We are accustomed to considering precious what is incredibly rare, such as gold or diamonds.
Tannin is not uncommon: it is contained in many types of food you eat and in various items that you use daily. Yet it is the most precious substance nature has ever offered us.
In fact, it has unique qualities, which have led some scholars to define it as “super-natural”: a natural “super-hero” substance, usable in different production processes and able to bring many benefits to human and animal health.
Choosing products processed with tannin or containing it means encouraging a model of development in which natural resources are recognized as precious raw materials to be protected, also through productive processes with low environmental impact. It also means promoting the economy and employment of mountain and rural areas, especially in Europe and in the Americas, preventing the abandonment of villages and preserving local traditions.
Tannin is three times good: for our organism, for the environment and for the development of a sustainable economy.
Tannin: Natural, Anti-oxidant and Antibacterial
More than Natural: “Super-Natural”
A “Gentle” Antibacterial
A Solution for Smelly Feet
More than Natural: "Super-Natural"
A particularly versatile and effective natural extract is called a “super-natural”: a real “superhero” of nature with multiple virtues. “Super-natural” substances have been known and used for centuries; some (like tannin) for thousands of years. The evolution of scientific research has led to their rediscovery and re-valorization, also as an ecological and sustainable alternative to synthesis chemistry. Tannin coincides perfectly with this portrait.
An Effective and "Gentle" Antibacterial
Recent scientific investigations showed that tannin acts as a regulator of bacterial flora. It is in fact able to carry out a selective antibacterial activity on the microorganisms he comes into contact with, preserving the natural balances. A virtue that is transmitted to vegetable tanned leather articles and that persists in time. Tannins are in fact able to bind permanently to animal proteins. Any vegetable tanned leather item maintains this long-lasting antibacterial power.
A Solution for Smelly Feet
In order to get rid of the bad odor of your feet naturally, just choose shoes that contain tannin. The bad smell of feet is an unpleasant situation, for some, a real discomfort. The causes of this small but annoying “taboo” must be attributed to the shoe, which by increasing the temperature and decreasing the perspiration acts as an “incubator” for bacteria. Unperspiring synthetic materials can lead to an exponential increase in the bacterial population, exacerbating the problem. On the contrary, shoes with vegetable tanned leather interiors regulate the bacterial flora and thus eliminate the bacteria that cause the stench.
A Trip inside
An experiment has measured the tannin’s ability to act on the cutaneous flora of the foot, regulating the microbial presence of bacteria that cause bad smell and thus managing to prevent it in a completely natural way. A 28-day long journey involving 15 panelists, 15 pairs of shoes and (despite them) different bacteria.