Urinary tract infections are a problem which often concerns both women and men. Many people are too ashamed to talk about it, therefore, it’s worth knowing which supplements to choose in order to provide the urinary tract with proper protection.
One of the most frequent ingredients in this type of preparations is cranberry extract. Cranberry is a plant, which has invaluable influence on the functioning of the urinary system. The extract obtained from this plant limits the development of pathogen bacteria, alleviates the ailments of the urinary system and counteracts their recurrence. Importantly, cranberry eliminates infections without weakening the immune system. The application of supplements that contain cranberry prevents bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract and decreases pH of the urine, which constitutes unbeneficial environment for the development of infections. Exceptional properties of cranberry have been known for hundreds of years.
Diuretic preparations are also used in the treatment of urinary tract infections, which contain nettle or green tea in their composition. Diuretic effect enables elimination of all compounds stored in the urinary ducts, which contribute to the development of infection. Nettle also contains phytosterols, which decrease tension of smooth muscles of prostate, facilitating at the same time the flow of urine. Nettle is used in the treatment of gout and kidney stone. Green tea not only has a diuretic effect, but it additionally limits the risk of developing urinary tract cancer thanks to its antioxidant properties.
There are also other ingredients in the supplements that support the urinary tract, such as common horsetail, parsley root, elder and blackcurrant.