Many women suffer from one bladder infection after the other.  They are painful, annoying, they slow you down and most importantly they are sign that something is not quite right with your body.  Don’t ignore them!! Its pretty much impossible to truly ignore bladder infections, but the real message here is to not just go for the band aid approach, but rather get to the root of the problem.

Definition of a bladder infection:

Bladder infections are known as cystitis or inflammation of the bladder.

Why women get bladder infections:

  • Woman tend to hold it!! This is a big no no.  If you hate going to public bathrooms then make sure you go before you leave the house even if you think you don’t have to.  Then the next step is to try to get over not liking going to public bathrooms.
  • Woman have a shorter urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the bladder). It is only about an inch and a half long thus making it easier for bacteria to find their way into the bladder.
  • Also the Urethra is closer to the anus which can easily spread bacteria to the urethra.  Therefore it is paramount to wipe from FRONT to BACK.
  • Woman also tend to get baldder infection after intercourse.  Again just being aware of this can help.

Why take Alive Cranberry Extract?

Bacteria can cling to the walls of the urinary tract and multiply, causing painful, frequent urination. Research shows that cranberries contain compounds that stop bacteria from sticking, making cranberry juice a popular way to help treat and prevent infections (but this method has sugar, which is not good because it can make the bacteria grow especially not good for those who suffer from yeast infections). Instead it is recommended even by doctors to take the natural treatment for urinary tract infections like Alive Brand Cranberry Extract.

Alive Cranberry Extract has a concentration of 18 to 1. This means that 1 gram of Alive Cranberry Extract extract equals 18 grams of cranberries. It is made with 100 per cent natural cranberry fruit solids, without any solvents, preservatives, added sugars, water, flavourings or colour.  It is free from fillers and there is no wheat, corn, dairy, gluten or soy.

Cranberries also have a high Antioxidant value. Research is shows that Cranberry Extract may help protect against chronic age-related conditions. There are other reasons to like cranberries. They contain vitamins A, C, B and folic acid, as well as calcium, iron and potassium.

Cranberries also help open blood vessels, and when blood vessels in the bronchial tubes are dilated, breathing is easier.

Cranberries even help with cholesterol! Cranberries contain significant amounts of flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds that inhibit low density lipoprotein oxidation, offering a natural defense against atherosclerosis.  Kidney and Bladder Stones:

Cranberries are a natural diuretic. You may often see it used in herbal teas.

Lastly, cranberry extract helps protect against ulcers.  They have been shown to inhibit the adhesion of H. pylori to human gastric mucus in vitro, suggesting cranberry may be beneficial in the prevention of peptic ulcers through the inhibition of H. pylori adhesion to gastric mucus and stomach epithelium in test tube studies.

As always, we hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Look forward to seeing you!

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