1. What are Tannins?
2. Is it safe to consume Plant Tannins?
3. Does Viracin affect beneficial bacteria? Will it deplete minerals?
4. Are there contraindications for Viracin? Does Viracin cause resistance buildup?
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.
Frequent tea drinkers and eonophiles consume large amounts of plant tannins.
Is it safe to consume plant tannins?
Yes. Viracin contains condensed tannins. Acerin and Canigre complexed with L-Proline are condensed tannins. Condensed tannins have remarkable antioxidant-activity properties*. The body does not absorb condensed tannins and when consumed in a supplement form like Viracin, can provide antioxidant support to the gastrointestine.
The condensed tannins used in Viracin may affect minimally affect mineral absorption. Intensive Nutrition suggests supplementing with a comprehensive multivitamin to support mineral and nutrient balance while using Viracin or any other tannin product, whether a supplement or beverage like tea or wine. However, if you are not in good health or suffer from malabsorption or nutrient deficiencies, do not take Viracin without approval from your health professional and/or health professional supervision.
Viracin is not absorbed by the body, is non-toxic and can safely be taken by a variety of individuals.
Does Viracin affect beneficial bacteria? Will it deplete minerals?
We suggest using a probiotic and multivitamin to support beneficial bacteria growth and healthy mineral balance. Tannins may not be suggested for individuals in poor health, those with malabsorption or nutrient deficiencies. Consult your health professional first before starting Viracin.
Are there contraindications for Viracin? What about side effects?
Occasionally individuals may experience temporary constipation after taking Viracin. To avoid constipation, increase water intake and consider taking a Magnesium supplement. Sometimes tannins may cause nausea or upset stomach. To prevent this, take Viracin with a small, protein snack.
Tannins, the active ingredients in Viracin, 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 Viracin. There are some known contraindications for tannins (general) and medications. Please click on the Ingredients tab for additional information.
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Should I use Tanalbit or Viracin? When should I use them together?
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. When to use Tanalbit
When to use Viracin
May support immune system
Suggested when casein not tolerated (see Tanalbit) and can be used to support the bodies' detoxification processes
- For comprehensive target of GI upset
- Suggested as a detoxification agent and for food sensitivities
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