Acute UTI support
Bearberry has the highest natural content of the phenol arbutin (hydroquinone beta-D-glucoside), and has a long history of use as a urinary antiseptic.1 The aglycone hydroquinone of arbutin, which is released in alkaline urine, is thought to provide its antimicrobial actions.
In a clinical trial, women with recurrent cystitis had no infections over a one-year period when consuming bearberry, compared to 23% of the placebo group. Berberine, well known for its antibacterial properties, has been found to inhibit the adhesion of E. coli to human bladder cells, as well as the formation of bacterial biofilms by E. faecalis, in vitro. Berberine has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and protect against oxidative damage, in part by enhancing nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) activity, a key signalling pathway for antioxidant defence.
- Contains a unique combination of four plant extracts that promote healthy urinary function
- Provides 250 mg of bearberry (uva-ursi) per tablet, standardized to 20% of arbutin, with both diuretic and antimicrobial actions
- Berberine hydrochloride enhances Nrf2 activity, promoting anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects
- Juniper and berberine extracts both inhibit bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation
Echinacea purpurea enhances immune function and provides antiviral support
- Suitable for vegans
Bearberry Extract (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) (leaf) (20% arbutin) 250 mg
Berberine (hydrochloride) 50 mg
Juniper Extract 4:1 (Juniperus communis) (fruit) 37.5 mg
Organic Echinacea Extract 6:1 (Echinacea purpurea) (herb top) 50 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, croscarmellose sodium, coating (carbohydrate gum, glycerin), silica, stearic acid, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
2 tablets 2 times per day or as directed by a health care practitioner. Take a few hours before or after any medication or natural health product. Do not take with highly acidic foods (e.g., citrus fruits and juice) or medications, which may acidify urine. For occasional use only. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond one week.