A UTI is a painful infection of kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. UTIs seem to affect the female population more than men due to their anatomy. Studies report one in three women experience a clinically significant UTI by the time they reach 24. Around 50% of women will experience at least one UTI in their lifetime.
The most common UTI infections occur in the bladder, causing cystitis, and the urethra (urethritis). Up to 90% of bladder infections involve Escherichia Coli (E. coli) bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract. UTIs occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract. This can result from wiping habits after using the toilet, or from sexual activity.
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D-Mannose is a non-caloric, simple sugar that occurs naturally in some plants and supports urinary tract health. When ingested, D-Mannose is primarily excreted in the urine rather than being metabolized by the body, therefore it does not interfere with blood sugar regulation.
D-mannose supports urinary tract health by helping pass stubborn and harmful bacteria through the urine.
Hibiscus sabdariffa, a plant probably native to West Africa and Asia has long been used in traditional cultural medicine for bladder and kidney health. Dried calyces of this flower are used to produce an infusion popularly known as hibiscus tea, a calorie- and caffeine-free tea with acidic and antibacterial properties thought to protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Relief in UTI symptoms and reduction in need for antibiotic treatment*
- Anthocyanins & Organic Acids in Hibiscus Extract can inhibit growth of E.Coli & Candida albicans
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria and are 10 times more common among women than men. More than 50% of women will have at least one UTI during their lifetime. Most of these infections require treatment with antibiotics. About 30% to 40% of UTIs recur within 6 months after the initial episode. When UTIs do recur, it is often because the treatments used to suppress bacteria seem to work at first, but they do not produce a lasting cure.
UTIs can also recur if a woman is infected by different bacteria.Symptoms of UTIs include:
- Pain or burning during urination
- The need to urinate more often than usual
- A feeling of urgency during urination
- Blood or pus in the urine
- Cramps or pain in the lower abdomen
- Chills or fever (fever may be the only symptom in infants and children)
- Strong smelling urine
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Nausea, vomiting, and malaise
So supplementation may work in giving relief for UTIs.