One of the most common urinary tract problems, especially in women, is cystitis. This disorder affects over 40% of women of childbearing age, but it can also be frequently found in post-menopausal women, children and men over 60 years of age. A very high percentage of infections of the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra) is caused by Escherichia coli (a pathogenic bacterium that is found in the intestine). Their appearance is generally associated with bacterial adhesion with subsequent colonization. The resulting inflammatory processes represent a cause of malaise that should not be underestimated.
The main components of Ivuxur are:
-Blueberry (titly extract in proanthocyanidins - PACs) or Cranberry, rich in proanthocyanidins (PACs), whose function is to facilitate the correct functionality of the urinary system, creates unfavorable conditions for the development of cystitis. The cranberry acts at the epithelium that covers the bladder decreasing the adhesion capacity of the most common pathogenic bacteria, thanks to the action of PACs, which represent the most active component of the plant. They facilitate the elimination of bacteria through the urine.
-D-mannose, a simple sugar not metabolised by the human organism obtained from the fermentation of specific wood essences and extracted without resorting to any solvent or additive. It is not assimilated by the intestine and this causes it to reach the bladder directly. Its property is to physically adhere to the bacteria of Escherichia coli thus favoring their detachment from the mucosa. D-mannose is then expelled, along with bacteria, with micturition.
-Bearberry traditionally used in urinary tract infections. The active substance is arbutin which is metabolized to hydroquinone, which is eliminated through the urinary tract where it appears to have an antiseptic effect. The bearberry is indicated for the correct functionality of the urinary tract, favors the drainage of body fluids, therefore possesses a diuretic action.
-Bisglycinate chelate zinc exerts an immunomodulatory effect by strengthening the immune system. Its positive effect of antioxidant protection and its action on the functionality of the immune system are to be considered the first line of defense against harmful agents in general. Chelation applied to the zinc mineral favors its absorption.
* Note Values calculated on a single administration
Several studies have been used to demonstrate the correlation between the consumption of Cranberry and treatment of urinary tract infections. It is very likely that the cranberry interferes with the mechanism of adhesion of the bacterium responsible for the infection to the uro-epithelial cells and that it is due to the proanthocyanidins it contains.
Below is one of the studies that highlights this mechanism: