At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 214
A new nutraceutical product to support a healthy
urinary tract which could help thousands of
women reduce their need for antibiotics
ome experts believe that 50%
of women will get a urinary
tract infection or cystitis-like
symptoms (UTI) at some time
in their lives and worse still, recurrent
UTIs are not uncommon, making it
a prolonged misery for many.
Key UTI symptoms include:
An urge to urinate more frequently
and pain when doing so
Pain, low down in the tummy
Cloudy and/or foul-smelling urine
Feeling generally unwell, achy and tired.
There are two types of UTIs. Infections
of the kidneys and ureters are known as
upper UTIs, while infections of the bladder
and urethra are lower UTIs - these types
are more common. Upper UTIs can be
serious if left untreated, while lower
UTIs, although unpleasant, are not
generally a cause for major concern.
Traditionally, UTIs are treated with
antibiotics, however doctors have
been advised by England's chief medical
officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies,
to reduce antibiotic prescribing because
resistance to these vital drugs, is a very
serious world health problem that has
led to the rise of deadly superbugs.
According to official World Health
Organization figures, multidrug-resistant
superbugs are causing 25,000 deaths in
Europe alone every year and this means
doctors may not prescribe antibiotics
for UTIs as willingly as they would
have done in the past.
What can you do?
As some women get recurrent UTIs,
this leaves them in a difficult position
and an alternative must be found.
Cranberries contain a variety of
antioxidant compounds, and clinical
trials suggest they may help to reduce
the risk of UTIs and also recurrent UTIs.
Furthermore, European trials have
shown that a naturally occurring sugar
found in fruit, called D-mannose, may
Simicina® uses only
organic cranberries, is
free from additives and
suitable for vegans.
help to treat or prevent UTIs. Research
suggests the sugar stops bacteria such as
E. coli, which cause the majority of the
infections, sticking to the bladder walls.
Instead, the bacteria stick to the sugar and
are excreted out of the body in the urine.
Using these findings, the specialist
herbal medicines and food supplements
company Bio-Health has combined
cranberry with D-mannose to produce
Simicina®, specifically to tackle UTIs.
Surrey-based urologist Mr Ashwani
Kumar Sood was consulted on the
development of Simicina® by Bio-Health.
He recommends 400mg cranberry and
550mg D-mannose, two or three times
per day, to many of his patients.
He says: 'In patients with recurrent
UTIs, I would expect seven out of 10 of
those taking cranberry and D-mannose
to respond well, which may avoid the
need for antibiotics.'
Each Simicina® pack contains 60
capsules of 400mg organic cranberry
plus 60 capsules of 550mg D-mannose.
Taken with a glass of water, the capsules
will support a healthy urinary tract,
keeping UTIs at bay.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call 01634 290115