Bladder & Urinary tract
Your bladder, kidneys, and urinary tract work together to process and eliminate all toxins and waste from your body. They collectively form the foundation of our urinary system. The kidneys and ureters are part of the upper urinary tract, while the bladder and urethra belong to the lower urinary tract. Health issues related to the bladder and urinary tract are quite common. For example, one in two women will experience a urinary tract infection at least once in her lifetime, and both men and women are more likely to have urinary problems as they age. You can assist your urinary system, bladder, and kidneys with the right supplements by providing them with the necessary nutrients to function optimally. Supplements based on cranberry, for example, can be effective in addressing bladder issues. Ergomax offers a range of supplements that contribute to the health of the bladder and urinary tract.
The Urinary System
The kidneys are essentially the garbage collectors of your body. They are located high up in your back and consist of millions of tiny filters. They filter various unwanted substances from the blood but also return useful substances. This can filter about a liter of blood per minute! Together with the fluid in your body, waste products form urine, which first collects in the renal pelvis and from there flows to the bladder through the ureters. The bladder is a hollow, spherical muscle covered on the inside with a waterproof mucous membrane. Your bladder ensures that waste products can be excreted from the body and that your fluid balance is maintained. On average, the bladder can hold about 500 milliliters of fluid. When you need to urinate, the bladder contracts, expelling the urine from the body. Bladder problems often occur later in life when the bladder can no longer empty properly. However, diabetes, a weakened immune system, or diseases like leukemia can also be the underlying cause of a bladder infection. Bacteria, however, are most often the culprits of bladder infections and infections in the urinary system. Typically, bacteria that are already present in your intestines find their way to your bladder through the urethra, where they cause inflammation of the internal mucous membrane.
Natural Bladder Supplement
If you experience severe symptoms, it is advisable to consult your doctor. It may be that your bladder infection has risen and caused a kidney infection. Your doctor will likely prescribe antibiotics in that case. However, if your symptoms are mild, your body can also effectively clear the bladder infection. This can also help prevent side effects of antibiotics and overuse of antibiotics, often leading to antibiotic resistance. To assist your body, it is important to drink at least two liters of water per day to flush your bladder clean. In addition, probiotics and supplements based on cranberry and vitamin C can support your body and help it recover.
Cranberry & Vitamin C
Research on the effect of cranberry on the bladder has shown that cranberries are full of so-called proanthocyanidins, and the research shows that Escherichia Coli (E. coli) bacteria, responsible for bladder infections, cannot attach to the bladder wall. Cranberry is also a good source of vitamin C, which, along with the antioxidants in the fruit, supports blood vessels and the immune system. Taking 500 to 1000 milligrams of vitamin C also helps maintain the acidity in the bladder, making the bladder less susceptible to inflammation. Dr. Mercola's and MegaFood's cranberry supplements come in the form of convenient bladder infection capsules and are easy to take. Due to the high dosage, cranberry-based bladder infection capsules are usually more effective than cranberry juice.
Probiotics for Bladder Infections
Probiotics contribute to a balanced gut flora. In a healthy gut flora, the E. coli bacterium, which is often responsible for bladder infections, cannot multiply as well. However, if the bacterium still penetrates the bladder, a healthy gut flora helps fight the infection. In women, the E. coli bacterium can also reach the urethra from the vagina. By taking probiotics, good bacteria are added to the vaginal flora, creating an environment where the E. coli bacterium cannot survive. MegaFood's probiotics consist of 14 different strains that provide the body with 50 billion active organisms. They thus contribute to maintaining a healthy balance of the immune system, allowing the body to respond effectively to pathogens.