Kidney & Urinary Health
Kidney & Urinary Tract disorders can range from mild to life threatening health conditions. Bladder infections are a common health concern for woman. Men however because of the bigger space between their bladder and urethral opening are less likely to develop this condition. The most common symptoms associated with bladder infections include frequent urination and a burning sensation during urination. Bladder infections are not harmful and can easily be treated with kidney & urinary health supplements. + Read more >
However if bladder infections are not addressed in time the infection can spread into the kidneys and display symptoms such as intense back pain, chills, high fever, nausea and diarrhea. Kidney infections can cause damage to the kidney`s and may pose a serious health risk for you; therefore immediate medical attention is required. Allopathic treatments often involve antibiotic medication. While this type of treatment may be affective it also destroys the good bacteria in the intestines which help to fight off bad bacteria. Re-establishing a healthy microflora colony with probiotic supplements is very important for those who have been on antibiotic medications. Cranberry kidney & urinary health supplements and Vitamin C support the urinary tract and help to acidify the urine (bacteria can`t survive in an acidic environment) these supplements have been successfully used to prevent and treat kidney & urinary tract infections. Garlic, Colloidal Silver and Goldenseal supplements contain antibiotic properties. Uva Ursi kidney & urinary health supplements are useful for bladder and kidney infections. Other kidney & urinary health supplements such as dandelion, juniper, cleavers and parsley may help to increase urine flow so that the bacteria are flushed out of your urinary tract. D-Mannose is a simple sugar and it is very safe to use even for pregnant woman and children. D-Mannose kidney & urinary health supplements displaces bacteria and carries them out of the urinary tract. Also adding a high-quality multivitamin and antioxidant supplement can help to strengthen your immune system. Make sure you drink lots of purified water and eat plenty of alkaline forming foods and avoid any type of refined and sugary food – bacteria thrive on sugar. You can support a healthier urinary tract with kidney & urinary health supplements from Body Energy Club, Canada`s leading online discount vitamin store. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications.+ Read less >
Do you suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections? Are looking for nutrients to support your urinary tract? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then UT-Clear may be an important supplement to consider. Here's Why: UT-Clear contains the standardized grade (30% total acids, including 10% quinic acid and 3% polyphenols) and dosage of cranberry extract shown to inhibit growth of urinary tract bacteria, by acidifying the urine UT-Clear contains the standardized grade and dosage of cranberry extract shown to inhibit the ability of bacteria to adhere to the wall of the urinary tract UT-Clear contains the standardized grade and dosage of cranberry extract shown to be effective in human clinical studies UT-Clear contains D- Mannose, the simple sugar that forms a slippery glove around urinary tract bacteria, helping to prevent them from clinging to the wall of the urinary tract. This enables you to more easily flush these bacteria out of your body each time you urinate. (don't worry, D-Mannose is not metabolized by human cells and thus, is not a source of calories and can't upset your blood sugar). UT-Clear is the perfect one-two combination of cranberry extract and D-Mannose Don't be fooled by inferior products that don't contain D-Mannose or use non-standardized grades and/or insufficient dosages of cranberry extract to be effective in supporting urinary tract health. UT-Clear is simply your best choice! Along with daily use of UT-Clear, other ways women can decrease risk of recurrent urinary tract infections include: Drink More Water - water helps flush the urinary tract and move bacteria out of the body in the urine. Don't hold it when you need to urinate - holding it, when you need to go, enables bacteria that may be present to develop into a full-fledged urinary tract infection. Wipe from front to back after a bowl movement - this is especially important to help prevent bacteria from migrating from the anus to the vagina or urethra. Take showers instead of baths - this helps to prevent bacteria from entering the urethra and causing a UTI. Always wash your genital area before and after sexual intercourse - this helps prevent transferring bacteria to the urethra or vaginal area Wear panties with a cotton crotch (white cotton panties are best) - cotton fabric lets moisture escape while other fabrics can trap moisture, creating a potential breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria love moisture. Avoid Feminine hygiene sprays and douches - this is especially true for scented douches, which can irritate the urethra and may increase risk of a UTI. Vitamin C supplementation - taking 500 mg of vitamin C, twice per day (as can be found in a high potency multiple vitamin and mineral) can increase the acidity of your urine. It is more difficult for bacteria to grow in an acidic environment.$32.99
Chanca Piedra is the Spanish common name for Phyllanthus niruri, and literally means "break stone." The botanical is traditionally used to support the health of the kidneys, liver, and gall bladder.
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High Dose R-Lipoic Acid provides a high dose of powerful antioxidants for the maintenance of good health. AOR’s High Dose R-Lipoic Acid provides only the natural ‘R’ form of this vital antioxidant produced in the body, unlike most alpha-lipoic acid supplements which also contain equal amounts of the synthetic, inactive ‘S’ form. *
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Mag K Taurine combines the minerals magnesium and potassium with the amino acid taurine. Magnesium and taurine each regulate the flow of ions across cellular membranes which, supports membrane stability and the normal electrical activity and functioning of the brain, blood vessels, and heart. Potassium is needed by the kidneys to regulate fluid levels and support normal blood pressure regulation.
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Urinary Tract Infections Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by a strain of E. coli which attach to and invade cells in the bladder. When bladder cells are shed, the bacteria can escape and infect new cells, creating a nasty cycle of recurring infections. The first and most crucial step of infection is the adherence of the bacteria to the wall of the urinary tract. E. coli have arm-like extensions with sticky ends that they use to latch onto their target cell. If the bacteria cannot adhere to cells, they cannot cause an infection. A Synergistic Combination D-Mannose is a simple carbohydrate that is found on cell walls. UTI-causing bacteria recognize and latch on to D-mannose, which then allows them to infect the cell. Supplemental D-Mannose acts as a molecular decoy to prevent bacteria from attaching to and infecting bladder cells. Cranberry extract, on the other hand acts by acidifying the urine and also by reducing bacterial adhesion to the urinary tract wall. Together, D-mannose and cranberry provide a superior solution for the prevention and treatment of UTIs. A Simple Solution Most UTIs are treated with antibiotics, which have negative side effects and the problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria. D-mannose and cranberry extract provide a natural, simple solution with no known side effects.From:$28.88
The very name of Schizandra in Chinese, Wu Wei Zi, tells us a great deal about the qualities of this herb. Wu Wei Zi means Fruit of Five Flavors.” Due to the fact that Schizandra possesses all five of the classical “tastes” (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty) and thus possesses the essence of all five of the elementtal energies (wood, fire, earth, metal and water), Schizandra is respected as a health-providing tonic in the same class with Ginseng and Reishi Mushroom. According to Chinese herbalism, all foods and herbs have one or several of the 5 flavors: sweet, sour, spicy (pungent), salty and bitter. Different flavors enter different organs. Sourness enters the Liver, bitterness enters the Heart, sweetness enters the Spleen, spiciness enters the Lungs and saltiness enters the Kidneys. Generally, the five flavors also have different functions on the human body. As to the Yin/Yang nature of the 5 flavors, sweetness and spiciness are yang while sourness, saltiness and bitterness are yin. It is therefore very important that in our daily diet, we consume all five flavors in a balanced fashion. One should not skip any flavor. Otherwise, imbalances will arise and certain organs may not be nourished properly. All herbs contain at least one of the five flavors. Remarkably, Schizandra fruit contains all five flavors. Schizandra has been used since the dawn of Chinese civilization as a tonic herb. From the beginning it has been revered, and remains one of the elite herbs of the Chinese system of herbalism. It was first written about in Shen Nong’s Pharmacopoeia (between first and second century A.D.) where it was listed as a Superior herb. The Taoists especially revered Schizandra. Schizandra was my teacher’s, Sung Jin Park’s, favorite herb. This is because Schizandra tonifies all 3 treasures, enters all 12 meridians and nurtures all 5 elements. Master Park considered it to be the quintessential herbal substance. Though Schizandra is believed to benefit all the functions of the body, it has traditionally been considered to have the most influence on the Kidney, Lung and Liver functions. A Famous Beauty Herb Schizandra is widely used to beautify the skin and to protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and wind. Due to the astringent quality of Schizandra, the skin tends to hold its moisture and becomes full and beautiful. It has always been very popular with the wealthy men and women of China, especially the women of the imperial court, because of its youth preserving and rejuvenating effects. It is said that those who use Schizandra consistently will remain youthful in both appearance and physiology. I have seen the benefits of this herb with my own eyes hundreds of times in my life. People who start taking Schizandra regularly all change for the better. Their skin virtually glows and becomes clear and fine after several months. An Excellent Mind Tonic With Double-Direction Regulation on The Central Nervous System This herb is considered to be one of the premium mind tonics of herbalism. It is used to sharpen concentration, improve memory and increase alertness. Yet, unlike caffeine-like stimulants, Schizandra does not produce nervousness. In fact, some people consider Schizandra mildly “calming” while producing wakefulness and improved focus. The ability of the dried fruit to increase mental and physical activity in humans was reported in numerous studies conducted in the 1950s. It has been demonstrated that human intellectual activity can be enhanced and work efficiency increased by consuming Schizandra. Various tests have shown that moderate therapeutic doses of Schizandra can improve various activities requiring concentration, fine coordination, sensitivity and endurance. The tests in humans confirming Schizandra’s efficacy in these areas range from threading needles to running marathons. Schizandra has been demonstrated in laboratory animals and in humans to have a stimulant action on the central nervous system. The herb works directly on the nervous tissue. Conversely and paradoxically, schizandra also promotes sound sleep when combined with yin herbs or sedative (“Shen stabilizing”) herbs. Schizandra does not make people sleepy, but when it is time to sleep its action on the brain results in deeper, more satisfying sleep. Many studies now indicate that Schizandra actually has a powerful balancing, or regulating, action on the central nervous system. It can result in accurate and optimal balancing between the excitatory and inhibitory control functions of the cerebral cortex. Schizandra, The Perfect Liver Herb Detoxifying, healing, regenerative and protective Schizandra stands along with Reishi as the primary liver cleansing agents used in tonic programs. Schizandra does not have the side effects that are associated with many of the “medicinal,” or “inferior” liver cleansing herbs. Schizandra, especially alcohol extracts, are widely believed to protect the liver from damage due to poisons, as well as the by-products of living. Phase I and Phase II of detoxification Schizandra has been shown to strengthen and protect the liver. It does this by detoxifying and rejuvenating this critical organ. There are two critical stages to the process of liver detoxification, known as Phase I and Phase II. In Phase I, a detoxifying agent goes into the liver and binds with toxins, releasing them from the liver and taking them into the bloodstream. Almost always, this newly bound toxic bundle is more toxic than the original toxin. This increased toxicity is known as bioactivation. It is obvious that this process can be dangerous. It’s similar to the removal of asbestos from an old house. It needs to be safely removed from the walls and from the building without exposing anyone to it again. Re-exposure to old toxins in their new bioactivated form can make you sick – and much of this material will end up back in the liver again, or stored in other tissues. During phase II of detoxification, the bioactivated toxins, which may be highly active, are safely cleared out of the body. This, of course, is the part we all want to happen in quick and efficient order. If the phase II process is weak, faulty or absent, all we’ve done is re-poison ourselves. Many substances can go into the liver and release old toxins into the bloodstream, but that is all they do, and as a result the person goes through an increased toxic period. The so-called cleansing crisis experienced by many people who go through various types of cleanses, is largely the result of bioactivated toxins wreaking havoc in the body. It is therefore very important that agents which boost phase I activity also have significant effects on enhancing the phase II clearance of the reactive intermediate. Schizandra appears to be very effective in boosting both Phase I detoxification and Phase II clearance of activated toxins. Schizandra can reduce elevated SGPT (Serum Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase) in patients with chronic hepatitis. SGPT is an enzyme concentrated in the liver. It is a reliable marker of liver inflammation, often tested by doctors to evaluate liver damage. In a clinical study conducted in China, more than 5000 people suffering from various types of hepatitis were given Schizandra and the results were very good. The aggregate effective rate was 84-97.9%. SGPT was normalized in about 75% of the cases. A Powerful Sex Tonic Schizandra is said to increase the Water Qi in the Kidney. In particular, it is said to vastly increase the “water of the genital organs,” referring to the sexual fluids. Schizandra is said to promote the production of semen. It is famous for its ability to relieve sexual fatigue and for increasing the sexual staying-power in men. It is thus an ingredient in the vast majority of men’s sexual tonics in Asian herbalism. Women benefit from the same capacity to increase Water Qi of the Kidney. Schizandra is said to increase circulation and sensitivity in the female genitals. Many women claim increased genital warmth and sensation after using Schizandra for a period of time. The Chinese sexual classics claim that continuous use by a woman will increase the amount of “female elixir,” a euphemism for vaginal secretions, during intercourse. On the other hand, Schizandra is used clinically to help counteract excessive vaginal discharge. For both men and women, Schizandra is considered to have “aphrodisiac” qualities, especially when combined with other Kidney tonifying herbs like Lycium, Cistanche, deer antler, Epimedium, etc. Furthermore, Schizandra is one of the most important astringent herbs used in Chinese herbalism. An astringent herb conserves fluids, and in the case of Schizandra, it tends to contain sexual fluids until the appropriate time of release. Thus, consuming Schizandra for a period of time, one tends to build up sexual fluids. Schizandra is used in sexual formulations to prevent premature ejaculation and to help promote incredible endurance.$31.99
It is one of the most useful herbs for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections. Cranberry acidifies the urine and prevents the infecting microorganisms from adhering to the epithelial cells that line the urinary tract. This herb contains alpha D-mannopyranoside and is a good source of vitamin C.$9.99
It is recommended for the liver. Dandelion root also purifies the blood, increases bile production and improves the function of the spleen , pancreas, stomach and kidneys. It can be used for gout, anemia, rheumatism, cirrhosis, hepatitis, boils, cramps, fluid retention, constipation and breast tumors. This contains biotin, choline, fats, inositol, linolenic acid, pantothenic acid, lactupicrine, insulin, magnesium, niacin, PABA, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potash, sulfur, protein, calcium, chromium, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E and zinc.$4.88
Bacteria can cling to the walls of the urinary tract and multiply, causing painful, frequent urination. Research shows that cranberries contain compounds that stop bacteria from sticking, making cranberry juice a popular way to help treat and prevent infections. But you can get 3 times the antioxidant activity of cranberry juice and none of the sugar with CranRich Super Strength Cranberry Concentrate, the natural treatment for urinary tract infections. CranRich has a concentration of 36 to 1. This means that 1 gram of CranRich extract equals 36 grams of cranberries. It is made with 100 per cent natural cranberry fruit solids, without any solvents, preservatives, added sugars, water, flavourings or colour. Antioxidant value: Cranberries are high on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale. Research is showing that high ORAC fruits and vegetables may help protect against chronic age-related conditions. There are other reasons to like cranberries. They contain vitamins A, C, B and folic acid, as well as calcium, iron and potassium. Breathing and Blood Vessels: There are also substances in cranberry that open blood vessels, and when blood vessels in the bronchial tubes are dilated, breathing is easier. Cholesterol: Cranberries contain significant amounts of flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds that inhibit low density lipoprotein oxidation, offering a natural defense against atherosclerosis. Kidney and Bladder Stones: There is some evidence that cranberry may decrease the formation of calcium oxalate urinary stones. The authors of one study suggest "cranberry juice has anti-lithogenic properties and, as such, deserves consideration as a conservative therapeutic protocol in managing calcium oxalate urolithiasis." Diuretic: Cranberries are a natural diuretic. Ulcers: A high molecular weight constituent of cranberry has been shown to inhibit the adhesion of H. pylori to human gastric mucus in vitro, suggesting cranberry may be beneficial in the prevention of peptic ulcers through the inhibition of H. pylori adhesion to gastric mucus and stomach epithelium in test tube studies.
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