The distressing pain and discomfort of a lower urinary tract infection (UTI) is all too familiar to many. Women are fifty times more likely to experience UTIs than men: most women will suffer from a UTI at least once in their lifetime and 25% of women suffer from recurrent UTI’s.
Most lower urinary tract infections 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 inflammation 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 the painful symptoms of UTIs and reduce the incidence of recurrent infection.
URI-Kleer and URI-Kleer Maintenance contain patented blends of proanthocyanidins (PACs), plant-derived chemicals which help to prevent bacteria from adhering to the walls of the lower urinary tract thereby reducing their ability to multiply and produce inflammation.
UTIRose™ is a unique, standardized extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa (Roselle) flowers high in PAC’s. UTIRose™ has proven anti-bacterial activity and has been shown to decrease the incidence of recurrent UTI’s.
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.