- For relieving symptoms of prostate and urinary problems.
- Associated with a reduction in prostate-specific antigen (PSA).
- Contributes to a decrease in the sensation of incomplete emptying of the bladder.
While there are many dietary supplements aimed at maintaining a healthy urinary system, few of them target all the mechanisms involved, encompassing bladder, kidney and prostate health. SuperSmart’s Complete Uricare, is one formulation that does. It contains a whole host of carefully-selected natural active nutrients. Free from side-effects, it constitutes a powerful aid for restoring a healthy and effective urinary system.
Complete Uricare is for anyone suffering from urinary issues (urine leakage, incontinence, repeated infections, overactive bladder…) as well as those at particular risk of such problems:
Complete Uricare contains several natural ingredients chosen for their benefits for urinary health and synergistic action.
A reputable pumpkin seed extract (Go-Less®). Pumpkin seeds have been used for centuries in Central America to treat nephritis and disorders of the urinary system such as incontinence. The German Commission E recognises pumpkin seeds for their ability to relieve symptoms of irritable bladder and for treating problems with micturition (bedwetting, enuresis, incontinence). Studies have confirmed that supplementing with pumpkin seed extract provides relief from these problems (3).
The pumpkin seed extract in this formulation is combined with a soy germ extract (SoyLife) under the brand name Go-Less®. This blend of pumpkin seed and soy germ extracts has been clinically studied for its benefits for the urinary system and in particular the bladder. Suitable for both men and women, it promotes regulation of bladder movements and prevents irritation caused by various factors such as the bladder compression that often accompanies an enlarged prostate.
D-mannose. D-mannose is a sugar which is not absorbed by the body. It is closely related to sugars naturally present on cell surfaces in the urinary tract. Pathogenic bacteria latch on to these surfaces to get to the bladder. When D-mannose is present in urine, these bacteria tend to bind to these sugars rather than to the urinary tract cell walls and can thus be easily excreted in urine (1). Several clinical trials have confirmed the benefits of D-mannose in preventing urinary problems (2).
Angelica (angelica archangelica). Angelica is a medicinal plant used for centuries to relieve gastrointestinal spasms, bloating and problems of the urinary system. Pharmacological tests have shown it to be powerfully antiseptic due to its high content of furanocoumarins, phytosterols and essential oil. It has an inhibitory effect on urease, an enzyme found in certain yeasts and pathogenic bacteria, including the dreaded Helicobacter pylori.
Zinc. Zinc is a trace-element (ie, it is only found in minute quantities in the human body) which helps maintain and restore normal function in the immune system, particularly in the urinary tract. Nowadays, zinc intake has decreased significantly due to modern farming methods which deplete the soil, and the refining of cereals. It’s not helped by alcohol consumption, drugs, diabetes, and digestive absorption problems (such as Crohn’s disease), all of which are on the increase, and go a long way to explaining the deficiency in zinc currently affecting countries in the West.
Molybdenum. Like zinc, molybdenum is a trace element that’s essential for health. It’s mainly present in the kidneys where it plays a vital role in protein synthesis and healthy urinary tract function.
Varuna (crataeva nurvala). Also known as three-leaved caper, varuna is a plant from Ayurvedic medicine with properties that support the kidneys and bladder. It is considered one of the best anti-lithogenic herbs, ie, it prevents the formation of kidney stones and may even break them up. This is due to the presence of lupeol, a compound that combats the enzyme responsible for forming the crystals. It’s also believed to improve problems of micturition, particularly those related to an enlarged prostate. These effects are only now beginning to attract support from researchers, the scientific community having long been reluctant to consider traditional medicines.
Extract of berberine. Berberine is a plant substance with significant therapeutic potential (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, blood-sugar-lowering, hypotensive and hypolipidaemic effects). It is primarily used to reduce glycaemia in diabetics, but can also help prevent urinary infections: with its natural, broad-spectrum antibiotic activity, it combats the bacteria, protozoa and fungi involved in numerous infections.
Together, these various ingredients act symbiotically to help regulate and restore effective functioning of the urinary system as a whole.
As we age, the most common urinary tract problem we face is urinary incontinence. This is characterised by involuntary, uncontrollable urine leaks, both day and night. Those with the condition are often anxious and isolated, fearful of accidents and nasty odours. Having to plan for the smallest journey can discourage sufferers from straying far from their homes. Taking action to prevent this type of urinary problem is thus almost obligatory for anyone over the age of 60.
Another common problem is cystitis, an infection which mainly affects women (who have a much shorter urethra than men). This is inflammation of the bladder and usually occurs when bacteria outside the body enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply. The longer urine remains in the bladder, the more time the bacteria have to proliferate and cause infection: its the urinary flow that expels bacteria and impedes their advance towards the kidneys. Anything that slows down the emptying of the bladder, for example, using a diaphragm for contraception, thus increases the risk of cystitis. This is also the case for anything that irritates the urethra mucosa such as feminine deodorants and some personal hygiene products. Sexually-transmitted infections (such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea) can also affect the urinary tract, as can abnormalities of the ureter.
Note: this product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to follow the directions for use, the recommended daily dose and the ‘use-by’ date. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for children under 15. Keep out of reach of young children. Store in a cool, dry place.
Buy Complete Uricare capsules to support urinary health.
|Daily dose: 4 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
|Go-Less® [(blend of EFLA®940, pumpkin seed extract standardised to 1.3% phenol derivatives (pyrogallol), and SoyLife® (extract of soy germ standardised to 4.5% isoflavones)]||300 mg|
|Extract of Berberis vulgaris standardised to 97 % berberine||200 mg|
|Extract of varuna bark (Crataeva nurvala)||200 mg|
|Extract of angelica leaves (Angelica archangelica)||150 mg|
|Extract of Lindera aggregata (Wu Yao)||150 mg||Zinc citrate||15 mg 17 % RDA||Molybdenum (from molybdenum amino acid chelate)||0.5 mg 1000% RDA|
| Other ingredients: acacia gum, rice flour.
Go-Less®, EFLA®940, SoyLife® Frutarom, Belgium.
Our dietary supplement Prosta-Friendly is formulated from cranberry powder, obtained via a proprietary process to produce optimal efficacy. It has no side effects and is effective within around four weeks. This natural alternative for prostate health is available to buy at Supersmart, with a suggested dose of two capsules a day.
Prosta-Friendly is a 100% natural cranberry supplement formulated from the fruit of the Vaccinium macrocarpon species. Recognised as a natural aid for preventing and treating urinary infections, cranberry is also beneficial for prostate health, as has been demonstrated by a number of scientific studies conducted over recent years. As a result of such research, scientists believe cranberry is able to combat prostate symptoms, with studies focusing in particular on the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
Prostate problems are common in men over 50. More than 50% of men in their sixties and 70% of men in their seventies suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This condition is characterised by changes in the bladder which can have a significant impact on daily life. It produces troublesome, restricting symptoms such as:
Several studies show that cranberry's benefits may be linked to a reduction in levels of prostate-specific antigen or PSA. This is a protein produced by the prostate gland which liquefies semen, allowing sperm to move more freely. PSA is generally present in small quantities in men's blood, but can be elevated in the presence of prostate disorders. Measuring PSA levels is indeed used in the diagnosis of BPH or prostate cancer. Reducing PSA concentrations may therefore have a beneficial effect in combatting BPH.
The therapeutic qualities of cranberry extract were assessed in a study using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), a diagnostic tool which enables identification of the presence or development of BPH. The study confirmed the following association between use of this cranberry extract and improvements in quality of life and symptoms of BPH: a 25% improvement with a 250mg dose of cranberry extract; and a 44% improvement with a 500mg dose of cranberry extract.
In particular, researchers observed:
To fully capitalise on these beneficial effects, Prosta-Friendly has been formulated to provide 250mg of cranberry extract per capsule.
Buy Prosta-Friendly capsules to support prostate health.
|Daily dose: 2 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
|Amount per dose|
|Flowens™ (Cranberry powder obtained via a specific proprietary process)||500 mg|
|Other ingredients:Acacia gum, rice bran.
Flowens™, Naturex, France.