What is it about?
A literature review to determine whether there is evidence to support proteins in saliva binding to tannings and thereby preventing them from binding iron.
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Why is it important?
Tannins binding to iron decreases its absorption. Thus, preventing this from happening in theory should improve iron absorption and iron outcomes.
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This page is a summary of: Salivary proline-rich protein may reduce tannin-iron chelation: a systematic narrative review, Nutrition & Metabolism, July 2017, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1186/s12986-017-0197-z.
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Long-Term Dose-Response Condensed Tannin Supplementation Does Not Affect Iron Status or Bioavailability
A study that examined the impact of tannin supplementation on iron absorption and outcomes.
The Impact of Tannin Consumption on Iron Bioavailability and Status: A Narrative Review
Review on the impact of tannin consumption on iron absorption and concentrations found in the body.
Salivary cystatin SN binds to phytic acid in vitro and is a predictor of non-heme iron bioavailability with phytic acid supplementation in a proof of concept pilot study
A study that investigated salivary proteins and phytic acid supplementation.
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