The distressing burn and urgency to urinate of lower urinary tract discomfort is all too familiar to many. Women are fifty times more likely to experience these symptoms than men and most women will suffer from lower urinary tract discomfort at least once in their lifetime and 25% of women will suffer from recurrent symptoms. .
Most lower urinary tract discomforts are caused by the bacteria, Escherichia coli, which occurs naturally in the digestive tract and vagina. When bacteria move up the urinary tract unchecked and attach to the lining of the bladder, they start to multiply causing irritation which is experienced as:
- Persistent pain and discomfort in the region of the bladder
- An intense burning sensation when urinating
- The urge to urinate more frequently
- Passing only small volumes of urine
Left untreated, the symptoms become more serious and may move up into the kidneys causing back pain, fever, chills, nausea and vomiting.
URI-Kleer and URI-Kleer Maintenance Pack are two complementary products which help to promote bladder health, relieve discomfort and reduce the incidence of recurrent problems.
URI-Kleer and URI-Kleer Maintenance contain patented blends of proanthocyanidins (PACs), plant-derived extracts which assists in maintaining a healthy urinary tract.
Ellirose™ is a unique, standardized extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa (Roselle) flowers high in PAC’s. Ellirose™ has proven anti-bacterial activity and has been shown to decrease the incidence of recurrent bladder discomforts.
PACRan™ is a proprietary extract of whole PAC-rich cranberries. Cranberries contain unique PACs which exhibit bacterial anti-adhesion activity against both antibiotic susceptible and resistant strains of bacteria