According to the CDC, in 2011 kidney diseases were the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. Our chances of having chronic kidney disease increase as we age.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that nearly one in five women will get a urinary tract infection during their lives, and of those, twenty percent will have reoccurrences. Urinary tract infections can be especially dangerous for seniors and pregnant women, as well as for those with diabetes.
Symptoms of a UTI include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning during urination. There may also be abdominal and or back pain. Urine may look milky or cloudy, and sometimes only a small amount can be passed.
Most commonly UTIs are caused by E. coli bacteria invading the lower end of the urinary tract. Hygiene is an important aspect for treating and preventing UTIs. Special care when showering and washing, and choosing looser underwear can make a difference in avoiding the transfer of infection-causing bacteria.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends adding 1 ounce of Sol-U-Mel to the rinse water of the washing cycle when laundering undergarments. Use the EcoSense Laundry System to avoid harsh chemicals.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide also recommends taking CranBarrier Urinary Tract Support daily to prevent urinary tract infections. CranBarrier is unique in that it contains cranberry, blueberry, and uva ursi (bearberries) extracts. Uva ursi has a long history of being used for urinary tract infections. The uva ursi berries help reduce inflammation and edema in the urinary tract. Two tasty, chewable, tablets of CranBarrier contain 1000mg of cranberry extract. This is the amount that is found in ten ounces of pure undiluted cranberry juice. It would take up to 32 ounces of diluted, sweetened, juice drink (cocktail), to take in the recommended 1000mg of cranberry extract.
Probiotics can also aid in the fight against infection-causing bacteria. Since the good bacteria, lactobacillus, dominates the urogenital 'flora' of healthy premenopausal women, it follows that taking probiotics would be helpful in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections. A review of several studies found evidence that probiotics can be beneficial for preventing recurrent UTIs in women.
Prevention of urinary tract infections is the goal. Take CranBarrier Urinary Tract Support, along with Vitality 4 Essentials which include supplements that supply daily nutrition, essential bone support, broad-spectrum antioxidants, and the probiotic, Florify.
An overview of urinary tract infections can be found here.
~ Richard M Barry
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I have to say that CranBarrier is one of my favorite supplements. It has saved me a lot of pain from bladder infections, which were becoming more and more frequent. Before I found Melaleuca, I was drinking cranberry juice, but it never kept it away like CranBarrier does because it lacked concentration. It also makes my customers happy to know there is a natural way that really works, and tastes DELICIOUS! Also, using the Ecosense laundry products is helpful, plus the Melaleuca Herbal Tea, as suggested in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide. Thanks Melaleuca!
I've suffered from urinary tract infections my entire life. From a very young age I would get severe UTIs that by the time I was a teen had become chronic. I was on the revolving door of antibiotics which turned into a daily dose with no end in sight. I was able to get off the low dose daily antibiotics by looking into natural solutions. CranBarrier is one of the reasons I came to Melaleuca, and one of the many reasons I will stay with Melaleuca. I take CranBarrier every single day to keep UTIs out of my life. It works! Despite some unique anatomy issues that make me prone to UTIs I haven't had one in years. Thanks to CranBarrier.
I began taking CranBarrier when it first came out. About 1 year later I noticed that I didn't have that sudden urge to go at an instant's notice. So when my mom's doctor told us that with her Parkinson's UTI's would be a way of life for us, (after her first UTI) and sent us home with the "hat" and collection kit so we could collect the sample at home versus dragging mom in and attempting to get a sample there. When we came home, I told her we were going to start her on CranBarrier. I produced the science behind it and everyone agreed we could try it. She has been on CranBarrier for 2 years now and NOT ONE UTI!!! Not only that, it's a chewable, not something she has to swallow! Thank You Melaleuca, and Thank You RM Barry for keeping us informed!
I have battled urinary tract infections most of my life. Doctors had me on maintenance antibiotics for most of those years as well. I am now either allergic or resistant to most oral antibiotics because of this. Since Melaleuca created CranBarrier, I have taken it faithfully for years and was able to stay off the antibiotics and still be free of infection. Thank you Melaleuca for these amazing products!