Kidney Complex was specifically formulated with herbs, such as cranberry and uva-ursi, used in Herbal Medicine to help prevent and relieve symptoms associated with minor UTIs. Cranberries are rich in polyphenol antioxidant compounds such as proanthocyanidins, which reduce the adhesiveness of E. coli bacteria to the uroepithelial cells that line the bladder. Regular cranberry supplementation helps to reduce UTI incidence in women at an increased risk of UTI, and may help to improve lower urinary tract symptoms in men.
Similarly, uva-ursi is used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve symptoms associated with minor UTIs, including burning sensations and frequent urination. To further support good health, Kidney Complex contains European barberry, an herb traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help stimulate the production of bile and relieve digestive disturbances. This blend includes additional important herbs, such as corn, stinging nettle, saw palmetto and three-leaf caper. Three-leaf caper, also known as Varuna in Ayruvedic medicine, has a long history of traditional use.
- Cranberry is used in Herbal Medicine to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Uva-ursi is used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve symptoms associated with minor UTIs
- Provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health
- Includes five additional herbal extracts: European Barberry, Corn, Three-leaf Caper, Saw Palmetto and Stinging Nettle
Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Leaf Extract (4:1) - 100 mg
400 mg Dried Equivalent
European Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) Root Extract (4:1) - 100 mg
400 mg Dried Equivalent
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) Fruit Extract (36:1) - 75 mg
2700 mg Fresh Equivalent
Corn (Zea mays) Style and Stigma Extract (10:1) - 37.5 mg
375 mg Dried Equivalent
Three-leaf Caper (Crateva magna) Bark Extract (12:1) - 17.5 mg
210 mg Dried Equivalent
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) Fruit Std. Extract (45% Fatty Acids) - 12.5 mg
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaf Extract (3-5:1) - 7.5 mg
Hypromellose, ascorbyl palmitate, silica, cellulose
Take four capsules two times daily, a few hours before or after taking any medication or natural health product, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Take with food to minimize gastric disturbance.
Do not take highly acidic foods or medications that may acidify urine. For occasional use only. Consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond one week
Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking products containing diuretics, or have heart disease, high or low blood pressure, diabetes, oedema or gall bladder, liver or kidney disorder. Do not exceed recommended dose. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners, have fever, painful urination, spasms, blood in urine, symptoms of intestinal spasms, a history of kidney stones or gastrointestinal tract disorder, or to exclude a diagnosis of prostate cancer. High dosages of berberine can depress respiration, stimulate intestinal smooth muscle and reduce bronchial constriction.
Stop use and seek medical attention immediately if you experience dizziness, confusion, muscle weakness or pain, abnormal heartbeat or difficulty breathing. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner if the following symptoms occur: nausea, vomiting or drop in blood pressure. Consult your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.