URALIX; Sun, sea, sex… and cystitis?!

Monday 03rd May 2021 |

URALIX – fast effective protection against UTIs this summer

After a year of lockdowns, summer is finally here, and when do we finally do get the chance to travel, there’s nothing worse than being unwell. Urinary Tract infections affect over half of women and many are especially affected during the summer months. UTIs can make summer holidays a misery – no one wants to spend theirs looking for a foreign doctor to prescribe antibiotics. 

The summer months of June, July and August can increase your risk for getting a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), because as the heat and humidity rise, it’s easier for germs to grow. It’s also easier to lose fluids, and if you don’t stay hydrated you could have a higher risk of getting a UTI.

With so many weddings cancelled, many people will be jetting off for honeymoons that couldn’t go ahead, or a romantic holiday abroad, and many women will experience “honeymoon cystitis” due to increased intercourse. UTIs happen much more frequently in women who are sexually active (12.5% in age group 14-17 to 37.8% in those aged 18-24[1]) and the chance of acute cystitis during the first 48 hours after sexual is as great as 60 per cent[2] Another study showed that 80% of UTIs in women occurred within 24 hours after sexual intercourse[3], and that women ‘on top’ was the position which caused more frequent UTIs[4]. Lubricated condoms have also been shown to increase the odds of getting a UTI by 29%, and spermicide cream/gel with un-lubricated condoms also increased risk of first time UTI[5]. In addition, male condoms have also been shown to trigger UTIs through an allergic reaction to the latex rubber[6].

Thankfully, UTIs are not contagious, and are completely preventable. Urinating frequently and washing gently with warm water before and after sex can help reduce the amount of bacteria present which may cause infection.

Dr. Gemma Newman is a specialist in holistic health, plant-based nutrition, and lifestyle medicine. She recommends taking NEW URALIX (£29.90 for 60 capsules) – a recently launched patent pending herbal supplement that contains natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients rather than taking antibiotics: “Based on clinical research showing the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity of its ingredients, URALIX could help prevent urinary symptoms when taken before and after sexual activity. The natural ingredients could also support other aspects of bladder and urinary tract health too.”

Finally, one more reason for the UTI uptick over the summer is alcohol. We drink more during the summer – whether that’s more Pimms in the park or Sex on the Beach (the cocktail!). Alcohol is a serious bladder irritant, especially fizzy sweet drinks like Prosecco and Champagne, as these not only dehydrate, but also causes urine to become acidic. If not enough liquid is flushing the bladder or too much acidic liquid is passing through, bacteria can easily settle and multiply. Proper hydration and taking URALIX before and after drinking can help protect and prevent UTI symptoms after a night out or some “Sex on the beach”- cocktails or otherwise!

NEW URALIX (£29.90 for 60 capsules) is a recently launched patent pending herbal supplement that goes to the root of the bladder infections – and best of all it provides a solution that is 100% antibiotic free. URALIX contains natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients, which remove the bacteria that multiplies in the urinary tract whilst simultaneously addressing the inflammation and helping heal the bladder epithelium, letting women get on with their lives. 

Unlike antibiotics, URALIX does not cause yeast infections, create antibiotic resistance, or cause digestive disorders. Additionally, it doesn’t just dull the symptoms, like painkillers, and it can be taken safely long term without side effects.  

URALIX is a pharmaceutical grade herbal supplement, based on clinically researched quality ingredients including:

  • D-mannose – an isomer of glucose found in fruits, and in our cells. It has the ability to prevent bacterial attachment to the bladder wall. It is not stored or metabolised in our body like glucose, but it is rapidly eliminated through urine.
  • Boswellia seratta – extracted from the sap of trees growing in the Middle East. With broad antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory activity, it has been used since for its healing potential. Research indicates it is beneficial against multiple bacteria causing urinary tract infections, as well as in cases of chronic, biofilm-based infections. In 2020 several clinical trials were initiated to assess Boswellia’s extract activity against Covid-19.
  • Turmeric needs little introduction. It has well known antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the rare ability to disrupt the biofilm created by bacteria in chronic urinary tract infections.
  • Pumpkin seeds – rich in natural antioxidants, minerals and fibre, they support bladder health helping reduce the frequency of bladder emptying.
  • Green tea extract – rich in polyphenols and contains antioxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory substances with clinically proven effect in urinary tract infections.
  • Black pepper – anti inflammatory, used to enhance Turmeric absorption.

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