Posted by: Anli | 2004/09/27

Does Tannin occur in all teas ? even herbal teas ?

Please help!
My son of 3yrs has an iron deffinciency and is currently on an Iron Supplement Course for 5mnths. I've been giving him tea (camomile/rooibos/other herbal) on a daily basis since he was a baby, but have read (on this site) recently that too much tea is not good because of the tannin that lowers the absorbtion of iron.
Please advise me on this matter.

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Dear Anli

Chamomile, rooibos and fruit and herbal teas do not contain tannin.

Please give your son Bio-Strath as it has been clinically proven to increase the iron levels in the body. For a month or so, please give him Floradix Formula with the Bio-Strath Elixir. Floradix is a natural iron tonic that is not harmful to the body.

All the best.


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