I have frequent urinary tract infections, as well as leakage sometimes.
Q. Dear Terry, “I have frequent urinary tract infections, as well as leakage sometimes. Is there anything I can take?” — Carol F., Gulfport, MS
A. Dear Carol, I do have some recommendations that you may find helpful. However, I strongly encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your physician, as they may have additional input regarding a supplement regimen.
There is a clinically-studied botanical extract that will strengthen bladder muscles and increase bladder capacity. It is made from angelica (Angelica archangelica) – the angels’ herb – which grows in Iceland. The fruits, leaves, and roots of the plant have been used in folk medicine for centuries, and it was cultivated in the Nordic countries during the Middle Ages. I’d recommend that you start with two tablets per day – one in the morning and one at night – for the first few days, and then drop down to one tablet per day.
I would also recommend adding a combination of clinically tested ingredients, such as hibiscus and cranberry, which can be extremely effective in treating and preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs). Cranberry is recognized as being an excellent botanical to use in the prevention and treatment of UTIs. It is rich in healthful compounds, like proanthocyanidins, that prevent E. coli (and other harmful bacteria) from adhering to the lining of the bladder and urethra. This anti-adherence property is what really gives cranberry extract its punch. I would recommend taking 700 mg of the hibiscus and cranberry blend twice daily to increase your odds of eliminating and preventing urinary tract infections.
Terry . . . Naturally