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Inflammatory bladder conditions may cause discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently. While symptoms vary from person to person and from day to day, for the vast majority of women they tend to get worse during their periods and during sexual intercourse.
Your bladder is a hollow, muscular organ that stores urine. The bladder expands until it's full and then signals your brain that it's time to urinate, communicating through the pelvic nerves. This creates the urge to urinate for most people. With chronic bladder problems, these signals get mixed up — you feel the need to urinate more often and with smaller volumes of urine than most people.
According to the NIH, there are over 15 million women (10% of the population) in the United States who suffer from chronic bladder problems on a daily basis.
Recent scientific findings are suggesting that the most effective methods of naturally increasing bladder health, and subsequently alleviating inflammation, is through the use of dietary supplements.
But how do you know which nutrients are backed by scientific research and studies? Read on to see the list we have compiled regarding the top nutrients which maintain optimum bladder health..
The Science Behind the Ingredients:
Bladder Calm is a natural formula for people suffering from chronic bladder problems. While the typical solution offered for bladder problems is painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen), drugs (e.g. Elmiron and Elavil), injections, surgery and other invasive procedures, Bladder Calm is different.
Made from only the freshest ingredients, which are backed by clinical studies and scientific research to aid bladder health, Bladder Calm is an alternative from the mainstream. If you are tired of filling your system with dangerous drugs with adverse side-effects, Bladder Calm is the right product for you. Expect to start seeing results in 3-6 months of regular daily intake.
Links & Articles
2. Treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome with CystoProtek - an oral multi-agent natural supplement
3. Arginine: Clinical Potential of a Semi-Essential Amino Acid
4. Pumpkin Seed Oil Extracted From Cucurbita maxima Improves Urinary Disorder in Human Overactive Bladder
Is this product OK for men and women?
Yes, this product is great for both men and women. Women tend to have Interstitial cystitis (IC) more than men, however it is an inflammatory condition that can affect both sexes.
Can I take this instead of my medication for IC?
Supplements work by fixing the underlying nutritional deficiency and it it takes about 3 months to start seeing new bladder lining cells with less permeability, less inflammation, and fewer ulcers. This is the effect of the nutrients replenishing your body. Although, pharmaceutical drugs work faster, they often only treat the symptoms, and not the underlying cause. This is why we recommend taking the supplement for 3-4 months and then trialing off the medication under your doctor's care. This is why we offer a 3 + 1 deal. Buy 3 bottles and get the 4th for free. We want you to see results!
How does this product affect the GAG layer/ How does this work?
The GAG layer of the bladder lining is primarily made up of "glycosaminoglycans" (aka, proteoglycans or GAG), such as chondroitin and glucosamine. It is theorized that the GAG layer of the bladder is “leaky” in people with IC. If that is the case, then supplementing your diet with glucosamine and chondroitin might replace the lost protective molecules in your bladder. Several food supplements containing these nutrients have been studied in IC patients with positive results.
The Quercetin contains flavonoids, which are naturally occurring compounds found only in plants. Flavonoids have very potent antioxidant actions and they are also protective to the cells, have anti-inflammatory effects, and can block mast cells.
In both cases, this is not an immediate effect. For example, it takes some time for all of the mast cells to be blocked which is why it takes 3 to 4 months of treatment before you can appreciate any benefit. That is why we will always have the 3+1 deal, so don't worry, the deal will still be there. We encourage our customers to try the supplement for the full 4 month treatment.