for those with chronic illness or individuals suffering from malnutrition or nutrition related illness. If you have any question about your medication and Tabit, ALWAYS check with your physician BEFORE adding Tabit to your daily regimen.

    Please note that acute cases of diarrhea can cause life-threatening dehydration as well as potential organ damage/failure. If diarrhea symptoms continue or get worse, seek medical attention immediately. If diarrhea continues for three days or more also contact a physician.
  • Suggested Dosage: Check with your health professional for dosage information.

    Please note that acute cases of diarrhea can cause life-threatening dehydration as well as potential organ damage/failure. If diarrhea symptoms continue to get worse, seek medical attention immediately. If diarrhea continues for three days or more also contact a physician.
  • Do you have a question about Tabit?

    Please email Olivia Melaugh, our nutrition guru, askolivia@intensivenutrition.com with your product question.


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