Tannic Acid - A Revolutionary Antioxidant

A breakthrough antioxidant

Where does tannic acid come from? 

Tannic acid is a polyphenol from the tannin family. It is present in many plants, including oak bark, yew or Tynanthus panurensis. It is found in all parts of the plant, seeds, gall, cones and wood.

Tannic acid is present in high concentrations in the bark and wood of Sequoia to protect it from diseases, parasites and fungi, which explains its exceptional lifespan: some Sequoia specimens can exceed 3,000 years.

Although many trees contain tannins, their high redwood content and cinnamon color are why they are often referred to as "redwoods."

How did Alfred Marchal discover tannic acid?

By analyzing hundreds of polyphenols from nature and filtering pipes with a protective capacity superior to reference antioxidants, Alfred Marchal realized that tannic acid was very effective in anti-aging and anti-aging treatments. pollution, with its many exceptional properties:

  • Protective capacity superior to reference antioxidants
  • Protects the endothelium of blood vessels, which explains its effectiveness in the treatment of bruises and redness
  • Inhibits collagen degradation
  • Effective against skin tumors
  • Inhibits advanced glycation
  • Antifungal and antibacterial activities
  • It inhibits the Fenton reaction by complexing Fe3+

What is unique about Alphascience's use of tannic acid?

Like most polyphenols and antioxidants, tannic acid is extremely unstable.

For the first time, Alphascience has succeeded in stabilizing tannic acid and using it in high concentration in its formulations to protect, restore and maintain the integrity of skin cells in order to obtain exceptional protection results.

Tannic acid is very synergistic with vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and enhances its antioxidant activity.

Alphascience is the only company in the world that has mastered the manufacturing process to achieve the right chemical interaction between tannic acid and vitamin C and to make the most of their unique anti-aging and anti-pollution properties.

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