Food supplements should never be used as a substitute for a healthy diet.
NHS estimates that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK have Cystitis, Urinary tract infections, or “UTIs”
Antibiotic therapies can create other problems such as bowl issues and after repeated anti biotics bacteria responsible for the UTI can become resistant to antibiotics which means the infection will reoccur.
D Mannose is a natural sugar which binds to bacteria, in particular E Coli in the urinary tract.
This is a daily supplement worth taking for people wishing to support their urinary health.
It’s preferable to buy D mannose in a powdered form and add it to water or juices rather than capsules, you could even sweeten teas with it as it tastes mildly sweet.
For acute UTI or cystitis symptoms take one teaspoon every hour until symptoms stop.
Then reduce to A maintenance dose is the one teaspoon three times a day.
Reliable brands of D Mannose include:
- Now foods
- Herbal remedies for UTI’s
It is preferable to seek the advice of your KInesiologist, Herablist and or Nutritionalist prior to taking herbs and supplements.
Uva Ursi or Bearberry tincture or tea’s this is diuretic, astringent, and antiseptic. Folk medicine around the world has recommended Uva Ursi for nephritis, kidney stones, and chronic cystitis.
Get a reliable tincture from Neals yard or Pure Bio.co.uk the Pure bio will tend to be stronger, start on 5/7 drops three times a day and increase to personal tolerance.
Dandelion acts as a diuretic and flushes bacteria-causing microbes from the bladder. Dandelion also provides potassium, typically lost with diuretic use. Fresh dandelion greens can be added to salad greens, and dried dandelion is available in tea or capsule form at health food stores.
Marshmallow root inhibits bacterial growth in urine by increasing its acidity. Balch recommends drinking a quart of marshmallow root tea daily for bladder cleansing. Before initiating any herbal therapy, a discussion with a doctor will provide information on any possible herb-to-drug interactions.