What is in Tanafem and how does it work?
Clinically tested, Tanafem is an herbal vaginal douche powder made of condensed Zinc tannins buffered with Glycine. Like TanalbitŪ, the tannins in TanafemŪ bond to unwanted yeast/bacterial organisms. During the douching process, the tannin/yeast complex leaves the vaginal area with the spent douche solution. TanafemŪ is one of the gentlest and effective alternative vaginal solutions available for vaginal candida (yeast) and bacteria overgrowth. TanafemŪ will only address infestations of the vaginal area, however, we have found that combining TanalbitŪ with TanafemŪ can help and may reduce the incidence of recurrent infections. This may be especially true if a gastrointestinal infestation of yeast is suspected.
How is Tanafem superior to other yeast/bacterial regimens for the vagina?
Tanafem does not kill yeast/bacteria organisms and due to this fact, bacteria/yeast organisms do not build up a resistance to the TanafemŪ product and TanafemŪ can be used at a later time if symptoms reoccur. TanafemŪ is buffered to ensure compatibility with the unique and sensitive vaginal environment and as a consequence is significantly less irritating than OTC medication.
How to use Tanafem
Mix one dose/scoop of Tanafem with 1/2 cup to 1 cup of lukewarm water in applicator bottle. Insert applicator and douche until solution is gone. Use TanafemŪ only once daily for three days. Rest one day and then resume for another 3 day cycle if symptoms persist. For best results, refrain from sexual intercourse (so as to avoid re-infection or infecting partner) during regimen and do not use other products while using TanafemŪ. Do not use TanafemŪ for longer than 7 days total.
How to use Tanafem for external, vaginal irritation and/or itching
Mix a small amount of Tanafem with just enough lukewarm water so that the powder forms a paste. Apply paste externally to outer labia and areas of irritation/itching. For best results, use at night and with sanitary pad/liner to prevent staining of clothing.
How to use Tanalbit as a prophylactic against recurring vaginal yeast problems
If you think you may be getting a yeast infection, take 2-6 capsules for two days and then during TanafemŪ treatment if indeed you do contract an infection. If you contract yeast infections frequently, we suggest taking 2-6 capsules of TanalbitŪ prior to the start of menstrual cycles or at the onset of an infection. For best results, take 6 caps daily, for 2-4 days.
Interactions/Precautions For douching only. Use only fresh solutions per treatment. Tanafem is NOT a contraceptive. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing. If adverse reactions develop, discontinue use and consult physician. Please consult your physician or health professional prior to using TanafemŪ, especially if you are taking medication.
Tannates, Glycine, Zinc
This formula is free of yeast, soy, egg, gluten, wheat, milk, starch, artificial colors or preservatives.
1 dose (scoop) with 1 cup lukewarm water daily for 3 days; rest one day and resume 3 day regimen if symptoms persist. Do not use longer than 7 days total and do not use more than once daily.