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- Since 1972
- Dietary Supplement
Over 90% of all urinary tract infections are caused by the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli), which is found as part of the "normal microflora" in every intestinal tract. In most cases bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethral opening, most of which are simply washed away by the down-flow of urine. E. coli, however, are covered with tiny 'finger-like' projections. At the top of these projections are amino acid/sugar complexes called "lectins" which allow the bacteria to stick to the inside walls of the urinary tract and even work their way upward. D-Mannose, a naturally occurring simple sugar, sticks to the E. coli lectins even better than the lectins stick to human cells. When a large quantity of this sugar is present in the urine, it literally coats any E. coli present so they can no longer stick to urinary tract walls and are washed away with normal urination. Only very small amounts of D-mannose are metabolized by the body. Most is excreted through the kidneys into the urine and bladder, so it doesn't interfere with blood/sugar regulation, even in diabetics. Also, since it is absorbed in the upper gastro-intestinal tract, it does not relocate "friendly" E. coli or other beneficial bacteria normally present in the colon. Other ingredients have been added to the capsules for these reasons: Swedish Pollen Extract: works on the smooth muscle tissue lining in the bladder and urethra to allow for more complete elimination of urine. Cratavin: provides nutritional support for the cases of chronic urinary tract infections, prevention of urinary stone formation, and as a nutritional adjunct to treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). White Willow Bark: provides pain relieving salicin, an anti-inflammatory agent that is converted by the liver to acetyl-salicylic acid (natural aspirin).
Four capsules three times daily, or more, as directed by a doctor.
Gelatin, vegetable magnesium stearate.
This product had been produced in a facility that is NSF GMP registered. (Good Manufacturing Practices).
Tamper evident band around cap and seal on bottle. Do not use if either seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children.
|Serving Size: 4 Capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 30|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Cratavin Standardized Extract
Three-Leaf Caper (bark)
|White Willow Bark
|Salicin (from White Willow Bark Extract)||9 mg||*|
|Swedish Pollen Extract (Cernitin 63)||20 mg||*|
|*Daily Value not established.|