FIVE Reasons why you should use Tanalbit Plant Tannins for GI health
Tanalbit is a gastrointestinal support product whose simple, elegant mechanism allows it to:
1) Support a healthy balance of intestinal yeast and flora (bacteria)*
2) Target all areas of the gastrointestine*
3) Work consistently without causing resistance buildup (unlike other products, Tanalbit does not dissolve cellular walls, an action that releases toxins into the body)*
4) Enact supportive antioxidant activity*
5) Work safely – For over 30 years, Tanalbit has proven to be a successful gastrointestinal support product. Its condensed plant tannin based formula is both non-toxic and not absorbed by the liver.
How Tanalbit Works
Tanalbit contains a proprietary blend of Zinc Tannates, composed of Plant tannins, zinc and amino acids. When ingested, the body recognizes the Zinc Tannate complex as a protein and as a consequence shuttles it past stomach digestive juices to the larger and lower intestine, areas often in need of supportive action. With elegant chemistry, Tanalbit supports a healthy balance of yeast and bacteria colonies by assisting the body’s removal of overgrowth. It naturally adheres to biofilm receptor sites via chelation and/or covalent bonding. This action disrupts colonization and isolates the biofilm, which then becomes a target for the body’s normal metabolic and elimination processes.
Comprehensive Action: How Tanalbit supports the whole body
Digestion: Undigested or partially digested food proteins in the gastrointestine may heighten or exacerbate food sensitivity and/or indigestion. Plant tannin chemistry allows for Tanalbit to bind to those proteinous substances (oligopeptides and peptones) and therefore it can be used to help support the body’s elimination process of those undigested or partially digested proteins.
Healthier GI environment: The active ingredients in Tanalbit, plant tannins, support cellular health, meaning they support intestinal wall integrity and therefore activity of gastrointestinal cells. This occurs because astringency, a natural characteristic of plant tannins, supports the body’s ability to reduce cellular inflammation. As it travels through the gastrointestine, Tanalbit provides supportive action along the way.
Detoxification: Chelation exhibited by plant tannins also extends to heavy metals. In so doing, Tanalbit can support the body’s natural detoxification process.
Skin Care: External skin issues often have an “interior” cause. Supporting gastrointestinal health and flora balance can support healthier looking skin.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tanalbit
1. What are Tannins? 2. Are Tannins safe? Is Tanalbit non-toxic? 3. Does Tanalbit affect beneficial bacteria? Will it deplete minerals? 4. Are there contraindications for Tanalbit? 5. Why does Tanalbit contain milk? 6. Why does Tanalbit contain Zinc? Is Zinc absorbed? 6. Should I use Tanalbit or Viracin? When should I use them together?
What are Tannins?
Tannins are water soluble, polyphenolic compounds and are either hydrolyzable or condensed. Tannins have astringent and antioxidant properties. Tannins give the bitter taste to black teas, the strong taste to red wines and are a significant component of Redwood Tree bark, giving it the bark its distinctive red color. The plant tannins found in Tanalbit are condensed tannins. TOP
Are Tannins taken in a dietary supplement safe?
Yes. Tanalbit contains condensed plant tannins. Condensed tannins have antioxidant activity properties and support GI health and healing. Tannins taken as a dietary supplement, drunk as teas or in wine, eaten in fruits or food have been shown to exhibit antioxidant activity that supports a healthy body.
Tanalbit is complexed with milk derived proteins/amino acids which allows the formula to directly target the GI tract and mitigate possible irritation caused by tannic acid. In addition, milk proteins also help to mitigate any anti-nutritive effects of tannins. Tanalbit is non-toxic and can safely be taken by a variety of individuals.
Please note: If you are suffering from a nutrient deficiency, have malabsorption or other conditions that results in low nutrient levels (including Calcium, Iron), out of abundance of caution, do not Tanalbit or any other dietary supplement before speaking with your health professional or personal physician. If your physician approves use of Tanalbit, consider supplementing with a comprehensive Multivitamin. TOP
Does Tanalbit affect beneficial bacteria? Will it deplete minerals?
Tanalbit will not significantaly affect beneficial bacteria levels. Often we suggest using a probiotic after a Tanalbit regimen and using a comprehensive multivitamin to ensure proper mineral balance because imbalanced flora can contribute to nutrient deficiencies. TOP
Are there contraindications for Tanalbit? What about side effects?
Occasionally individuals may experience temporary constipation after taking Tanalbit. To avoid temporary constipation, increase water intake while taking Tanalbit and consider taking a Magnesium supplement. Sometimes tannins may cause nausea or upset stomach. To prevent this, take Tanalbit with a small, protein snack.
Tannins, the active ingredients in Tanalbit, 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 Tanalbit. There are some known contraindications for tannins (general) and medications. Please click on the Ingredients tab for additional information.
The complex milk proteins (casein, proline, hydroxyproline) in Tanalbit act as potent buffers. They serve to transport the Tanalbit complex past the degrading acids of the stomach into the large intestine and colon. Milk protein powder also acts to mitigate any anti-nutritive effects of tannins.
Tanalbit contains high heat milk powder which, as a consequence of its manufacture, contains mostly denatured, less allergenic proteins. Tanalbit may therefore be suitable for those with milk sensitivity (check with your allergist first) but it is not recommended for those with milk allergies. Tanalbit will not cause problems for individuals with lactose intolerance (where the issue is milk sugar not milk protein). The milk proteins Tanalbit will neither cause nor exacerbate mycelia growth.
If you have a milk allergy, do not take the product and consult your health professional if he or she has suggested it for you. Consider our milk-free plant tannins, Viracin, or Tabit. Viracin and Tabit may be helpful for healthy bacteria balance support and immune support. TOP
Why does Tanalbit contain Zinc? Is Zinc absorbed?
The zinc in Tanalbit activates the complex and acts as a buffer. It lessens potential irritability caused by tannins and allows the complex to travel through the GI. As part of the Zinc Tannate complex, Zinc is not "available" and not absorbed. TOP
Should I use Tanalbit or Viracin? When should I use them together?
Tanalbit and Viracin rely on the astringent and antioxidant activity properties of plant tannins. Each contain different tannin extracts which themselves behave differently.
For comprehensive targeting of GI activity in the large intestine and colon
May support healthy bacteria balance in the GI
Suggested as a supporting detoxification agent and for supporting a healthy response to food sensitivities, upset stomach or indigestion
May support skin health and external manifestations (e.g. temporary rash) of GI issues
To support maintenance of healthy GI flora (bacteria)
To support healthy GI function and support a healthy GI environment
To support immune system health
When Tanalbit not tolerated due to milk allergy
If you have a more detailed question, please email
Please note! Our Tanalbit formula is the same, only the label has changed to reflect the active ingredients present in the formula, specifically, the tannic acid and polyphenol content found in the formula. Whereas older labels showed the total mg input (400+ mg), now it only shows active ingredients.
Serving size: 2 capsules Active ingredients:Zinc (elemental): 25 mg, Plant Tannin Complex (Proprietary blend of Tannic Acid and Canaigre Root Powder) Tannins: 200 mg, Total Polyphenols: 230 mg, L-Proline: 12 mg Other ingredients: High Heat Milk Powder, Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silica Allergen Statement:This formula contains milk. It is free of yeast, egg, corn, wheat, starch, artificial colors or preservatives.
Tannins may interfere with the absorption/effectiveness of medication. Check with your health professional BEFORE adding Tanalbit to your regimen. Because tannins are astringents, Tanalbit® may cause temporary constipation. If this occurs, use Magnesium/Vitamin C Supplement and increase water intake by at least three 8 oz glasses per day. Tanalbit may also cause nausea. If this occurs, take Tanalbit with a small amount of food or 10 minutes after a small snack. Warning: Keep the bottle closed in a cool, dry place and out of the reach of children. Consult a health care professional before adding Tanalbit to your daily regimen, especially if you are taking medication or if you have a medical condition. Tanalbit is NOT recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers. Note: Tanalbit contains natural ingredients and color may vary from batch to batch.
What is the suggested dosage for Tanalbit?
1-2 capsules, 3 times daily with food or small snack (to decrease possibility of nausea). Increase water intake two-fold. As a general rule, water will help improve digestion, eliminate toxins and prevent dehydration and temporary constipation. Dosage suggested for 4-6 weeks or as prescribed by your health professional or physician. *If you cannot tolerate Tanalbit on an empty stomach, take your suggested dosage with a small protein snack or with food. If you are using Tanalbit for skin health, suggested dosage is 2 servings daily for at least 2 weeks. When taking Tanalbit for food sensitivity or indigestion, take 1 to 2 capsules right after a meal. Questions? Email our nutrition guru, Olivia Melaugh, at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Best practices: Very large food portions taken with Tanalbit decrease product effectiveness. We also do not suggest taking Tanalbit at the same time as other supplements/medications. Allow at least 1 hour between Tanalbit and other dietary supplements; Tanalbit needs to work without competition from other supplements / medications. Tanalbit works in a gradual manner hence the need for a larger dosage as well as a regimen that works throughout the day instead of all at once.
Some basic rules: avoid excess sugar, refined carbohydrates and citrus.
A maintenance dosage is suggested after 4 weeks of Tanalbit, but please consult with your health professional before starting a maintenance program. An example program: The first week, bring dosage down to 5 capsules/daily, the second week 4 capsules/daily, the third week 3 capsules/daily, the fourth week 2 capsules/daily and the fifth week 1 capsule daily.
Tanalbit vs. Viracin?
Tanalbit and Viracin are both plant tannin products that support gastrointestinal health and in many cases comprehensive health. Determining which product is right for you is a decision best made with your health professional, however, please use our suggestions as a guideline for future discussions with your health professional.
R Lipoic Acid Super Antioxidant-Activity Formula *original formula*
R (+) Lipoic Acid contains the "R" form of Alpha Lipoic Acid. It may support a healthy response to aging and have antioxidant activity in the brain. It also may support the body's response to blood sugar regulation.* 100 mg, 60 vegetarian capsules.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a racemic mixture of both "S" and "R" forms of Alpha Lipoic Acid. The "R" form is the biologically active component of Alpha Lipoic Acid which means that it is the only form that one's body can absorb and synthesize thus making R-Lipoic supplementation inherently more efficient and effective. R Lipoic alone may be considerably more effective than racemic Alpha Lipoic Acid*.
The significant antioxidant activity of R Lipoic Acid
R Lipoic Acid exhibits antioxidant-activity*. For example, R Lipoic is able to increase or maintain levels of other important antioxidants such as glutathione peroxidase, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Coenzyme Q10. R Lipoic may also support the body's response to inflammation processes*. R lipoic also has other benefits. It supports healthy glucose metabolism* and R Lipoic is helpful for skin health and skin vitality*. We suggest using R Lipoic with our other skin care product and suggest our Skin Care Package.
Why is oxidation harmful?
Oxidation is inherently toxic to cells. It is believed the oxidation, and the inflammation it causes, leads to cell death and may have cascading negative effects.
How to use R Lipoic Acid
1-2 capsules or 50-200 mg of R Lipoic acid, not exceeding 600 mg/daily; Can be taken at one time or more preferably 1-3 times daily
Allergen Statement: Free of yeast, egg, gluten, corn, wheat, milk, starch, nuts (peanut and tree) artificial colors or preservatives.
Interactions and Precautions:
No known interactions, however, please consult your physician prior to adding R (+) Lipoic to your daily regimen. Not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing or individuals under the age of 18.
Coenzyme Q10, ubiquinones or mitoquinones belong to a group of lipid-soluble (lipid = fat) benzoquinones involved in electron transport in mitochondrial preparations. Thus said, Co-Q10 is a VITAL enzyme to all aerobic structures, for it is involved in energy transport! The sites in the human body which require the most mitochondrial action are those which are constantly at work: the heart, lungs, brain. Due to this fact, it is these organs, the heart especially, which are compromised due to malfunctioning or inadequate mitochondrial activity. Q-ODT helps support mitochondrial activity and energy production.
Why is Coenzyme Q10 important?
CoQ10 supports heart health especially heart muscle health. CoQ10 also plays a role in blood vessel health, healthy blood pressure, muscle maintenance and health and oral hygiene. It is also helpful for post-operative recuperation and immune support.
Why use Q-ODT?
Our Coenzyme Q10 80 mg formula is suitable for those who desire immediate activity of CoQ10, and for individuals who desire to use CoQ10 for oral and periodontal health. Our Coq10 is Ubidecarenone and when chewed, swirled around in the mouth and then swallowed, provides great bioavailability.
How does CoQ10 support oral health?
The increase in ROS or reactive oxygen species in gums gives rise to gum inflammation or periodontis. It is believed that Coenzyme Q10 may support a healthy response to ROS production*.
Why is our QODT better?
Our CoQ10 Q-ODT ablets are formulated to be left in the side of the mouth to be slowly dissolved OR chewed almost completely and then the bits swirled around in the mouth until swallowed. This method of delivery ensures maximum bioavailability. Q-ODT is absorbed by the blood capillaries of the mouth where it is then deposited into the bloodstream. This type of delivery should be the preferred method for those who desire the therapeutic benefits of CoQ10 as well as those who are looking to improve periodontal health.
Why don't you use other forms of CoQ10? Haven't they been shown to be better?
Intensive Nutrition Inc. uses Ubidecarenone and has shown that its assimilation in the body is equal to other forms of CoQ10. Q10 is an inherently stable compound.
How to use Q-ODT
1-2 servings daily or as directed by your health professional. Place tablet in the side of the mouth and let tablet slowly dissolve.
Paraben-free and preservative free, our DMAE Anti-Aging formulas can be applied directly to face, hands and other areas that show signs of aging (e.g. neck). DMAE comes in 1% or 3% strengths, in a liquid or gel formula.
About DMAE and DMAE Amine
DMAE is described as a "vitamer" and is believed to help improve memory and brain function by increasing levels of the brain neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is broken down into choline , a b vitamin that has many benefits.
Our DMAE topical contains DMAE in its AMINE form. This is the ONLY form of DMAE that is absorbed by the skin. If you are using DMAE bitartrate or are making your own DMAE solution, you are not using the right DMAE product. In addition, Intensive Nutrition's professional quality DMAE topical formulas contain the highest percentage of DMAE. Many other formulas that contain DMAE amine only do so in small amounts and as a consequence do not list the percentage in the product description.
How does DMAE positively affect the skin?
Acetylcholine is involved to a certain degree with muscle contractions. Application of DMAE for skin may help prevent sagging skin and increase firmness. Our results indicate that after a nightly application of DMAE, skin does appear firmer and tighter. Puffiness is reduced.
FAQ ABOUT DMAE AND SKIN CARE
Are solutions of DMAE less than 3% effective?
Because Intensive Nutrition uses only pure DMAE amine without any additives, our DMAE 1% and .5 solutions are very effective and we have extensive physician and client feedback that supports this statement. In fact, we suggest that individuals use the lower percentage solutions if they have sensitive skin.
Is topical DMAE more effective than DMAE taken as a supplement?
DMAE applied topically will produce more visible benefits sooner than DMAE taken internally. However, long term DMAE taken internally can enhance topical application of DMAE. What you take on the inside does effect how you look on the outside.
What other supplements are helpful for skin?
Vitamin C (Mag'C) Essential Fatty Acids (Omega Oils), R Lipoic and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Many have found our Smart formula to be quite helpful for skin blemishes.
From: Julie U.
My name is Julie, I am 50 years young, from the state of Missouri. I have been using DMAE 3% gel for about 11/2 years now. I first heard about your product from a newsletter (Total Wellness) by Dr. Sherry Rogers. She gives so many wonderful suggestions on products that are wonderful and very healthy to use. She sure was correct about this product DMAE. I have always been concerned about getting bad wrinkles under my eyes and have used many other products. I use DMAE every morning and evening under my moisturizer. You can see the change yourself everyday you put it on. I know I could pass for being 10 years younger than I really am. I have a sister who is 9 years younger than I and people always think Iam younger than her. I wouldn't dream of going 1 day without my DMAE gel. DMAE gel is everything it says it is and is very economical to use. You have a customer for life.
Dear INP marketing team, I am 45years old. I have been using DMAE 3% gel under my eyes and on my neck area for about 6 months now. It seems to reduce puffiness under the eyes and improve the firmness of the neck. I think it's a great product. Thank you very much, Anna M., California.
Hello, I've been using the DMAE 3% Gel for a little over a year now. I've noticed an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles caused by overexposure to the sun. Additionally, the texture of my skin around the eyes seems to be much smoother. I apply the gel morning and night along with a squalene-based moisturizer. This is also a wonderful way to protect the skin during the dry winter months. -Brian N. Cedar, Michigan
How to use DMAE Anti-Aging formulas
Apply morning and evening. Gently smooth gel/liquid around the eye area, face and neck, hands and other areas that may need attention. Take special care around the eyes. After 10 minutes, apply preferred moisturizer.
Allergen Statement: Paraben Free. This formula is free of yeast, egg, gluten, soy, wheat, milk, starch, fish, shellfish, peanut or tree nut, artificial colors or preservatives.
Interactions and Precautions:
DMAE Amine has a naturally strong smell which dissipates 30 seconds after application. There are no known medication interactions with DMAE. If gel or liquid enters eyes, rinse eyes immediately with water. We suggest using a moisturizer in conjunction with DMAE solution or gel formulas. Individuals with sensitive skin may find our 1% gel or liquid solution a better selection. In certain cases, DMAE may cause mild irritation. If this occurs, reduce application to once daily. Allow DMAE to dry completely before applying other cleansers as DMAE and other cleansers may mix and cause irritation. If irritation persists, discontinue use or use the 1% formula. As with any skin care product, test DMAE on the inside of your arm at least one day prior to beginning use. If irritation occurs, do not use DMAE.
If you are on medication or under the care of a dermatologist and/or aesthetician and are using other topical formulas, please consult with your provider prior to adding DMAE to your regimen.
Do you have a question about DMAE Anti-Aging formulas?