Canada # 28845
The White Oak Plus formulation contains white oak bark that is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an antioxidant and an astringent, helpful for relieving diarrhea.. The inner bark of the white oak also contains about 10 percent of a tannin complex, often referred to as quercitannic acid. Tannins protect injured tissues by precipitating their proteins to form an antiseptic, protective coat under which the regeneration of new tissues may take place. Connective tissue, which consists mainly of collagen and elastin, is the body’s main structural material. It forms the bulk of tendons and ligaments and provides a framework for bone and muscles. As the body ages, the irregular cell distribution makes the entire connective tissue structure less flexible and less resilient after even minor injury. Bones become thinner and more brittle as a result of osteoporosis, the loss of collagen reduces muscle bulk and strength, and loss of cartilage makes joints painful and stiff.